Sunday, August 29, 2010

Three Shoots in One -- Abigail's Senior Session

Abigail has launched her senior year, and if her senior portrait session was any indicator, then she's headed for an uber-successful and well rounded year. The girl has mad skills in the classroom, the soccer field and on the track. Popular and respected, she brings to her high school a sense of poise and determination that is not replicated often, and that confidence in herself and where she's headed seemed to splash all over my lenses and make the photo shoot one of the most unique and fun ones I've done in a long time.

We started with some more formal and traditional images, then drove to her school's track for some fun shots in the uniforms of her sports, soccer and track.

Thanks Abbi for the great priviliege to shoot your portraits, my congratulations on a great three years so far, and here's hoping for an even better fourth!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Abigail ... A Preview

More to come of "three shoots with Abigail. Track, soccer and formals." Fun shoot.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh My, What a Cutie!

Goodness, had to post this, like RIGHT NOW! More to come

Monday, August 16, 2010

Martha and Lonnie ... Married!

For a July afternoon in Southern California, you could not have asked for a better day. It was warm, but not hot. The vineyards of the Temecula Wine Country were green and ready to burst with fruit. Clouds ambled across the sky adding contrast to the deep blue. Friends and family drifted in, smiling with anticipation. The day was bathed in hope and joy, good wine and laughter. Lonnie and Martha got married.

Roses adorned the gazebo helping to cast a cool shade across the platform on which Martha and Lonnie gave their vows to love and to cherish. Permanence echoed in the sounds. In front of a small crowd of friends and family, the two basked in the warmth of the sunshine as well as their own friendship ... the bond with which they will make a life together.

I could not describe the reception in any other way than real. Their friends and family enjoyed each other's company and conversation. They enjoyed watching the bride and groom enjoy each other and the moment of their lives together. They enjoyed the food and dancing. They smiled with a genuine appreciation for what was taking place that day. They toasted Lonnie and Martha with real words, not fakery and flattery. Genuine love and sentiment wafted off of words that at times tottered out from vocal chords choked with emotion. It was real. Love.

Thank you Martha and Lonnie for the distinct privilege of capturing your day in photography.

Martha made her own bouquet!

Lonnie, Martha and Martha's daughter, Sarah, poured sand into a vase, symbolizing the union of their lives. Very sweet moment.

The beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country!

And lastly ...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010