Posts Tagged 'PORTRAITS'

 
August 25
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Poker nights are a lot of fun. Everyone comes over, and we all stay up so late, chatting, eating, and of course, playing poker. I’ve only played once or twice since I’ve been here, but it’s going to become a regular thing now that everyone is pretty much getting the hang of it. Sometimes, it’s just the adults if babysitters can be found, other times, it’s whoever isn’t able to play the round! It’s always so much fun and the kids get a kick out of seeing each other after a long week of school!

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Yep, I’m bored today. I mean, I have about a million things to do and 3 projects in the works, but I cannot get the creative juices going. I was feeling blah all day, and I finally just had it. I put on some powder, pulled on a pair of comfy jeans, and took the tripod outdoors. Sometimes, I like to do these self portraits to put things back in perspective. It’s different than taking a look in the mirror. It’s like seeing yourself through someone else’s eyes, through a photographer’s eyes. Taking self portraits that are not camera “selfies” is a little challenging, especially on a DSLR where the focus will not be correct if you’re not in front to meter and focus. I took a light stand, and placed it in the spot where I would pose. It took a couple tries to get the focus and height correct, but it’s a good exercise to do. You have to compose the image without the subject, and on top of that, you have to pose yourself once you’re in front of the camera!

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We went for a little hike at Overlook Park near Morgan Falls. It was a beautiful day outside, so everyone was outside playing soccer, paddle boarding on the lake, and having picnics. We took the camera out with matching 50mm lenses, and just people watched for a few hours and then went to get lunch at Las Tortas Locas.

At Overlook Park, we stopped to have a mini photo lesson, and I took some fun double exposure shots of Amine while he was focusing on his shots.

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December 10
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Dana and Gheith have been engaged for almost a year, and I was very happy to attend and photograph that party one year ago. Now, the wedding is upon us this December, and they have commissioned me to do a couples shoot before the big day. They have grown together immensely this past year, and I’m very honored to photograph their engagement shoot in Laguna Beach this past weekend. I’m so excited for the wedding day!

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December 02
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I went to Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving week. It was an amazing week with close friends whom I now consider family too. To many more memories made with some very wonderful people. Cheers!

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December 01
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in Atlanta, after a yummy meal at Alons Bakery

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November 17
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Kent had a great birthday party at Mesa, Costa Mesa. All the guys wore bowties, and the girls were asked to wear something with bows. Mine was a Henri Bendel bow bracelet, but I saw many cute bowties on sweatshirts, rings, earrings, etc.

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November 03
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We took a sunset hike at Peters Canyon. It was a wonderful day.

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