We can't forget Stanley. Stanley doesn't let anyone forget he's there.
Chas is a very good friend of mine of many years. So, when he met Neg and saw she was WAY too good for him and the best thing to happen in his life, we were routing for him to pop the question! This couple is the perfect match because you have a guy as cheeky and silly as Chas, and you have a English girl who's refined and classy, yet strangely possesses the same warped sense of humor. When they told me they were going to want their session done wearing their crazy striped sweaters, we knew it was going to be a great day. And, then, they brought their little hairball of playful cuteness, Stanley, with his very own matching sweater. These two (or three?) are perfect for each other!
Noah + Jaya
Noah and Jaya just were about being casual and staying in the moment. Misty skies and moody settings led to some beautiful images that we felt show the best of what we love to do. Noah was a bit aloof, which led to him being so organically photogenic and Jaya was a natural in her direction and stances. This was a great day with a really authentic couple.
Cliff & Laramie
Laramie and her family have a ranch out in the boonies of Shandon. From there, we went to a crumbling vestige of a bygone era. An old World War II outpost used to spot enemy aircraft became our location, with the snow capped Sierras far off in the distance. Cliff and Laramie were rockstars and made it look easy, even though it was only 49 degrees with hard, chill winds blowing. I sought after and found some beautiful light coming in through one of the windows to create some great shots with shadows dropping off dramatically in the background. That, plus the sweeping vistas led to a great engagement session.