Sunday, December 30, 2007

Jacob's Field

We just returned last week from an amazing wedding in Cleveland, OH. Leslie and I went out and shot this amazing couple named Matt and Jenna Sekerak. We had a two day shoot with the first day taking two locations....Squires Castle and Jacob's Field where the Cleveland Indians play. It was such an awesome feeling to be there in the middle of the stadium on the pitchers mound!! We got to be on the field for over two hours which was phenomenal. Me being from California I must have fallen at least three times....the worst of which was in the Indians clubhouse. The stadium representative were SO accommodating....it made the shoot fantastic. We had the ceremony and the reception in the Terrace Club at the stadium on Saturday and it was beautiful. The couple were especially great and the bride was SUCH a trooper in participating in so many shoots with a strapless dress! It was one of the funnest shoots I've done all year. This was also the first wedding I used the infrared camera on which was really cool. The results with the camera are outstanding. Can you tell which ones are infrared? Please check out the slideshow below!!
























Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas at Disneyland

Nothing is better than having kids during Christmas....and despite the fact that my three boys received a TON of presents from Santa, grandma and grandpa, and others....their final present from Mom and Dad was annual passes to Disneyland. Below are some pictures of us with the kids at Disneyland. My favorite shot is when I'm holding my son Kevin during the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. He loved the ride but every time we went down a small water shoot he would cover his eyes. After the ride all three boys kept begging to go back. It was a great time...but it was also pretty cold for California! Needless to say we will be heading back to D-land many more times this year.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Squires Castle

For those of you who haven't seen or photographed the Squires Castle in Willoughby Hills, OH, you need to go. These pictures are taken of Leslie Roark, one of my photographers who never had Bridal Portraits taken.....so we did it in Ohio while out here for a shoot. I came to the castle earlier in the day with the bride and groom and can back here at night with Leslie. I can't post any pictures of the bride and groom until all their pictures are ready....but they turned out great as well. The most rewarding part about the shoot is we were trying to use a Qflash to provide the lighting but couldn't get it to work.....so all of the light is provided by my trusty Nikon SB8oo normal external flash. We were really excited when we saw these...so we decided to post them right away. Let me know what you think!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Infrared

Always looking to try something different and to venture into a new realm of photography, I took the plunge and bought an infrared camera. I didn't do the whole conversion route of taking a standard digital and having it converted...I bought a Fujifilm IS-1 which is a great camera. I have tried to purchase the IS PRO but it is very hard to come by and you have to be affiliated with law enforcement to get one. These cameras are meant for forensic work, but have started to become popular for those photographers looking for a different look. I snapped these two shots yesterday literally while driving around. The first one I took through my windshield while sitting in traffic (very common for California), and the second one I took at a park. It may look like a winter wonderland but it's actually green trees and grass....pretty cool. I'm going to start using it slowly with weddings and other ventures (on a limited basis), but if you get it right it can provide some stunning effects. Let me know what you think!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Atlanta





Sorry for the long delay in postings! I have been tied up...and on top of that it was my birthday! I thought I would share some photos of a beautiful model that I did a shoot with in Atlanta two weeks ago. We did a shoot in a mansion and she did a fantastic job with helping the way the photos turned out. Take a look and let me know what you think!


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mr. and Mrs. Bell

Check out this wedding we shot last weekend for Mike and Connie Bell. It was a wonderful wedding for a very neat couple. The funnest part was doing some of the wedding shoot in a nearby playground....which lead to some great shots. Take a look at the wedding by watching the slideshow below. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SLIDESHOW!!