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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Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

One of several favorites from the day…
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Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

One of my awesome groups from the day, you guys did amazing!
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Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Wedding photography, paparazzi style…gotta do what you can to get the shot!
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Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

I had to sneak around to the other groups too :)
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Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

How about some behind the scenes photos! Hair and makeup prepping the models…
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Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

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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Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

Claremont Wedding Photographer-Los Angeles Wedding Photographer-Orange County Wedding Photography

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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7 Responses to “SoCal Photog Shootout – Claremont Wedding Photography”

  1. Stunning work as usual love it!

  2. Wai Reyes says:

    Yay, I made it to your blog! :) I love all of these, Garrett! Great job!

  3. Tira J says:

    Awesome images Garret! Wish I could have been there, it was so close!

  4. Dude your pics rock! THANK YOU for being apart of the awesomeness!

  5. Tim Halberg says:

    love the vintage styling! well done all around. which group was this through/with?

  6. Garrett says:

    Thanks Tim! It’s the SoCal Photog Shootout group, and we hold these fun events every few months around the LA area…join us sometime!

  7. Victoria says:

    I found your blog while searching for photographers and I absolutely love all of your work. Beautiful photos!

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