“For my father’s 88th birthday (which is a major milestone in Japan, where he was born and raised), we took this traditional Japanese portrait of our crime syndicate family.” – Junichi It’s ok AWESOME to be different, to have fun, for your family portraits. The birthday boy talked about how much fun he had during the photo shoot. That is what I want you to remeber when you look at the photos, the experience, time together as a family, with laughs and […]
Come see me for New Year Photo shoots! This was a fun family session for one of my wedding clients, whose family has now grown and they have a new puppy- CoCo! @hotcocothemaltese on Instagram. Ashley and Anthony Rockin’ out at their wedding with Flashback Heartattack.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Penelope loves rainbows and unicorns. So a composite of her on a unicorn was a must. Colored hair is against the school rules, so as soon as summer hit, her hair turned into a rainbow! Great way to celebrate summer vacation, with the fashion fan.
Fun family photoshoot in the family backyard. Mom owns Enviorments by Miko, creative design with interior plants. So it was quite fitting to have the boys involved and playing with the soil! Mix that with water and we had quite the fun. Dad’s loving this shoot. 😛
The photos are brilliant. You captured the personality of our family. I adore that shots of Kalliope and absolutely love the pictures of the family. Thank you so much,-Marika A fun in home newborn photography session with big sister! Newborn shoots are best done within 2 weeks, they are sleepy, and the room must be very warm. Contact us for more info on our newborn shoots
“Just wanted to say thank you again for the pictures. They’re exactly what we were hoping for. You’re the best, thank you so much!” -Angella
We had fun with confetti and a can of gold spray paint to celebrate Maddy turning 7 on the 7th for her month long birthday celebration. There is still confetti everywhere. Maddy’s favorite movie is the Greatest Showman so we had fun with a top hat and the red velvet curtains for the set.
What do do for your family photographs? Get Messy and Imperfect. A photo shoot in the high desert with an awesome family. Thank you Robynn, Scott, and the whole Brady Bunch for agreeing with this vision, getting in the dirt, and going for it. As a photographer , It’s really important to me that photo shoot should be a fun experience for you. so when you look at the photographs, you remember what a fun time it was with your family. Do […]
“We were thinking of black and white dramatic pictures with high contrast, in the studio and around Orange circle. Coming back full circle from our engagement photos.” – Nat and Avo. My ideal shoot- studio and black and white.
The above image is Nat and Avo on their wedding day. Just seconds before we were having fun in the photo booth, I then asked them to show how they really felt ( as they were about 12 hours into the event at that point) and this is what they gave me. It hangs in our studio wall as one of my favorite wedding images ever taken.
We photographed a classic black and white for the dressy look, and color for the casual. After the fun classic shoot, the family changed in our private wardrobe room and we did another look on our exposed brick set! They chose great tones, and fun colors.