Bunnie & Gizmo






Meet Bunnie and Gizmo. His mom calls him Guillermo, but everyone else calls him “Gizmo”. He’s a little shy. Bunnie…not quite as much. 🙂 These two are incredibly cute together! It’s like half the time they forgot anyone else was around (much less two photographers).

We had a nice, warm January California day, which was a welcome surprise after the cold few weeks prior to the shoot. This was shot at the Peter Strauss Ranch, in the mountains above Malibu, California (or is it Agoura Hills? Not sure where the line is drawn).

My assistant/second-shooter, Desiree, was surprised that I didn’t break out a single strobe for the entire day. Yeah, all natural light, for better or worse (get it? wedding humor there.). Believe me, I had strobes at the ready, but we just didn’t need it that day. What a gorgeous setting, and the green really contrasted nicely against Bunnie’s red wedding dress. Nice way to pop out from the background. Pow!

All images were shot on film, of course. I used my Mamiya 645AF, my Nikon N90s (a pair of them), and the Yashica-Mat was packing black and white film (all three black and white images above, were on the Yashica-Mat twin lens reflex camera). Desiree uses Canon equipment so we’ll not talk about that little indiscretion. For color film we used the new Kodak Portra 400, rated at either 400 or 800, no push, depending on the lighting situation. I also had one roll of Fuji Reala 100 in the mix…see if you can spot the frame(s) that use the Reala.

The second image, and one or both of the black and white images near the end, were taken by Desirée. That last one might be my favorite from the day!

Hair and makeup by Ja’Nice Estrada.

9 thoughts on “Bunnie & Gizmo

  1. The bokeh defocus in some of the shots is quite nice. In particular I enjoyed the photo in the doorway with nice bokeh in the middle behind them.

  2. I love all of your pictures. You camera must have been so great. Anyway, the beauty of the subject really comes out and I think that is very brilliant. I also like the red gown of the bride. It’s cute.

  3. Wow the color on her dress really POPS. I’d have to say that being an event photographer is one of the most rewarding jobs someone could have. Weddings are some of the most important events in someones life, and they’re trusting you to take care of them. Awesome work!

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