Part two of Pamela and Alan’s engagement session. We took the train up to Santa Barbara from Orange County, (see post here). Then headed over to the Santa Barbara Zoo for some engagement photos. The zoo is a beautiful location. It sits very close to the ocean.
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“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.”
Part one of the “engagement Getaway” photo shoot for Pamela and Alan. We boarded the Amtrak Surfliner at the Artic Station in Anaheim, destination downtown Santa Barbara. The second set of images taken at the Santa Barbara Zoo with be the next post on the blog, stay tuned.
In the studio with Angela for her formal bridal portrait, and because she wore two wedding dresses, we photographed her with two different film types: 8 x 10 polaroid and 4×5 black and white. At her wedding, she wore traditional white, and a traditional, Cheongsam with dragon & phoenix design. New 55 film produces both a positive print, and a negative for scanning and printing. We then shot 8 x 10 large format with with this camera:
You too can travel to the Center of the World! It’s about ten minutes outside the Arizona / California border in a town called Felicity, and in that town, is the “Official Center of the World.” ( and it’s cheap only costs $3 donation, or $5 for the tour and certificate!) A few years back a Frenchman named Jacques-Andre Istel, bought some land in the desert to retire, he named the town after his wife, Felicia ( whom I was lucky […]
Located in Laguna Canyon, 7 degrees is a modern elegant wedding venue in Laguna Beach. The rooftop Terrace provides a beautiful outdoor backdrop for the ceremony and cocktail hour. The guests are then welcomed into an art gallery reception, filled with an excellent sound system and lighting, for a fantastic party atmosphere. This is the Real Wedding of Marie and Adam.
After shooting close to 3000 images, this was the exact images I was looking for to tell the story of the wedding. A large Ball thrown on New Years Eve. Taken seconds before midnight, from the balcony at Vibiana, undetected by the couple.
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 […]
The wedding of Courtney and Jacob at the Monarch Beach ( formerly St. Regis) Resort.
This was the final shot of the night, which ended up being my favorite of the entire event. I love nostalgia, and this one feels like a 50’s early 60’s photograph. A fun filled moment for the couple, well into their wedding reception.
After meeting at an 80’s party, he was in a Don Johnson Miami Vice shirt, she, a mini skirt and some neon, 80’s theme it was for the engagement session! With a soundtrack of Hungry Eyes, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, and Footloose, to name a few, we had the perfect 80’s vibe in the studio to create some fun non generic engagement photos. Plastic Fantastic: Shooting some cinestill film with a Holga, a plastic camera, was a must, since […]
“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.