Good evening from Newport Beach everyone! After an absolutely amazing day spent with Amanda & John yesterday in Anaheim for their Wedding (Check out some of the fun iPhone photos I snapped on my Facebook Fan Page!) that I photographed at the White House Event Center with my good friend; Kathy from Activities So Cal – I couldn’t wait to get busy working on more weddings & events that I’ve been photographing from Newport Beach, San Diego & Ventura.
One of the awesome portrait shoots that I had the recently had the honour of photographing was for Natalie for her Sweet 16 Birthday Party in July at the Westridge Golf Club in La Habra. Natalie’s mom was introduced to me me through one of my past Brides back in 2008 & current awesome wedding planner; Monique with A Blissful Affair.
When I first met up with Natalie & her mom; Sally a week ago at Panera Bread in Costa Mesa, I totally knew we were all going to have a great time working together. But when they said they wanted to do a portrait session for Natalie and what she was going to be wearing – I immediately had a tsunami of ideas flooding my creative brain and knew exactly where I wanted to do her portrait shoot at.
One of my favourite cities to photograph in is Laguna Beach. Like Newport Beach and Huntington Beach – Laguna Beach offers me a veritable cornucopia of hidden treasures that I love to photograph my clients at. So we met at Starbucks on PCH next to the movie theatre and after I grabbed a red eye coffee (black – no cream or sugar with this awesome nutrition program I’m on!) – the three of us headed out so I could photograph some of my signature artistic and “magazine cover” inspired portraits of Natalie.
Everything about Natalie’s portrait shoot was perfect and on top of that – Natalie is quite literally a born model. I haven’t worked with someone that followed direction and was so comfortable in front of the camera since professional UK model & actress; Jane Lavin who I photographed up in Los Angeles recently (BTW! Jane is back in Southern California & I’m photographing her again a week from today for an encore photo shoot – yeah!).
But before check out Natalie’s portraits that I photographed for her in Laguna Beach and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Wedding Photographer in Orange County (previously a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer) that loves capturing artistic and “magazine inspired” portraits, feel free to get in touch with me anytime.
And without further ado, here are a few of my favourite portraits from Natalie’s Laguna Beach photo shoot & I hope you’re having a terrific weekend – cheers!
PS, I’ve had an Eddie Izzard’athon (One of my absolutely favourite comedians!) today while in post production since 9:00 a.m. today & he shared an awesome quote in his documentary; “Believe” that I wanted to share with you. It’s quite simple, but very powerful – check this out! “You have to believe you can be a stand up, before you can be a stand up. You’ve got to believe you can act, before you can act. You’ve got to believe you can be an astronaut, before you can be an astronaut. You’ve got to believe.”