Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sara- High school Senior Fun Photography- Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley

Sara is from Pacific collegiate School in Santa Cruz. For this shoot we ventured up into SLV where her ‘cowgirl casual’ attire fit right in. The form fitting yellow dress and heels were a dramatic yet fun contrast to the rustic setting. Sometimes you just have to mix things up a bit. I was happy to use my new prop furniture on location.
Fun photography for high school seniors, dare to be different!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ivy and Ben

This was a fun shoot. Ben and Ivy came over from Hong Kong, and we planned a day long shoot from Palo Alto, through Half Moon Bay, and into San Francisco. The weather conspired to make SF a no-go, but the weather in PA was beautiful – yet it paled in comparison to our soon-to-be bride. When we arrived she was dolled up in a gorgeous frilly gown, complete with sheer gloves. We started in the hotel gardens, moved on to the borrowed Mercedes convertible, then went to Stanford, Ben’s alma mater. We even got lucky enough to get images without any people in front of the church! Our luck stopped there, however. After a wardrobe change (wow – incredible dress #2!) we headed towards Half Moon Bay – and a wall of fog. The fog turned to a light rain in short order, and the couple wondered what we were getting in to. We managed to find a dry spot near on a bridge near the golf club, and caught some amazing images in the misty fog. After our foggy/rainy experience in Half Moon Bay, we invited Ben and Ivy back to the coast for a better beach experience with "WoW dress #3". We had a record low tide and were able to get well below the average sea level, which allowed unprecedented access to some beautiful locations.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jessica & Juan- wedding photography in Watsonville

The ceremony was in a beautiful church with a balcony in Watsonville. We had a couple of hours in between the ceremony and the reception, which allowed us to capture some amazing images in a variety of places, including the Sierra Azul Nursery Garden which featured hundreds of sculptures in addition to an amazing array of flora. Jessica looked stunning and Juan was ever so cool looking in his black shirt and tie with white jacket.

Family Beach photography

In Studio FUN with the kids - santa cruz photographer

It is all about attitude