Best Friends

Vickie and Mandie.



A beautiful pair who share a uniquely genuine, fierce and loyal love...


Two beings very devoted to each other, even after 16 years together...


Best friends who love to spend every possible moment with each other...



Our friend Vickie came to us asking if we would photograph her most reliable and trustworthy pal – her dog, Mandie!



Mandie is an adorable little shih tzu who came into Vickie’s life over 16 years ago and has been her sidekick ever since.



We truly enjoyed capturing the partnership and mutual love between these two.What a joy they bring to each other's lives. 


"A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
   -Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

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Susan and Frank

  • Published September 15th, 2010 by Andrea Bidwell
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I love my job.

Not only do I get to work with beautiful couples, such as Susan and Frank, but I get to learn some very important secrets! For instance, Susan and Frank have been married for 31 years! 31 years after they exchanged vows, these gorgeous people are still in love and are so romantic with one another. I had to wonder how any couple could keep their love so alive after decades together and, after a bit of discussion, I learned the secret.


Frank arrived at our studio looking extremely dapper. I commented on how well Susan shopped for him and she corrected me. Frank does his own shopping. Not only that, he actually enjoys shopping! There you have it, folks. The secret to everlasting love!

Really, just watching this couple interact was breathtaking. They behaved much like the couples who come to us for engagement photographs or wedding photography. Susan was even romantic about how she ordered their photo album. She chose photos that really highlighted how in love they are and accented it with quotes about love and being in love. It was sweet and refreshing to see a couple married so long be this way with each other.

We are so lucky to be among the elite group of Newport Beach/Orange County couples' photographers. It is such an honor for us to work with such delightful and passionate people. Susan and Frank were a joy to work with. And the camera loved them!


" A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."

~Mignon McLaughlin

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Little Bitty Bidwells

 We recently had the pleasure of photographing two of the most adorable children yet. I suppose I may be moderately biased, being that they are my grandchildren, but they really are quite cute!

We traveled to the Bay Area over Labor Day weekend to celebrate our youngest granddaughter’s first birthday. And what is a first birthday without a photo session?

To commemorate the big day we did a session of our granddaughter, Annabelle, and her big brother, Jakey. We had such a blast photographing these two little cuties. And boy, do they love the camera!

We were exhausted by the time it was all said and done. Trying to keep a 1 year-old and a 4 year-old happy and laughing is no small task, especially when the 1 year-old is dead set on escape!

Between chasing after her, bouncing up and down to make them laugh and rolling around on the floor with the camera for some perfect shots, we were bushed! But it was all worth it in the end.


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