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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Big Sur Trees & Sun Engagement Shoot {Mike & Jeanine}

Mike & Jeanine are getting married at the Highlands Inn in beautiful Carmel Ca. So what better than to shoot in the middle of one of the most amazing places on earth, AND coincidentally its their favorite place too! We headed up the coast after thanksgiving to meet them. The light, and cool fall colors were breathtaking.
Engagement shoot, taking advantage of the fall colors
They spend a lot of time being involved with YMCA, so they sported their "rags".
Engagement Shoot, in their YMCA apparel

Engagement Shoot black & white

Engagement Shoot, Mike & Jeanine in the trees
Since we had early fall rains, the clovers were out and we got some sweet shots in the redwood trees! I'm always looking for cool textures, backgrounds and things that are NOT normal.
Engagement Shoot, feet in the clover

Engagement Shoot feet in clover
I shot this shot with a 1/20th of a second, walking and panning with them, using a 16-35mm lens, my lens flare/landscape lens
Engagement Shoot, spinning feet in the clover
Sunset times are the time of day I cannot get enough of.
Engagement Shoot, Mike & Jeanine at the beach at sunset

Engagement Shoot, sunset montage
No really, they were this much fun, and I can't help having fun with people who are having fun. Which is exactly what they wanted recorded of them, the story of them having fun being themselves!
Engagement Shoot, sunset piggy-back ride

Engagement Shoot, black & white, holding hands
Craggled trees, perfect backdrop, middle ground for this sweetness.
Engagement Shoot, graggled trees

Engagement Shoot, dusk

Engagement Shoot, sporting warm jackets

Engagement Shoot, on the road at dusk

The end... of the shoot, but the beginning of their lives being recorded amazingly and forever they will have something that will remind them of why they enjoy each other. This is who they are and how much fun they have. Thanks guys for a great day!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Trevor and Ciera

Trevor & Ciera are getting married at Edna Valley later this year. They were super fun to shoot and I'm looking forward to their wedding. Thanks for coming down from the Bay area guys!

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Big Sur, CA Engagement Shoot { Adam & Amanda }

Today we just got back from shooting up in Big Sur! I love this area, Its so beautiful. We started at the Big Sur River Inn, where you can get the BEST breakfast, and then head down to the creek to soak up some sun and meet up with Adam & Amanda from Chicago who are getting married at the Highlands Inn (Hyatt) in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Its bursting with green right now.
Big Sur River Inn Engagement Photographer

Big Sur River Inn Engagement Photograph

Beautiful Big Sur California Engagement Photographer

Then the winds picked up to 30-40 mph and blew a cool sandstorm like breeze across the ground. I have always seen this but never laid down inside to get coated in sand to get a cool shot like this, but then if I don't take risks, what kind of photographer am I! I love trying new things, even if I fail, there is no loss. Getting wet, cold, sandy, muddy, sore, tired, achy, are all symptoms that tell me I'm trying and pushing the edge. And by the way, none of these are remotely bad things. These are superseded by amazing images that are worth 100 times the risks. Plus my couples get some unique sweet shots.
Best Big Sur Engagement Photograph

Thanks guys for hanging out this morning!

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Friday, January 09, 2009

Bell Air Engagement Soot { Don & Robyn } Preview!

Yesterday we met up with one of our stellar couples in Bel Air. They were such a pleasure to hang with. AND they have the coolest dogs. This is a sneak peak of whats more to come this week!...

Stunning Bell Air Engagement Shoot

Bell Air Engagement Photographer

Best Bell Air Engagement Photographer

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

San Luis Obispo, CA Engagement Shoot { Brain and Karelisa }

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dave and Krista- Lake Tahoe: CA

Water shots are so fun. Tahoe water is beautiful and blue, Dave & Krista jumped in and we got some sweet shots.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Lake Tahoe, CA Engagement Shoot { David and Krista }

We met David & Krista up at Tahoe and it was a beautiful day.   What a couple.  

Lake Tahoe Beach Engagement Photographer

Best Lake Tahoe Engagement Photographer

Lake Tahoe Lifestyle Engagement Photography

Yea, it was a tough fight, but David had a good heart and let her hang on for a while...
Lake Tahoe Engagement Photography

Best Lake Tahoe Engagement Photo

One of my favorite things about this couple is how they just really were real, they had fun and I felt like they had the "dating" flare.  I think thats so cool when couples show that.  I am always inspired hanging around newlyweds and always enjoy flirting and being silly with my wife.  David & Kristin, you guys inspire more people than you know!
Lake Tahoe Engagement Portraits

Best Lake Tahoe Engagement Portraits

The water was pretty nice, I went in and its so amazing how blue it is.  You can see 50 feet down!  I'm reminded of the Caribbean and Hawaii.
Best Lake Tahoe Engagement Photograph

Best Lake Tahoe Photographer

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