Pure Maternity

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Pure Maternity

Making Magic on the San Onofre Cliffs

There are those moments as a photographer when you feel so drawn to certain people, that you just kind of blurt out "You should have me shoot your maternities" I end up saying this to a lot of our pregnant friends, and it never comes out smooth... Actually its almost always kinda weird. Having 2 kids of my own, I loved everything about my wife's pregnancy, I'm drawn to the power and beauty in a woman's ability to fully transform to bring new life. That being said, I am obsessed with ensuring that everyone I know has adequate documentation of this short and beautiful phase. 

Technical: For this shoot I wanted wide open nature, no visible buildings, cars, or people... Just an exclusive moment for my clients to just BE. For digital I used a Canon 5d mkiv with Zeiss Milvus 35, 50, and 85mm lenses. Using the 50 as my primary. I also shot a roll of Fuji Color 200 film on a Canon 1V with the same lenses. The light was stunning and I played into using the light as a character in every shot, always contributing to the mood and feel. I shot most of it at 2.2 so the greenery would have a nice blend and so my subject would stand out razor sharp. I edited These photos with Mastin Labs Fuji 400h preset, Literally clicked the preset and that was it. No other tweaks necessary! 

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Hawaii Elopement: Bridals in Paradise

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Hawaii Elopement: Bridals in Paradise

Big Love on a Little Island

Some shoots are easier than others. There are certain elements of magic that can make any situation extraordinary. I had two major things going for me at this bridal session, one was obviously the location, and second was the magnetic love between these newlyweds. Its not hard for me to tell a beautiful story when the couple is doing all the work without any direction from me. This beautiful couple brought the party with a care free vibe and a desire for adventure. Here's to more Island weddings in the future!

Technical: I wanted to shoot the scene with a wide perspective as the island and ocean were just as much a character in the story as the couple themselves. With this in mind, I relied on the Zeiss Milvus Lenses on a Canon 5Dmkiv; prioritizing 21mm, 35mm, and 50mm focal lengths to always be showing some form of background to compliment the scene. Most of the time I used f2.8 as my go-to aperture to separate the couple from the background to make them the primary focus. In post, I edited all photos with Mastin Labs Portra 160 Pushed Preset This gives me an incredibly clean edit with accurate colors and a nice pop of contrast, similar to how my film photos look. 

COMING SOON: Hawaii Elopement, Ceremony on Film

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