Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jessica Claire Workshop Feb 2010

This past Tuesday the 23rd I went to Jessica Claire's workshop in Orange County California. Jessica is a brilliant photographer and one of my favorites. I want to say thank you to Jessica for offering such a great workshop and to all that were involved in making everything so perfect.

Workshop: Jessica Claire, http://www.jessicaclaire.net/
Stylist: Duet Weddings, http://www.duet-weddings.com/
Flowers: Kate Holt of Flowerwild http://flowerwild.com/
Models: Braedon & Lindsay Flynn, http://www.braedonsblog.com/
Cake: Erica O'brien, http://www.ericaobrien.com/
Linen & pillows: La Tavolahttp://www.latavolalinen.com/
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals (flatware and cake table)http://classicpartyrentals.com/
Rentals: Badia Design (Spanish door, iron screen, Moroccan poufs)http://badiadesign.com/index.jsp
Plates/glassware: Anthropologiehttp://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jspInvitation: CEVDhttp://cevd.com/

One of the first things we did in the workshop was introduce ourselves, what we like to photograph and to say something we think is interesting about our self. Well I was the third one to have to talk and I couldn't think of anything very interesting to say. I said "I have three boys, married and love my family". That is all very true but I assume not very interesting to most people. OK I know this blog is about the workshop but I have been thinking about it ever since I returned home. I have thought of some things now that might be of some interest. 1. I shoot archery, I have my own compound bow. 2. I love to scrape book. 3. I am finding that I really enjoy cooking and love to watch Rachel Ray. There!! Back to the workshop. Jessica talked shop for about 3 hours, we had lunch and then she took us out to shoot. Everything was so beautiful, the couple Braedon and Lindsay Flynn were adorable (actually married). I can not express how much fun I had and how much I learned about photography and myself. To top it off at the end of the day she had dinner ready for us. I have posted some pictures from the day, notice all the vibrant colors and all the detail..

Monday, February 8, 2010

This is Emma!

On this past Sunday I took some high school senior portraits of Emma. My lil sister Kathy is in town and she went with me. It was a great shoot! First of all Emma has an older sister named Candra in which I shot her wedding back in October of 2007(if you have been in my office she is the beautiful blond with the great eyes on my wall). Wendy, Emma's mom, gave me a call to see if I did senior portraits. Of course I said "yes" and the rest is history. Can I just say that Wendy has some beautiful daughters. Just look at Emma, what a stunning young lady. We decided to go to the antique district in Glendale, what great location. Since my sister Kathy went with me on the shoot, I had her go through the images once I was done working them and pick out her favorites. I thought it would be fun to see if she picked the same ones as I would.. NOT. Isn't that funny. At first I was looking over her shoulder and saying "what about that one". Well I stopped and let her be and these are the ones Kathy picked.
This neat old bench was my sister's idea. Turned out to be some of my favorites!
This next close up of Emma's face has that 1973 filter on it. My friend Tracy wanted to see how it looked on an image that was closeup .
I just had to add a few more that deserve to be considered as a favorite and posted on the blog.
This last image has a filter called Soda Pop used on it. What do you think of it?
If you need any senior portrait done, let me know. I really enjoying doing them...