Family Portraits at the Hartley Botanica (Somis, CA)

This is the second time I’ve taken this family’s portraits. This time we used the Hartley Botanica in Somis as the backdrop. It’s such a beautiful place for portraits (and they host weddings there too). Technical details: Mamiya 645AF with 80mm f/2.8 lens, Nikon F100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens, Kodak Portra 400 film. The lead…

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…

Jenna and Jason’s Engagement Session (Hartley Botanica)

Jenna and Jason are getting married in November, and wanted to do their engagement session at the Hartley Botanica in Somis, CA. It’s a great “secret” location that hosts quite a few weddings. A beautiful place, and such a happy couple…we had a blast! There was a wedding happening later on that day, so we…

Family Portraits at Hartley Botanica (Somis, California)

Family portraits taken at a lush botanical garden near Camarillo, CA. Story below…   Hartley Botanica is a lush oasis of all things green, out in the middle of nowhere. Ok perhaps not “nowhere”, but right in the middle of ranch-and-orchard country in Somis, California. It’s not the first place you’d expect to find a…