Okay, so you guys remember these two from their fabulous costumes last month, right? Well, this is what they look like before they get all crazy. So, let’s get serious for a bit, shall we? I love the images that we created that day – these two were so easy to photograph – open to the process and trusting in me to make everything pretty. And I did! You don’t have to be a professional to get great shots – yuo just have to be open to letting me guide you thru our time together and I will allow those moments to happen organically. Hippie talk aside, just be ready to have fun – that’s it! Now, on to the seriousness…
One of my faves from the session – adore the frame and the intensity between them :)
love love love love love – yep…
Ooooooh, it’s the famous gold wall!
And one more fun one to finish it off. I love a good motion shot!
These two hotties are Derek and Nancy – married on Valentine’s Day at Canyon Gate. And just you look at this dreamy little piece we have here. I’m not giving away all my secrets, but this was done completely in camera, y’all. For reals. I’m in looooooooovvvveeeeee with some of my new tricks. That is all.
When I showed this to Nancy on the back of my camera, she could hardly believe it. And that, my friends, is one hell of a way to shoot your clients. So that they don’t even believe it could actually be so awesome. ;) 5 cool points for me. Yay! Have an amazing Sunday!!
Meet Mr. And Mrs. Tiger. And their adorable way of showing off their shoes. I asked her to lift her dress so I could see her shoes, and they did it together. That’s one way to start off your marriage. Together. These two have quite the blog post coming your way – good stuff, I tell you what. Insider tip : they can’t stop laughing. Also a good sign. Love them!
I’m off to shoot a wedding in the rain. Should make for some fab pics :) Happy Friday!
Nicole and Jamie were totally committed to their session. I mean it. Totally. Committed.
They met at a costume party on Halloween, so they celebrated their engagement with a beautiful session on the Strip, followed by a ridiculous ten minutes in front of the fabulous gold wall. I am quite sure all the fancy pants watching us from the lobby thought we were certifiable. Oh well. It was worth it, as you can see. Stay tuned for their full session, which will obviously showcase more stuff like this. Obvs.
Will and Jess. They ran away to get hitched, so I made them run for a cool photo. Seems fair. And to be totally honest, she was wearing flats, so I was pretty sure she’d be game. Obviously, I was right! ;)
Back to how awesome this pic is. A little ambient street light, an urban wall behind you, a slow shutter speed and an honest laugh coming out of your mouth. In. Love.
I am so glad I got to spend the afternoon with you, even if it started with a serious lack of beverages in your limo. We got it all worked out, and it was fantastic in so many ways. I’m wishing the two of you all the best – congrats!!
So, sometimes I have to do weird stuff, like send you up the escalator while I troll under the bridge waiting for the perfect shot. But, see? It’s worth it. Promise.
Brandon and Aubrie were in town for their bachelor and bachelorette parties and decided Vegas was a great place to shoot their engagement photos. Clearly, I agree. We wandered around the Strip for an hour or so last Thursday and were shocked that there was plenty of space to shoot without a million people behind them. Yay for slow nights! :)
As we were headed back to their hotel, I saw this angle just before we headed up the stairs and thought it might make for a cool shot. I’ll try just about anything to get ‘the’ shot. So I sent them on up and yelled a few instructions their way. And I like where it all went. Congrats you two – your San Fran wedding will be fantastic!!
The laughing started from the moment they stepped out of their rental car and onto the sandy flats of the lakebed. Randy hooked us up with a sweet rendition of the sprinkler, and Katharina couldn’t help but crack a smile. She was set to marry this man in just a few short hours.
I had the pleasure of spending several hours with them before they made it official, and it was clear that their sense of humor was a huge part of their love for one another. The jokes were flying and the secret looks became too many to count. There’s more to come from these two later this week. Happy Wednesday!
These images are nearly straight out of camera, all vintage-y and fantastic. That fantastic haze is something I just love and I love even more when I get it right in camera. I wish I could explain the feeling I get when I photograph a woman for her boudoir photo shoot. It is something like no other. I know it, and she knows it. It’s a moment I don’t take lightly, that’s for sure! And when we all work hard to create something beautiful like this, it’s an experience she won’t soon forget. Happy Tuesday!
Just a quick and fun look back at a shoot I did last year when I was like, SOOOOOO pregnant in the middle of the summer. Cedric came over from Europe to be sexy on the lakebed. I think he succeeded. I, however, was not so sexy on the lakebed that day. But I did climb an 8 foot ladder, which makes me cool. I like to live dangerously. I am now much sexier. And I often climb ladders higher than 8 feet. Which makes me even cooler. Happy Thursday! #tbt
Sometimes, I start shooting and the very first frame is gorgeous. Like here! Melissa and Daran have since married and moved off the the UK. They’re fancy that way. I think they have to drink tea in the afternoons now. But I love them anyway. By the way, a great laugh will get you everywhere with me. We aren’t allowed to shoot unless you’re okay with having a good time. It’s totally required. I hope your Monday is as amazing as an English scone. (which, by the way, is fantastic)