Three Generations (Portrait Photography in Ventura, CA)

Ventura, California family portrait photography by Matt Haines. Story follows images… This wonderful family invited me out to their house on the beach to take some fun and informal family portraits. What a kind and generous group of people they were! We got to play in the sun and the sand, laugh and have a…

Lauren (Model Portfolio Shoot)

A couple of weeks ago I headed out to the local beach (Oxnard, California) to do a simple photoshoot with Lauren, who needed some images for her portfolio. Susie Nino did makeup for us, and graciously put up with doing makeup on a park bench in the sun and wind! She had been prepared to…

Smile! (Family Portrait Session)

  This is the fourth time I’ve worked with this family in four years, and yet this is the first family portrait I’ve ever taken of them. How is that possible? I first met them when I was hired to document the mom’s military retirement ceremony. The next year, I took the son’s high school…

Client Session: Oxnard Dunes

This portrait session is from a couple of months ago. What a great, fun, relaxed family to work with! It was a little windy that day, but the weather was beautiful. A wonderful reminder as to why Southern California is so great! Technical info below. The group image on the sand dunes was shot with…