Sweet 16 Red Carpet Style!

Pin either of the above photos for 10% off your portrait order for this event!

Happy Birthday Aspynn! What a super cool 16th birthday party! Roller skating, rides, a candy table, a super awesome cake and not to forget- some fun times with Inland Empire Photos photographer manned photo booth. Had a great time catching all the action of the party and getting all those goofy candids in the photo booth.

Thank you for a great night full of laughs!

Ordering and Gallery Information is below:

Here is the Log-in information for the ordering gallery to select any of our high quality prints at a discount (prices below). We have over 190 photos that we are exited to share with you!

Go to http://www.inlandempirephotos.com
Click on Clients
Enter Password: fiestavillage (all lower-case) and hit enter on your keyboard.

The airbrushing and editing purchased in your package has been completed, should you desire any special editing there is an additional fee per request.

Yourself, Friends and family may also order high-quality prints at the following discounted prices-at no obligation- Please send us the image name such as “Sweet_WU_014″, the sizes and the quantity. Minimum order requirement of $15, Pick up is free. Shipping is flat rate $5. Orders of $100 or more are shipped free of charge. Payment can be made by check or Credit card and must be paid in full at the time of ordering.


5×7- $12
8×12- $25
11×14 $30-
Poster Size- $60
IPHONE 4 & 5 SKINS $20

You can submit orders by Email heather@inlandempirephotos.com-

For a limited time we are offering all digital high-resolution photos on disc with release for printing for $50 each.

We offer textured paper and glitter paper as well as Foam Core Mounted(supper strong)
Texture upgrade: +$5.99
Glitter Paper+ $6.99
Foam Core +$9.99

Other sizes, canvas gallery wraps and album pricing available upon request.

It was great to see some old faces and meet some new ones. You guys had a beautiful party and I loved all of the work and thought you put into all the details.

Heather Benoit & all of us at Inland Empire Photos

Spring Wedding Portrait Sale

Since it is almost officially spring, Wedding Season and the month of Spring’s Birthday (My sidekick/second shooter) I’d like to celebrate these gorgeous sunny California blue-sky days by offering this enormous (most discount we’ve done for weddings to date).! This offer expires April 30th, 2014 You may email me at heather@inlandempirephotos.com for more information and our availability for your wedding. 40% Off your wedding photography package all you have to do is repin this pin!

Will you be our Valentine?

We’re celebrating this Valentine’s Day with a special anyone would appreciate. This special works across the board- towards wedding photography, family portraits, children s photos, studio sessions, boudoir, events & parties as long as the session/event is booked before Valentine’s Day.

This is a certificate towards $100 Print Gift, which you may use on any print product with your session. We’re happy to be serving southern California and loving the artistry our work lets us express.

We have limited availability for this deal, please contact us at heather@inlandempirephotos.com so we can get you started!

Boudoir Mania Is Back! Event Feb 1st & 2nd! Valentine’s Day is on the way!

Experience tasteful & classy boudoir photography in a relaxed setting. Gorgeous lighting with our professional airbrushing. Each session includes a print package (see ad) as well as a password protected ordering gallery to view in the privacy of your own home. Half of your session fee is due with your contract to book, the remaining balance is due at your session. Invite a friend or two and receive a $25 PRINT CREDIT! Email me heather@inlandempirephotos.com, we only have 8 sessions available and our boudoir events sell out fast every year! Check out http://www.inlandempirephotos.com and under galleries click on Boudoir for more samples of our work.
These are our most popular questions we are asked about our sessions.


Will you provide costumes and clothing to wear?

We do provide some props & accessories. However, for hygienic reasons and the mass response to our events we do not provide lingerie.

Do you provide make up and hair services?

We do not provide hair and make up. You are welcome to book an appointment with a makeup artist at a salon and we can make some recommendations. You are expected to arrive ready to photograph (obviously you may change when you arrive)

How many outfits can I bring?

One or two for the amount of session time that we have. If you bring a corset, please try it on prior to your arrival and insure all the proper tying of the strings/ties, usually a corset will tie up but also have a zipper on the side for putting on and off. For the sake of our other clients we ask that all outfits are tried on prior to your arrival and tags removed etc as we as on a time constraint. Outfits must cover the same areas as a bikini. Nude photos are not taken other than set-ups or insinuations if desired by the client.

Outfit suggestions:

Your sweeties’ work shirt.
Favorite sports apparel.
Swim Suit.
Corset with stockings and garter belt.
Cowboy boots, jean skirt and cute bra
Your LBD (little black dress)
or create your own!

What do I need to bring?
Valid PHOTO ID/DL or Passport
Outfit or two that you would like to wear in your photos.
Always bring SEXY shoes!!

What isn’t allowed?

For several reasons we ask that you do not bring anyone else, including children, significant others, family members or friends unless they are also booked for a session. We will have a check in list and you will be required to show ID to be allowed on the premises.

Photography or Videography of ANY kind. Obviously due to the nature of our sessions and our liability we ask that you do not take any photos AT ALL EVEN WITH CELLPHONES.

We do not take nude or topless photos unless the subject is covered up.

What does the airbrushing and retouching include?

The digital airbrushing and retouching included with this package includes blemish removal, skin smoothing, cellulite removal. Additional fees are charged for the following services if they are requested: tattoo removal, body contouring, eye color change, object removal, selective color requests, and others.

Can you make me skinny?

We will do our best to photograph you from the most flattering angles and enhance your best features with lighting, posing and skill. However, you should not worry about your weight as all people are beautiful- we love bringing that beauty and confidence out even if you feel scared to do this at all. We suggest you wear garments that you feel good in (and can move around). As far as extreme digital slimming, contouring, or other forms of editing that you request will be quoted and billed accordingly.

Wedding Photography Pricing and Studio Magazine

We’ve re-sized our studio magazine for Inland Empire Photos Wedding Photography Pricing and Information for the web & mobile devices. If you’d like a higher resolution version or a hard copy, just let us know! This Magazine contains information about our photographers, studio, package and product pricing, as well as checklists to keep you, the bride, organized and on track! We’re happy to make Wedding Photography the easiest and most painless part of your wedding planning. You’ll also get to hear from the brides themselves how their experience with us affected their special day and their wedding day portraits that will be cherished for generations to come. If you like what you see and would like to set up a complimentary wedding consultation please contact Heather@inlandempirephotos.com


Shauna & Travis Splendid Wedding Celebration Part One! Indian Hills Country Club Palm Springs, CA :: Wedding Photographer

Shauna and Travis exchanged vows under the warm sun, clear blue sky and beautiful palm trees. Their wedding and reception were held at Indian Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, CA. Shauna incorporated shades of Lavendar & Plum as well as Roses and lilies to accent the reception tables and bouquets.

Shauna was welcomed at the altar by a very big hug from her son. This got a giggle and smile out of all the family and friends in attendance.

Reverend is cracking up the bride :D

Just about to seal it with a kiss!

After the vows and kiss, the bride and groom did a ceremonial “jumping the broom” just before walk back down the isle as a now married couple.

Stay tuned for part two!

Inland Empire Photos is a team of photographers specializing in Wedding Photography in the Inland Empire, Southern California, and destination weddings. We focus on candid photojournalism with a splash of traditional. Our team thrives on being creative and making your event personal to Bride and Groom. For more information please visit our website at http://www.inlandempirephotos.com


On a warm sunny Saturday in Southern California Antonio and Annalisa were married at Orange Grove Chapel at Edwards Mansion. I first spoke with Annalisa while she was over seas teaching and her warm friendly voice & tone told me of how she met Antonio at a Dance Studio where she was to learn Salsa dancing. Annalisa asked us to be their wedding photographers and capture their special day.

We first met up with Annalisa at the hotel where she was getting ready. For some prep shots, to talk with the girls a bit, and detail shots of items important to the wedding day. There are obviously way too many to post here so just going to share a couple.

Loved the sparkle accents on the shoes as well as the open toe to show off a super pretty pedicure she got matching with one of her Bridesmaids, Heather.

Arras Wedding Coins:

The groom gives the bride thirteen gold coins as a symbol of his unquestionable trust and confidence. The symbolism, is that the Groom recognizes his responsibility as a provider, and pledges his ability to support and care for her. Acceptance by the bride means taking that trust and confidence unconditionally with total dedication and prudence. The number 13 represents Christ and his 12 apostles.

Antonio and Annalisa exchanged these very coins during the ceremony.

Superman Ring bearer presents the rings. He was great.

Antonio and Annalisa exchange rings during the ceremony.

After the ceremony we were able to gather all of the wedding guests in front of Edwards Mansion for some fun pictures all-together as the bride and groom will both be moving to another state.

Spring was just hanging out with the guys.

That’s okay the ladies are having fun of their own!

but the guys just had to compete…. ;)

The bride and her super adorable flower girl, her Niece.

Antonio was pretty happy to have the bride all to himself.

They are totally awesome dancers!

Antonio did a fun outfit change, so don’t worry that’s the Groom with the Bride, he’s just in uniform!

Beautiful first dance! Very romantic!

Congratulations Antonio & Annalisa!!!




I have no idea why I love this photo so much, sometimes I can’t wait to get home throw in the memory card and transfer some RAWs. This was one of those photos. Whether it be luck, light, inspiration, all of the above? It can never be truly explained. I guess I love any photo expressing a real emotion. I feel it tells so much more of a story, so much more about the subject and the viewer. What is your favorite photo? If you could only take one photo with you, which would it be? (I don’t know why you’d have to choose one but in this scenario you’ll have to humor me.) When I saw this shot right in front of me and what it could be, it just made me feel like there is a moment where you have to just stop and enjoy life, get away from all the screens and see the beauty that is out there in this world. Even if it’s just 5 minutes a day, that 5 minutes away from texting, email, candy crush  (*cough HUSBAND *cough) tv, video games- it can be freeing and a great stress reducer. Then you can get back to Orange is The New Black on Netflix.  I like to show you beautiful sunsets then recommend a show about prison, I’m wonderful (/.sarcasm).


Check out this super cute couple! Congratulations on you Engagement! I have a lot of fun shooting Engagement photos, We get to hang out a little and get to know each other better. I hung out at the Palm Springs Air Museum for an Engagement shoot for a wedding that is actually only one month away from today. Matt arrived in full uniform looking really sharp and Allison had the cutest white dress with ribbon details. Matt, Allison and I were petty much literally drenched in sweat from the heat outside and in the planes even hotter. Once Matt did a clothing change, he felt so much better.  Matt really enjoyed the planes and seemed to suit him perfectly. The site was a great choice as Allison told me Matt asked her to marry him in a plane. They are also moving out of the country after the wedding.  So here’s some little sneak peaks at the photos. I know some are small-But you would not want to be loading them in full size, that’s way too many pictures and I’d crash your computers haha! Alright, On with it:





Thank you so much Allison and Matt for a wonderful shoot. I had fun, hope you did too! Looking forward to the wedding!





Romantic Wedding On The Beach:: Maddie & Michael :: San Diego Wedding Photographer

I met Maddie on the day of her wedding, living out of state made it impossible for us to meet- but because of a series of phone calls and hearing her and Michael’s love story, when we showed up cameras and gear in hand, her in a chair getting her make up done- it felt as though we had already met before.

Maddie and Michael met singing in a country music band together. Their wedding had a lot of sweet country touches: The Bride and Maid of Honor wore cowboy boots & The groom wore his cowboy hat. Of course, they tied in a coastal theme as well with sandals, flip flop bottle opener favors, & seashell adorned candles center pieces.


Some of you may remember these from my facebook page, but for those of you who didn’t see them:
Thank you Maddie and Michael, Spring and I really enjoyed being your wedding photographers on your special day on the beach in San Diego,CA! So beautiful! Congratulations you two!