As promised everyone, here is a blog of our experience photographing this beautiful girl. Babies have to be between 1-10 days old to be able to capture them looking so peaceful. This particular time our client preferred for us to go to their home. Most moms prefer we come to them, as I am sure most parents know, to avoid the hustle of leaving the house. When we arrived we had to make sure the temperature was about right for the baby to be on her birthday suit. Usually this is in the upper seventies to low eighties, yes I know, it is hot! once we located better lit section of the house, we proceeded to prepare the stage. We took a few test shots to test our exposure and we were set. Now it was time to get our little model ready. She was fed and cuddle to sleep, but as most baby do, the moment she left mommy’s body, smell and heat she let us know she was not happy. After a few songs, a little more to eat and pooping sessions she was ready to go and here is what we captured
When we were asked to do an engagement session on Christmas Day, we did not know what to expect. This was the first time that we were actually doing this during an international holiday that most times is used to spend it with friends and family. We were concern that the experience was not going to be positive for them and that the weather was not going to be on our side. They day appeared to displayed signs of a storm, with over casted skies and cold temperatures.
We both arrived at the location at the same time and were able to quickly break the ice. It did not take long to realize this couple had an open and fun personality willing to walk anywhere. Their energy was so positive that we spent the entire time laughing and walking around the Santa Barbara Pier. We were able to capture amazing images, which we hope you all love as much as we do.
One of the benefits of living in Santa Barbara is the consistent beautiful weather throughout the year. However, every so often those wintery days with overcast skies and the rare rain make their appearance. This was the case for the lovely couple whose big day took place on December 1st. This was the first wedding we have cover under these conditions, and lets just say, our creative side was in full motion that day.
It all started with the ceremony, being that it was being held in a beautiful catholic church that is mostly lit by natural light. Since the sky was completely overcast, the sunlight that usually reflects off the stained glass windows was limited to none. It is during these times that we are grateful to have our camera bodies (Nikon D3s & D700) which are amazing in low light.
Right after the ceremony we proceeded to do the formal session and it was at that specific time that mother nature decided to add some fun to the event, with rain! But we were confident as we had anticipated this and prepared to shoot at the Historic Santa Barbara Court House. All appeared to go well until we arrived at the location. When we got there we realized that every photographer selected this location as well as hundreds of Asian tourist, who were photography fanatics, to be there as well. Besides waiting for other artists, AKA Photographers to use specific locations, we had to manage a large crowd of on lookers who were amazed at seeing us work. Some even jumping in the pictures with the bridal party as seen below.
In the end we had fun, got some great images and can now add working under terrible weather conditions to our repertoire.
One of the benefits of our business is the ability to take part in important events in our clients lives. From their wedding day to their first family portrait, we are able to see every stage of their lives clearly manifest. Last week we had the opportunity to photograph a beautiful mom to be who wanted to have an artistic approach to recording this stage in her life. We had so much fun that before we knew it, we were in the water with her. She was so cooperative that we were able to work with all the elements (sun, surrounding & water) and capture some beautiful images. We hope you all enjoy them as much as we did taking them.
Throughout the past few years we have covered different types of weddings and each in their own way have been creative and fun. However, Chuy and Jackie’s wedding has been one of the most creative ones. We began our day at the bride’s family home, where we were able to capture stunning images of the bride. Their home was beautiful and combined with a beautiful bride, it was a combination for success. Below you will see some of our favorites, though we must admit, it was hard to choose.
After being with the bride for a couple of hours, we had to raise back to be ready for their entrance into Guadalupe Church. This was our first time covering a ceremony there and were very surprise how pretty it was. Shooting inside the church turned out to be a bit challenging because of how little light was available, but our equipment came through as you will see below. A combination of a steady hand and low light capabilities really were the two key factors in capturing these images.
Finally we headed to Chase Palm Park, where we got a chance to have fun with the bridal party as well as the groom and bride. They were all very cooperative and were willing to put up with our requestsand we were not disappointed with the results.