It’s been rainy… rainy… RAINY for weeks, and it’s been a real challenge to schedule (and reschedule) around the weather since 2019 started. It had been raining on and off all day, and I knew my clients were coming from the East Bay for their engagement shoot, so I was worried they’d drive all this way for nothing. Luckily we caught a break about 45 minutes before sunset on the beach in Capitola, California. Sweet! I’m shooting with to very different cameras now, my trusty Nikon D850 and my new mirrorless Nikon Z6. They are both amazing pieces of tech, and while it’s generally more efficient to shoot two of the same camera bodies (especially when it comes to editing), I’m embracing the unique way each camera renders light and color, bringing more variety for my wedding clients. All the wide-angle shots below are with the Z6, the tighter shots with the D850. Which do you like best? Enjoy…
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These two lovebirds ran into traffic coming over the hill from San Jose, so our engagement session was definitely a true mini session, but I’m so glad we didn’t postpone because we were awarded with an amazing sunset! How lucky am I to live somewhere that looks like this in January!! Enjoy a few of my faves below, and stay tuned for their wedding later this year…
These guys live in Oregon, but love the beach down here and wanted their save-the-dates and engagement photos in general to capture the natural coastal beauty we have here. Thing was, this was a friday night and some kinf of epic party was happening on the beach when we arrived. Can you tell from the photos? No? Well I guess I did my job right then... enjoy my faves below!
This super fun couple decided Panther Beach in Santa Cruz would be the perfect spot to celebrate their 5-year wedding anniversary. They're full of energy and love, as you can plainly see in the photos below. This was a very candid shoot, lots of running and jumping and generally trying to stay warm on the cool October evening. I'm really excited to share some of my favorites from Kendall and Drew's portrait session below:
Jennifer and Ryan got married in their backyard today, then drove over to my neck of the woods for a post-wedding engagement-style couples session – in their tux and (Jennifer's mom's) gown. This whole week has been pretty much guaranteed to rain, but we were gonna move forward no matter what. Not only did they get married today, but it's also BOTH their birthdays – how cool is that? I'm always honored to capture these moments for couples, but this was definitely extra-special, so glad everything fell into place to make it work. Enjoy my faves from their bride and groom sunset portrait session at Panther Beach (Santa Cruz) below: