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…

Smile! (Family Portrait Session)

  This is the fourth time I’ve worked with this family in four years, and yet this is the first family portrait I’ve ever taken of them. How is that possible? I first met them when I was hired to document the mom’s military retirement ceremony. The next year, I took the son’s high school…

Portland, Oregon (Ten Year Anniversary)

My wife and I celebrated our ten year anniversary a few weeks ago by flying up to Portland, Oregon for a weekend. Left the kids at home, and had a great time! (Coincidence?) I’d never been before, and Dianne had been years ago. So it was just a cool city that sounded like it’d be…

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…