Portraits: Beeta

I love Beeta, and she is beautiful. Thanks for hanging out with me all weekend Beeta, I hope you like the photos! <3

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I'll end with this because it's classic Beeta...


Couples: David and Liz

I know I haven't posted in quite a long time, but I'm happy to make a return to the blog scene with this couples session.
This couple is a little bit different from the rest of the ones I've shot. Yes, they're gorgeous and adorable and tons of fun. But David is my big brother, so shooting photos for him and Liz was a treat.
David isn't the type of guy to bring girls home to meet the family often, so when our family met Liz for the first time we were a little bit in shock! But we've discovered over the months that she is sweet, fun, and the perfect person to challenge David's sarcasm and attitude.
We went to Rio Del Mar for the afternoon, and Liz, her dog Sueters, David, and I braved a long and treacherous walk to find some really cool locations. After grabbing a bite to eat, we went back to the beach to finish off their session.
Liz and David, thanks for being such great models. Liz, thanks for the great candid photos, and David-- who knew you had a model face! :) Hope you enjoy the photos!

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They even started out the shoot great!

Love Liz's shoes!!

Liz, you look stunning.

I just about died for the light right here.

On our dangerous walk, I caught this and I love it!!

Hellooo models!!

David bought this necklace for Liz in Hawaii, and trust me-- he searched all over for something he thought would fit her perfectly.

Liz perfected the "smize"

Sueters is the prince of the castle at Liz's house, and it was definitely a struggle to get this picture! (But it's so cute)

Again with the gorgeous light!!

I looove this photo. Might even be a favorite.

I love both of these next images!!

Liz, you look absolutely amazing in this photo.


Liz and David, hope you enjoyed the photos! Thanks for letting me capture this.


Behind the Scenes...

So, I had an absolute blast shooting Jazzy and Karen. But I wanted to show you guys a little bit of the behind the scenes for what goes on in a photo shoot. It is not always pretty! Sometimes, to get the shots that I want, my clients have to be great sports-- climbing through plants or feeling awkward in front of the camera! So I'm going to show you guys two things you may not have expected from behind the scenes of Jazzy's photoshoot...

So, to start... I love this photo of Karen!

But sometimes, your clients are uncomfortable or just need a little bit of help. So to get this shot, you'd be surprised... Jazzy was encouraging Karen on :)

Remember this photo? I loooove it. But the only reason I was able to get this photo is because Karen is so awesome... and she was willing to make her away across some treacherous grass!

She was wearing sandals, so she couldn't walk through the thorny grass! Luckily, we're good friends, so I had to carry her to the tree :)

And on the way back, she picked her way across...

So thank you, Karen and Jazzy, for encouraging each other, for climbing to awkward places for a good photo. Hopefully, this blog shows you that sometimes good pictures are difficult to get (but it's worth it in the end!)