Just finished up with Nicole and Adam’s engagement session and I am just blown away with how they came out. The lighting that day was perfect and the sunset couldn’t have been any better. They were also really great trekking around the winery to get the perfect shot for them too. A big thank you to Wiens winery letting us adventure around their grounds to get their photos as well. Such a gorgeous venue and can’t wait to go back there again.
Every once and awhile I get to experiment on a shoot with different techniques. For this photo I used a technique called the “Brenizer Method” made famous by a wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer. What it consists of is shooting multiple photos with a telephoto lens with a fast aperture (in this case I was using an 85mm @ f/1.2) and stitching them together to make a panoramic. It achieves these really wide photos with a very shallow depth of field.
For this location, the lighting and the framing was a perfect match to use this technique and I was very pleased on how it came out. I took 23 photos stitched together, and it comes out that I would need a 35mm f/0.5 lens to achieve this same effect.
Photos from their session will be posted soon!
Summer is coming to an end, and autumn is right around the corner. This fall session is the perfect way to embrace the cooler weather and get a head start on your family holiday cards! Book now before it’s too late!
Package Details include:
- $200 for 30 mins of photography
- All photos edited and delivered digitally.
- Online web gallery, and full print release.
- You also get 25 holiday cards to send out to your friends and family.
- Need more time for your session? You can add an additional 30 min. for $50 more
We had a great time photographing this awesome family. Their little girl was so adorable and so easy to work with. She was a little shy at first, but when they got her to play and have some fun she forgot the camera was there. We got some great photos that I’m sure they will really love. We even got her making a wish, let’s hope it comes true for her.
As a parent you want your kids to grow up smart and strong. But you don’t start to realize how fast they are growing until you have to say bye to them when they go to school. She was so excited to meet her new classmates and was very eager to start learning. This is the start of her new school journey and I am excited to see what that future holds for her.
There has been a first for me during this engagement session. I have never ridden in a horse and carriage, and it was a great way to get a intimate tour of the Temecula Wineries. Alvin and Melissa’s cinderella inspired engagement session was beautiful. We had a great time taking photos and getting to know each other.
Horse and Carriage: https://www.temeculacarriageco.com/
During our down time, we love to spend time with our family. Our little girls are such a hand full and it can be difficult to try to get photos of them. They grew up with the cameras always around. There are times when when they will work with us, but majority of the time they don’t. It’s a difficult task photographing little kids, but the challenge is something that I have always been trying to refine.
I wouldn’t say this was the most excited photoshoot, or the most productive, but after the stress with trying to get them to work together, we got the photos we wanted. Their personalities really come through, and you can really see it in some of the photos. They can be goofy to really emotional in just a couple seconds, but I guess that is how little girls are. I love them with all my heart and wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world.
As a photographer in the wedding industry, you would want to set yourself apart from other photographers. I wanted a brand and a name that makes sense to me and to all of my clients. We all come from different backgrounds, and different families. What brings us all together? I believe it has been the journeys that we have taken to bring us to where we are now. Balancing our own challenges, triumphs and defeats is what makes us who we are. Sometimes we focus so much on the destination that we often forget to enjoy the journey. We learn to balance what is important to us and that is why we decided to name our new brand “Balance the Journey”.
We hope with this new this new brand, and outlook on our lives, we can have a deeper connection with our clients. We want to be able to create the memories that we all can cherish. From our family to yours, let’s enjoy this new journey together.
Joey, Sawyer, Lauren, Greyson.