Here are a few from their session... a few film and a few digital. Can you tell which is which?
A couple of weeks ago my friend Matt was in town and he asked if I'd take a few pictures of him for his website. I of course said yes. Well, Jeff and Jessica came along too and so I ended up shooting each of them for a bit.
This one didn't make it on the blog because I think it's a great image, its on the blog because I think it's really funny. We were in these amazing fields with really cool, tall grass and I thought it would be cool for Matt to sit down. Turns out it doesn't look too masculine. Hey, all the ideas can't be winners.
Now for Jessica
She definitely knows how to work it for the camera. :)
Then Jeff jumped in and decided he wanted a piece of the action too.
Here are a couple of my favorites.
I woke up super early and couldn't get back to sleep so I hopped in the car with my Contax 645 and newly acquired Polaroid back and went out to shoot a little. I love how cool these images are and there's absolutely nothing done to them. They're cool without even trying... dust, scratches, smears and all.
I saved my favorite for last!
For you photographers out there... I used some custom blogging actions made by my friends Craig and Chip, over at Studio563, to resize, sharpen, add my logo to the images and composite the verticals into one image. It easily cut my blog preparation time to 10% of what it was before. I know they're not quite ready for the public yet but shoot them an email and they'll let you know when you can get your own.
Here are a few images from Michael and Wendy's engagement session in old town Pasadena.
On Saturday about 238 lies were told... and that was just the tip of
the iceberg. It took about 30 people to pull off the elaborate rouse
that kept the incredibly nosy Jessica Claire from finding out that my brother, Jeff
was going to propose. Whether it was clandestine trips across country
to ask her father's permission under the guise of "work trips", fake
bachelor's parties in Vegas, or Hudson Lyon's birthday party being "canceled" at the last minute... it took a lot of work.
At about 6:15 that evening it all paid off though with Jessica being completely and utterly surprised. Cyndie and I were in charge of getting here there. We said we were having dinner with some friends down on Balboa.
If the images have my name and logo on them I took them, if they don't my good friend Victor Sizemore took them.
Here's Jessica as we turned the corner saying, "Jeff took me here once."
Here's where Jess noticed Jeff standing by the ferris wheel. You can see the confusion in her face because she'd just talked to Jeff on the phone and he told here him and his friends were "off to play some blackjack." Haha!
After it was official I jumped on the ferris wheel to take a few fun images of them.
We ended the night with dinner at the pier with about 30 of our closest friends and family. It was an amazing night.
Congratulations guys! I love you both so much and I'm so happy for you!