Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Carson One Refinery

Recently I was hired to shoot a couple things that were simply different then the usual things I'm hired to shoot. This is the oil refinery in Carson, CA. This is probably one of the most exciting unusual jobs I've ever had. The client Tesoro gave me a general idea as to what they were looking for as far as photographs and then gave me the freedom to shoot the refinery however I thought it should be done. So I met with a couple people from Tesoro and went on a tour and we kind of came up with a plan, set a day and captured some photos that impress even me. 

On the tour I went on I found out the oil refinery's really aren't so bad. The stuff that looks like smoke coming out of the cooling towers is simply steam. The oil refinery uses recycled water for their cooling process. They're highly efficient finding uses for even the by product of the process and they generate their own energy, in fact they sale their energy back to Edison. I think oil refineries are fairly misunderstood and are necessary in the modern world. 

Tesoro also had me photographing some of their gas station which I will be sharing shortly. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Welcome Baby Audrey!

I've been shooting this lovely family for years. Started with Erika and Garth's Engagement session & wedding. Since then I've shot Both of Erika's Maternity photos and both of her Newborn sessions. Audrey who was named after Audrey Hepburn is the cutest thing I've ever seen. The last photo is of her older brother Jack. The little doll sure does give me an extra dose of baby fever.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hello Canada! Family session.

Over the summer our Canadian friends invited us to come stay at their Lake House in Canada. It was a much need lazy weekend and my very first time to Canada. I thought while I was up their it would be an amazing opportunity to get some lovely family portraits of them at their beloved home away from home and my way of thanking them for hosting us. I simply love this family.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Melissa's Family Session

Melissa who is about 5 months pregnant in these photos wanted to take some family photos to use for christmas cards, announcement cards and to simply have this period of time in her life captured. It was a very cute afternoon with ton of beautiful images captured. 

I typically charge for family sessions like this $300 which includes all the digital negatives from the shoot and no time limits.

I find that when clients spend a little more time picking out there clothes it makes a huge difference in the final product. It used to be that when photographers would go out to shoot family portraits everyone would wear white T-shirts and blue jeans, gone are those days. Now I tell all my clients that they don't want to match but look like they go together. I tell people to try and dress in the same color pallet and wear clothes that look like your going to the same event. You don't want to look like you going to a cocktail party while your husband is wearing swim trunks. While I know that sounds absolutely ridiculous I've seen it before and that why it's an example.

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