Tuesday, September 25, 2012

California w/ Kristen

Took a trip to California with my lovely lady this last weekend. Took a few pictures during our sunrise walk along the beach at Crystal Cove.

my lovely lady

The trip overall was a blast! I would definitely recommend Crystal Cove as a great place to hang out for the day or even the weekend. I would *not* recommend camping there. The "primitive" camping wasn't too bad, except the view sucked and there was no shade anywhere. The regular camping (on concrete slabs) (right next to the highway) wasn't enticing either.

Snorkeling was good, beach was clean and surprisingly not very crowded. We're planning on going back and renting one of the restored cottages on the beach that overlooks the water. We have to plan 8-12 months ahead to do that, but next year, we will be going back!

For the most part, I spent my time swimming and wandering and generally enjoying myself without my cameras. I am slowly getting back into the rhythm of shooting though... so we may be seeing more pictures here as I keep shooting.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Portrait: Lauren (ringflash style)

Broke out the ringflash for a session with the lovely miss Lauren Hanss yesterday!


It was a quick session - maybe an hour including makeup and outfitting. Definitely felt good to get back into the swing of things and use the ringflash the way it was designed to be used (rather than event photography). Fashion-y sort of photos like this are fun!

Big props to Lauren for putting up with me.

Also: I am so white that my face doesn't exist under full frontal lighting.
yours truly

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Scott and Caitlin's Engagement Photos

I had the privilege to join my good friend Scott and Caitlin, his fiance for Labor Day weekend at their gorgeous place in Florida.

Over the course of the day on Sunday, we shot at three different locations in all kinds of different lighting and three different outfits.

What follows are a random collection of my favorite images from our time together. I am SO looking forward to these two getting hitched!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

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