April 25, 2011

Model Photo Shoot on the Oregon Coast

I am so lucky to have such good friends in my life. My boyfriend and I were invited to spend a week on the Oregon Coast at our friends' new home. We had no plans except for tide pooling, sand dollar hunting and exploring. Because we had so much time, I thought it would be a great idea to plan a photo shoot. While doing research on the location, it occurred to me that a model I worked with previously had recently moved to Oregon so I shot her an email to find out if she would be interested in making the drive out to the coast for a day of shooting with me, my boyfriend and our good friend Bruce. She replied, "Yes!"

We spent the day shooting around the Oregon Coast. Starting at a fabulously rustic walking bridge, we then went to a beach we had scoped out a few days before. The beach was perfect because it had tons of amazing drift wood, colorful river rocks and an arched cement bridge. It was so windy we decided to play with the wind using a colorful fabric to create motion. Finally, we ended our shoot at the beach - Washburn State Park - and our goal was to get some pictures of Edly walking along the beach. We didn't last very long with the wind blowing. It was cold and we were racing the waves trying not to get swept away.

We had such an amazing time on the Oregon Coast, thanks to our friends for inviting us and to our model, Edly, for making the journey and being such a professional. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo session.









April 13, 2011

Kiley Ann is having a little girl- Chico, Ca Maternity Photo Session

Just about 6 months ago I heard the wonderful news that my close friend Kiley is having a baby. A few weeks ago we got together at Bidwell Park for her maternity photo session. Her faithful companion Hallie, a beautiful and energetic Silver Lab, was along for the shoot and made an appearance in a few photos. My assistant had a fun day of playing fetch with Hallie to keep her occupied most of the photo session. Here are just a few of my favorites from the maternity session. Thank you Kiley Ann, I can't wait to meet the little girl!