Chapman Senior Sessions!

With graduation season just wrapping up, I am happy to share some of my images from one of my favorite sessions of the year. When I was asked by a fellow photographer and graphic designer to photograph her and some of her friends down at Chapman, I was obviously excited. I don’t remember the last time I laughed so much during a shoot… Here’s a peak at some of our shots!


Why Wedding Photography Costs So Much

A lot of people ask me how wedding photography can cost so much when “isn’t it mostly about the quality of camera?”. Nothing can be further from the truth, but instead of ranting about it on my own, I wanted to share this article that has been circulating the wedding photographer community for a few years now.

It began when someone posed on craigslist the question of why wedding photography would cost so much…

Check it out. It gives a pretty good insight into why our prices are “wack”. 

http://petapixel.com/2012/01/26/why-wedding-photographers-prices-are-wack/


Allie and Scott!

Congrats to Scott and Allie on finally tying the knot!  I had the chance to both plan AND photograph this incredible event. While it was a crazy amount of work over 18 months, you can see it all paid off in an absolutely amazing day. 

The weather was perfect, the venue was stunning, and the food was the best I have ever had at a wedding. Suffice it to say, this was a great event to photograph, and I was lucky to be a part of it!

I would like to thank all of the vendors who all created an event that Scott and Allie were absolutely blown away by. The fantastic people at TPC Valencia made this an unforgettable day along with Enchanted Garden with fantastic flowers, Waveform Events with great music, and Cake Goodness with the delicious dessert bar. I would also like to thank Michelle Lacson of Michelle Lacson Photography for assisting me! 

A special thank you goes to Amanda Perez for being my right hand woman, and the day of coordinator. Without you, this would never have gone so smoothly!


Madeline!

Last Sunday, I had the chance to shoot two beautiful girls at UCLA. The first one was Brette (previous post) and the second was Madeline! 

I love getting the chance to shoot senior sessions at the UCLA because anywhere you go, it’s absolutely stunning. Its hard to take a bag picture here, and with such a great person to shoot, my job was easy. 


Brette!

A preview of my fantastic session with Brette at UCLA!

I have had the pleasure to photograph Brette many times over the years, and I can say that she’s one of my absolute favorite people to work with. As an actress she is great. And in front of the camera? A natural. 

This began as a headshot session and turned into a portrait session by the end. 

On top of a lovely day at UCLA, with beautiful weather, I couldn’t have asked for a better Sunday!


Sam!

I had the opportunity to shoot with my favorite car again! This time for a high school senior session that needed a little more attitude. 

And on Angeles Crest? I mean who could resist…




Adrienne!

Last week I had the chance to photograph Adrienne, a current Oxy senior, for her senior portraits!

And since Occidental College is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, why would we go anywhere else? 

Graduating with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs, this girl is going places. Watch out world. 



Justin in San Francisco

This past weekend I spent a couple days up in the Bay Area exploring the area and catching up with old friends. But while I was up there I had the opportunity to photograph Justin, the brother of one of my past clients, Brittany! I had a blast exploring San Francisco, and spending some time with these two.

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