Artizan Images: Blog https://www.artizanimages.com/blog en-us (C) Artizan Images (Artizan Images) Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:29:00 GMT Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:29:00 GMT https://www.artizanimages.com/img/s/v-12/u223893345-o392291633-50.jpg Artizan Images: Blog https://www.artizanimages.com/blog 120 80 Our Last Wedding! https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2020/3/our-last-wedding I hope everyone is doing well during these challenging times. Unknown to us at the time but this was the last wedding we captured before they were all ordered to stay at home. The coronavirus COVID-19 has forced all of our wedding couples to either reschedule or cancel their weddings. Luckily this lovely couple after so many months of planning got move forward with their wedding.

                We were once again at beautiful Coco Palms Restaurant, where the service and scenery are always magnificent. The time had just changed and sunset came just in time to shower the ceremony with its golden light. We were able to capture gorgeous sunset photos of bride and groom. It was a lovely wedding with great vibes, we were so lucky to have captured these two before lockdown. Hope everyone is safe, stay healthy, and looking forward to weddings again soon!


]]>
(Artizan Images) #staythefhome COVID19 Government lockdown photographer Pomona Southbay wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2020/3/our-last-wedding Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:26:51 GMT
Yasmine + Lam Wedding at Duke's in Malibu https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2020/2/yasmine-lam-wedding-at-dukes-in-malibu When I first met this couple I knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding day. We started out in Malibu at an Air BnB to get ready. Our bride's mom spent so much time and effort in making most decor by hand. This lovely couple study dance in college so you knew they would get down. We headed out to Duke's in Malibu for both ceremony and reception. I was in awe during the reception as it seemed like the whole dance department was invited! Everyone had such amazing moves and skill. It was such a fun night, thanks for the wonderful memories!

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) airbnb artizan artizanimages beach beachwedding ceremony dukes duke's getting ideas images inspiration malibu malibubeach malibuwedding photographer photography portrait portraits portraiture prep ready reception southbay sunset torrance weddingphotographer weddingphotography https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2020/2/yasmine-lam-wedding-at-dukes-in-malibu Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:34:05 GMT
Long Beach Museum of Art Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2019/8/long-beach-museum-of-art-wedding Wedding season has been super busy but here is a recent one from this lovely couple. They dated long distance for many years with different time zones skyping every night. Finally the magical moment came and surrounded by their entourage tied the knot. Thie venue of choice was the beautiful Long Beach Museum of Art. We had private art pieces, ocean views, and lovely people all around. What a magnificent site it was! Congrats you two!

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages Beach bride garden groom Hilton Long Longbeach portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2019/8/long-beach-museum-of-art-wedding Thu, 08 Aug 2019 20:38:02 GMT
Beverly Hills Intimate Mansion Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2019/6/beverly-hills-intimate-mansion-wedding Imagine having a luxurious wedding venue but also the comfort of a home all rolled into one! Our lovely couple who were from the U.K. hosted their intimate wedding at a Beverly Hills mansion. From a private elevator to waterfall pool it was such a unique experience. These lovely guests form the U.K. sure knew how to have a bloody goodtime! “That’s totally awesome dude” one guest poked a little fun at our Californian slang. Nothing but good vibes and times had by all, congrats!

]]>
(Artizan Images) angeles artizan beverly bride day elopement engagement groom hills images los mansion marriage mini photographer photography private session southbay torrance wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2019/6/beverly-hills-intimate-mansion-wedding Tue, 04 Jun 2019 19:41:43 GMT
LAX Courthouse wedding and Terranea Resort photo session https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2019/4/lax-courthouse-wedding-and-terranea-resort-photo-session I was referred to this beautiful couple who wanted a quick courthouse wedding and portrait shoot afterwards. What do we call this a wedding engagement session? I guess it doesn’t matter as we capture the love and beauty that’s in front of us. Our couple chose to celebrate at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes. We took a stroll and ended up with sunset at the beach. Congrats you two!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Angeles Artizan bride Courthouse day Elopement engagement groom Images LAX Los marriage Palos photographer photography resort session Southbay terranea Torrance Verdes wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2019/4/lax-courthouse-wedding-and-terranea-resort-photo-session Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:47:51 GMT
LACMA Urban Lights Proposal https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2019/3/lacma-urban-lights-proposal Clammy hands, nervously waiting, constantly checking time, as I waited for the proposal! So I was contacted by Art, he’s from Dallas Texas and was visiting Los Angeles. He decided to pop the question at LACMA Urban Lights. So I got there early, surveyed the lighting, and waited anxiously. When they approached I had to pretend to randomly stand around with 2 camera bodies! After capturing their sweet proposal we had some fun walking around and taking sunset portraits.


]]>
(Artizan Images) angeles art bride ca county groom la lacma lights los museum photographer photos portraits proposal shesaidyes southbay surprise urban urbanlights wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2019/3/lacma-urban-lights-proposal Wed, 06 Mar 2019 20:27:07 GMT
Star Wars couple wed at Indian Wells Country Club https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/12/star-wars-couple-wed-at-indian-wells-country-club We had a blast with this Star wars dog loving couple this past weekend! The venue was Indian Wells Country Club, just a beautiful place to have a wedding. Since its Christmas we had to incorporate some of the decorations with our detail photos. Bride and groom got to hold hands over a prayer but still didn’t see each other until the ceremony. Of course the entrance music had to be Star Wars related. Our groom as if born to pose in heroic Star Wars poses, I think he was secretly practicing! What a wonderful time we had! Congrats you two!


]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan bride club country county day groom images indian marriage photographer photography riverside southbay star themed torrance wars wedding wells https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/12/star-wars-couple-wed-at-indian-wells-country-club Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:47:59 GMT
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/11/center-for-the-arts-eagle-rock-wedding This beautiful couple wanted a not so stressful wedding but still add in a touch of elegance. Step one pick a venue that is different but one in which guests will remember check! This wedding took place at the Center for the arts in Eagle Rock. The center is a nonprofit that provides art for the local community; it also is a historic building. Step two allocate enough time on the schedule to enjoy the day. Step three celebrate and dance the night away!


]]>
(Artizan Images) angeles artizan arts bride center eagle for get groom images los married photos rock the wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/11/center-for-the-arts-eagle-rock-wedding Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:14:14 GMT
Quick Los Angeles Airport Courthouse Wedding 1 hour photos https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/11/quick-los-angeles-airport-courthouse-wedding-1-hour-photos Weddings are beautiful but super stressful! Some couples choose to get married via courthouse and have reception celebrations later. This couple opted to have a quick Airport Courthouse LAX ceremony where I got to serve as the witness. Talk about ultimate honor! My name will forever live on their marriage certificate. This ceremony lasted less than 10 minutes, it was so fast and easy. We took a quick stroll around the courthouse for portraits afterwards. Congrats to you both!


]]>
(Artizan Images) airport airportcourthouse angeles artizan artizanimages bride court courthouse groom house images laxcourthouse los portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/11/quick-los-angeles-airport-courthouse-wedding-1-hour-photos Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:58:38 GMT
N+C Breckenridge Colorado Mountain Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/10/n-c-breckenridge-colorado-mountain-wedding Over the weekend Jenn and I got to witness the beautiful wedding of our good friend Nicole and Charlie. One of Nicole’s favorite things to do is snowboard so what better place to get married than Ten Mile Station Ski Resort in Breckenridge Colorado! These two beautiful souls exchanged vows with views overlooking the mountain and wind shedding fall foliage. I must admit going from 89 feet to almost 13,000 feet in elevation over the course of 8 hours played a toll on everyone’s bodies; but that was a minor sacrifice for the opportunity to witness these two tie the knot. Congrats you two, much love and cant wait to share in your future adventures.

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages breckenridge bride colorado denver destination groom images mille portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer station ten torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/10/n-c-breckenridge-colorado-mountain-wedding Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:20:55 GMT
J+I Luminarias Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/9/j-i-luminarias-wedding So when I first met up with our bride it was her and her mom. We face timed the groom to chat about how the wedding day would go. Already mom started tearing up a bit and I knew this was going to be such a heartfelt wedding. Their sister in law/wedding planner was on point and was extremely helpful. Bride and groom got ready at the Hilton Garden Inn in Montebello. It seemed like we had ample time to get everything accomplished, then like most weddings things got real and although hectic everything just fell into place. Ceremony and reception took place at Luminarias restaurant. The day flew by but the memories made will last a lifetime.


]]>
(Artizan Images) alhambra artizan artizanimages bride garden groom hilton images inn luminarias montebello portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/9/j-i-luminarias-wedding Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:14:17 GMT
L+H 72nd Place Long Beach Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/9/l-h-72nd-place-long-beach-wedding Imagine having a private beach, that fresh smell of ocean, sound of wind and waves crashing. What could be better? A wedding of course, this beautiful couple decided to get married on the beach. In the populated city of long beach lies 72nd place beach a small beach with very little foot traffic. Sure the wind was a little strong, but the weather was great. Our bride asked me why guest threw rice, I’ve seen it before but didn’t know the meaning. It turns out throwing rice at weddings symbolize rain which brings forth good luck, fortune, and babies!


]]>
(Artizan Images) 72nd beach long place portraits southbay torrance wedding weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/9/l-h-72nd-place-long-beach-wedding Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:20:23 GMT
Malaga Cove Plaza Engagement Session in Palos Verdes https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/8/malaga-cove-plaza-engagement-session-in-palos-verdes This gorgeous couple moved to California not long ago happened to find me on Yelp. We arranged to meet at the Malaga Cove Plaza. This couple was so natural I just let them interact with a few suggestions. We totally had a great time ending the engagement session on the beach of Palos Verdes.

]]>
(Artizan Images) Cove Engagement in Malaga Palos Plaza portraits Session southbay southbayphotographer torrance Verdes wedding weddingphotographer https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/8/malaga-cove-plaza-engagement-session-in-palos-verdes Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:37:28 GMT
Wedding at the Charthouse in Redondo Beach https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/8/wedding-at-the-charthouse-in-redondo-beach I lost my shoes! Another lesson learned. I’ve captured many weddings at Charthouse in Redondo Beach. Everything seemed normal but on the way back from portraits at the beach I stepped on a piece of glass which made me limp the rest of the shoot. Someone cleaned up and probably put my shoes away. Luckily I found a pair of sandals and finished up the wedding shoot. Next time if I ever have a beach wedding I’m for sure not going barefoot! Regardless it was a fantastic wedding well done all!

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages beach beachwedding bride charthouse groom images portaiture portraits redondo redondobeach restaurant southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer thecharthouse torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/8/wedding-at-the-charthouse-in-redondo-beach Sun, 05 Aug 2018 17:21:20 GMT
The Sunset Malibu beach wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/6/the-sunset-malibu-beach-wedding Back at the beach again! Our beautiful couple from New Orleans flew to California last time to do their engagement session at Santa Monica and there was a bomb threat! No crazy threats here just all good times. We started the day getting ready at Homewood suites by Hilton near LAX. We then headed to the Sunset in Malibu for a beautiful beach wedding. We ended the night with fun dances and a Lip sync battle between bride and groom! Cheers to a wonderful forever!

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages beach by ceremony getting hilton homewood homewoodsuites hotel ideas images inspiration malibu photographer photography portrait portraits portraiture prep ready reception southbay suites sunset the thesunset torrance venue weddingphotographer weddingphotography https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/6/the-sunset-malibu-beach-wedding Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:31:40 GMT
Europa Village Wedding in Temecula https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/6/europa-village-wedding-in-temecula Intimate sunset wedding at Europa Village Yeees sign me up! Were back at it again with this gorgeous couple. Knowing how great they looked and how beautiful the venue is had me so excited. We shared many laughs, some wine, and a fine time! Congrats you two, sh!et just got real! Cheers!

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages bride engagement engagements europa europawinery groom images portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer temecula temeculawinery torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer village wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings winery https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/6/europa-village-wedding-in-temecula Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:12:10 GMT
Vanessa's Quinceanera at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Pedro https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/vanessas-quinceanera-at-the-doubletree-by-hilton-san-pedro One of the sweetest birthday girls you'll ever meet! We had a ton of fun on this shoot. Her whole court was up for any poses and shenanigans. Holy Trinity Catholic Church was just outstanding, they understood the importance of photos. As long as I didn't interfere with mass service I was free to use lighting and take photos. We proceeded to the Madeo Ballroom at Double Tree by Hilton San Pedro. There was a private Mariachi band and of course our reception. Upon leaving I gave Vanessa a high five on birthday well done!

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages catholic church double doubletree down downtown hilton holy ideas images inspiration pedro photographer photography portrait portraits quinceanera san sanpedro sanpedrohilton session southbay torrance town tree trinity https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/vanessas-quinceanera-at-the-doubletree-by-hilton-san-pedro Fri, 18 May 2018 19:23:09 GMT
Europa Village Engagement Session https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/europa-village-engagement-session Did someone say wine and photos?! Two of my favorite things to do, just not at the same time! The pictures tend to get a little blurry! Europa Village in beautiful Temecula wine country served as the perfect backdrop to our engagement shoot. In less than 2 weeks we will be headed back for the actual wedding so it was good to get a feel of the venue.

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages bride engagement engagements europa europawinery groom images portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer temecula temeculawinery torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer village wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings winery https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/europa-village-engagement-session Wed, 09 May 2018 23:38:43 GMT
Hollywood Blockbuster Wedding at Whiskey Reds Marina Del Rey https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/hollywood-blockbuster-wedding-at-whiskey-reds-marina-del-rey This bada$$ Hollywood couple met on set during a play. Naturally being in the film industry they were easy to photograph. I imagined so many portrait opportunities but once they got together and the chemistry flowed I just sat back and captured. They had a stylist on set to help them get dressed. I have to say everything was on point. One guest said it best, “I must be in a movie with two Bond agents!” This wedding took place at Whiskey Reds in Marina Del Rey a very fitting backdrop to a blockbuster saga!

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages bride del gay groom images lgbt marina marinadelrey portaiture portraits reds rey southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings whiskey whisleyreds https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/5/hollywood-blockbuster-wedding-at-whiskey-reds-marina-del-rey Fri, 04 May 2018 19:36:01 GMT
American Korean Fusion Wedding at The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/3/american-korean-fusion-wedding-at-the-clubhouse-at-anaheim-hills Bride and groom decided to have an American and Korean wedding. The wedding was supposed to take place outdoors at the beautiful Anaheim Clubhouse but due to rain the ceremony was moved indoors. Since we were confined to indoors we had to get a little creative with our lighting setups. The couple wore traditional Korean hanboks. It was hilarious how I was trying to get them to pose in edgier modern styles but when we went to cheesy old traditional poses the bride said that was what she was waiting for! My favorite memory was during the Pyebaek ceremony. The groom’s grandmother was so excited she skipped her part and went straight into throwing chestnuts to see how many great grandkids she would have! All throughout the portrait session our bride could not stop laughing which caused me to laugh as well! I seriously had to wipe away tears as I looked through my camera to see our bride laughing up a storm.

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) anaheim anaheimhills artizan artizanimages bride club clubhouse clubhouseanaheim county groom hills house images oc ocwedding orance orangecounty portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/3/american-korean-fusion-wedding-at-the-clubhouse-at-anaheim-hills Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:54:50 GMT
Recreation Park https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/3/recreation-park After I got off the phone with our bride I knew it was going to be a fun wedding! She was charismatic and charming. Her facial expressions were wonderful. The wedding was held in Long Beach Recreation Park Golf Course. There were many fine details remembering passed loved ones. This couple didn't sweat the small stuff it was all about having a fabulous night and fabulous it was indeed. Congrats!

]]>
(Artizan Images) 18 90804 artizan artizanimages beach bride ca course golf golfcourse groom images long longbeach longbeachwedding park portaiture portraits recreation recreationpark18 southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/3/recreation-park Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:21:01 GMT
J+M Venice Beach Engagement Session https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/2/j-m-venice-beach-engagement-session This beautiful couple from Boston came and visited California for the weekend. They wanted to have their engagement session at Venice Beach. Throughout the session I felt their chemistry and it took my breath away! There were moments when I just stopped taking photos and just admired. We started at the Venice Beach Canals then a short walk to the Iconic Venice Beach sign. We proceeded to the graffiti wall and then to the beach with waves crashing during sunset. On the way back to the car we took a few images at the Venice beach sign again but this time at night.

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages beach beachwedding bride canals engagement engagementsession graffiti graffitiwall groom iconic images portaiture portrait portraits portraiture sign southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer venice venicebeach venicebeachcanals venicebeachengagement venicecanals wall wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/2/j-m-venice-beach-engagement-session Sat, 03 Feb 2018 17:31:10 GMT
J+E Paso Robles Inn Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/1/j-e-paso-robles-inn-wedding Wow I could not have ended 2017 with a sweeter couple! This Christmas Eve wedding took place at one of my favorite destination, Paso Robles. If you could have heard and felt the love these two has your heart would have melted. We started the day off getting ready at the Paso Robles Inn where the ceremony and reception were held. The day ended with a wine tasting at Anglim Winery. Guests got to unwind and taste some world class wine.

]]>
(Artizan Images) anglim artizan artizanimages bride groom ideas images inn inspiration paso pasorobles portaiture portraits robles southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingday weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings winery https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2018/1/j-e-paso-robles-inn-wedding Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:49:13 GMT
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook with Jess + Matt https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/baldwin-hills-scenic-overlook-with-jess-matt Every year I’m fortunate enough to make friends with some of the brides and grooms I photograph. This lovely couple visited from Seattle and we were able to hang out at Baldwin Hills scenic overlook. There’s usually no clouds in LA but we lucked out with moody skies. What a great time! Looking forward to seeing you folks soon. Perhaps in Seattle?!

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages baldwin baldwinhills baldwinhillsscenicoverlook bride engagement groom hills images overlook portaiture portraits scenic southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingday weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/baldwin-hills-scenic-overlook-with-jess-matt Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:07:51 GMT
ILFORD XP2 SUPER Single Use Camera Review https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/ilford-xp2-super-single-use-camera-review I was challenged by one of my fabulous photography groups on Facebook to shoot with a disposable 35mm film camera! You remember those? I sure do! Back in the day they were perfect for whenever you were out and forgot your camera. We didn’t have camera phones back then but I still took a ton of pictures. I did a little research and found the Ilford XP2 Super Single Use Camera with Flash (27 Exposures) black and white film. I love Ilford and C-41 b/w film makes it easy to develop.

Here are some specs on the camera found directly from

https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/file/download/file_id/218/product_id/510/

Built in Flash – effective up to 10ft

F9.5

Shutter Speed 1/100

Minimum focus is 3 feet! This threw me off as anything closer was out of focus.

Armed with this basic information I was able to get a good idea of when to use this camera.

Front of the Camera was covered with a tough clear plastic

Back of the camera was exposed, no covering. 

First photos I had to take the kids out to Redondo Beach for sunset. I had them running up and down.

So I cheated a little and stacked a Lees graduated ND filter over the lens. If not I can tell you the sky would be blown out but I had a feeling the girls would be underexposed

So here if I turn the girls around I was thinking I could get their silhouettes. It appears I got more than their silhouettes but I really like the way it turned out.

As the sunset this camera handles perfectly. 

Next couple images I tested the built in flash. These restaurants were very dimly lit. I was pleasantly surprised how well the flash photos came out. 

We attended a birthday party and I got inside the jumper to take this shot. This cutie got too close to the camera, notice everything is in focus behind her.

Oh boy here is a real test. Being so small I was able to tuck this camera in my pocket. While capturing a wedding I took a few photos with it. No flash as I didnt want to blind the bride. 

It didnt handle sun flair too well. I suspect the plastic covering added hazing. 

Too bad this was taken in shade and too close I should have backed up but photos on my DSLR came out fine standing here. 

We went Crawfishing in Malibu Creek. I'd say in bright sunlight and shade this camera shines. Checkout the dynamic range. It almost picked up all highlights and shadows.

second wedding on the beach in full sun. It handled pretty well.  

3rd wedding due to scheduling we got to shoot portraits after sunset. The DSLR's were fine since we had flash. I didnt use flash for these images. Check out the LA city background which was correctly exposed. The wedding couple however were too dark and grainy. 

After school, homework, and getting ready the sun set. Again I get grain and it's proving difficult to shoot in the dark.

This was taken overcast. I was too close to this possum so he came out blurry. He was released unharmed.

Got to shoot a portrait session with this beautiful couple. Yes full sun works! 

This photo I put a ND filter over the lens and it looks like everything came out properly. 

This final image was taken during a wedding I thought I had more film left as I wanted to get the wedding couple in this shot. Again the dynamic range of film is incredible. Straight out of the camera on my DSLR the shadows were black! 

Over all I enjoyed using this camera. I got a little more than the advertised 27 frames (more like 29). Of the 29 frames only one came out horribly dark. I feel for amateurs who don’t understand shutter speed and aperture failure rate would be much higher. I would recommend taking photos during the day and using flash indoors. I must admit everyone who saw me take photos with this camera were happily surprised. Many didn't even know they still made them. FILM is making a comeback! What good times we shall have ahead!

]]>
(Artizan Images) 35mm 35mmfilm and artizan artizanimages b&w black camera disposable film filmphotography ideas ilford ilfordxp2 images inspiration model photographer photography portrait portraits portraitsession portraiture session southbay street streetphotography torrance wedding weddings white xp2 https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/ilford-xp2-super-single-use-camera-review Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:14:30 GMT
C+N Chart House Beach Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/c-n-chart-house-beach-wedding What a better way to start the day than a ceremony at the Charthouse with private Redondo Beach access followed by a delicious brunch reception. I was contacted literally 2 weeks before this wedding. I was already booked but luckily the schedules worked out giving me a 45 minute window for the next wedding. I'm by no means a spiritual guy but something about this wedding moved me! Both bride and groom lost a parent. They both danced with their sibling during the father/daughter and mother/son dance. I felt the emotion and a peace come over me literally through the camera! It was a great day and these two should be proud! Congrats!

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages beach beachwedding bride charthouse groom images portaiture portraits redondo redondobeach restaurant southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer thecharthouse torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/11/c-n-chart-house-beach-wedding Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:14:04 GMT
The Reef Long Beach Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/the-reef-long-beach-wedding Hollywood uses an old trick to wet the ground before filming. This Hollywood wedding featuring our charming groom and gorgeous bride! A few minutes of rain didn't stop our lovely couple from enjoying their epic day! Sure we all got a little wet but the clouds were amazing and the memories were beyond worth it.

Venue http://www.reefrestaurant.com/

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages beach bride groom images long longbeach portaiture portraits reef restaurant southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer thereef torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/the-reef-long-beach-wedding Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:54:48 GMT
J+M Heritage Park Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/j-m-heritage-park-wedding Our lovely bride said she didn’t want to look like a princess. Instead she was a queen on her special day. The venue was Heritage Park located in Corona. Surrounded by 80-90 year old trees and vintage buildings this was the perfect venue for a rustic wedding. There’s always a few bumps during the day but all were ironed out my their fantastic wedding planner 3 Little Birds Event Planning & Rentals Cheers to another lovely wedding!

Venue Heritage Park http://www.coronaheritage.org/

Wedding Planner https://3littlebirdseventplanning.com/

]]>
(Artizan Images) corona fineart heritage park portraits southbay wedding weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/j-m-heritage-park-wedding Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:30:18 GMT
Great Spirits Ranch Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/great-spirits-ranch-wedding This lovely wedding took place in Malibu at Great Spirits Ranch. Our bride and groom were truly free spirits with a lets go with the flow attitude. Everyone was just amazing and came together to share in the love these two birds. Thanks Michelle Chung for the introduction! May our paths cross again soon, wishing you endless joy and happiness!

For more info on the lovely venue checkout https://www.greatspiritsranch.com/

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages bride candid ceremony fineart fineartphotography first firstlook great greatspiritsranch groom images look malibu malibuwedding planning portaiture portraits ranch reception southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer spirits torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingday weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddingplanning weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/10/great-spirits-ranch-wedding Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:22:16 GMT
J+B Wedding at the South Coast Botanical Garden https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/8/j-b-wedding-at-the-south-coast-botanical-garden With summer in full swing there's no better place to spend an evening than at the South Coast Botanical Garden. This lovely group had a mix of guests from California to Florida. Every speech touched our hearts. The positive vibes from bride and groom were so uplifting. We truly enjoyed our time and wished we had more time to spend with you folks! Congrats again! 

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages botanical bride candid ceremony coast fineart fineartphotography first firstlook garden groom images look palosverdesweddings planning portaiture portraits reception south southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer southcoastbotanical southcoastbotanicalgardenwedding torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingday weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddingplanning weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/8/j-b-wedding-at-the-south-coast-botanical-garden Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:09:55 GMT
Northridge Elegant Backyard Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/7/northridge-elegant-backyard-wedding Who doesn't love a good ol fashion backyard wedding. Add a beautiful house, gorgeous backyard, and awesome couple; it was one fine day. The heat was a bit over the top but I did not hear a single complaint. Everyone was working together to celebrate this union. This was the first time we hid in the bathroom with AC to take a break from the sun! @3littlebirdseventplanning talented wedding planning and worked hard in the sun with us.

]]>
(Artizan Images) artizan artizanimages bride candid fineart fineartphotography first firstlook groom house images look northridge northridgewedding northridgeweddings planning portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingday weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddingplanning weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/7/northridge-elegant-backyard-wedding Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:43:21 GMT
J+K Monrovia Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/5/j-k-monrovia-wedding Way too many photos to choose from during this wedding. The ceremony took place at Immaculate Conception Church and reception was at Monrovian Restaurant Banquet Room in Monrovia. The way Ken plans and conducts himself never ceases to amaze me. He treats people the way people should be treated. He altered his plans due to the hot temperatures to accommodate all. His bride Jocelyn never stops smiling seriously. With a beautiful smile like hers I don’t blame her. She lights up a whole room! I could not be happier congrats to the both of you.

]]>
(Artizan Images) Banquet Church Conception Immaculate Monrovian Restaurant Room artizan artizanimages bride candid fineart fineartphotography first firstlook groom images look monrovia monroviawedding monroviaweddings planning portaiture portraits southbay southbayphotographer southbayweddingphotographer torrance torrancephotographer torranceweddingphotographer wedding weddingday weddingideas weddinginspiration weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddingplanning weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/5/j-k-monrovia-wedding Tue, 23 May 2017 16:45:13 GMT
Trip to Japan https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/4/trip-to-japan Japan 2017! Finally we get a little break from wedding season. Wow what an amazing experience. My wife and I got to go for a week which was far too short. Yes the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, the scenery was gorgeous. What was truly life changing was the lessons we’ve learned from the people and culture. The cities from streets to restrooms were clean. People truly respected the environment and each other. Young, old, women, children, all were safe to walk the streets at night. Bicycles and other belongings could be left outside the house without fear of theft. There was no haggling, prices were fair and accurate. Although it was a hassle whenever we needed help no one turned us down. Traveling the city was easy once we figured out public transportation. These are a few photos we took documenting our trip. 

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) Japan Kyoto Nagoya Street Tokyo art artizan fine images landscape photographer photography portraits southbay streetphotography torrance https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/4/trip-to-japan Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:13:04 GMT
D+R Wedding at Castaways https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/3/d-r-wedding-at-castaways This elegant wedding took place at Castaways in Burbank. I loved this couple’s attitude of just having fun, enjoying the moments, and relaxing. It didn’t matter that we were behind schedule or a few minor things didn’t go according to plan. Let's just bring out the jug of wine and CELEBRATE! The Red Bull wedding favors for guest’s states "WAKE your ASS UP". Various signage would say "find your seat but your PLACE is on the dance floor" pretty much sums up this grand celebration. Congrats all!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Artizan Artizanimages Images Photographer Southbay Torrance burbank castaways ceremony getting hotel ideas inspiration mcmichael photography portrait portraits portraiture prep ready reception venue wedding weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/3/d-r-wedding-at-castaways Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:01:16 GMT
Crystal Cove Engagement https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/3/crystal-cove-engagement My longtime friend and college buddy Ken asked if I could take photos of his wedding! I love working with friends because right off the bat we have chemistry. This was the first time I’ve met his wonderful fiancé but I’ve felt like I’ve known her forever. Guess it’s either her warm personality or the fact that I’ve heard wonderful things about her from mutual friends. It’s hard to get a reservation at the Crystal Cove Cottages in Laguna Beach but my buddy managed to secure a weekend there. The sunset was foggy and gloomy but just when hope was lost the skies turned fire red which was so beautiful. After dark we proceeded to take some romantic engagement photos inside the cottage they rented. What a great experience and wonderful time! I can’t wait for the wedding.

]]>
(Artizan Images) Artizan Artizanimages Images Photographer Southbay Torrance angeles beach cottage cottages county couple cove crystal crystalcove engagment goals ideas inspiration la los losangeles love oc orange orangecounty photography portrait portraits portraiture sunsunet venue wedding weddingphotographer weddingphotography weddings https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/3/crystal-cove-engagement Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:55:09 GMT
Las Vegas Street Lights https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/2/las-vegas-street-lights While attending the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) convention in Las Vegas I had the chance to learn, network, tryout, and buy gear! It was a photographers Disneyland! During the night I had the chance to work with Nicole who is an international model. We met up to do a quick hour walk of the Las Vegas Strip.

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) Las Vegas lights model photoshoot portrait session. street https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/2/las-vegas-street-lights Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:29:10 GMT
Calamigos Ranch Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/1/calamigos-ranch-wedding Here’s a sneak peek of our wedding last week. Tucked away deep in Malibu’s wine country is Calamigos Ranch. This beautiful wedding venue featured charming country décor, waterfall backdrops, and lush landscaping. It was the perfect place for this couple’s wedding! Our bride wore this long veil that was just amazing. There was so much to do in such a tight amount of time luckily the event was executed flawlessly by their wedding planner Jessica and Aisha from 3 little birds event planning.  Congrats to the both of you!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Calamigos Malibu Ranch Wedding in https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2017/1/calamigos-ranch-wedding Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:00:02 GMT
M+A Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/12/m-a-wedding Elysian Park is the oldest park in Los Angeles. There is a beautiful venue hidden in the park called Grace E. Simons Lodge. It was such an honor to capture this beautiful wedding at this historic location. Perhaps it was the beautiful hidden lakes, landscape, scenery that made this wedding so unique. Adding the gorgeous bride, her ever lovely smile, and the groom’s easy going demeanor made this such a wonderful celebration for all! Participants enjoyed a short but very sweet ceremony. We had a few minutes to capture portraits before celebrating at the reception. It was a lovely night and everyone was so wonderful. Congrats to the both of you!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Angeles Elysian Park Grace Lodge Los wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/12/m-a-wedding Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:07:01 GMT
J+D Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/11/j-d-wedding I've known Jessica for 10+ years now. She asked if I could take pics of her big day! I didn’t walk I literally jumped at the opportunity! She’s done so much for me both personally and professionally! This was such an epic day! The ceremony was short and sweet. They could not have picked a better place to host their reception. The Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia provided a beautiful backdrop for portraits. Everyone agreed the food and service were superior! What a fantastic day for a fabulous couple! Congrats!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Alta Club Country J+D Placentia. Vista angeles at beautiful county in la located los oc orange photographer the wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/11/j-d-wedding Fri, 18 Nov 2016 23:02:41 GMT
Family Shoot at Veteran's Park https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/8/family-shoot-at-veterans-park My dear friend Yuko asked me to take photos of her and her child 4 years ago this month! Fast forward to the present she looks the same but her children have grown so fast! We ended up shooting at the same park in Redondo Beach.  It was a quick photo shoot; the kids now have a mind of their own. It’s always good times hanging out with your family! See you soon!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Angeles Beach Family Los Park Photographer Redondo Southbay Veteran's at in photoshoot with https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/8/family-shoot-at-veterans-park Wed, 17 Aug 2016 23:43:53 GMT
N+D Malibu West Beach Club Wedding! https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/8/n-d-malibu-west-beach-club-wedding This fun Hungarian wedding took place at the beautiful Malibu West Beach Club located in Malibu California. Guests had a view of the coast only accessible for owners of beach properties. The ceremony had guests facing the bride and groom with the ocean in the background! Afterwards we were allowed to take a few pictures on the beach. During the toasts one of the uncles let me have a sip of palinka, a famous Hungarian spirit made with distilled apricots! It was 44% proof but tasted like a fine wine! Wow it was so good! The night concluded with a choreographed first dance by the bride and groom. What a beautiful well thought out wedding! Congrats you two!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Beach Club Malibu Wedding! West https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/8/n-d-malibu-west-beach-club-wedding Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:25:02 GMT
Wedding at the Cabrillo Beach Bath House https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/8/wedding-at-the-cabrillo-beach-bath-house We met up at the Double Tree Hotel by the Hilton in San Pedro. There I was given some time to take some pre-wedding and getting ready photos. This hotel always produces wonderful images. Great scenery and rooms! The ceremony was help on the beach of San Pedro. It was a perfect day, not too windy, not too hot! The night ended at the Cabrillo Beach Bath House. The only thing I wished we had time for was sunset photos at the beach but due to scheduling we missed the sunset. Overall it was a wonderful celebration had by all! Congrats!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Bath Beach Cabrillo Double Hotel House Tree Wedding and https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/8/wedding-at-the-cabrillo-beach-bath-house Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:42:22 GMT
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/8/cathedral-of-our-lady-of-the-angels-ceremony-in-downtown-los-angeles A few images from an intimate wedding held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in Downtown Los Angeles. I’ve passed by this Cathedral on several occasions but never got the chance to photograph it until now. The architecture was flawless, such a beautiful place. Photography was tricky as it was dark inside and photographers were not allowed past a certain point. I switched between long and wide angle lenses to grab the needed shots. 

 

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) Angeles Angels Cathedral Ceremony Downtown Lady Los Our in of the https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/8/cathedral-of-our-lady-of-the-angels-ceremony-in-downtown-los-angeles Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:37:17 GMT
Irvine Regional Park Engagement Session https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/7/irvine-regional-park-engagement-session Our conversation started out like any other. How do we pose? You’re going to have to help us. We got to our first spot and as I was adjusting my settings this couple just naturally started to interact. They had a lovely chemistry and charisma about them. From that point on I just made sure my camera settings were correct and they did the rest! We had a lot of laughs, shared stories, and saw a flying peacock!!! Thanks for a great time! Looking forward to your wedding day!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Engagement Irvine Park Photography Regional Session https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/7/irvine-regional-park-engagement-session Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:52:23 GMT
Downtown LA Engagement Shoot with H+E https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/6/downtown-la-engagement-shoot-with-h-e I dunno what it was about this couple; maybe it was our connection of having a Vietnamese/Korean wedding? Maybe it was our familiarity was the Southbay area, or maybe it was just these two were amazing people! I’m not sure but it felt like we were hanging out all day and I just happened to have my camera handy. We started at the Walt Disney Concert Hall then drove to Union Station. We grabbed a sunset shot at Vista Hermosa Natural Park. We ended the night at the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water. There were too many photos to choose from! Here are a few samples, looking forward to the wedding! Congrats guys!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Angeles Concert Department Disney Downtown Engagement Hall Hermosa LA Los Natural Park Power Session Station Union Vista Walt Water and of wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/6/downtown-la-engagement-shoot-with-h-e Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:03:48 GMT
Grand Warner Theatre Wedding in San Pedro https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/5/grand-warner-theatre-wedding-in-san-pedro The Grand Warner Theatre in San Pedro was the first sound equipped theatre in the South Bay. It was a popular destination for entertainment in the 1930’s. Being a historic place in Los Angeles made it a perfect destination for a wedding. It was really neat photographing in a historic theatre, the backdrop provided endless possibilities. The challenging part of a huge theatre was the lighting! Parts of the wedding were in pitch black darkness! Thanks for being so patient! Congrats!

]]>
(Artizan Images) CA Grand Pedro San Theater Theatre Warner Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/5/grand-warner-theatre-wedding-in-san-pedro Thu, 26 May 2016 17:41:41 GMT
Fuji's repair service on my X100T https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/5/fujis-repair-service-on-my-x100t As an Avid photographer I try to take my Canon SLR equipment everywhere! From photoshoots to personal trips there are times when it just doesn’t make sense to lug all that gear. That’s where my nifty Fuji X100T comes in. It gives me amazing images all packed in a little body. I take my Fuji to places/shoots I dare not take my SLR! So needless to say when my Fuji X100t’s shutter button wasn’t working properly I was pretty bummed. The shutter button was stuck and hard to press. Still under Manufacturer’s warranty I decided to mail in the camera for repair, link here.

I had mixed emotions about sending in my camera not knowing how much it was going to cost to repair. If Fuji said I had to pay for repairs due to my mishandling of the camera I'd have no options but to pay for the repair. To my surprise the camera was returned to me in about a week. Fuji had replaced the top plate of my camera, no questions asked, and free of charge! Wow I must admit Fuji has impressed me and I will continue to purchase Fuji products for life! 

Got the camera well packed and a description of repairs done.

Awww so great to have my camera back

Brand new top plate.

Well done Fuji thank you!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Fuji X100T button new plate repair shutter stuck top https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/5/fujis-repair-service-on-my-x100t Tue, 24 May 2016 20:34:06 GMT
Ava + Cliff Maternity Shoot https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/5/ava-cliff-maternity-shoot I met up with this lovely couple for a maternity session in Palos Verdes. We started at Malaga Cove Plaza and made our way to the Roessler Point Gazebo. Ending the day along the beautiful shore where people were reeling up fish! The whole time mom was never complaining and was able to hike the whole way! I on the other hand had major issues! Congrats on your first baby!

]]>
(Artizan Images) Beach Cove Gazebo Malaga Maternity Maternityshoot Palos Palosverdes Roesslerpoint Shoot Verdes session https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/5/ava-cliff-maternity-shoot Thu, 19 May 2016 19:58:51 GMT
Brooke + Rosenberg Wedding at the Grand Long Beach https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/4/brooke-rosenberg-wedding-at-the-grand-long-beach There couldn't have been a nicer wedding couple out there! Seriously these two were amazing people who truly appreciated everything! This wedding took place at the Grand in Long Beach. Originally it was set to take place outside but due to the crazy weather it took place indoors. If I didn't say anything no one would know because the last minute execution of ceremony decor was spot on! It didn't matter where we were, everyone was there to celebrate the union of two lovely individuals! Cheers guys, photos will be delivered soon!

Boutineer some last minute detail shots I met the groom 15 minutes before game time!

Some last minute detail shots I met the groom 15 minutes before game time!

I had 2 minutes with these grooms men before the ceremony started! We got in two poses and it was off the the races!

Man I love his look!

The beautiful decor went unnoticed as these two stole the spotlight!

So I was after this shot but when they first ended the ceremony the bubbles were sporadic and the couple wasn't centered. I got the awesome officiant to call everyone back to do this over!

Right before she removed the vail

The crazy thing is I'm privledged to hear heartfelt speeches almost every weekend. However between shooting and getting home I forget what was said. I just remember this guy gave an epic speech! Well done!

The crazy thing is I'm privledged to hear heartfelt speeches almost every weekend. However between shooting and getting home I forget what was said. I just remember this guy gave an epic speech! Well done!

I think this was the cha cha slide I cant remember but I love these line dances

Some ladies arent ready for marriage and dont fully participate in the bouquet toss. Not this wedding boy I have photos of people on the floor! Good times!

A little flash, slow shutter to create this image. This was all done in camera all I did was mess with the exposure and color a bit.

 
 
]]>
(Artizan Images) (California (LA (Long (The (oc (wedding Beach) Grand) canon fineart photographer) photography wedding wedding) https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/4/brooke-rosenberg-wedding-at-the-grand-long-beach Sat, 16 Apr 2016 02:09:07 GMT
Sophia + Ozzie Blomgren Ranch Wedding https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/4/sophia-ozzie-blomgren-ranch-wedding You generally won’t get a good reaction if you tell a bride that her dress, flowers, and pretty much everything else was going to be 2 hours late! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride handle situations so calmly. Sophia always had a smile on her face all the way through the wedding! Nothing was going to phase her. When asked how she’s taking everything so well, she simply said “I understand things are going to be out of my control, I’ll just smile, and enjoy the day!” Wow I was floored and amazed! This beautiful wedding took place at the Blomgren Ranch in Santa Clarita CA. Since the venue reminded me of an old charming western set we decided to shoot in that kind of theme. 

I found this dictionary/giant book on a shelf and decided to use it. Their talented videographer  added the acorns. I love synergy! Check out this sign, it's so awesome, this couple has a wonderful sense of humor. 

 

Details details details, we were given over two hours! I never get this much time for details!

The dress, we had to be so careful! There was a ton of nails and dirt everywhere!

I like to work on group shots first so we can release the wedding party. These guys were hungry and thirsty but sacrificed for the bride/groom.

Ladies did such a great job. Running around in dirt with dresses and makeup aint easy!

This groom was so charismatic and hilarious!

I'm a sucker for sun flair and the sun flared!!!

Close to a silhouette shot, I decided to bring back some of the bride and groom detail for more interest.

Darkness and festivities came it was time for some off camera lighting.

This photo does no justice. The venue in person was so beautiful at night! 

Sometimes the same photos of dancing lit with flash are boring. I like to mix in some long exposure, flash, and camera movement.

Ok have you ever had a fresh churro, I mean fresh out of the fryer!? They had a churro cart and I had this for the first time! Woooow!

Fresh Churros! They were soooo good!

Congrats you two! Thanks for a wonderful time!

 

]]>
(Artizan Images) (Blomgren (Fineart) (Los (Orange (Santa (Wedding (wedding Angeles) California Clarita) County) Estate Ranch Ranch) Wedding photographer) photography) wedding) https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2016/4/sophia-ozzie-blomgren-ranch-wedding Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:49:00 GMT
NYC & East Coast Street Photography https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2015/10/nyc-east-coast-street-photography With camera's in my backpack and a plane ticket in hand off I went to the East Coast for a family vacation! It was tough trying to grab street photography photos while keeping up with family. The difference between street photography in New York vs Los Angeles is the compact landscape. New York appears to be more dense than LA thus creating people in closer quarters and moments seem to start as fast as they end. I felt people moving faster and more aware of their surroundings. With the endless supply of billboards, signage, and buildings it was just a matter of finding interesting subjects. I used both my canon DSLR and Fuji x100t for these images.

Sometimes moments happen so fast I'm forced to fire from the hip. I saw some people having a conversation and

my own reflection.

Although out of focus I loved the expression he gave me as I walked by. 

Everyone was on a big screen so they did'nt notice me taking a photo of them

Something about this photo strikes me as being odd I can't put my finger on it. 

By Far my favorite shot of the set. I saw 5 NYPD Vehicles pull up on the sidewalk so something good might happen! I waited for 10 mins but nothing was going on, then all of the sudden this girl walks into my shot to take her sweater off giving me this great look.

Hustle and Bustle

Night time and time to sleep. 

All sorts of interesting people crossing the street at night 

New York street food on every corner 

This artist was soooo skilled.

Chess in the middle of the street as an officer watches on.

Someone give this man $750,000,000 please!!  Time for sleep no matter how many cars pass by. 

Officer looks like hes going to stop these guys with their nice car

Time for a nap

This guy was selling fruit but was pondering something

Having a morning meal 

Looks pretty exhausted 

That is not vodka in this bottle...

 

Next set of photos are from Washington DC

I had to wait my turn to speak to this gentleman.

This gentleman was such a great sport I forgot his name but he was so happy and awesome!

Behind the White House

Not sure what he was trying to preach but interesting never the less

Jefferson Memorial

3 duck butts and Lincoln Memorial

Thanks for taking the time to check out these photos.

]]>
(Artizan Images) (Black (New (Washington (White 5dmk2 Canon DC) Fuji House) Photographer White) York) and photography street x100t https://www.artizanimages.com/blog/2015/10/nyc-east-coast-street-photography Thu, 15 Oct 2015 21:54:36 GMT