Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pregnancy pictures 08.30.07

Tonight we photographed Ahna & Jimmy who are expecting a bouncing baby boy next month. Here is a quick sneak peek at their session:








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Monday, August 27, 2007

Family and baby photos at the Hotel Del Coronado

This evening I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing two Sisters and their families - one from here in San Diego and the other from St. Louis. Each family had one Daughter, just six and nine months old:



It was very windy when we got to the hotel, so we started in the courtyard. This also helped the babies last longer into the session because we started on grass and not sand.

Family #1 down in the courtyard grass:



Family #2 at the gazebo:



Finally we moved out to the beach, where we had one of the two or three best sunsets of the Summer. Just beautiful clouds and colors tonight - perfect for silhouettes!



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Saturday, August 18, 2007

San Diego beach engagement photos

Friday evening I had the pleasure of photographing Aaron and Krista for their engagement portraits. They're from Houston Texas, and are getting married in Tulum Mexico next Spring.

It was pretty sunny, so we started with some fun shots.



Just before sunset.



Finally the sun set and we got some nice silhouettes.



Bird!

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

San Diego HS Senior Pics at the Hotel Del Coronado

This evening I photographed a HS Senior visiting San Diego from Oregon. A two hour session, we started out at the courtyard. Here's one of the nice closeup shots that we took.



Then over to the side of the courtyard.



Next we shot a few quick photos on the stairs outside the main entrance. For the second time, we heard someone say "looks like a modeling shoot". =)



Finally it was out to the beach for a nice silhouette.



Lastly a nice shot from after sunset.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

San Diego HS Senior Beach Photos 08.13.07

This evening I enjoyed a beautiful evening down at the Hotel Del Coronado photographing Chelsey. Chelsey believes that she'll be the only one in her class with senior portraits on the beach in San Diego. =)

We started in the courtyard.



Then the gazebo.



Next for a few shots on the stairs. Look at those BUFF arms - I wish I had guns like that. ;)~



One of the more beautiful sunsets of the Summer tonight, some good color in the sky.



And, the last photo of the evening. Who's ready for dinner?



Thank you Chelsey and family, it was a pleasure working with you. We hope you enjoy this little sneak peek at your senior portraits.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

San Diego HS Senior Beach Portraits 08.11.07

Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with Katie, a High School Senior from Nebraska. We had no problem getting Katie to smile (cough, Brett, cough cough).



Unfortunately, our usual spot in the courtyard was taken by a wedding (how dare they). So we had to find some other areas to shoot. Not a problem, the Hotel Del Coronado has plenty of beautiful areas for photography.



After shooting for awhile out front, it was time to head out to the beach.



And finally a family portrait with the Hotel Del Coronado in the background.



Thank you Katie for choosing us for your High School Senior Portraits! It was a pleasure working with you.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

San Diego baby photos in studio 08.11.07

This morning we had fun photographing a little dude celebrating his six month "birthday". Here are a few of our favorite baby pics from the session.







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San Diego HS Senior Portraits at the Hotel Del 08.10.07

Last night I had the pleasure of photographing Ashley, a HS Senior from Colorado. Ashley has a beautiful look, some say "exotic" ;)

We started out in the courtyard at the Hotel Del Coronado.






Senior portraits sure aren't what they used to be.


Then we moved out to the beach.



We shot until well after sunset and got some beautiful beach photos.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

San Diego maternity photos 08.08.07

This afternoon Pamela and I had the pleasure of meeting Bryn and Sonya, who are expecting a beautiful baby boy in the near future. We got some wonderful photographs, and shot with our black and white backdrops. Here are a few favorites from the session.








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Thursday, August 09, 2007

San Diego family beach photos at the Hotel Del Coronado

This evening I met with the Kosmas family for some fun beach photos at the Hotel Del. The marine layer was nice enough to visit us, which made lighting a bit easier. Here are a few favorites from the session.


The generations photo.


Individual family.


Grandparents and the Grandkids.


The whole gang.

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High School Senior Portraits in San Diego

High School senior portraits are in season! Last night I photographed Brandon, a senior from Minnesota. It was another perfect evening to be down at the Hotel Del Coronado. Here are a few sample photos.

First a nice closeup. Look at those blue eyes!



Next a nice shot at the gazebo.



Then it's out to the beach for a nice shot with the family.



And finally a post-sunset shot by the lifeguard tower.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

High School Senior Portraits at the Hotel Del Coronado

Tonight I had the pleasure of photographing Heather, a HS Senior from Washington. We started out in the courtyard area.



Heather was a blast to work with, getting her to smile was no problem at all.



We then moved out to the beach for a beautiful sunset.



We also snuck in a couple of family portraits while the rest of Heather's family was standing around watching us shoot photos.



We ended the evening out near the lifeguard tower.



Thank you Heather! I hope you enjoyed our session, and this sneak peek at your photos. We'll get the rest to you as soon as possible.

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Friday, August 03, 2007

High School Senior Portraits - La Jolla Shores 08.02.07

This evening I met with Sarita and her family for her High School Senior portraits. Tonight's session was at La Jolla Shores - a beautiful location for photographs.


It was a perfectly overcast evening, great for lighting. We started in the park area. I told you those baby blues would look awesome in black & white. ;)~




Turns out Sarita likes climbing trees, which is great because there are some really cool ones at the park.



Then it was down to the beach for some beautiful photos along the rocks.






And finally a tricky photo. It was pretty much completely dark here. Cranked up the ISO, camera on a tripod with a remote release and remote flash. Shutter speed - 1.5 seconds. ;)

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Photo session at the Hotel Del Coronado 08.01.07

Wow, it's August already - where does the time go? This evening I had the pleasure of photographing the Culpepper family from DC.




The star of the show was of course the youngest family member.




Here's a nice silhouette shot just before sunset. Notice the perfectly placed sea gull.




And finally the star of the show posing on her rock.

Lightning!

Spent a little time frolicking in Arizona earlier this week, and did a little storm chasing. Definitely not the best lightning photos in my collection, but these few aren't bad.