I have been doing more and more editorial work lately, which has been so fun for me! It’s always nice to do something a little different and great way to stretch my creative muscles. Photographing Monique Otero‘s gorgeous beach picnic for Camille Styles was especially exciting as I’ve been a fan of Camille’s blog of some time. It also didn’t hurt to have beautiful food, awesome people and great sea-nery. ;) It’s featured today and you can check it out here.
Shannon has pretty much responded to all the images I’ve shared since our shoot a few weeks ago with heart eyes emojis, lots and lots of them. And, really, I think “heart eyes” is the best way to describe the whole experience of adventuring up the Angeles Crest Highway for my engagement session with these two.
After having just met in person for the first time, I took a laughter-filled, phototastic drive with Shannon and Jon up into the forest north of LA as golden hour was setting in. We started out at a couple woodsy spots which were pretty, but I was determined to end the shoot with a few stunning, epic, scenic shots… I just wasn’t quite sure where. Luckily, Shannon and Jon were up for some exploration and, man, it totally paid off. I kind of lost my cool when we came to this amazing, amazing, AMAZING overlook just as the sun was going down. It was so good! All I can say is… heart eyes.
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and so I thought I would share a favorite, recent photo session celebrating a stunning, luminous mama-to-be. For her maternity photos, Lisa envisioned a beautiful, scenic setting and didn’t mind if it required a little travel–all of which I loved! We settled on a gorgeous spot in the Santa Monica Mountains and timed it perfectly to get some of that golden glow that I’m pretty sure was coming as much from Lisa as it was from the late afternoon sun. Am I right?
I hope you will enjoy these images and Happy Mother’s Day!