Some women in our generation are truly remarkable. I believe Dawne may be one of them. After 20 years of working in the auto sales industry she is taking things into her own hands and starting a new business. Dawne is changing the way that people buy automobiles. It’s women like Dawne who change the world, one system at a time, and make the world a better place.
I had an opportunity today to photograph this beautiful Californian woman. She is such a fun girl we had a great time photographing outside and in her house and capturing some really casual fun photos as well as some beautiful naturally lit headshots. It was easy, fun and all these photos really show off who she is.
I often find that I’ve taken way more photos that I love than I have promised to my client. I’m showing her best 50 images here, but I gave about 3 times that many. I make so much more work for myself by not editing them down, but it’s totally worth it when I can give my client a ton of beautiful photos.
I hope these images help you to see how beautiful you are! I know you are going do amazing things with this new business and I am so thankful to have met you and to be part of your journey. And seriously, let me know if you want to share a bottle of wine around bonfire and do some California dreaming.
Crystal is making huge changes in her life like branching out and starting her own bookkeeping business. With a fresh start happening, she needed fresh photos. We had such a great time hanging out in the Old Mill District for her beautiful photos! We had to get some greenery in the photos too or it just wouldn’t represent Bend, Oregon. I love how she stuck to blue tones which not only represent her brand but also look great on her!
There are some beautiful headshots as well as more diverse images to allow her to use them for many different types of marketing. I love creating empty space on the side of an image to give a place for text.
I can’t wait to see what you do with these amazing photos of you. I hope you have huge success in this new business venture!
Meet the AdvenChair.
What an amazing wheelchair for off-roading adventures! There is no reason to be held back anymore! No longer do people need to miss out on adventures in this beautiful area we live in. This chair is the solution. It’s easy to use and opens up new opportunities like never before.
I got see first hand how this chair works during a family photography session. We took it off roading for photos. We couldn’t have gone to these beautiful places without it!
You can read the fully story behind the AdvenChair here: https://www.advenchair.com/
My fashionista friend, April, needed some updated lifestyle photos for her modeling portfolio so we headed to the new SoCo shopping area for modern and fun photos. I love all the great outfits she chose! Isn’t she simply beautiful?
My musician friend Ryan needed some updated portraits to use for his new album cover so he came over to my garage and we got these awesome portraits! I love how clean and candid they are. I really can’t wait to see them as cover art!
I had to remember how to make a pertly grated backdrop for these team headshots. I love how the blue fades! I canʼt wait to do this again.
Simple headshots for actors can really make the actor shine, and isnʼt that exactly what you want? I love how Nickʼs headshots turned out! The white background really makes hime pop off the page.
Headshots! Headshots! Headshots! Itʼs all about getting that great headshot so you can get the perfect job. Chris is ready to go with these new headshots!!
When my father in law needed new photos of his team for his website, Josh and I headed up to Paso Robles. We had a good time shooting team photos, them in action and some stock photos made just for them. I especially loved taking the local landscape photos as we went wine tasting!
Commercial photography is a team sport and I wouldnʼt have it any other way! It was such a blast to work with this amazing crew on such a fun project. The goal: to create stunning images for their new advertising campaign comparing old camping with RV camping of today. We traveled all over Social to have the perfect locations for both shoots. My favorite was trying to showcase camping in the 1920s. The 1920ʼs are my all time favorite era (Iʼm kinda obsessed), so when it was time for this session, I was all in! I even helped wrap the surf board in wood vinyl. (Iʼve got mad vinyl skills having worked at my dads sign shop since I was little.) Seriously, if I could photograph period shoots like this every day I think I would be in paradise!
1920s VS Today!
NEW FREEDOM JEWELRY
I was lucky enough to be able to work with New Freedom Jewelry and to offer them my photography services to help create this ad for them. Their story was featured in Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine with the ad to raise awareness of what the foundation does.
Here is a little bit about them…
New Freedom Jewelry is handmade by Nepalese women who were former sex slaves, once part of the estimated one million women and children worldwide that are forced into prostitution every year. It’s a dirty little secret, but thousands of Nepalese girls, some as young as eight, are sold by their parents, relatives, or even members of their villages due to the extreme poverty of their nation. Other girls are lured into the sex trade, and ultimately into slavery, with promises of good jobs, marriages, or education. Unfortunately, those few who do escape and return to Nepal face nearly insurmountable odds. Many have contracted HIV, Aids, or other STDS. Many have recurrent health problems from poorly performed abortions or complicated pregnancies, from prolonged malnutrition, chronic tuberculosis, or post traumatic stress syndrome and depression. But perhaps worst of all, most are rejected by their own families and ostracized by their communities.
Purchasing New Freedom Jewelry will make you feel as good on the inside as it makes you look on the outside. The proceeds from the sale of this jewelry, that’s right 100% of the profit, is used to provide much needed medical care, clothing, food, education and job training, and safe places to begin healing abused bodies and broken hearts. But perhaps even more importantly, New Freedom Jewelry can stop the sex trade right where it starts. Its proceeds will enable us to purchase safe houses for the lost children of Nepal. At these homes, children will receive loving care, food, clothing, medicine, and education, which is the real key to a brighter future.
It really is a fantastic organization. Please purchase jewelry from them to support the organization.
Who doesnʼt love the 1940s?
My favorite makeup artist loves creating a 1940ʼs look for her brides and wanted to show off her amazing makeup skills with a fun fashion shoot! We headed to Orange to get that old look and feel for this fashion shoot. Oh! We had so much fun!! I wish I could look like this everyday!!