Mike & Jen / / Engagement

We may not have gotten all of the shots we had planned for but we still had a fantastic time shooting Jen & Mike’s engagement photos. The theme for their wedding is “Over the Moon” so we had planned to incorporate the super moon over the cliffs of Santa Cruz into their shoot. However, the weather did not want to cooperate as the coast was foggy and rainy the entire day and we didn’t even get a glimpse of the moon throughout the evening. Jen and Mike were real troopers while we went ahead and got some fun photos and the beach – that is, until it started to rain! We packed up and decided to head over to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to take advantage of some shelter and finish up the pictures. Despite being unplanned the Boardwalk photos turned out great! We got to capture Jen and Mike having fun playing some games and set against the very cool lights of the rides. We all even shared some deep fried Oreos. All together it was a really fun photo shoot and we are looking forward to photographing their wedding at the end of September. beach_stackedright beach_twoup beachballs_single beachblanket_twochannel beachkiss_landscape boardwalk_stackedright boardwalk_twochannelboardwalk_twoup carousel_horizontal games_stackedright ring_twoup trees_stackedright

The Memoirs / / Promotional

We had the wonderful opportunity to shoot some promotional pictures for a band over the past few weeks. The Memoirs are an awesome local band that specializes in weddings and events with a fantastic repertoire of songs from R&B to Soul and Lounge. They are available as either a duo or quartet so we were sure to get a wide variety of images from each individual to the full band. The Memoirs The first portion of the photo shoot took place at an amazing location in the Foothills around Folsom. We had an excellent backdrop of rolling hills, gnarled trees and tall golden grass and got some great shots. As the sun went down we were able utilize the long shadows to get some pretty dramatic images. The band was a ton of fun to work with and their great personalities came through despite our directions to keep giving us serious faces. The Memoirs The Memoirs The Memoirs The Memoirs The Memoirs The Memoirs We then brought the duo portion of the band to our studio for some additional pictures. Katrina and Frank did a great job posing for us and we were able to get some really solid images. The Memoirs The Memoirs The Memoirs

Surangi & Jeremy / / Maternity

Surangi & Jeremy are having their first baby! We met up with the delightful couple on a lovely spring day last week in Land Park. They have decided to be surprised by the gender of the baby and this gave us an excellent opportunity to focus on the expectant parents to be during this exciting time in their lives. They are very relaxed, easy-going, clearly enjoy being with each other and we especially wanted to capture the tender moments shared between them. The glowing mom to be chose to wear a gorgeous shade of purple and she stood out beautifully against the soft green shades of the park. We even had a curious gaggle of geese wander in to our final shots giving us some awesomely romantic images and we hope the parents-to-be enjoy them as much as we do.