What better way to start the new year than with a really cute baby, right? This little guy below is all smiles and I loved capturing those happy grins.
Funny thing, during the shoot, he didn’t seem too concerned with the election, taxes, how much money he makes, or how good-looking he is (although, let’s be honest, he doesn’t have to worry here). Babies have a purity about them that is magical. Where else do we find such true innocence? He is cute to look at, but there is a lesson in that smile too. Here’s to not crying over spilled milk. Thanks little dude.
Seriously. This particular portrait session I came away with so many that I genuinely liked, that it was hard to narrow it down to these in this post! I guess that’s a good problem to have. Laguna beach rarely disappoints when it comes to golden hour photos. On this particular day, there was a high surf warning and huge (to me) waves! This made grabbing some of the shots next to the water a little hair-raising, but Darlene handled it like a pro!
This shot above was actually an “accidental” shot in that Darlene was not trying to pose. As she did her thing, I was looking for potential shots. Times like these make a pose that may not look natural seem natural because the subject is not trying or forcing a pose. I like these moments.
This image above is one of my all time favorites. This image looks great in color too, but it is just so classically beautiful in B&W to me. Love it.
You can see above that the surf is a bit feisty in the background! It was fun and we made sure to watch each others’ backs when doing these shots. There were a few times we had to stop what we were doing and brace or flee!
Having fun, a necessity on a photo shoot!
OK, is that next set of waves going to take me out or do I have time?….oh and this is fun!
So this is another one of my newly acquired all time faves. 2 from one shoot?
This was Darlene’s idea and I really like the way it turned out!
Beautiful colors going on here. This was during the last 15 minutes of sunlight.
Such a simple but powerful image.
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I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with my friend Darlene and create some awesome images. We were treated to a beautiful Southern California evening in Laguna Beach. There are a lot more from this shoot that I can’t wait to share, but for now here is one to hold you (and me!) over.
As the sun was setting it cast a beautiful golden light that really made Darlene’s eyes pop. More soon!
Let’s get real for a sec, cool?
We are constantly surrounded by the cycle of life and death, both in our world of humanity and in the natural world. This process will continue until the end of time. Don’t fear death, every human/animal/plant that has ever lived and will live has/will experience it. It is a wonder!
More importantly, don’t fear living because not everyone achieves this state of being. Living and existing are both a state of mind expressed as choices. Choose wisely in each moment which you will operate in because you are trading a moment of your life for the result. Nothing is worth the cost of your happiness; not money, status, power, cars or things. Be empowered and a victim to no one or thing.
Live your life on purpose and not by accident!
I like this photo. And not for ANY of the reasons you may be thinking! You see, this is my brother. This shot captured the moment when it hit both of us that we are down at the beach taking shirtless photos…’sexy’ photos, if you will. And yeah, it was awkward and funny. But hey, that’s what brothers are for, right? Do the things together that you would be too uncomfortable to do with strangers – but in the end it is actually way more uncomfortable. Perfect.
This is Matt and he is my big brother!
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The California coast is so pretty, you can be walking down the street and catch a 4 ft wide view of a harbor and it will still be gorgeous! I thought this little peek-a-boo view between these homes was a magical moment during this sunset…not quite as magical as these homes’ views, but hey, still pretty nice!
A sculpture in Laguna Beach, CA.
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There is a local spot referred to as “Top of the World” in Laguna Beach, CA. This spot has fantastic views of the Laguna Beach coastline and skyline, as well as the valley behind Laguna Beach. After a rain here recently, I knew there would be some great cloud action going on so I jumped in “Em” and jetted down to, er, up to TOTW.
Beautiful LB sky and sunset. Very cool trail that gives great views of the surrounding area.
Another view of the amazing colors in the sky.
A little earlier, just as beautiful. You can see someone off in the distance enjoying the view.
A couple enjoying the outdoors and fantastic surroundings with tons of wild flowers paving the way.