Archive for April, 2012


Still working on catching up with my recent jobs…this is one I did last November. They were seriously such a fun family. So much laughter and love and silliness! I had a great time and we got some great shots of the kids for the family Christmas cards. They also made a bunch of canvas prints from the images to adorn their walls of their lovely home.

Speaking of canvas prints… I know they have been a big deal for awhile now, and I have always just outsourced this request. However, we finally have our large Epson printer setup to print on canvas. I am thinking of offering this service in the near future. I think it would be great and can be totally customizable. Sometimes, the native camera format doesn’t translate well into the prefab sizes like 4×6 or 8×10. You end up needing to crop into the image and sometimes the image suffers. It’s hard to know, in the moment, which images will be chosen by the client and what size they will print them at. I’m pretty liberal with my in-camera cropping and sometimes it doesn’t work out. I’ve encountered the issue enough to be aware of it when composing, but sometimes the moment takes over and I just concentrate on capturing personalities and emotions. I hold on to the fact that 10 years from now, they will look at the pictures and it’ll bring back memories of that special time. (Insert joke about how size doesn’t matter)

Wow, sorry about that last line! I suppose I am feeling a little punchy as I wait for the weekend…so, without further embarrassing myself, please enjoy my session with the Coolican Family!

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This family was so fun to photograph! First off they were all incredibly photogenic, which makes my job a snap (pun intended). But they were also kind and funny and willing to do some fun setups. This is Radonich Ranch, up off Summit in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The mom arranged everything, which was an awesome change for me. I guess they do a fair amount of weddings up there, but we arrived early on a quiet weekend morning. It was so beautiful, rustic and charming. Perfect for a fun shoot! I’ve heard through the grapevine that they are expecting again, so big congrats to your family! I hope I get to meet the little one soon! Ryder will make an awesome big brother!

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