Saturday, February 28, 2009

UCI Track at Dusk

Today was the first track meet of the season. It was an exciting day as it was also the first meet on the new track at UCI. I will be putting up pictures from the meet soon, but I wanted to share some I took yesterday evening. We got the lights turned on for a photo shoot of the new track with everything clean and set up for the meet. My favorites came during the last few minutes before sunset. Here are a few. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Phil and Nadia Engaged!

This past weekend I had the honor of meeting Phil and Nadia whose wedding I am shooting in June. They are a very unique couple and I am so glad I got to know them! They have a great sense of humor as well as a serious side so I did my best to capture both aspects of their personality. They are having a non-traditional wedding which is, in Phil's words, "Pretty much just a bike ride and a 80's dance party". I am looking forward to shooting it very much. It should be a great day!

We unfortunately got stuck with a dreary, overcast day in Orange County so the lighting wasn't the best. Since I wasn't super excited with how the colors were coming out I started playing around in Photoshop a bit and tried some new things. I ended up giving a bunch of the pictures this sepia/vintage feel and I think it works well for them and the setting.

Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!



And some normally processed...


By the way, if you have a fear of peacocks then I would recommend staying away from Irvine Regional Park. They were all over the place! They make this gnarly noise too...caught us off guard a few times! Haha.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Kim Pena Project

A few months ago I got an unexpected email from a high school classmate who had heard through the grapevine that I was getting into photography. She is an aspiring professional model/dancer and offered to do a photo shoot to help build both of our portfolios.

She was in town this weekend and I had the opportunity to do a few sessions with her. It was nice to finally get out and take pictures...it had been a few weeks!

Kim was great to work with and as you can see by the pictures, I think she has a bright future ahead of her!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

After The Storm

Here is a shot I got last weekend overlooking north-eastern Orange County. The sun was setting on the coast and lit up some rain showers on the back end of the storm as it moved inland. It had been pouring off-and-on for a few days and this was the tail end of the much needed rain.