Friday, December 11, 2009

Sneak Peek: Crystal and James - Engagement Pictures

Here's a sneak peek of some the pictures from engagement session with Crystal and James last weekend. They live down in Manteca, but decided to come to Chico to go to some of Crystal's favorite locales from her school days. We crawled all over 1 Mile at Bidwell Park looking for cool spots and even braved some steep embankments next to the creek so we could capture them in the perfect reflection off of the water. After that we headed over to Sierra Nevada Brewery for some pictures at the tap room. We had a lot of fun taking their portraits and can't wait for their wedding next October at Lake Tahoe!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sneak Peek: June Gentry

June was such a natural at posing, and she made our job so easy! You wouldn't know it by looking at the pictures, but it was extremly cold that day, so thank you, June, for putting up with us taking a ton of pictures in 40 degree weather. We all really loved the patch of leaves that we found on Chico State's campus! I absolutley love how there was a mixture of colors, shapes and sizes, and of course June looked amazing laying in them!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Brianna and Wade Siddoway

Brianna was one of our best friends at Red Bluff High School so it was so much fun taking her and her husband's pictures. We really had a great time getting to know her husband, Wade. Since they live in Utah we really have only seen them a few times since we graduated from high school. We will definitly need to go to Utah sometime and do another photo session there!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Engle Family Portraits

It was fun taking family portraits for the Engle family last weekend. The wind was really picking up during the session but luckily we managed to capture several pictures with their hair out of their faces. Believe me it was a tremendous feat! We took several pictures of Griffin playing in his Grandma's leaves before we headed over to Diamond Park in Red Bluff. It was great having a little model just sitting there trying to eat the leaves while his big sister ran circles around him. Aizlyn had so much energy and seemed to get even more once we arrived at the park. It was so cute, once we were getting ready to leave, Aizlyn thanked us for coming and taking their pictures.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Grady Family Portaits

We had a great time taking family portraits of the Grady family last weekend. It was great fall weather for taking portraits except for the blustery wind. Luckily we were able to find a little cove in the trees that did a fairly good job of blocking it! William was so helpful rounding up his little sister Claire and trying to make her follow our directions. We also learned that telling little kids to look up at the camera is not that easy. They tend to look up with their whole bodies instead of just their faces or eyes. It does, however, make for some hilarious pictures! William also liked to strike a pose for us when it suited him and then have us show him it on the camera.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Orleans Workshop: Mike Colon

We attended a few workshops over the course of our New Orleans conference! This workshop, put on by Mike Colon , was one of my favorites. We had four fantastic models to works with. I got the chance to work with Amber Collins, Jessica Granger, and Sydney Fincher! The girls were amazing. This workshop was different from the others because we were split into smaller groups, and we each got the chance to work as the lead photographer to direct the model and be in the front of the pack. Here are a few of my favorites, and even more are posted on our facebook page!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brynn and Ryan Engagement

Here are a few of our favorites from our session with Brynn and Ryan in downtown Cottonwood, CA. We just love the little shops and all the cute doors. The color of Brynn's sweater went perfectly with the setting and the fall colors, and her little buttons were so cute. She told us that it had taken many shopping trips to find that sweater. We asked Ryan how many shopping trips he had to make. He said that his clothes just showed up and Brynn informed him that he was wearing them to the engagement session. Just the way it should be! We really wanted to get some of the fall colors in our pictures. The only fall colors were at the tiny park at the end of the downtown, but we managed and you can't really tell how small the park is. We can't wait for Brynn and Ryan's wedding next June in Redding, California at a private residence on the Sacramento River!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Orleans

We recently attended Pictage PartnerCon in New Orleans! The seminars and hands-on workshops were fantastic! Thank you Pictage for sponsoring this great event. The workshops were held over three days, and we added a few days for travel and sightseeing. Below are a few pictures of our sightseeing, and, as always, I dragged Dusty around everywhere on lots of random walks that I always find in our DK guides. These pictures are from the French Quarter, the Garden District, and our day trips to the bayou and a few of the plantations. We will be posting more photos from around New Orleans on our facebook soon, as well as pictures from the hands-on workshops that we attended.