I love these black and white portraits of Hollie and Jordan taken at Lake Leonard. Their style is timeless:
This series was taken at Lake Leonard in the early morning at the site of Alex and Emily’s wedding. The mist coming off the lake lasted less than an hour.
One of the biggest challenges when photographing a wedding is working with the light available during the limited time I have with a couple. Often it’s not possible to steal people away from the party or ceremony when the light is perfect just as the sun is setting, so I’ve learned to work with Nikon’s latest and greatest little flashes and my lightweight and very portable softboxes.
These two portraits were taken at the same place at different times. The first was shot immediately after the wedding ceremony when the sun was blazing hot and bright. I was able to photograph Kristin and Dave facing away from the sun. And in the second shot I made use of the richly saturated colors of the sky after the sun went down. Both were shot using only two remote flashes:
And these two were shot using a softbox with flashes, blending perfectly with the dusk light and moon. It’s always my goal to make any use of flash invisible:
I’m in Moscow photographing over 1,200 kids at the Anglo-American School. I have very little time (or energy) to pursue any personal work, but here are a few takes from some scenes from Moscow and St. Petersburg. I forgot how hard street photography is. Invasive, unpredictable, always changing. There are no “keepers” from this set of images, but I thought people might find them interesting:
Hollie and Jordan had their wedding at Leonard Lake Reserve, a privately owned property of 4000 acres with old growth redwood trees and the largest natural lake in Mendocino County. They and their guests both camped and stayed in one of the four cabins on the property for three days, much unlike many weddings where guests fly in, attend the wedding, and fly away the next day.
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I was fortunate to be hired by the Fort Ross Conservancy to photograph the Fort Ross Bicentennial Commemoration on July 28-29th. Established in 1812 eighty miles north of San Francisco, Russian explorers established Colony Ross to establish trade relations with … Continue reading
A few of my favorite pictures from Paul and Jessica’s wedding on May 19th at Vine Hill House in Sebastopol, California.