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…

High School Senior Portraits

A few months ago I made family portraits for a large family reunion in Santa Paula, California. For various reasons we had to shoot in their backyard, and the schedule couldn’t be changed…but it was in the middle of the most rainy winter we’ve had in California in decades! Fortunately our scheduled portrait session ended…

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…

Kelly and Nick (engagement session)

With all the unseasonable rain we’ve been having in Southern California, this bright and sunny day was well-timed for Kelly and Nick’s engagement portrait session. Kelly had previously told me they were planning a ‘country chic’ theme for their wedding. They both like country music, grew up on or around ranches and farms, and generally…