I shot this couples wedding when they just started their family of two and now it has grown to 5. Such an honor and pleasure. The approach was a very casual one, at their home in Oceanside. The pool was in the front along with toys around the lawn. I loved to Toy area in the house and wanted that as a backdrop and Maddie says “of course that is the only place I didn’t clean”= PERFECT.
While shooting their family portraits in their home, I saw the side project in the garage, a Kawasaki that has been the Dad’s dream project he was working on with his son. I joked and said of you don’t happen to have a couple pairs of dickies overalls for a photo shoot do you? He pointed to the wall and there were two hanging right there. Mom grabbed a beer from the fridge, in amazing velvet pants and Toby the […]
Jenny’s formal bridal portrait photographed in the studio with Ilford xp2 film, and the Hasselblad medium format camera. Being a big fan of Red Wine (Jenny) , I thought it would be fun to try toning the fiber based print in red wine, and see what we got. Turns out, her dress now has pink polkadots. The negatives Test strips for printing the proof sheet The proof sheet The toner, 2 buck chuck, Red Blend. The print. Her dress now […]
When Caleb met Ashley, he said “Your like Popcorn” “When I saw you for the first time, time stood still” referencing the Tim Burton Film Bigfish. The wedding at 7 degrees. Second Photographer Kip Roof. To make this Gif, I had the camera set up on the tripod and controlled the shutter via remote.
Tide Park located in Solana Beach is a very special place for Couple Dana, & Peyton. On his birthday he recommended a walk on their favorite beach before a dinner, on their favorite beach. Disguised in a black floppy hat, beach towel, blue beach chair, and subway sandwich bag covering my camera. hid in plain site ( I have photographed Peyton’s family and was afraid she might recognize me), next to the sand castle in order to get her reaction. […]
This is the way we like it for family shoot. No combing of the hair, no fixing of clothes, just having fun, together as a family. Genuine smiles, laughter, and chaos. Letting kids be kids, eyes closed, not looking at the camera, perfectly imperfect.
Thank you, Patil & Peter, for having me cruise with you to the reception in the Rolls Royce. Agreeing to keep the top down without a care in the world, not worried about hair, and just being together, a truly magical moment at sunset on the CA freeway.
Family photos at Happy Camp. This was a great shoot, just letting loose, having fun and – may fave- getting shots in between the shots. Those fun, organic, takes in between poses, smiles etc, were eyes closed and laughter happens, a fun place, after all we were at Happy Camp. It’s understandable to look at pinterest for ideas / inspiration. My Advice? find a photographer whose style you are drawn to, then show up to the set, no expectations, ready […]