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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!
A few months ago my husband became good friends with this guy named Josh. Josh soon invited us over to eat some amazing carne asada and meet his sweet little family, and at the time his lovely wife Jenn was just a few days away from giving birth. About a week later their beautiful baby came and they named her Ellie. Of course we wanted to meet the little one, plus the Burnham family is way cool, so any excuse to visit them is good enough for us! Congrats to Josh, Jenn, and Sydney for the newest member of your family!