Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Girl, You're Amazing, Just The Way You Are! | Paso Robles Senior Portrait Photographer

I had the wonderful opportunity to do another senior shoot a couple weeks ago with this young woman.  She came with nervous thoughts and timid attitude. But, after a few jokes, some gorgeous pictures, and some new clothes.. this natural beauty was ready to shine!  She left saying she had the best time!  What a great shoot!  If I can make you feel beautiful, even for one second, then I feel I have succeeded.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fast Cars and Freedom! | San Luis Obispo County Senior Portrait Photographer

With each and every shoot that I do, I try to grow in some way.  This Senior shoot was no exception.  My client, a young, smart, and talented Senior had some really extreme ideas of what he envisioned for his Senior Portraits.  I was excited to take on the challenge, and terrified that I wouldn't meet his high expectations.  Step One: find a location to meet these needs.  Step Two: study new photography techniques and practice practice practice!  Step Three: don't forget mom- she wants some standard nice photos of her son!  So, the shoot was done in 4 phases, let me know what you think:
Phase 1:  Running from a TRAIN
Phase 2: Cool bridge for some Longboarding shots- while also sneaking in a few "mom shots"

Phase 3: Show off the car he has worked hard on

Phase 4: Awesome mural wall for a few more "mom shots"

Monday, October 3, 2011

FLower Girl

A couple weeks ago, I was personally asked by the blog owner at Ordinary Inspirations, to join the blog and enter in the weekly photo contests!  Of course, I immediately rushed on over and became a member, and the very next Monday (this week) entered my first photo in her contest.  The contest works like this: photogs enter a photo they feel captures beauty, then Traci picks her top 3 favorites and everyone votes for #1.  Well, TRACI PICKED MINE!  I was so stinkin excited when I saw it this morning! Now, let me warn you, I am 100% sure I won't win, since I even think the beach scene is better than mine- but, it was so great just to be in the top 3 with these other 2 amazing photographers!  Thank you Traci!  So, head on over HERE and check them out, and, if you feel so inclined, vote for me! :)

This is my beautiful niece, Emma.  She just turned 8 last week and I was reminded of these beach-side photos I had taken this summer!  What a fun, vibrant, and beautiful little girl!