I went down to Balboa Park in San Diego for Jeannette and Matt and had a great time. They are a silly and fun couple and were fantastic at improvising.
I loved these flowers so much I wanted to start the session here.
I just absolutely had to get the mariachi in the background. This is easily my favorite photograph of the set.
They were easy to shoot. Just leave them alone and they start doing their thing.
There was so much color to capture.
I thought it would be cute to have them "steal" the police car. Nobody was arrested.
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To begin the engagement session season, we went to a favorite beach of mine in Laguna Beach to photograph Marlene and Solomon. It was interesting in that at the beginning of the shoot, the sun was out and by the end of the shoot it was cloudy. I liked that we had two types of lighting for this set.
This photo draws my attention because of it's uniqueness. Many times during the shoot he picked her up and that made for some interesting and fun photos.
This shot was too cute to pass up. I had them sit on the sand while I shot from far away. Then I noticed how the sunlight was falling nicely on their feet so I got up close and told Marlene to put her foot on his.
I'm a sucker for footsteps on the sand.
He really enjoyed picking her up. He is a relatively tall guy so it was easy for him to swing her around in circles.
I gave this a sepia effect to match the soft innocent look on her face.
The theme was "Spring Time in Paris," organized by the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center. It was a classy fund-raiser in Newport Beach to aid the battle against child abuse. I was more than happy to do my part in helping this organization. I started doing wedding photography because I had a passion for it, but to be able to use photography to help with a worthy cause is so satisfying.
The program for the night in the well decorated ballroom.
Jaguar was one of the major sponsors for the event.
My favorite shot of the night.
Former Angel and baseball great Bobby Grich attended the event.
Some of the entertainment for the night.
Link to the event website