Little Corona Del Mar Beach, just a short walk from Corona Del Mar State Beach, is the perfect intimate spot for a small couple's shoot, family shoot, proposal, or even just a nice play to catch the sunset. If you find yourself in Orange County near Laguna Beach or Newport Beach, these small rocky tide pools are definitely worth a visit!
So Cal Sandbags is a full service job-site maintenance company that specializes in the control of water pollution, erosion, and airborne particulate matter. For the second year, they invited me to their site in Corona to capture their holiday photos.
When my new client came in from Texas, he knew he wanted to propose to his girlfriend at the beautiful and intimate Corona Del Mar beach. Despite not having met in preson, I patiently waited on the beach for him to find me and give me the signal. They made it down to the beach just as the sun was hitting the horizon, which is when he got on one knee. We couldn't have asked for a better golden hour to capture this awesome moment!
A couple weeks ago, the same childhood friend who had taught me to ride my first Honda XR-70 reached out about doing this photo shoot along the Pacific Coast Highway. When he told me his vision, I knew that the stretch from Newport Beach to Laguna Beach would be the perfect place to capture the long stretches of Highway 1 where the road meets the ocean. These photos turned out to be some of my favorite from 2017 so far, and totally represent what California dreaming is all about.
Last month, I had the pleasure of shooting Lynae Davis's head shots for her awesome business Makeup by Charlo D Vaughn. We choose Segerstrom Center for the Arts so we could shoot in various natural and architectural backgrounds. She is a makeup artist serving both LA and Orange County. Since meeting her in 2015, I've had the opportunity to collaborate with her on several weddings, so I've seen her incredible skills first hand. She always makes her brides feel comfortable and confident on their big day, and in my opinion acts more like a friend guiding them through the stressful day rather than just an ordinary vendor. If you are looking to hire a talented makeup artist for your event, I highly recommend Lynae!
After their youngest son's first birthday cake smash, we headed out to the Dove Canyon Trails to catch the sunset for a quick Christmas Card photoshoot.
Last Thanksgiving, a new client reached out to have her family photos taken at Arlington Gardens in Los Angeles. This was my first time at the gardens, however, I arrived an hour early to scout the location and find the best locations to shoot. The environment peaceful and serene, with very few visitors there this early in the morning. We essentially had the whole gardens to ourselves. What a wonderful family to work with -- they even gave me a pumpkin pie as a tip! =P