Thursday, August 1, 2013

Family Photo Shoot

I met Nancy when I was in high school and she was my art teacher. I was obsessed with that class and grateful for all her guidance throughout the years with art and design. She allowed her students the freedom we needed to explore different mediums and ideas.

This year we reconnected on Facebook and she asked me to shoot her family to update their family portraits. It was great seeing her again and meeting her whole family. They were all very nice and funny. The grandchildren were a hoot and sometimes children can be a challenge to shoot, but all of them were so cooperative. The youngest one was a hoot and you can see in the photo below. 

Lovely family. 

Shot with Canon 30D. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Emily's Maternity Photo Shoot

I met Emily a few years ago at a work event and I walked up to her and introduced myself and said, "I really like your outfit!"

She also had just moved to the area recently and we started hanging out and we have become great friends. She is wicked smart, dedicated to her family and work, hilarious, great chef and is beautiful!

I was so excited to hear the news of her expecting and was even more excited when I got to shoot her maternity photos with Jesse.

We shot at a park using natural lighting and it was super hot, but they were troopers. Loved how these turned out.

Can't wait to meet the little one in September!

Shot with Canon 30D.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sip! Events Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago I was in Orange County and met up with my friend Crystal and her business partner Kelly to shoot them at a small winery in San Diego for them to use in future promotion materials. The winery was great because of how wide open it was which allowed a ton of natural lighting for us to use. With the owners being amazing, we were able to shoot at the bar and in the back by all the barrels.

Our second location was at a Sip! event which also had a vineyard in the back so we were able to capture two of them there as well.

It was a great photo shoot and they were so fun to work with. Gorgeous and smart ladies! Check their site out:  and keep them in mind for your next gathering.

Here are some of the photos. These were shot with Canon 30D and edited with Lightroom 4.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sheri & Jen's Wedding

This past weekend I attended one of my good friend's wedding in Brooklyn. It was so sweet and just perfectly Sheri and Jen.

I was spending a week in NYC leading up to the wedding and I will show those photos soon, but I just wanted to share some of these photos from the wedding.

I shot these with the Fujix100s. The most amazing digital camera I have ever gotten my hands on. I love the fully manual aspect of it and how much control I have over the F-stop and shutter speed. These were shot inside with very low lighting, which made for some very interesting textures in the photos.

I'm in love with this camera and I'm in love with love even more after being witness to their union.  To the lovely couple!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Andrea's Photoshoot

Andrea Photoshoot, a set on Flickr.

I've been blogging a long time, since I was in high school and you don't really need to know how many years ago that was. But it was a long time ago and I started on on LiveJournal. It was used more as a way to stay in touch with friends and gripe about teaching angst stuff.

As I got older and blogged on other forums I was able to find a group of people who I could relate to, and although we never met in person, we were extremely close due to the personal things we shared. We gave advice and general support.

Then when I started this photo blog, I also started working with another blogger, Kerri, and she opened up my world to even MORE BLOGGERS! From which  I met, Andrea who has one of my most favorite blogs of all time.

She is a wonderful and honest person whom I was so excited to meet in person while we made glittered shoes. She's' become a really good friend and I was deeply honored she asked me to do portraits of her.

We decided to do Union Station in Los Angeles, which is GORGEOUS! Who knew such a gem was tucked away in Downtown Los Angeles. My biggest challenge with this shoot was I don't work with flash.

So I made due with a tripod and timed shots which allowed the shutter to remain open for an extended period of time to expose the shot.

Andrea was such a good sport with sitting EXTREMELY still for the timed shots. Also, she's a natural in front of the camera and is so photogenic!

I am very proud of these shots and again, thank you for the opportunity to work with you, Drea.