I was so excited to do this session since it was definitely a different type of portrait session than I normally do! We were lucky to have found this spot since it took quite awhile to find a beach to use because the tide had come in and the waves were hitting hard. Keri told me that the rock she was standing on was vibrating with the force of the waves hitting. Sometimes you make the best plans and figure out all the quiet beaches you’re going to use and then nothing works out, but it’s for the better! The photos turned out perfect! We couldn’t have picked a better day/sunset for this shoot.
It’s been a good year. Actually, it’s been a great year. It’s been incredibly busy and stressful at times but so rewarding. I’ve photographed my heart out, traveled all over, met many new people and friends and learned heaps and heaps. I feel very full at the end of this year and am ready to take on 2015. I will literally be starting fast out of the gate (flying to Seattle on Jan. 4th for a week).
Thank you thank you thank you to all my clients, friends and family for being the best ever.
I am loved.
I am supported.
I am ready. C’mon 2015.
Enjoy this little slideshow I put together of some of my favorite photos from this past year. It was so hard not to share everything. I love it all too much! Haha! Keep an eye out for a few selfies, a sneaky shot that John got of me and vice versa. Muah!
Here are some of my favorites from a recent trash-the-dress session with Keri & Nino in Laguna Beach. Sometimes you think you have an idea of how a session will go before even starting. I had an idea of what photos I wanted to capture and the feeling I wanted to portray. The ocean had other plans!
First, we arrived to the beach that Keri had chosen and, well… there wasn’t much of a beach. Even during high tide there should have been something, but because of hurricane swell the waves were just incredibly huge (seriously – look!). They completely swallowed up the private little alcove! But it turned out not to be an issue for us. Everyone was really relaxed and having a good time. We spent the next 45 minutes searching various little access points and either the beach was nonexistent, was about to become nonexistent or was way too crowded. After much searching we finally settled on a nice little sandy spot that had some texture and wasn’t enveloped by the ocean… yet! The silly mood had started before we even started taking any photos because of the craziness of the situation.
As soon as the first wave touched Keri’s toes she was all grins! I think even in the most serious of moments you can catch her trying to hold back a smile. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in any photo session I’ve done! It was so much fun! We all ended up sandy and wet and absolutely delighted.