SONIA TAPIA | Owner & Lead Photographer
I’m Sonia Tapia, the Owner, Lead photographer and all around Boss Lady at Enchanted Bliss.
When I’m not shooting weddings on weekends, you’ll find me volunteering at the animal shelter taking photos of adoptable pets. On weekdays, you'll catch me at the gym or Zumba class. I love a cute manicure - with extra glitter please!
I’ve earned many awards and accolades from local and international photography associations. Most recently the coveted Associate Level from WPPI, the world’s most prestigious print competition. PPC (Professional Photographers of California) named me one of the Top 10 Photographers in California. Also multiple ribbons from Professional Photographers of Orange County.
I’ve studied with the best in class of the photography industry and am mentored by Scott Robert Lim, world-renowned photographer and educator. I regularly invest in ongoing education and embark on photography workshops around the world to exciting places like Italy, Spain, Miami and New York. Travel stimulates my creativity and fulfills my soul.
I'm a Libra. The stars above say I'm artistic and I balance colors, shapes and elements. I'm also a Dragon in the Chinese zodiac. I fly through the heavens and swim in the seas. What the heck does that mean? I guess it means I'm drawn to freedom and eliminate boundaries. That's good because my dragon-ness allows me to transgress the ordinary and make it extraordinary through photography.
I like to smile at everyone and my clients say I’m easy going. I want you to be comfortable in front of camera. Think of me as a friend that knows her way around a fancy camera, your personal image maker.
My mantra: LOVE + GRATITUDE
SHANNON GONZALES | Lead Photographer
I'm Shannon Gonzales. The past seven years as Lead Photographer at Enchanted Bliss have given me the opportunity to experience so many beautiful unions. Each wedding is special. That is why I love what we do. Every time we shoot a wedding, that day will be unique and different than any other experience we have had. I look forward to capturing the joy of the day as it unfolds.
I am in the pursuit of establishing a healthy lifestyle for the entire family. I value clean eating, the best possible education, endless learning, and giving back to others. My free time is devoted to my family and traveling to support my eldest daughters soccer goals. Never would I have thought I would be a "soccer mom", but I am extremely proud of my talented athlete.
I am a mother of three very active kiddos. They must have gotten their energy level from me! My favorite time as a photographer has definitely been while pregnant. I'm almost certain that my last two pregnancies came with supernatural powers. With that being said, I am super excited when our couples start a family of their own. I value our maternity sessions and I am filled with joy when I get to hold and photograph their newborns. It is truly a pleasure to continue a life long relationship with our clients.
My mantra: LIFE IS 10% OF WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU & 90% HOW YOU REACT TO IT
LARRY TAYLOR | Associate Photographer
I'm Larry Taylor. Wedding photography is one of my many passions. In the past 5 years, I've worn many hats at Enchanted Bliss: model, assistant, lighting engineer, and photographer to name a few.
I'm athletic and recently attained the Spartan Trifecta medal. I earned it through months of training and finishing the grueling Sprint, Super and Beast races within a year. When I'm not shooting weddings, I'll be grappling at Jiu-Jitsu or outdoors hiking. It's a good thing I enjoy challenging activities because being a wedding photographer can be physically taxing and my training keeps me in tip top shape.
I have a multi-faceted interest in the arts. Photography is my first love and I feel honored to partake in so many people's life events. I also enjoy playing guitar, singing and acting.
I try to enjoy life to the fullest and I'm pretty laid-back. I'm comfortable with my masculinity and have many times demonstrated a "girlie" pose to a bride. My antics put clients at ease and elicit a chuckle. I bring my own sunshine everywhere I go and my goal is to make you smile and provide the best experience for our clients.
My mantra: DON'T LET THE FEAR OF LOSING BE GREATER THAN THE EXCITEMENT OF WINNING