We’re Cheers Babe.
It’s nice to meet you.

When I started this business and was figuring out what to name it, I went through so many brain-storm sessions before I finally asked myself, "What's something I say to my loved ones in the most happy moments of life?" and that's when it hit me -- Cheers Babe! It's my hope & intention to capture that same celebratory spirit with your wedding photos.

My first camera was the classic bubblegum pink Barbie Hollywood Star camera ... I was 7 years old. We all start somewhere, right!? Really, this biz began back in 2013 when I was finishing up my BFA in photography in Southern California. Even though we are based in Los Angeles, since then we’ve also expanded to the Bay Area and can be found in Palm Springs, Orange County, & Santa Barbara a ton too!

When I’m not behind the camera, you can guarantee I’ll be spending time with my hottie husband, Chris! We’ve been married for 3 years now & are literally best friends. We love to spend our time hanging with friends and family, visiting museums, and learning how to make cocktails at home.

Before joining Cheers Babe I worked as an art director in advertising for about 4 years, working on tv commercials, social campaigns, and the dreaded digital banner campaigns. My work started to feel less and less fun, while Cheers Babe seemed to be having more and more fun. I got jealous and asked Jess if she'd be down to have her husband bug her all day in the studio while he worked on all the visual things that she just didn't have time to get to.

Lucky for me I got the job. Now I've been given the responsibility to make sure that Cheers Babe looks fun, happy, yet professional everywhere just like Jess' photos. We're also working together to find new and fun ways to offer services and resources to any bride, regardless of whether they book Cheers Babe or not. 

We're so looking forward to being this creative duo that helps serve people who are in love. 

When I'm not working for Cheers Babe, I'm usually producing music, playing video games, or asking Jess where she wants to go for dinner.

For my 16th birthday, I was gifted a small camera and I loved taking photos SO much that I saved up money to buy a professional camera, and quit almost all of the sports and extracurriculars I was in so I could join the yearbook staff and be the photographer.

While photographing the excitement of a Friday night football game, I knew photography was what I wanted to do with my life. My passion has only been kindled by my degree in Fine Art Photography, the two years I spent interning and shooting for high-end wedding photographers, and the four years I've been photographing my own sweet couples.

I still cry at every “I do”, cheer with every kiss, and make every client a friend. I find real beauty in telling a couple's story through photos, preserving their memories and encouraging their marriages! I love being able to capture couples authentically and real moments they will treasure!

When I’m not behind the camera, I am in the studio working on my fine art practice, in the garden tending to my flowers, or reading a book on the beach with my husband, Kyle!

Jess Onesto

Christa Norman

Chris Onesto

LOS ANGELES

los angeles

orange county

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Go to Cocktail:

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top 3 wedding moments:

Whiskey Sour

7

house plants and disco balls

graphic tees

palm tree lined streets

"Snack" by Shawn Wasabi

golden hour, duh!

first looks, unplugged
ceremonies, & grooms who cry

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chris!

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GO TO COCKTAIL:

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Negroni

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way too many synthesizers

joggers and Tees

all the interesting people

"Dream dream dream" by madeon

whenever i'm making music

Rehearsal dinners, vows, a good dJ

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Christa!

Fun Stuff

Go to Cocktail:

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Moscow Mule

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Plants, Pins from places we've traveled

Madewell jeans & funky earrings

The Ocean

Leave the Light On by Overcoats

Sunrise

The first look, the bridal party celebrating after the recessional, and the first dance

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about
Jess!

Cheers Babe Photo is a Wedding Photographer based in Los Angeles and available worldwide.

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