Friday, October 3, 2014

Diggin' In

A week or so ago I was asked by a fellow photographer about my inspiration. He had the opportunity to get to learn about me by simply viewing my work. I imagine he liked what he saw because he stated, and I quote, "getting a sip of inspiration from your site is like drinking from a fire hose!".

Often I am asked how I keep my photographic eye fresh in the mist of a chaotic shoot or in the height of a busy wedding season. Admittedly, I can find myself left-of-center when I let the "busyness" get to me. However, during those occasions I remind myself to dig in and remember what it is that attracted me to this line of work. I simply enjoy taking beautiful pictures of happy people in wonderful surroundings.

Every location is amazing given the right perspective. A gorgeous venue or backyard celebration can all be captured in style because it is the people that fill the space that make it festive. And as much as I love to travel to locations new to my camera, nothing is more important than creating a connection with my subjects... my ability to create a comfortable alliance with my clients rewards us both with beautiful results.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

With Grace, Going Gently into your Future

Erin and Jeff were married at one of Southern California's premier wedding locations. Their wedding day was a bit overcast which lent itself to beautiful, almost "glowy" images.

I love the use of  orange accents throughout their wedding. It's always a welcome site to see brides incorporate seasonal colors into their wedding decor. Southern California isn't well known for its dramatic seasonal changes, so this is a great way to help all attendees embrace Fall as Summer seems to slowly drift away with every passing week.

How wonderful it can be when you are behind the lens and afforded the opportunity to capture images of a couple so endeared to one another. Erin and Jeff were such a couple and made the process of photographing their wedding nearly effortless. They were simply more into one another than any other obstacle that might have come their way that day. That ability to still carry the weight of a long wedding day with grace will help them nurture a strong relationship for the years ahead.