Dec 31, 2007

Jackie and Roy in Irvine

Jackie and Roy were only in town for these couple of weeks so we wanted to get the engagement shoot in, even if it meant braving a freezing-for-Socal day. Roy grew up in the East coast so the cold was nothing to him. One thing I like about cloudy days is that it creates a romantic mood for a shoot like this. It has a winter feeling without the snow. Here are the results of a fun shoot in Irvine.


I wanted to give them a nature-themed look for the engagement shoot because their wedding is going to be beach-themed, so this way they get a variety of photos.




Shot in this tunnel always turn out great.




Note the heart-shaped leaf right above Jackie. How completely random and awesome is that?


I love how the leaves create a frame around them.


A cute closeup.


Jackie has such a bubbly personality and Roy seems to feed off that energy.




This is one of my favorite shots... they are genuinely laughing and having a good time.






We squeezed these photos in with the last bit of light left for the day.

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Nov 12, 2007

Tina's Family in Irvine

With Tina and Steve's kids involved in many sports activities on the weekends, we really only had one date to try to do the shoot even though we scheduled it way in advance. As luck would have it, the weather in Irvine was perfect and their kids were great for this family portrait session.

Our goal was to capture everyone in a more natural fashion rather than just the traditional formal posed portraits. We tried to blend the two styles so we can be sure to capture their natural, individual expressions while also getting the group shots suitable for large prints and possible inclusion in Steve's professional website.


You can tell right from the start that Lily was a lively and energetic girl. The camera is definitely drawn to her smile.


We need to get some tips from Tina and Steve on how to raise kids, because the boys were all so polite and easy to work with.


Handsome kids.


A cute father and son moment.


Tina did such a great job with the wardrobe. She and Lily matched quite well.


Lily often wandered off and found her own activities.




I love these candid smiling moments.




Just the guys.




This is one of my favorites from the shoot. I told them all to get their faces close together and Lily comes over and plants a kiss on her brother's cheek. This is right afterwards when she looks up with her big adorable eyes.


Tina was looking for someone who would capture her family in a new way, in a more natural and relaxed outdoor atmosphere. I'm so glad she chose me to do the shoot because it was a lot of fun and I really love how the images turned out.

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