Thursday, September 30, 2010
The morning of Stephanie's wedding was a wonderful combination of fun and emotion. Laughter, tears, excitement....a father remembering his little girl, a mother's memories of a newborn cuddling in her arms, a friend's congratulations, the popping of a special bottle of champagne purchased decades ago with this morning in mind, and a young woman looking with joy to the life ahead of her with her HUSBAND....(how she thrills at those two words "my husband").
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Lens Baby Composer with the double plastic optic and an f8 ring in. I added some special effects in photoshop during processing. I love how the effects exaggerated the rust and bubbled up paint on the bicycle. By stepping back a few feet and shooting through the weeds it appears like the bicycle was hiding back in there in an overgrown jungle of neglect. But, this scene was barely 15' off the road, talk about a drive-by shooting!
One of the "categories" of pictures we were taking in New England was old barns - peeling paint, beautiful faded colors, aging wood, that wonderful vintage feel that California just doesn't do very well or often...
While we were also hoping for some barn owls that didn't appear, we did find a great old bike leaning on a beautiful barn. Red, blue, orange and green - what's not to love?
Monday, September 27, 2010
We're back from New Hampshire - woohoo Stephanie and Josh! Your pictures are being worked on as I write this, but first we completed the soft proofs for newborn Kiley, which are now in the client gallery at mplusmphoto.com. I also put together a collage I'm calling "The Many Faces of Kiley." It is amazing how expressive a 10-day-old baby can be! She's gonna hate that middle one on the bottom when she gets older, isn't she?
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sometimes we are given the opportunity to share the most special of moments - thank you so much to Stephanie and Josh and their families for sharing September 18th, 2010...much more to come!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This little sweetheart is 11 days old today. She is "little" at 5.4 pounds and 16" - but from the way she was snacking, she will catch up soon! I wanted to put up this picture quickly as a thank you to mom Kristina, dad Ryan, grammy Sandy, and grampy John for sharing this cutie with us. She is truly a "bundle of joy" as she was joyously anticipated and is now joyously welcomed!
There will be more pictures over the next couple of weeks, but here's one to enjoy in the meantime.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
While every portrait session or wedding or event is very special in its own way, once in a while as photographers you get to be part of something that really makes you stop and think - Bud and Carol's 30th Anniversary Vow Renewal was one of those times...thank you for letting m+m be a part of this moment!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Remember that cool wall I talked about a few weeks (well, okay, months...) ago? Well, it sadly got a little bit of graffiti, but it is now part of a parking lot, so it won't be covered up again. It is perfect for that antiqued/grungy look...and Happy Birthday to Nick, who thought the wall fit his look perfectly.