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…

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…

Portrait Session at Mandalay Dunes

In southern California, one tends to take nice weather for granted. Although usually it’s of the clear-blue-sky variety, with no clouds to be found anywhere. Lately though we’ve had anything but the standard sunny sunset. So we were very lucky for this family portrait session, as coincidence had us schedule it between two sets of…

Client Session: El Matador Beach

Here is another portrait session from the lead up to Christmas. I’m honored that families send out my images for their holiday cards! I also get a little thrill when I look at the display containing the Christmas cards I’ve received, and can say “I took that one, and that one, and that one…” I…

Client Session: Perfect Light

When shooting with clients on the beach, I try and get a good sunset whenever possible. I’ll reschedule the shoot for the client if the sky is overcast—it’s California after all, so why not get that ‘California Look’ whenever possible? But the light has really outdone itself on this shoot. It was a wonderful mix…

Client Session: Kids Being Kids

These images are from a recent client session at El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California. Most of the images were family group shots, which I’m still working on. However my assistant and I had the opportunity to grab a few fun shots here and there. Not sure who took what, as it was on…