October 29, 2008

The Ruiz Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA

I had the opportunity to photograph my friends a weeks ago - John, Casey, Jaylen, and Nolan Ruiz. Their family photo shoot was a blast! We started out at the Fullerton railroad tracks, then went to Hillcrest Park for some fun shots.

Tags: The Ruiz family photos at the Fullerton railroad tracks, family portraits in Fullerton, Hillcrest Park family pictures, John, Casey, Jalen, Nolan

October 27, 2008

Loyola Marymount University Wedding, Marina del Rey Marriott Reception

(Part 2 of 2)
Another teaser from Amy and John's ceremony and reception. Their traditional (American) wedding ceremony took place at Loyola Marymount University and their gorgeous reception was held at the Marina del Rey Marriott. A slideshow and more commentary coming soon...

Second shooter: Tani Greenwood
Tags: John and Amy's wedding ceremony pictures at Loyola Marymount University, their wedding reception photos at Marriott Marina del Rey, Los Angeles wedding photography

October 22, 2008

Bliss! Weddings Market

Ben and Kristi's wedding was featured on "Bliss! Weddings Market" - how awesome is that?! The editor Cheryl has a blog that features some fantastic wedding tips and DIY tutorials called "Bride" Ideas. She did a short interview with me talking about my wedding photography style and wrote a really cool article. Be sure to check out her site!

Thank you so much for the cool write up Cheryl!
Tags: Real Weddings in Bliss, Bliss! Weddings Market, Bride ideas, tips for the bride, DIY, Sherwood Country Club wedding pictures

October 20, 2008

Lori & Jody

The Slideshow (click on image to play)
Tags: Lori and Jody wedding photography in Orange County

October 19, 2008

Amy and John's Thai Ceremony

(Part 1 of 2)
Just a teaser from Amy and John's cultural Thai wedding ceremony:

Those amazing pastries (yes they are desserts!) were brought all the way from Thailand by one of Amy's long time friends. They told me a little story about how they got stopped at the airport because these little dessert gems looked like real fruit to security!

Amy's cultural gown was so beautifully detailed:

Tags: Amy and John's cultural Thai wedding ceremony photos, imported Thai pastries, wedding photography in Northridge, CA

October 17, 2008

Jody and Lori's Wedding at The Irvine Hilton

I remember the first photo shoot I did for Lori and Jody in San Juan Capistrano - we had so much fun just walking around. I knew their wedding day would be the same - they can enjoy each other and just have fun. When they first saw each other I saw the biggest smile on Jody's face as they embraced. Here are some favorites from their wedding (I'll be posting their slideshow real soon):

Second Shooter: Neil Rosales - good times!
Tags: Lori and Jody's wedding at the Irvine Airport Hilton, CA. Orange County wedding photography, Irvine Hilton, first meeting with Lori and Jody

October 14, 2008

Crystal & Chris

The Slideshow (click on image to play)

Tags: Crystal and Chris wedding photography in Los Angeles

October 13, 2008

Photography 104: Composition

Just an update on the class - after learning the foundations of photography, we're spending more and more time outside shooting and practicing with manual mode settings. This past week's lecture and assignment was finding interesting compositions in any situation.
Composition: the photographer's choice in arranging the elements to show the image's intended meaning. What the photographer shows in his/her picture reflects their style and what they are trying to convey. Composition can include placement of elements, lighting, depth of field, and even the choice in shutter speed. During the class photo shoot, I encouraged my students to use (and design) negative space to lead a viewer's eyes to the subject. All these things combined can contribute to the mood or story that's being told. It's fun to go around and seeing how each person composes their picture differently from the next student.
Tags: Cypress College Wedding Photography Class 104C, photography composition, negative space, rule of thirds, the heavenly composition, learning digital photography