Sunday, July 31, 2011

Kt & Alonso

This shoot was by request of my daughter. She wanted photos with her boyfriend. They both love their high school, so I figured that was a great place to start. We did this back on July 22nd early in the morning. July afternoons are too hot and muggy, so we began at 6am (which is amazing for teenagers!) So here are Kt and Alonso; aren't they the cutest sophomore couple?

This next one was a test shot that ended up being one of my favorites of the morning. It shows my daughter's true sass. I mean that in a good way, Kt!

Kt thought I was testing the light still. I love the shots like this that are natural and not posed for the camera.

"We love your spirit, but we have got more.
We are the Class of Twenty- One - Four"

I love shooting high school student portraits-- they are so full of energy and confidence. I especially like doing high school senior portrait sessions.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Website Remodel...

I have begun the needed remodel of my website in the last week. My eyes are beat! It isn't done, but the wedding section along with company info are done. Check it out at It is fun and full of bright colors!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Album Design for Rachel and Jonty

Here is the link to view the album design for Rachel and Jonty. Just finished it a couple days ago. A wedding album is so important for each wedding, each couple. It has the highlights of the wedding, the story of their day.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Panoramic Bliss

This is my sample panoramic flush album. I love the style and the quality, which is from Forbeyon. It is such a great way to showcase your wedding day. They measure 19" x 7.5" closed, 19" x 15" open. Forbeyon has tons of different metal cameos, leathers, fabrics. Here it is, inside and out!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Yes, You Need a Timeline!

When I schedule a wedding, I ALWAYS write out a timeline for my couples. In order to get the best images, you have to have the proper amount of time scheduled for photographs. For ultimate results, the sun needs to be taken into consideration with the timeline. The two hours prior to sunset are prime photo time for wedding photos. The hour or two after sunrise is also grand, but that just doesn't work for weddings because they are almost always later in the day. I recommend that before a ceremony time is set, discussion with the photographer about timing should happen first.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Christine and Kirk

Christine and Kirk and I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens 2 weeks ago for their engagement session. I had a small fever, and it was hot, but I love how these shots turned out. The 3 of us got along great-- we took turns joking around. This first shot was one of the first shots at the main entrance-- it is one of my favorites, I had told them 'Got it-- we are done'! But they wanted to continue on... This shoot shows that you can do portraits when it is 110+ out. Just bring numerous water bottles!!

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This image just emotes love and happ

This road
runner kept hanging out right by us-- barely caught him!