Carpinteria Family Portraits

This family wanted to have family portraits at the tidepools in Carpinteria, CA. So we had to schedule their session with a low tide, near sunset…not to mention availability for everyone concerned! And wouldn’t you know it, the first time we tried, the sun was shining but the wind was blowing so hard it was…

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…

Family Reunion Portraits (Agoura Hills, CA)

Agoura Hills Family Portrait Photography by Matt Haines. The story follows the images… Large family groups can be really fun! Sure, sometimes it’s like herding cats, but I really enjoy getting to know families, see how they interact with each other, and laugh and joke. All while juggling exposure, lighting and posing in my head….

Christening

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by the grandfather to photograph his grandson’s christening, and to take some family portraits afterward. The extended family was all here in town (Ventura, California), just for the weekend, so it was an ideal time to do it. We crossed our fingers that the weather would 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…