Archive for December, 2009

It’s fitting that my final wedding of the year will be my last post for 2009. This year was a very big for myself and my business, I took many risks that have turned out to be blessings. I can’t wait to see what 2010 brings for me…

Regina and Clifton had a beautiful wedding at the Summit House in Fullerton, California on a perfect day with perfect light, my favorite of course :)
I had the great pleasure of joining Juan Posada to second shoot for this wedding and had an amazing time learning from him, I can’t thank him enough for the great opportunity.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

*Please note: To view a full wedding post please view my wedding blog archives or visit my portfolio website here.

Showtime…

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The first look…
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A bonus in being a second shooter is that you get to take risks, like a hand held photo of the bride walking down the aisle in extremely low light. With risk comes reward…
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Just wanted to post a quick update from my hometown of Seattle and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! Here’s the family dogs, Buster and Annie, wondering why my mom thinks it’s okay to dress them around the holidays…you poor, poor dogs :)

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The day before I left Los Angeles for Seattle I was able to squeeze one more family session in, the last one of the year for me. Talk about ending on a high note! The Haynes family came out to Claremont and we spent the day around the Claremont Colleges and had a blast. The kids were amazing and warmed up to the camera very quickly. What a great way to spend my final day in Southern California for 2009!

How much fun is this family?!

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We even had time to stop and smell the flowers…
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I think Mandi and Megan are going to be future models…
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This was HILARIOUS! Mandi was striking a pose, and the best part is her parents’ reaction in the background…
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You guys are goofy :)
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Check it out, the Haynes family next to a giant stone “H”…get it? Haha, I crack myself up sometimes…
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What a HUGE success! I was truly honored when I was asked to host the SoCal Photog Shootout event, it’s such an amazing group and I’m so happy to be a part of it. After months of preparation it was finally time to bring in 50+ photographers, models, makeup artists, hair stylists, and caterers to my new studio, a true test to see what it could handle! A big thanks goes out to Rob Ninja-Nicholson for giving me the opportunity to host the Shootout. I’d also like to thank the other group leaders for sharing their wisdom with everyone, Wai, Hanssie, Matt, and Michelle…you guys freakin’ ROCK! And finally, thanks to all the models, makeup artists, hair stylists and caterers that helped out as well.

Models:
Tristen Munroe, Kevin Glaab, Lisa Cohen, Becka Adams, Alissa Ohashi, Chelsea Ravitch, Teran Sheffer, Steven Petersen, and Curtis

Makeup and Hair:
Kacee Geoffroy, Alisha Baijounas, Heather Molina

Catering:
Cupcakes by Fancy That! and dinner by Podges

Okay, back to the shoot! The theme for the Shootout was “Great Gatsby,” inspired by the fashionable 1930s. I had two incredible models for my group, Tristen and Kevin. They aren’t professional models, but if you ask anyone at the Shootout, they would have disagreed. Tristen and Kevin are one of my awesome couples and I’ll be photographing their wedding next May. The goal for my group to achieve relaxed, romantic portraits working with a real couple. Oh, and I had a cool restored 1930 Oldsmobile care of my buddy Mike to work with as well :)

Tristen and Kevin, I can’t thank you guys enough for taking the time to help us out, it was a blast and just gets me that much more excited to photograph your wedding!!

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One of several favorites from the day…
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One of my awesome groups from the day, you guys did amazing!
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Wedding photography, paparazzi style…gotta do what you can to get the shot!
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I had to sneak around to the other groups too :)
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How about some behind the scenes photos! Hair and makeup prepping the models…
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Hanssie giving me the evil eye, what could I have done to deserve that? I’m harmless :)
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Check out these Guinness cupcakes by Fancy That!…yup, you heard me, Guinness…
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Lisa’s ready…
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Is Becka doing the Charleston?
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Time to squeeze everyone in!
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Wai’s ready to shoot!
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Hanssie and Dot Man…
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Had to end with another favorite of Tristen and Kevin…
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Thanks again to everyone who helped making this SoCal Photog Shootout an amazing experience for everyone. Can’t wait for the next one!!
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