Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jen and Anthony

Last Saturday the fabulous Brie of Brienne Michelle Photography invited me to come along for an engagement session, starring none other than Jen and Anthony from San Fran.  We headed to Ventura for some killer settings and had a blast.  We even got Slurpees.  That's how cool it was.  This couple was a blast to work with and was up for just about anything we threw at them.  Thanks guys, looking forward to your wedding in Summer of '09!
We had to pay the Seagull extra

Anthony was so funny, talking about his lack of confidence
in front of the camera, but as soon as he was in focus, the 
GQ-ness oozed from all over.

We found some friends along the way.
Swings are just so much fun!

We arrived back at the parking lot just in time for
this train to plow through, answering our question, 
"Do you think these tracks are used anymore?"
In light of that, we were extra cautious on this awesome
old train bridge that goes right over the 101 freeway.

After our time at the beach we headed down to 
Cal State Channel Islands.  This used to be a mental 
illness hospital, but is now a college campus...very creepy.  
This place inspired the song "Hotel California" by 
the Eagles, and has the well featured in "The Ring".

The natural light through the skylight at the end of this 
tunnel made for a glorious lighting situation.
Who says you can't dance when there's no music?
The very talented and pregnant Brie, what an artist.

Jen is a bit of a rebel
CSUCI had a great courtyard in the original building, which
used to be a Spanish mission.  Around the 1930's the State 
built a mental institution, keeping the mission style in all 
the buildings.  The hospital was a leader in experimental 
treatments of mental illness, such as Schizophrenia.  Wierd.
Anyway, back to the nice courtyard. 

Thanks for stopin' by!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Swingin' the night away in Hemet

A week ago Friday I travelled to Hemet to shoot a professional Big Band.  The venue was great, and the band was even better.  The dancers turned out, and great fun was had by all.  Here's a few shots from that evening.  A special thanks to Kevin Mayse for having me out to take pictures!  Did I mention that I love Big Band?

The vocalist was simply amazing.  She sang with the Harry James Orchestra back in the day.

The food people brought to their tables was incredible.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wisconsin Whoopie

Wow, It's been a terribly long break since I've posted, shame on me!  Part of my troubles have included being away from a computer, so i don't feel so guilty. =)

While visiting friends in the Midwest, I had the opportunity to shoot second for Carrie Krupke, a good friend of mine and wife of one of my best friends, Gerard.  Kim and Mike Priaulx were married on the 28th of June with a smashing Wisconsin wedding.    The greet was so beautiful, it almost made me want to move back! Congratulations Kim and Mike!  I pray God's blessing on you as you honor Christ in your marriage. We had heaps of fun the whole time, and here are a few images that caught my eye.  There are some more that I'm really excited about, but I'm saving those for later.....

Kim and Mike Priaulx