Monday, June 25, 2007

Christy and Scott

My two roommates (and friends) recently became engaged, and I am the lucky photographer who got to shoot their engagement portraits! Not only are they adorable together, but they're wonderfully photogenic subjects, too. Scott is a talented director and Christy is talented at just about everything. I'm certain they have a bright and happy future together. Congratulations!

We shot these on a warm Saturday at El Matador Beach in Malibu. Some thin fog made for perfect, diffused light for these naturally-lit portraits.

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Perfume commercial, much?

I loved the wave action around the rocks and was waiting for this dramatic moment.

See, they're really just goofballs behind those model looks ;)

This is probably my favorite image from the session.

I just love sepia for engagement shots. It's timeless and warmer than black and white.
Are they cute or what?

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one of the most popular places to visit in LA. These are a few of my favorite shots. See more at and

This was taken with a very wide angle lens to create some interesting distortion on the Santa Monica Pier sign. Canon 350D, Canon 12-24mm 1/50s f/4.5 at 12.0mm iso200
I'd been envisioning this shot for awhile. I find that the shots that I envision beforehand usually turn out better than the random, grab-and-go photographs.
Canon 350D, Canon 28-105mm, 30s f/16.0 at 28.0mm iso100

This was an instance of waiting for the right light. I hung out in this location and took this panorama about 10 times over the course of an hour, but only for a minute or two did the light cooperate.
Canon 350D, Canon 24-70L, 4 horizontal images stitched in PS CS2

This was taken just after the shot above. The sun is down, but the boardwalk and sand are illuminated by some parking lot sodium lighting, which almost makes it look like it's lit by the setting sun.
Canon 350D, Sigma 15-30mm, 30s f/8.0 at 18.0mm iso100

Downtown Los Angeles with Full Moon - 5/31/07

My roommate and friend Christy was so kind to stay late at work so that I could photograph the moon rising behind the L.A. skyline from her office's roof. I was testing out my new Sigma 15-30 lens and I'm so happy with the way these shots turned out! See more at:

My New Blog!

Welcome to my blog! I've decided to start posting some of my recent and favorite photos, along with some tips and tricks that I've learned. I hope you enjoy it!