One on One [El Dorado Park Portraits]



In the previous session, I was shooting twelve.

Oh, how the numbers have changed.

There's a unique dynamic to the one-on-one shoot, a chance to connect with the subject whose attention you have exclusively. "J." was seeking a nice collection of casual headshot portraits for personal use, and I suggested El Dorado Park in Long Beach. Have you been? If not, give it a go. This is a decent sized park by L.A. standards, and I've always loved how the light strafes through the trees at day's end. I've driven past the park often on the freeway at sunset, made a mental note of the light, and enjoyed the chance to finally do some shooting here. Taking into consideration these photographs would also be for the enjoyment of J's family, we kept the compositions fairly balanced [ a.k.a not too whacky ], but still found opportunities to loosen up the traditional headshot for something a bit more personal.

Enjoy the share! And up next, Night At The Museum -- wedding style!

Coco Reprise [Los Angeles Lifestyle Portraits]



A couple weeks ago, I made mention of a portrait shoot that took place over the course of two weekends -- the first, outdoors at Redondo Pier and Manhattan Beach; the second, indoors at a studio in Downtown Los Angeles. We took lots of pictures, covered plenty of ground, and I retreated back to the studio for a couple weeks to pick out and polish up just the right ones. It was a really imaginative pair of sessions, with lots of forethought and collaboration between myself and Coco, a truly enthusiastic and go-getter client.

If you remember, Coco's initial intention was to reserve the images for her eyes only. But, after seeing her portfolio of pictures for the first time this weekend, and being thrilled with the results, Coco decided it'd be cool to share a few of the images here on the website with the rest of us. A pretty cool endorsement, don't ya think? These samples represent only a fraction of the images we came away with from the sessions, and I think it's just great we are now able to put a few of these out there for others to see.

Coco, thanks again for all of your energy, trust, and raves. You're a wonderful client, and a great person at heart.

Enjoy everyone!