Sunday, July 29, 2007

Johnny & Jenn's July Wedding - 07.28.07

Saturday we had the pleasure of photographing Johnny and Jenn's wedding at Calumet Park in La Jolla. It was a beautifully sunny, but scorching hot July afternoon.

We got a lot of great photos, here are some of our favorites:

Monday, July 23, 2007

Family beach portraits at the Hotel Del Coronado 07.23.07

This evening I had the pleasure of photographing the Dudley family from SLC, Utah. We had a crystal clear sunny sky to shoot under tonight. Here's an early family shot.

Grandma and Grampa strolling on the beach.

Baby flying through the air.

And finally, a nice photo of everyone after sunset.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Family portrait session 07.22.07

This evening I had the pleasure of meeting with the Cohen family, mostly Red Sox fans, from the East Coast. Grandma and Grampa, their children and grandchildren - 26 in all!

We did the whole family, and each family individually.

These were all done at the San Diego County Building downtown, near their hotel. As luck would have it, just as we had finished shooting, the sprinkler system went off!! A few people got pretty wet, but it was pretty funny.


Saturday, July 21, 2007

High School Senior portraits at the Hotel Del Coronado

Tonight I had the pleasure of photographing a local senior, Taryn. We shot for two hours at the Hotel Del Coronado, here is a sneak peek at her session.

First we started at the hotel, in a floral outfit.

Then a quick clothing change and a few more in the grassy area at the hotel.

She'll kill me for posting this one, but Mom will love me for it.

Then it was out to the beach! Another overcast night at the beach - perfect for photography.

Yes, Photoshop not only removes blemishes but changes the weather as well. Where did that blue sky come from????

And lastly a little Photoshopped number along the wall.


Family beach photos at the Hotel Del 07.20.07

Friday morning I photographed the Wallin family at the Hotel Del Coronado. It was a beautifully overcast and still morning, perfect for photography.

First the entire family, complete with the fake blue sky (sssssssh, it'll be our little secret).

Next a couple of individual families (no fake blue sky here, just the real deal - grey).

And finally one last individual family, with a smoocharino from the little guy!


Family beach portraits at the Hotel Del 07.18.07

My apologies to Simon family! It's been such a crazy week for us, that I completely forgot to post any of your photos on the blog.

Without further delay, here they are. First off the entire family.

Next one of my personal favorites, Grandma & Grampa with the Grandkids. Love this one.

A couple of individual families.

And finally a post-sunset stroll on the beach for these two love birds.


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Family Beach Portraits at the Hotel Del 07.19.07

This evening I spent a couple of hours photographing this family from Nashville, TN.

Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad and three kids - a group of seven nicely dressed in black (I'm a big fan of black, wish more people would wear black instead of white).

And finally the reflection shot.


Family Beach Portraits at the Hotel Del 07.16.07

Monday I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this wonderful family from the Midwest. Cardinal fans, but we won't hold that against them. ;)

It was a beautifully overcast evening, perfect for photography. No harsh sun to deal with - yippee!

This shot is typically impossible on a sunny day...but easily done on an overcast day.

Mom was celebrating a birthday, so we did a few closeups of her to help her celebrate and remember the occasion.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

High School Senior Portraits at Crystal Pier 07.17.07

This evening I had the pleasure of photographing Samantha, a High School Senior from Nebraska. Our session was at the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach.

Samantha brought a variety of outfits, and we shot for a good two hours, going well after sun down. The beach was overcast tonight, good for even lighting but no colorful sunset.

We did get a great variety of shots around the pier and a few over on the lifeguard tower as well.

And finally a closeup. Moms always love a closeup. ;)


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Family beach session at the Hotel Del 07.15.07

This evening I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing the Castillo family, from San Diego, Oakland and Atlanta.

And as luck would have it - it was overcast! Thank God, finally a beach session that wasn't in full sun! Phew. No sun meant we could actually get some photos with the hotel in the background.

This young lady wanted a few photos of herself.

Just the kids here.


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Family beach photos at the Hotel Del Coronado

Friday evening I had the pleasure of meeting the Garrison family from Kansas. A beautiful family with three wonderful and photogenic children.

We shot in several different places on the beach, and got a lot of great differnt angles and photos. Here's a very cool silhouette.

It was a perfect night at the beach, and throughout the evening we were treated to dolphins swimming just off shore. We also got some cool photos with the waves crashing in behind them.

The Garrisons officially are the current leaders in the "Best Sunset of 2007" category. The sunset last night was amazing!


Family beach portraits at the Hotel Del Coronado

Wednesday evening I met with the Dwyer family from Arizona, Wyoming and Colorado for a fun family beach portrait session at the Del.

Great family, fun to work with, and a lot of great photographs.

The kids having a fun time.

This is our kids version of a Vanity Fair magazine cover. Can you say - attitude!?

And finally, the whole family, with a great sunset.


High School senior portraits at the Hotel Del Coronado

Thursday evening I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Cody, who is a HS Senior from Iowa. We shot for a very long time, and got a huge variety of photographs of Cody in many different locations and outfits.

Are you ready for some football?

Ahhhhhh, to have six pack abs like this.....If six pack abs are hard like a six pack of beer, then my abs are more like......a bag of Capri Sun. =(

How do you get six pack abs? Just by playing every single sport known to man.

Cody wanted this specific type of shot with the guitar, we got several different shots like this that looked really cool.

And a closeup at sunset.


Friday, July 06, 2007

Studio maternity portraits 07.06.07

Today we had the pleasure of photographing Vince and Miranda, who are expecting their first baby on September first.

We used the black and the white backdrops, and shot a wide variety of angles, poses and lighting techniques.

Thank you guys again, we hope that you had fun today! Enjoy this little sneak peek, there are plenty more where these came from!

And one Photoshopped one just for fun...


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Newborn studio session 07.03.07

Tonight we had the privilege of photographing a beautiful nine day old baby girl, along with her seventeen month old Sister and both Parents.

Like most newborn babies, she needed a few snack breaks. But overall she did very well.

We got some beautiful photos of Big Sister as well.

And even some nice ones of the two sisters.