Jun 10, 2008

Kami and Nathan in Laguna Beach

When I first met Kami at the consultation I could already tell that she and her fiance would be really fun to shoot. She was pleasant and just had a really easy-going personality. My favorite part was that she mentioned she wanted to get in the water at the beach. I haven't had one of those in a while and the weather is perfect in June to do that.

We started at Bluebird Park and then headed over to Bluebird Beach in Laguna Beach.




They were more comfortable playing than posing, so the slides and swings were perfect for these two.







We can always find ways to adjust to the height disparity.







They have great chemistry with each other. Kami and Nathan laughed and smiled for pretty much the entire shoot, which is great on camera.











The sun starts to set.





Nathan spun Kami faster than I've ever seen anyone spun!



I love running-in-the-water shots.



Getting hit by the water with regular clothes on takes a little getting used to.


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Jan 16, 2008

Kathryn and Steven in Laguna Beach

We met up with Kathryn and Steve at Bluebird Beach in Laguna Beach. He grew up around there so we knew exactly where to go to get the shots we wanted. Let me tell ya, this couple is really fun to photograph! They are so cute together, you can easily see how much in love they are through the photos. For example, we told them it'd be fun to get some running shots on the beach and they just sprinted off racing each other at full speed. Check out the photos to see what I mean.

Click here for the gorgeous flash version, or continue reading below for the smaller photos.


There is the famous Bluebird Beach backdrop.



Any closeup shot of Kathryn reveals a picture-perfect smile.






Focused on the ring.



I just love the emotion of this shot, with the hands held together and her graceful glance downwards.



There's the silliness coming out of those two.



Natural, genuine laughs are often so beautiful.



They kicked off their sandals so high in the air and watched as it fell to the sand.



We then hopped on over to the park nearby where Steve used to hang out as a little kid.



I can't stress enough how a real genuine laugh shows up great in photos.



I love how soft the light is, both on their faces and the trees behind them.



There was no way they were not going to get on the swings for the shoot.



Just another chance for them to snuggle.



This was a funny scene because there were two people to my left doing their taxes on the bench, and we're here doing an engagement shoot ten feet away.


I can't wait for the wedding!

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