Ventura Family Portrait Photography by Matt Haines

Granddaughter: Ventura Family Portrait Photography

This client wanted photos of her family, but primarily of her granddaughter. Her and her husband traveled down from San Francisco for a visit, and we chose Arroyo Verde park in Ventur for their family photos.   Technical details: Mamiya 645AF with 80mm f/2.8 lens, Nikon F100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens, Kodak Portra 400 film….

Ventura Family Portrait Photography by Matt Haines

At the Pier: Ventura Family Portrait Photography

This is the second time I’ve taken this family’s portraits. They love the beach, so we decided to shake things up a bit this year and head down to the Ventura pier. Winter portraits in California can be really gorgeous!   Technical details: Mamiya 645AF with 80mm f/2.8 lens, Nikon F100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens,…

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Amanda and Morgan (and Family) – Ventura Portrait Photography

You might remember Amanda and Morgan: I photographed their wedding awhile ago (see it here). It’s such a profoundly touching experience to document a couple’s wedding, and then see their family grow over time. As you can see, Amanda was pregnant for this family portrait session (she’s just given birth at the time of this writing)….

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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…