Allison and Adam – Engaged

Allison and I met back in high school at West Hills High School in Santee, and have stayed in touch for a while. She is entirely too sweet, and when she told me she was engaged and wanted to talk to me about having me photograph her wedding I was elated. She is quite the planner, and even though my portfolio was slim, she had faith in me and my growth as a photographer. The more I came to know Allison, the more I noticed how kind and genuine she was. I was really interested to see which man has stolen her heart, and after meeting Adam for a few minutes, I am not ashamed to admit he stole mine a little bit too (only kidding).

These two are obviously in love, and are extremely easy to get along with. I instantly became best friends with both of them, and love what I do all over again.  Allison wanted a session in Coronado, yet something that screamed San Diego. I think we did a good job with it.

Right off the bat these two were comfortable with me “all up in their grill” (yes, this is how I speak during engagement sessions, doesn’t everyone?). Can’t you just feel the love between these two?

Allison is ticklish. Well, not if you ask her, but Adam knows her well.

That is Point Loma in the background.

Allison planned it perfectly to get a full moon during the shoot too.

Ok, maybe she didn’t plan the full moon. But with how much of a planner she is, it could be.

Stay tuned for their wedding – I can only imagine it being a spectacular affair.





Cameron and Katie – Engaged

We had so much fun at this engagement session last week, and even though there was a little miscommunication about exactly where we were meeting which made us race against the sun, we all feel like we got some great photos.

Cameron and Katie are old friends of my girlfriend Victoria, and from the start I can see why. They were so much fun, and with Katie being a cheerleader for years, when I told them to give me dramatic poses, they knew exactly what to do. As you will see in the photos, nothing was too wild for them to do which made for some very unique images.

Please enjoy.

Michele and Jake – Engaged

Some of you may recognize Michele and Jake from a post I made Christmas Eve about Jake’s safe arrival from Guam. Jake will be leaving soon, so we had to make the most of his time here. Michele dragged him to cake tasting in the morning (I dont think he hated it) and vowed to spend their evening with me.


For a surprisingly sunny day after the torrential downpour we have been experiencing the past few days, Michele, Jake, my assistant Kevin and I spent the next 3 hours on one of the most fun photoshoots I have had to date. Words cannot describe it fully, so I will try with some photos.





I told her to go ahead and kiss him. Apparently he wasnt too fond of the idea? He soon warmed up to it, and I know Jake was enjoying himself.




I kinda fell in love with Michele’s shoes. I dont think its ever happened to me before, and I am slightly ashamed. But can you blame me? Sporting the red, just for me (I am sure!)



They are going to be moving to Mississippi after the wedding, and I knew I needed to get a few with the San Diego skyline in. You will notice that a few times throughout this blog.






The little boy ran right in front of me while I snapped this photo, but I think the Superman logo on his shirt works well with this image.






And of course, we have to get a shot for mom.








This image came straight out of camera looking almost exactly like this. I love how the colors make such a great mood for the intimate couple.



We took the ferry across the bay to Downtown San Diego to catch a few shots.



This isnt a picture I normally do, but it was fun.



Apparently they were getting tired of being photographed, and my assistant Kevin grabbed this shot of them taking our picture for a change.



“Dont Smile” was almost all of the instruction given for this photograph.



At the San Diego Convention Center they have amazing stairs that I have been wanting to photograph. Apparently there was something going on that day, and they had the stairs blocked off. Well, needless to say, we moved the border and took a quick few snaps. The security guards came over, but allowed us to finish. Graciously, we took a few pictures and thanked them for their kindness. I am glad too, because we got some exciting stuff from it.




This is different for me, but i LOVE it in this image.



And of course, I had to bring out the fisheye.



Here is proof that doing tests shots and getting your lighting right can turn out spectacular when you have a couple like these guys.




We here sure do love our transit system!



After spending only about 45 minutes of shooting in Downtown, we took the ferry back and said our goodbyes. I cannot tell you how excited I am to shoot their wedding in May.