I had done a number of engagement shoots, and I had done a couple of album cover shoots, and so it was only a matter of time that something would drop into my lap that would call for me to roll an engagement shoot and an album cover shoot into one. The Labrats are a […]Read more "That’s When Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through: The Labrats"
First, a little disclaimer: it’s not like I can just lay my eyes on some random couple who just started dating and then proceed to declare, “I see them having a future together! They are going to end up marrying each other!” or “That is not going to work! They’re not meant to be!” For […]Read more "Maybe I’ve Been California Dreaming: Winright and April"
I can’t seem to recall a time, ever since we became friends, when Mia and I weren’t discussing her dream engagement photos. Like our common love for babydoll dresses (OK, just so we’re clear: I don’t wear them, I just love them for their grunge connotations), it felt like planning her engagement shoot was part […]Read more "Country Strong: Neil and Mia"
Everybody around here knows Fretzel Buencensejo. Well, maybe the not the name, but you’d be lying if you said you’ve never seen that face before, once or twice or many times, by accident or otherwise. It hasn’t been around much of late, but there was a time there, especially sometime in the mid-2000s, that that […]Read more "The Simple Kind of Life: Jeff and Fretzel"
Call it an exercise in restraint. For this session right here for newly engaged lovebirds Neil and Mia, I had to go back to basics. That meant no fancy clothes—just a plain black button-front shirt and a pair of dark blue jeans for him, and a simple black skater dress for her. And no fussy […]Read more "Simple As It Should Be: Neil and Mia"
When Miguel Polido and Pia Ymas began dating some four years ago, I remember a lot of people saying, “What a gorgeous couple! They’re gonna make beautiful babies one day!” Apparently that’s how most people make a judgment call on whether a couple is a perfect match—they imagine the resulting offspring! I, however, am not […]Read more "Bisou Bisou (or, Kiss Me in French): Miguel and Pia"
When I first met with my mentor Malou Pages to join her Shutterfairy Photography team almost two years ago, one of main things we discussed—apart, of course, from my expectations of the apprenticeship program and her expectations of what I could do for her in return—was what our dream engagement shoots would look like. Needless […]Read more "We Could Share A Storybook Romance: Jeff and Niña"