Sunday, May 31, 2009

San Diego Maternity Photographer | Maternity Photos

My second maternity photo shoot on Saturday was with the Badillo family. They are also expecting their first child, Arianna in July. Both Mommy and Daddy are active military, serving in the US Navy. I love photographing military families, especially in uniform. I can't wait to meet little Arianna for her newborn photos.

Here are a few personal favorite photos from the Badillo's maternity photo shoot:

San Diego Maternity Photographers Photos

San Diego Maternity Photographers Photos

San Diego Maternity Photographers Photos

San Diego Maternity Photographers Photos

San Diego Maternity Photographers Photos

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San Diego Maternity Photographer | Maternity Portraits

Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of shooting maternity photos for the Schendel family, who is expecting their first child in July. We'll also be doing newborn photos when little Felicity is born. Here are some of my favorites from this maternity photo shoot:

San Diego Maternity Photogapher Photography Photos

San Diego Maternity Photogapher Photography Photos

San Diego Maternity Photogapher Photography Photos

San Diego Maternity Photogapher Photography Photos

San Diego Maternity Photogapher Photography Photos

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San Diego Family Beach Photographer - Family Photos at Coronado Beach

Saturday was quite the busy day for us - three photo shoots! Saturday evening I met the Lopez family down at Coronado Beach for some fun family photos. It was a perfectly overcast evening with a little sea breeze in the air...and the dolphins swimming out in the ocean was a nice touch.

The Lopez family was also celebrating a 15th birthday, so the focus was on the birthday girl. Here are a few favorites from this family beach photo shoot at Coronado:

San Diego Family Beach Photography

San Diego Family Beach Photography

San Diego Family Beach Photographer

San Diego Family Beach Photographer

San Diego Family Beach Photographer

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Memorial Day Part 2

More photos from Memorial Day at Rosecrans Military Cemetery.

Don't just breeze through these, take a minute to actually read some of the head stones. They really do tell a story. Being in a place like this really makes you stop and think...it sure puts things into perspective.

Did you even notice that one of the men in the previous post died at Pearl Harbor?

Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Photography

Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Photography

Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Photography

Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Photographer

Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Photographer

Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Photographer

Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Photographer

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Memorial Day 2009 Photography

It's become a tradition. Every year on the Tuesday after Memorial Day, I get up before sunrise and drive down to Rosecrans Military Cemetery here in San Diego. Rosecrans is the home to over 96,000 members of our military. It's one of those very unique places that truly commands your attention and tugs at your very soul.

Normally a great place for photography, it's even better over Memorial Day weekend. That's because every year the Boy Scouts come out and place a US flag on each and every grave site. With the flags added the cemetery is simply breathtaking. I never get tired of photographing it.

This was the fourth year in a row that I've done this, so it gets increasingly difficult to find new angles and perspectives. But I think I did a pretty good job this year.

I will share more in a couple of days, but here are a few early favorite photos from Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego:

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Photography Photos

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Photography Photos

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Photography Photos

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Photographer Photos

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Photographer Photos

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Photographer Photos

Rosecrans Military Cemetery Photographer Photos

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

San Diego High School Senior Portrait Photography

Last night I spent some time with Ashleigh shooting her high school senior photos at Coronado Beach near the Hotel Del Coronado. We had a beautiful evening down at the beach. There were several other Photographers shooting family portraits as well - a sign that Summer is approaching.

Here are some favorites from Ashleigh's HS senior photo shoot at Coronado Beach:

San Diego High School Senior Photographers Photos


San Diego High School Senior Photographers Photos


San Diego High School Senior Photographers Photos

San Diego High School Senior Photographers Photos

San Diego High School Senior Photographers Photos

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Yosemite Family Photography | Yosemite Portrait Photographer

Just sharing more photos from our trip to Yosemite National Park last week. While Yosemite is one of the most beautiful, amazing places on Earth for scenic photography, my main goal was actually to get some great family photos of us.

I can't tell you how much time we spent trying to find some clothes that we all liked for our photos. Knowing that most of the background would be green, we wanted to go with a solid red/maroon that would really compliment the background well, and stand out from all of the green. Thankfully we finally found them. Gavin's shirt...not so plain, but that's the way that we wanted it.

During the first couple of days at Yosemite, we spent a lot of time walking around, and the whole time I was scoping locations, times, sun positioning for the family photos that would be shot later.

So without further adeu, here are some favorites from the first location. ALL of these were shot by Grandma, and all were using an off camera 580EX flash mounted on a tripod, fired by the trusty ST-E2 transmitter. These were shot about an hour before sunset. We are in the shade (lit by the flash) and the background is well lit by late afternoon sun:

Yosemite Photography Family Photographer Photos

Yosemite Family Portrait Photographer Photos

Yosemite Photography Family Portrait Photographer Photos

Yosemite Photography Family Portrait Photographer Photos

Yosemite Photography Family Portrait Photographer

Yosemite Family Portrait Photographer Photos

Yosemite Photography Family Photographer Photos

Yosemite Photography Family Portrait Photographer Photos

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Yosemite National Park Scenic Photography

This is post 2 of 3 of photos from our trip to Yosemite National Park last week. Considering what a huge, beautiful place Yosemite is, I really didn't take that many photos. This time I really wanted to get some great family photos of the three of us...which will be in my next post.

Here are a few of my favorite scenic photos from our trip to Yosemite National Park.

Upper Yosemite Falls:
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Yosemite Falls reflecting in the Merced River:
Yosemite Scenic Photography Photos Photographer

Sunset light on Bridalveil Falls:
Yosemite Scenic Photography Photos Photographer

Another shot of Yosemite Falls reflecing in the Merced River:
Yosemite Scenic Photography Photos Photographer

Yosemite Scenic Photography Photos Photographer

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Yosemite National Park Moonbow May 2009

Last week we took a vacation to Yosemite National Park. We timed our vacation around the elusive moonbow. A moonbow is a rainbow created by the light of the moon, instead of the sun. It only happens under perfect conditions - the moon must be full or nearly full, clear skies, and the position of the moon. It only happens 4-5 days a month, and only in April, May and June each year.

Many of them are invisible to the human eye, but some are visable. However, the eye does not process color at night, so the moonbow just looks like a grey arch in the mist of the waterfall. But take a long exposure photograph and there it is in full color! Very cool.

Here are a few favorites from this year's Yosemite moonbow photos.

This is a full arch moonbow at the base of Lower Yosemite Falls. This one was very much visable, and you could see it get brighter and brighter as the moon moved across the sky. Be prepared to get wet if you're after this shot, there is a lot of spray from the falls:

Yosemite Moonbow 2009 Yosemite Falls

And this is the bigger moonbow that is at the bottom of Upper Yosemite Falls. Totally invisible to the human eye, you'd never know it was there. This was shot from the parking lot near Sentinel Bridge:

Yosemite Moonbow 2009 Yosemite Falls

And a wider shot from the same location, with more of a reflection in the pond near the parking lot:

Yosemite Moonbow 2009 Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Moonbow 2009 Yosemite Falls

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Sedona Arizona Scenic Photography - Red Rock Crossing Sunset

Part 2 of my time in Sedona this week. Wednesday evening I headed over to Red Rock Crossing to shoot the most photographed location in all of Sedona. Sunset is the best time to shoot this location because the sun glows off of the huge red rocks.

Here are some of my favorite photos from Wednesday's sunset over Red Rock Crossing:

Scenic Landscape Photographer Sedona Red Rock Crossing

Scenic Landscape Photographer Sedona Red Rock Crossing

Scenic Landscape Photographer Sedona Red Rock Crossing

And finally one more throw in photo. This photo was taken just North of Sedona along 89A on the way up to Slide Rock Park. I pulled over and shot this on my way to watch the sunset over at Red Rock Crossing:


Scenic Landscape Photographer Sedona Red Rock Crossing

Scenic Landscape Photographer Sedona Arizona

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Scenic photography from Sedona Arizona - Oak Creek Canyon West Fork Trail

This week while in Arizona I spent some time hiking around Sedona. What a great week, I get to spend time in two of my favorite places in the world - Sedona, Arizona and Yosemite National Park, California. A scenic Photographer's dream!!

Wednesday afternoon I spent about three hours hiking the West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon, just North of Sedona. While Fall is the best time of year for this hike because of the colors, it was nice to hike West Fork outside of high season - I practically had the place to myself.

Here are a few of my favorites from a nice afternoon stroll through Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona.

Scenic Photographers Photography Sedona Arizona

Scenic Photographer Photography Sedona Arizona

Scenic Photographers Photography Sedona Arizona

Scenic Photographer Photography Sedona Arizona

Scenic Photographer Photography Sedona Arizona

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