Archive for January, 2010

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This afternoon I met with CJ Anderson and Tricia Smith at Balboa Park for their elopement wedding. My kind of wedding – six people including the Officiant and Photographer (me of course). Quick ceremony and then ample time for some amazing wedding portraits around the park.

Weather was perfect – a moderate layer of clouds to even out the lighting, and slightly cool. I’m so happy with the photos that we got, I’m going to share more than the usual number of previews. Plus you just can’t do Balboa Park justice with 3-4 pictures. 😉

First a couple of quick ceremony photos, from Alcazar’s Garden:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

First kiss:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

CJ had to run to the car, perfect time for a few sexy bridal portraits like this one:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

Then we were off to the rest of Balboa Park, starting with some shots near the Organ Pavillion:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

Then over to a beautiful area behind The Prado Restaurant:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

Some nice family portraits by the lily pond:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

CJ & Tricia were so much fun and easy to work with, this one almost came naturally:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

Classic shot with the bell tower in the background:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

Final photo of the afternoon:

Balboa Park Wedding Photography San Diego Elopement Photos

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Balboa Park Family Portraits

January 18, 2010

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Saturday morning I met with the Earl family at Balboa Park. Nothing beats a beautiful, calm morning at Balboa Park. We met at 8:30am and the park was nearly empty. It’s so nice to be there in the morning before the crowds get there. Balboa Park is such a perfect backdrop for portrait photography.

Here are a few favorite photos from this family portrait session at Balboa Park:

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Balboa Park Family Photography San Diego Photographers

Balboa Park Family Photography San Diego Photographers

Balboa Park Family Photography San Diego Photographers

Balboa Park Family Photography San Diego Photographers

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Early this morning I made the trek over to Ocean Beach Pier…No particular reason, no huge waves or anything. But I shot some pretty cool photos of the waves breaking on the rocks, and the pier. Just playing around I used the fastest and slowest shutter speeds that were possible. I also tossed in a graduated ND filter, because the sky was getting blown out on me without it.

Series 1 – fast shutter speeds….I wanted very sharp photos, so I went with Fstops of about F8 – F11. Kicked the ISO all the way up to 1000, and that gave me a shutter speed of about 1/1000 to freeze the flying water.

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Here’s a close in crop of the water in one of the photos:

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Series 2 – tack on a pair of two stop ND filters and you can turn day into night….ISO all the way down to 50, Aperture all the way up to F22…Shutter speeds as slow as 2.5 seconds in direct sun!

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

And finally for fun a surfer was getting in the water right in front of me….why not?

Ocean  Beach Pier Photography Photos

Pamela’s family has always had Springer Spaniels over the years. Recently both her Mom’s family and Sister’s family lost a long time family member (Springer Spaniels) and this weekend both adopted new family members!

Douglas (yes, named after Dug from the movie “Up”) and Burton were born September 18th, so they are about 15 weeks old. What a couple of cuties!

Never to miss an opportunity, I grabbed the camera and fired off some quick photos of both of them. Many more where these came from, but here are a few early favorites…

First, introducing Burton:

Pamela’s Dad, bonding with Burton:

Brothers Burton and Douglas:

And finally, introducing Douglas:

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Shawn and Pamela Richter are Professional Photographers located near downtown San Diego California. We offer all kinds of photography including
wedding photography, newborn photography, children photography, maternity photography, artistic nude photography, boudoir photography and high school senior portraits.
Outdoor portrait photography is typically done at Balboa Park, Hotel Del Coronado Beach, La Jolla Beach, Windansea, Pacific Beach or Ocean Beach or downtown San Diego.
Customers from Laguna Beach, Dana Point Orange County, Los Angeles, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside, Arizona, Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona
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