Monday, February 18, 2013

Orange County E-Session

An E-Session, if you do not know, is an engagement session.  This one took me and one of my second shooters, Elizabeth, to Orange County.  Jennifer and Marco are getting married this fall (in Arizona), but they found out I had shot engagements in Orange County before, and they were going on a little trip anyways, so we all met up there for an afternoon of photography.  First we shot under the pier, which is always romantic and picturesque.  Then we shot at two artistic little shopping centers first, The Camp and The Lab.  Tons of cute locations there, and they are right across the street from one another.  You do have to pay a fee to shoot there, fyi for couples and photographers both.  We were able to get approval to shoot gratis.  And finally we went to the beach for sunset.  Found a spot without surfers which was amazing because the waves were ideal that afternoon.  Jennifer and Marco wore us out-- we barely had energy to go eat dinner and return to our hotel for dessert and bed.  We stayed at the Radisson in Newport Beach.  The have great chocolate raspberry cake for dessert.  And breakfast along with Bloody Mary's the next morning was great too.  Thank you Elizabeth, for being a great travel and photography partner, as usual!

I want to thank Jennifer and Marco again for a great trip and engagement session.  We enjoyed spending the day with you both.  I hope that you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.  Looking forward to your wedding!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Photography Classes

I have taught photography classes before, when I managed a camera store for about decade.  These first classes will be geared towards
beginners, with the starting basic knowledge, though I can answer and train students in intermediate and advanced studies
as well because I have been in the industry for over 20 years.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Classes are on a first come first served basis, so reserve as soon as you can. 
Photography classes

Where: Desert Botanical Garden
When: March 10 and/or March 16
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Quantity: 4 people min, 8 max

First hour, instruction/lessons.
Second hour, shooting.
Third hour, overview and sharing of images.

$110 solo or $85 each if a pair. INCLUDES ENTRANCE INTO GARDENS!
Class includes handout guides both in full sheet and pocket version.
  If something comes up, the class deposit/payment is non-refundable BUT you can use it for a later class of your choice as availability allows.
  Any additional classes that you choose to take will be at 50% off the rate.

More beginner and some intermediate classes to come in April.
To reserve and confirm your spot, please mail 50% (or 100% if you prefer) by check.  Call me for the address and reservation.
Pictured above, one of my wedding photography assistants, Andrew.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Catherine & Doug

This past Saturday was the E Session for Catherine & Doug.  We had a blast.  Can only show a sneak peek until the Save-the-Date postcards are mailed out, but here are a few that aren't on the postcards so it won't ruin the surprise...
Thank you Wrigley Mansion for given us free run of your beautiful venue!