Digital Memories Forever is an Orange County, CA based photography studio, led by Al Romero, an artistic documentary photographer who captures the essence and emotion of your wedding day.  

Al started his career as a photographer in the US Air Force and transitioned to wedding photography to follow his creative passion. Digital Memories Forever wedding photography launched on the East Coast in 2003 and relocated to Orange County, CA in 2015.

Our studio has photographed couples in many beautiful locations including Acapulco, Mexico; Grand Cayman, BWI; Huntington Beach, CA; Manhattan, NY; Martha’s Vinyard, MA; Paris, France; Princeton, NJ; and San Diego, CA.

To give you a better understanding of Al’s personality, our photographic style, and the impact we have made on the lives of the hundreds of couples we have photographed – the notes below from some of our clients say it all!

If you are moved by our images and what you read below, we would love to hear from you. Contact us any time – day or night – to find out if we are available for your special day!


“Words cannot express how thankful we are. As we looked through our images, it was an emotional roller coaster. It was like re-living our wedding day. Aside from your talent, we had such a great time with you. You have a gift to make people feel unique and special and in fact, you are one of a kind. I think it’s that you can realize the importance this day had for us, no matter how many weddings you have done. You were a part of the day for us – you were not our photographer – you were there with us in celebration as our friend. Everyone was so impressed with you – how professional and how happy you were to each and every person in the room; it was amazing. My mother called me crying as she sat in front of her computer looking through the pictures. We hope you understand that you are forever a part of our lives, you have captured one of the most beautiful times we will ever have and we are endlessly thankful. It may sound silly, but in our eyes, you are doing a magical thing for people – you are here in life to capture life’s beautiful moments. We are so happy to have you capture ours.”

-Kimberly & Peter

“Our pictures are amazing! Al did a fabulous job capturing the special moments and emotions of the day. We’ve received so many compliments and we are so happy! Thank you for all of your hard work and for our wonderful pictures. We will treasure them forever!”

-Jennifer & Phil

“We were absolutely speechless when we viewed our photos. They are spectacular. Your attention to detail as well as your creativity and obvious talent are to be applauded…Thank you so very much for providing us with such a wonderful photographic memory that we can cherish for years to come.”

-Renee & David

“I can’t even begin to tell you how many compliments we have received on the absolutely amazing job you did with our wedding pictures. Kevin and I are beyond happy with the outcome. You made me feel so beautiful and I felt like you captured just that in all of the pictures. I can’t ever thank you enough…”

-Lori & Kevin

“I wanted to formally thank you for the outstanding job you did on our wedding photos. It has been over a year since my wedding and I am still admiring the beautiful photos you took. Everyone who sees my photos says that they belong in a magazine! I agree – the photos present aesthetic beauty and they capture all of the details, big and small, that embody timeless memories of my special day. I felt so comfortable and at ease during all of the shooting. Al’s laid back attitude and sense of humor was definitely a plus! Thank you so much for your meticulous professionalism, expertise, and grace.”

-Jennifer & George

“I can’t begin to tell you what an amazing time Kevin and I had with you! Thank you so much for making us feel so comfortable. We couldn’t have made a better choice, you are absolutely wonderful and our pictures are great!”

-Sharon & Kevin

“Thank you for all of your help throughout the planning of my wedding. I couldn’t have been happier…I will be recommending you to anyone and everyone that needs a photographer. You are great!”

-Stacie & Brian

“I just wanted to write to tell you how happy Malik and I were with our engagement session. It’s so nice to work with someone who is down to earth and professional. Clearly the business has not stripped the personality from Al. During our session, Al made us feel totally at ease and he kept us smiling naturally the entire time (something that is usually hard for me to do). It was such a pleasure to work with him and we are so excited for our wedding day.”

-Candice & Malik