Laguna Beach CA… The sun was quickly setting, I was looking at my camera, busily setting the photography strobe adjustments for a sunset portrait, I look up, and find this couple in this pose- brilliant. Congrats you two on your engagement, looking forward to photographing your wedding.
No golden hour here, Hi-Noon in Laguna Beach on black and white FILM! On camera flash, and a white lighting 1200 to overpower the sun, lucked out with a few clouds for a gigantic softbox. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding on film later this year at the Mint in Los Angeles.
Congrats to Lauren and Jose, now engaged & on top of the world, with the view to prove it at Orange Hill Restaurant. Arrived early for a table before the couple, with Little Sis as Decoy. Celebrated with 2 martinis, and of course French Fries.
A dressy affair, clean simple black and white backdrops in the studio, focusing just on the couple. Complete with glamour wind, jumps,laughter, and of course, some harsh flash ( my fave). Out of the engagement photo nature , and into some artificial light and air conditioning.
Matt’s proposal to Rachel Featured in How They Asked by The Knot. Matt informed Rachel that his “Crazy Aunt” was coming into town and he wanted them to meet. Under the guise of dinner at a fancy place, Rachel dressed up. This spot is very special to them ( one of their first dates). He brought a bottle of wine and said he wanted to visit the spot before dinner to take the edge off before meeting Crazy Aunt!
The engagement photo session of Julie and Howard in the Studio. During our initial meeting, I found out that this couple got engaged on New Years Eve. Visions of a confetti storm and the couple in formal attire danced in my head, and here are the images that came about. The three above images shot with the Hassleblad on Kodak film
So excited for the color of forest park in Portland Oregon and to create some romantic portraits in nature, and of course, my favorite images are the ones shot in the hotel room with expired film and a point and shoot camera. Thank you Cayla and Brady for leaving room for the unexpected.
“It was the perfect setting made into the perfect day! Getting to spend it with my best friend and creating these beautiful memories was worth every minute of that day!”- Pamela Our Train getaway photo shoot to Santa Barbara Featured in Modern Luxury Weddings Magazine. View More of the adventure here.
You completely captured the silly fun loving side of our relationship that is usually only when we are alone. These photos are such a gift and just the beginning … I can’t even contain my excitement knowing there is still the wedding and then the trash the dress… we are so lucky! – Tabatha Film, Darkroom, and Fun with Robotab for their studio engagement session, as some Chromoskadaik Sabatier process from Freestyle Photo. A traditional Proof sheet of black […]
An adventurous photoshoot- classic portraits in the studio, then an adventure in the rain. #radcouple When I First Contacted Peyton and asked if she had rainboots- she said yes, and she was up for an adventure in the rain! Here are 7 reasons why you should not cancel your engagement session if it rains: You get to wear your rain boots with a formal number, and it totally works. You can also wear some heels in the studio 🙂 2. You […]
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. […]
Jenny and Erik got engaged up In San Lois Obispo, so it was fitting to photograph their engagement shoot at the Over the top Madonna Inn. Mixed with some Old Hollywood black and white Glam, with some straight on flash with the ring light color to capture the Madonna Inn in all it’s glory.
During the wedding consultation, I found out these two professional musicians met in college, in music class, so photographing them in the studio with their instruments it was for the engagement session! Shot using the Hasselblad with both cinestill color and Ilford black and white film. I like to find out about my couples- how they met, what they enjoy in life, to create something that is unique to them.