Yummy Wedding Cakes by Baker Wayne Kjar

Story follows the images… I first came across baker Wayne Kjar when shooting this wedding in Santa Barbara last year. We got to talking after the wedding, and eventually decided to collaborate on a fun little photo shoot of his wedding cakes and cupcakes. My photographer-friend Linda Jordan graciously allowed us to use her ranch…

Nikki’s Wedding Dress

Warning: If this is Daniel reading this… Stop. Reading. Now. Everyone else, come see Nikki’s final wedding dress fitting! The story follows the images. Nikki has graciously allowed me to post these images of her and her bridesmaids at her final wedding dress fitting. However her wedding isn’t for a few months yet, which is…

Family Picnic

Every year my wife’s extended family meets for a picnic. Some family members travel to California from Arizona or Oregon, so this is no ordinary ‘family picnic’. This past weekend it also happened to coincide with Aunt Florence’s 92nd birthday, which we celebrated as well. I brought down my Mamiya 645AF for the occasion. But…

Amanda and Morgan’s Wedding (Agoura Hills, California)

Amanda and Morgan got married a few weeks ago at Lobo Castle, a private residence in Agoura Hills, California. The story follows the images below… Amanda and Morgan wanted to get married at sunset, with a view of the mountains and sky as they said their vows to each other. Lobo Castle was an ideal…

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…