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A few weeks ago the beautiful Amber was sent my way by the lovely Leila of Be Inspired PR. We decided to shoot the pregnancy session at the Fullerton Arboretum. I personally enjoy shooting at this location, especially right at "golden hour" with the sun shining through the trees creating fun lens flare and awesome backlight. Amber really is one of my most beautiful pregnant women I have ever met and it shines through in her photos! Her hair and make-up was done by none other than the talented Nicole DeAnne.
My favorite shot of the day....I had to stop for a minute after I saw this photo...by far one of my most fav images of all time!
Congrats to Amber, can't wait to see your little bundle of joy!
A few weeks ago we had an absolute delight of photographing the ever-so-beautiful Angel (super-fab wedding/events coordinator of Events of Love and Splendor) along with her ever-so-handsome husband Erik at the Villa Del Sol D'oro in Sierra Madre. We loved, loved, loved shooting at this location, so much to work with with a romantic feel. We also loved, loved, loved photographing Angel + Erik, honestly, how can two people be SO photogenic!?!
Ps. For anyone out there looking for cool gift to give your photographer hobbiest friend, sister, brother, or spouse, we highly recommend purchasing the TOTALLY RAD ACTIONS!We use these amazing actions for all of our color toning, black and white toning, grainage, and sharpening...they ARE THE BEST! In this particular post I have concocted recipes from the first Totally Rad Actions! andTRA2 - THE REVENGE.
The first recipe is for color:
Ying/yang (for burning and dodging), Lux (soft) opacity 50%, Get Faded Winter opacity 35%, Warm it up Kris (to taste 10-50%), Grainstorm, flatten, Boutwell Magic Glasses OR Can-o-whoopass(8-bit).
The second is for Black and White:
Ying/yang (for burning and dodging), Detroit 50% (note, image was completely desaturated before using actions for black and white), Grainstorm, flatten, Boutwell Magic Glasses OR Can-o-whoopass(8-bit).
Upon Erik and Angel's arrival, the first thing I noticed was Angel headband, so intricate and fun, I totally want one now! If you are wondering where to get one, it is a Twigs and Honey headband, be sure to support the artist and get one for a stocking stuffer or even just for fun!
It was a tough decision, but this is my favorite shot of the day!
This tree is HUMUNGOUS!
Some tilt-shift blur action!
Thanks to Angel and Erik for the awesome afternoon and for the Thai food that followed, so excited for more good times to come with you guys!