Monday, May 26, 2008

I almost forgot!

Here is one more pic that belongs with the post below.  I forgot that we traveled to Paris for part of the shoot.

Havin' a baby!

My awesome brother and sister'n law are having a baby!  This is the first addition to the family in the next generation of Boards.  It is great to have godly examples in your family to look up to, and they are definitely that for me.  On Sunday we took some pictures in their apartment, creating a make-shift "studio", if you can call it that!  anyway, here are some pics with my new 50mm 1.4 lense, I absolutely love this lens.  Darren and April, thanks for being willing to put up with my antics and get these shots.  I can't wait for this little girl to be born! 

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My oh My

So it went like this....
bvvvvvvv.  bvvvvvvv. bvvvvvvv. bvvvvvvv.
"Hi Nathan, this is Charlotte, How's it going?"
"Going well" I said, "How are you?"
"Very good" she replied. "Are you coming to my birthday party?"
"Yeah, I'm coming!"
"Can you pick up my friend? Her name is My, like MyBook. She lives in Lakewood."
"Uhh, yeah, not a problem."
"Good, see you tonight"

So I picked up My, and we went together.  In the hour and a half it took to get there (Thank you LA Traffic) we talked alot, and it came up that I was into photography.  "Do you want to take my picture?" she said.  And I couldn't pass up an opportunity like that!  So we did a photo shoot on Wednesday afternoon, tons of fun!

We started off at El Dorado Park, and then tried a couple other locations.

I love these trees that are in bloom right now.
Here we are using the famous Becker Squat.
Along the way we found an industrial fruit concentrate plant.

Long Beach is a town full of vivid color. so much fun

My was willing to go to a number of locations.  I appreciated
her willingness to be a guinneapig and let me get some experience.
We stumbled upon this nursery with BEAUTIFUL flowers,
but it was closed.  I followed the advice of my mentor, and 
decided to ask for forgiveness rather than permission.
Despite the large NO TRESPASSING  sign that decorated
the fence, we decided to squeeze through the gate.
As we were leaving the owner pulled up in his truck.  After
showing him some of the pictures, he said with a smile,
"Go through the hole in the fence by the river path, it's easier
to get in that way!"  He was very kind to us.

I loved how soft the light was here.
The texture of the Palm Tree was great.
Cool bridge and reeds
Sometimes the simple are some of the best.

Thanks My!  You were so fun to work with, and the camera really liked you!  I'm glad you two got along so well.  I am so excited about all the stuff I'm learning.  God is soo good and kind to allow me to do this stuff.

Monday, May 19, 2008

This One's for you, Brienne

I'd like to dedicate this post to, Brienne, of Brienne Michelle Photography, who has reminded me what a lame blogger I am.  Thanks Brie.   This post is also sponsored by Stephen Hernandez Photography.  I have so much to catch up on, but here are a couple images of things I've been shooting lately.

One of my 6th grade Saxophone players invited me to his baseball game last Saturday.  So much fun!  This is a meet'n'greet on the mound.

I also got to shoot a session with Lex Six, who is an amazing horn ensemble. More to come.

Okay, Janitors are kicking me out of my classroom at 11:30, so I've got to go!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Wedding Installment II.1

Here is the second group of pictures from my sister's 
wedding.  This is my brother and sister 'n law, Darren
and April, who are expecting their first child in a matter
of months!  We are all so excited! April did a killer job
wearing the shoes, even at almost 7 months.
So my settings were way off, but I got a great "Matrix" 
shot as Brian, the best man came in from the bright outside.
My sister has the greatest smile.
So I said there was a story behind the first picture on the
last post.  The representative for the grounds where we 
took the pictures was trying to show me how to "fake fall"
into the water to make the girls laugh.  It seems that a 
"real fall" works best, as that's what he demonstrated.
Here is the kind gentleman who took the dive
Lane Wells had a hoot as well...
On the way back into town we had to stop at the poppy
fields.  The California Poppy is the state flower, and they
are a beautiful, deep orange.  The fields of the high desert
are full of these intense flowers.  Incredible.
It was such a blessing to be a part of a truly Christ-Centered
wedding.  Every aspect of it was about bringing glory to
the only one who is worthy, Jesus Christ.
More to come, when I have time....

Wedding Installment II

The day was fun filled, to say the least.  There is a story
behind this picture, but that will come in the next post.
Needless to say, all the girls lost it, completely.

Here is the standard edition of 7 bridesmaids for 7 brothers.
Nathan was a pretty happy guy that day!
Muy guapo
"goin' to the chapel and we're, gonna get married"
I am so thankful for a godly man to be marrying my sister.

Blogger is having some trouble uploading my photos.
There are a few more, but they won't seem to go.  I'll 
try again tomorrow.  Stay tuned for more, and 
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