Family Portraits at the Hartley Botanica (Somis, CA)

The last time this family had portraits made, their son was very young. Now it was time to update their walls with new images that included their daughter. They wanted something that complemented the woodsy green portraits they had had done previously, and I knew just the place: Hartley Botanica in Somis, CA. The little…

Heidi and Mike’s Engagement (Santa Barbara, CA)

Heidi and Mike are getting married up in Oakland, CA tomorrow, and I will be there to document it. It’s gonna be fun! The story of their engagement session in Santa Barbara/Montecito (from a couple of weeks ago) follows the images. Heidi and Mike decided they’d like to do their engagement photo session at Butterfly…

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…

Christening

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by the grandfather to photograph his grandson’s christening, and to take some family portraits afterward. The extended family was all here in town (Ventura, California), just for the weekend, so it was an ideal time to do it. We crossed our fingers that the weather would be…