Friday, October 30, 2009

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography Part II - Outside Soldier Field

In part two of our downtown Chicago engagement photography series we have the happy couple outside of Soldier Field where we were not breaking any trespassing laws. ;)

We never thought we'd get in where we could see the field, so I was pretty happy with the locations that we found outside - beautiful architecture, gorgeous fall colors and of course a beautiful young couple. Downtown Chicago is such a beautiful place in the fall - perfect for engagement photos.

So here is our next series of Scott & Ashley's engagement photos:

One of my personal favorites, in Bears jerseys with the Chicago skyline in the background just before we went to Soldier Field.

Downtown Chicago engagement photography Soldier Field

Next the Sears Tower in the background with some fall foliage....I was standing in the middle of the road shooting these. I really hope my life insurance policy is up to date...

Downtown Chicago engagement photography Soldier Field

On a grassy knoll overlooking Soldier Field, with some fall color:

Downtown Chicago engagement photography Soldier Field

Some gorgeous fall colored ivy growing on the side of Soldier Field...who said ivy was just for Wrigley Field???



Finally the couple smooching by the Soldier Field sign.

Downtown Chicago engagement photography Soldier Field

Stay tuned for one, maybe two more installments from this awesome engagement photo shoot over the weekend!

Downtown Chicago engagement photography Soldier Field

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos Part I - Inside Soldier Field

I flew back to Chicago this week to do some very brief work there and thanks to Facebook I reconnected with someone that I went to High School with. As it turns out her Daughter and Fiance were in need of some awesome engagement photos. Up to the challenge, and always excited to shoot in a new location, I jumped at the opportunity.

We shot all over downtown Chicago but the highlight of our session was getting inside of Soldier Field! How cool is that??

I'm going to post this engagement session in three or even four parts, because we got so many great photos and I know that Scott and Ashley (and Kim) are dying to see them. So without further adeu, here are Scott and Ashley's engagement photos inside Soldier Field:

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography at Soldier Field

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography at Soldier Field

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography at Soldier Field

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography at Soldier Field

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography at Soldier Field

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography at Soldier Field

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Balboa Park San Diego Family Photography

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San Diego Family Portrait Photography


Saturday evening I met with the MacQuarrie family at Balboa Park for some family photos. We shot in the evening, when most of the crowds were leaving, so we had some room to work around the park.

Here are a few favorite photos from yesterday's family portrait session at Balboa Park:

Balboa Park San Diego Family Photography

Balboa Park San Diego Family Photography

Balboa Park San Diego Family Photography

And finally a b&w panoramic crop of the whole family:

Balboa Park San Diego Family Photography

Balboa Park San Diego Family Photography

San Diego Family Portrait Photography

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

San Diego Beach Photography at the Hotel Del Coronado

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San Diego Beach Photography

Tuesday evening I met with the Wahlster family at Coronado beach for some fun family photos. We had a great, clear sunset (quite a contrast from the night before) with some beautiful color.

Here are some favorites from last night's family beach photo shoot:

San Diego Beach Photography

San Diego Beach Photography

San Diego Beach Photography

San Diego Beach Photography

San Diego Beach Photography

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Monday, October 19, 2009

San Diego Family Beach Photography Coronado Beach

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San Diego Family Beach Photography

This afternoon I met with the Maziure family from Texas for some fun family beach photos. What a blast, this is such a fun age for taking kids to the beach. We also had some dramatic clouds for a pretty sweet backdrop on some of the photos.

Here are a few personal favorites:

San Diego Family Beach Photos

San Diego Family Beach Photos

San Diego Family Beach Photos

San Diego Family Beach Photos

San Diego Family Beach Photos

San Diego Family Beach Photography

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

San Diego Family Beach Photography at the Hotel Del Coronado

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San Diego Beach Photographers


This evening I met with the Tostado family down at the Hotel Del Coronado for some family beach photos. We had a wonderfully overcast evening, great for portait lighting.

What a great, fun family to work with. Mr. & Mrs. Tostado had their wedding reception at the Hotel Del Coronado some 25 years ago! So these photos will surely provide some lasting memories.

Here are a few favorites:

San Diego Family Beach Photographers

San Diego Family Beach Photographers

San Diego Family Beach Photographers

San Diego Family Beach Photographers

Finally by request, a scenic photo of the Hotel Del Coronado at night.

San Diego Family Beach Photographers

San Diego Beach Photographers

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

San Diego Pet Portraits at Coronado Hotel and Beach

Tonight I met with Dan, Toni and their dog Alex for a fun photo shoot at the Hotel Del Coronado and beach. Alex is a beautiful seven month old German Shepard. He's all puppy and we had a blast trying to get him to look at the camera, look at the sunset, stick out his tongue, etc.

Here are a few early favorites from tonight's photo shoot...

First we marched right through the hotel lobby (like we owned the place - me in my bare feet, and with Alex in tow) to the inner courtyard:

San Diego pet portraits at Coronado Beach

Then it was out to the beach (where dogs aren't allowed I might add - sssshhhhhhh!):

San Diego pet portraits at Coronado Beach

A quick one of mom & dad...I think Alex was chasing some small children or something:

San Diego pet portraits at Coronado Beach

Watching the sun set:

San Diego pet portraits at Coronado Beach

And finally some play time!!

San Diego pet portraits at Coronado Beach

San Diego pet portraits at Coronado Beach

San Diego pet portraits at Coronado Beach

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

San Diego LJCD High School Senior Photos

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San Diego High School Senior Photography

Tonight I met with Patrick and his family for some senior portraits at Coronado Beach. Patrick was incredibly easy to work with, and we had some amazing high clouds that made a beautiful canvas for our portraits.

We got a ton of great photos but here are a few early favorites:

La Jolla Country Day High School Senior photos,

La Jolla Country Day High School Senior photos,

La Jolla Country Day High School Senior photos,

La Jolla Country Day High School Senior photos,

Finally one of Patrick with his brothers:

La Jolla Country Day High School Senior photos,


San Diego High School Senior Photography

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Friday, October 09, 2009

San Diego Family Photography

Today I had the privlege of photographing Darren, Michel and their baby girl at their home in San Diego. We had a blast, Darren and Michel got a case of the giggles once or twice, and we wore out their Daughter to the point where she was completely passed out at the end of the photo shoot.

We shot photos both outside in their beautifully landscaped yard, and then a few inside the house as well. Here are a few quick favorites...

San Diego Family Photography

San Diego Family Photography

San Diego Family Photography

San Diego Family Photography

San Diego Family Photography

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Blue Angels over San Diego

Made my yearly trek out to shoot the Blue Angels this weekend at the Miramar Air Show. One of these years I'll actually go to the show itself, but I'm not one for crowds. So I drive over at about 3pm and find a spot on Miramar Road and just shoot them from there.

Here are a few favorites:

San Diego Miramar Air Show Blue Angels

San Diego Miramar Air Show Blue Angels

San Diego Miramar Air Show Blue Angels

San Diego Miramar Air Show Blue Angels

San Diego Miramar Air Show Blue Angels

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