Ojai Family Portrait Photography

This is the third time I’ve taken this family’s portraits…each time with a new family member added! Technical details: Mamiya 645AF with 80mm f/2.8 lens, and also a Nikon F100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens. Kodak Portra 400 film. The first image also used an SB-28 flash and a 43″ shoot-through umbrella. The flash was triggered…

Nikki & Daniel’s Wedding (Ojai, California)

Nikki and Daniel’s Ojai wedding! Their story follows the images… Nikki and Daniel had a church wedding, followed by a reception at the bride’s parents’ house. It was filled with friends and family, and laughter and joy. Just what a wedding should be all about! That last shot was taken at the bus stop where…

Laura and Rich at the Ranch House (Ojai, CA)

Laura and Rich had an intimate morning wedding at the Ranch House in Ojai, with about 30 guests. It was a gorgeous site, and the bride and groom were surrounded by family and friends. Simple, beautiful…perfect. What more can you ask for? Details follow the images… Venue: The Ranch House Cake: The Bread Basket (Camarillo)…

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 and Daniel (engagement shoot)

Engagement photography in Ojai, California. Story follows the images… This is Nikki and Daniel. Aren’t they so cute together? We had a grand ol’ time wandering around downtown Ojai, California for their engagement photography session.We picked two different looks, with a wardrobe change to suit the different environments. We first started at a secret garden-like…