Pismo Beach Wedding Photography – Libby & Greg

Libby and Greg – Pismo Beach Wedding Photography

Meet Libby and Greg! I got to meet this lovely couple when they tied the knot last weekend at the Shore Cliff Lodge in Pismo Beach. Libby and Greg flew out all the way from North Caroline with their 3 kids Nicholas, Dylan and Sophia to celebrate their love with their family here on the Central Coast. It was an unusually hot weekend for this area but by Saturday, temperatures cooled down slightly and we got blessed with perfect wedding weather. I joined the happy couple as they were getting ready, followed by a beautiful ceremony outside which included a Sand Ceremony with the kids. After some mingling with the guests, we hit the beach where the couple enjoyed many laughs and kisses as I captured their beautiful day. Congratulation Libby and Greg!

Pismo Beach Wedding Photography   Libby & Greg

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Family Beach Photo Shoot – The Bodner Family

Family Beach Photo Shoot – Pismo Beach

What a busy summer it has been!  Between all the visitors, all the traveling and work, I have forgotten to update my blog.  Ok, ok… maybe I haven’t forgotten, more liked slacked off a little bit.  But now with the summer coming to the end, it’s time to kick it in to another gear and take it to another level!  But first, meet the Bodner Family.  Sandra, her husband and the kids came out to Pismo for a Summer weekend and to get their family portrait taken.  Being it a typical July Day in Pismo, we were submerged in the Marine Layer Fog which makes it feel like you’re submerged in a cloud.  But even, with the gray skies we managed to have a good time and got some fun family pictures.

Family Beach Photo Shoot   The Bodner Family

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Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot – Samantha & Korey

Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot Pismo Beach

Meet Samantha and Korey – this super cute couple came out to Pismo Beach just recently to celebrate their One Year Wedding Anniversary.  And let me tell you, these two really had a blast as they posed, played and got a little dirty in the sand.  Despite the chilly weather and the Marine Layer hanging around we were still able to get some awesome photos.  We started of with some of the usual spots… The Dunes, The Cliffs and The Beach.. where the love birds stripped down and jumped in the freezing water.  But you would never guess the temperature outside by looking at all the fun these two were having… not only did they bring the sexy back, they also brought some acrobatics to the beach.  Check it out and of course Happy First Anniversary to Samantha and Korey!!!

Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot   Samantha & Korey

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Engagement Photo Session – Nicole & Jason

Engagement Photo Session Pismo Beach

I love Engagement Sessions!  They are one of my favorite Special Occasions to photograph.  There’s nothing better than capturing the happiness of two people in love!  So when I met Nicole and Jason, I knew I was going to get some awesome photos.  This super cute couple was a blast to work with and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with them as we strolled around Shell Beach and Pismo Beach.  Nicole and Jason met while in college at Michigan State and the actual proposal took place at the beach in Santa Monica.  Since we wanted to incorporate some of those details into the shoot, we started at the Cliffs in Shell Beach and continued onto the beach and pier in Pismo. We finished the day with some shots at the boardwalk while the happy couple was  sporting their matching Michigan State jerseys.  It really was a pleasure to work with these two and I wish them best of luck as they start their life together in a city I know very well… Chicago!

Engagement Photo Session   Nicole & Jason

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Children Beach Photography

Children Beach Photography – Shell Beach

It’s hard to find better views than the beautiful cliffs at Shell Beach, CA. Even though the fog season has started here in Pismo Beach area, we were still able to get some awesome shots of these adorable kids who came with their grandma for a fun day at the beach. We definitely had fun as the kids played together… running on the beach and splashing in the ocean. Check out this adorable bunch as they pose for the camera in between play time.

Children Beach Photography

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Vicky’s Easter Holiday Portrait

Easter Portraits – Children’s Holiday Portraits – Pismo Beach

It has been a busy couple weeks traveling, starting with a quick trip to Palm Springs, then Chicago and finally LA. While in Chicago, I got to visit with family and friends and squeezed in a quick photo shoot as well. Being that it has been the 3rd worst winter in Chicago’s history I was prepared for some not so great weather. And of course, Chicago delivered… in the short few days that I was there I got reminded what snow, cold and wind feels like and why am I so grateful to be living in California. But the bad weather didn’t stop me from getting some great photos of the little princess Vicky. So since we couldn’t get outside, we got crafty and decided on an indoor shoot with a very “cheery” background Vickys Easter Holiday Portrait  Check out Vicky and her pal Daisy in their Easter Sunday best!

Vickys Easter Holiday Portrait

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The Doty Family – Family Beach Photography

Family Beach Photography – Pismo Beach

It was another beautiful weekend in Sunny Cali and another fun photo shoot at the beach. I met Teresa, Robert and their two beautiful girls Megan and Lauren at the Pismo Beach Golf Course. From there we took a brief walk down the boardwalk which leads over the dunes, down to the beach and past the Butterfly Grove. Check out some of the photos below.

The Doty Family   Family Beach Photography

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California Photographer – Trip to Yosemite National Park

California Photographer – Pismo Beach to Yosemite National Park

Another quick trip is in the books. This time we hit the road and headed down I-5 to Modesto and then up to Yosemite National Park.  Got a nice surprise along the way with all these trees in full bloom.  From what I found out, they’re supposedly Almond Trees but I don’t know for sure.  I do know however, that I am super happy with some of the photos of these trees that I was able to get.  It was truly a magnificent sight of just white petals going on an on for acres.  And standing in a tree tunnel was a cool experience as well… an experience which thankfully didn’t get me shot for sneaking onto someone’s private property and/or stung by one of the million bees being drawn to these sweet smelling flowers.

Onto Yosemite, which sits at around 5000 ft. above sea level with some of it’s highest peaks in the 8000’s ft.  The park is just gorgeous and these photos don’t do it justice at all.  I don’t think the massiveness (is that a word?) of the mountains really comes through in them, but I did try my best to capture the beauty nonetheless.

We did do a quick hike down to the Mirror Lake which due to the dry season was more like Rock Lake, but still very pretty.  Also got some nice shots down by the river and from the famous Tunnel View where you can see the peaks of The Half Dome, El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls.

All in all, it was a super fun trip and I’m looking forward to coming back sometime in the summer with the Half Dome Hike on my Bucket List California Photographer   Trip to Yosemite National Park

California Photographer   Trip to Yosemite National Park

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Emily & Brian – Vineyard Engagement Session

Vineyard Engagement Session Paso Robles

Just this weekend I got a chance to be part of a beautiful Vineyard Engagement between Brian and Emily at Croad Vineyards & Inn in Paso Robles, CA.  Brian surprised Emily by panning every detail from booking a 3 day stay at the Inn to Emily’s parents’ arrival from Arizona.  The secret proposal took place under a pergola, in a courtyard over looking the rolling hills and grapevines.  Congratulations to the happy couple and big thanks to awesome hosts Martin & Rosie at Croad for all their help!

Emily & Brian   Vineyard Engagement Session

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