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…

Orange County Wedding Photography

Lydia and Andrea’s Wedding (Laguna, CA)

Story follows the images… I’ve known Lydia for about six years now, as she was the preschool administrator for both of my kids. I do the school’s student photos every year, as well as being portrait photographer for some of the families there. So when I found out she was getting married, I was overjoyed…

Afternoon in the Park (client session)

When you have a pretty dress you wore to a wedding, why not get the most use out of it? That’s just what the mother of this little girl did, by scheduling a portrait session with me. That flower-girl dress can finally be the center of attention…and so can the flower girl! To accessorize for…

Debi and Joel (engagement session)

Debi and Joel met while working at Disneyland, and Debi still works there. It’s such a big part of their life, it seemed a logical choice to have their engagement photos taken there too. While I’ve been to Disneyland a number of times – as have most Californians – I had never done a photo…

Stephanie and Kurt Celebrate 40 Years!

  Stephanie and Kurt celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago, and I had the distinct honor of documenting it for them! The 100-guest event was held at the Heritage Square in Oxnard, California. Dinner, dancing, a slide show of their 40 years together, and even a renewal of vows in the historic…

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…