There is so much that happens behind the scenes for a photographer after the session is over. The desired affect is to get the image s close to perfect within your camera but there are some magical things that are done right here on my computer. Above is my nephew – who of course I feel is perfect in every way – as I think about his parents hanging these images on their wall I want there to be a simplicity in looking at his details at the tiny things that are so precious while he is this itty bitty. Through editing I simply want to remove distractions and create a cohesive image.
If you watched my work and the direction of it over the years I hope you have continued to see what truly matters, connection. I want there to be a connection in every image I deliver so that is what I strive for. When I bring the images home and look at them on my computer screen I want to feel the connection between the subjects or with me and the camera. Once I have that I already have a beautiful image through editing I just hope to enhance what is already there.
Editing is as much of the art form as the time behind my camera. It takes time and passion to create the final photograph that I deliver but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We seriously laughed the entire session. I am not sure who was the funny but the three of us couldn’t help ourselves. Donuts, donuts are quite laughable. These two lovebirds are here for the desert views as long as the Marine Corps tells them so they wanted to opportunity to capture a piece of their story while they are here. It is always wonderful to meet a couple so well connected and that can make each other laugh; laughter truly does give a relationship such a spark. I enjoyed getting to know these two and photographing them
This family and I have been through maternity, newborn, a grandma visit and now as they are preparing to say good-bye to the desert we captured Myla’s 1/2 birthday! As a military family they have many adventures to come but I am so glad our paths crossed here in 29 Palms. And maybe we will meet again ❤
Cuteness and love were in the air. Couples sessions are always a fun adventure. As a photographer I want to capture their relationship, their time uninterrupted but as a client they are so aware that a camera is there photographing them and their every move. Taking the time to slow down and work together to achieve a natural session is so important.
Kathryn contacted me before the holidays to set up a sunset engagement session; her one request Joshua Trees! I love out desert and I love to capture clients that are excited about it’s beauty so of course I was ready to oblige. 15 years I have been here and I still believe there is nothing like our sunrises and sunsets.
We met at a hot spot in Joshua Tree before traveling to a desert location so we took advantage of getting to know each other a little and of the great textures at the JT Saloon. I was quickly aware I would have to remind these two to look at the camera every once in awhile because they were fairly smitten with one another.
Kathryn from the east coast and Jack from the west are here in Twentynine Palms courtesy of the Marine Corps but they are enjoying their time here, together awaiting the next adventure. A fall wedding to plan on the other coast and possibly an upcoming move they are fully learning all about Marine Corps family life.
Playful, flirty and fun would be my best description of these two and their session. I asked Jack a couple of questions, “Do you ever give her piggy back rides?” His response, ” Depends on where we are going.” It was stated with such confidence no one would have guessed the real answer NEVER. So we tried it. I also asked him, “Do you have a thing, you know a special sweet kiss or something?” Well what followed was a silly rendition of kissing but oh so sweet.
I wish you many years of happiness and joy! May life and the Marine Corps take you on many adventures together. Congratulations Jack and Kathryn!
I understand all too well how difficult it is to get an updated family photo now that the kids are grown and living somewhere else so when Margie asked me to come over on Christmas Eve I was game. It was definitely a cold desert winter day but everyone was a good sport about hanging out in the impressive view of their home’s yard. Yes this is what they get to wake up to!
So they all had me cracking up the entire time. From the pup who seemed to be right in there for photos, to the granddaughter who had her supermodel poses practiced and ready, and the boys who were playful and ornery keeping everyone smiling. Capturing this families dynamic was my pleasure and these images speak to their love for one another!
I know Margie’s heart will melt and I am so glad we were able to spend a small piece of the holiday making memories that she can hang on her wall.
Blessings abound. I am getting a new sister! These two hold such a special place in my heart for so many reasons and I can’t wait to officially call Emily my sister.
Adam and Emily share such a fun kind of love. They each bring their uniqueness to the relationship complimenting one another perfectly. As a family we have watched them grow together and it has been wonderful. They make each other laugh, they harass one another (a requirement in our family), and they love each other wholly. These two share a wide variety of exciting activities together from hiking, backpacking, to entertaining their great selection of friends for crazy game nights; they are forever busy and creating new memories. Both settled into great occupations and a beautiful home we can’t wait to watch the next stage of their adventure together.
For my husband and I there are some additional blessings that these two have given us. Our daughter has spent the last year living with them while she is attending college. They have given a gift to all of us that is unrepayable other than to say a 1,000 thank yous. They have given us the rare opportunity to have her grow at this stage of life with great examples while giving her the space to explore as an adult, something that is often difficult for us parents to do. They have taught her about love and relationships beyond just what she has witnessed in our home. They have given her the right balance of freedom and responsibility to continue her adventure into adulthood; for that we are forever grateful.
We are so ready to watch these two “make it official” but have always known that Emily was already ours to love. See you soon! Love you both!
So where do I begin…… I had so much fun editing this beautiful wedding. We all adventured from Twentynine Palms and other southern California locations to watch these two say I do in front of their family and friends. They have actually been married almost a year but wanted to share in a beautiful, loved filled day with those they love most. We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather on Camp Pendleton on this December day and everything went off without a hitch. I love my almost sneak peeks and these two had fun with it helping me to create some great images. With a gorgeous ceremony in The Ranch Chapel these two said I do and we used the rustic old world feel of the location for their wedding session. I have to say nothing tops a first dance for me; I honestly think it is such an intimate and special for the newly married couple so I couldn’t help putting together a great collage of these two in black and white.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Lopez for sharing your day and story with me!
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Love, friendship, marriage, and family. What an awesome story to tell with images to your anticipated little one. Leticia contacted me about doing a maternity session and she was super excited to capture the joy, the excitement and the love that is contained within their relationship and awaiting their little baby boy bundle.
We adventured around the Indian Cove campground where smiles, laughter, and touching moments were a plenty. I love my job!!
There is always something awesome about being with people when they just enjoy smiling; the infectous smile of this momma to be was so much fun to look at over and over, picture after picture because they were just enjoying being together. That is where forever stories begin and shortly they will share that with one more!
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