It was June 25, 2017 that Kareen & Cody tied the knot on the top of Mammoth Mountain. Wow, what a year that was for snow! And WOW, am I super behind on blogging?!
With the 2018 wedding season ramping up and with more weddings on my docket than ever before, I’m getting super pumped to get behind the camera. Here are a few highlight shots from a beautiful day with a beautiful couple.
I can’t believe I haven’t gone up to South Lake in AGES!!! The fall color is so beautiful right now and the temperatures are just perfect. I got to photograph this wonderful family and their adorbs 6 month old little girl. So happy to actually call these folks my friends.
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As our evening together was coming to an end, the weather was just beginning to roll in. We approached Convict Lake’s Shale Beach and all I could think of was how it was so beautifully emotional.
The wind. The waves. And of course, the love.
I’ve ALWAYS preferred to take pictures of people over landscapes, wildlife, etc. etc. etc. Aside from taking pictures professionally, my number one subject has been my husband, Phil — Phil LOVES having his picture taken — TOTALLY KIDDING. He tolerates it. Since John Henry was born, Phil has gotten off the picture-taking-hook.
OK, so we’re going to go down a little rabbit hole for just a sec. If John Henry wasn’t born, I probably would have never gotten this incredible jaw ache that I was experiencing a few weeks ago from clenching & grinding my teeth, turns out motherhood is quite overwhelming… and if I hadn’t gotten that horrific pain, I probably would have never sought out acupuncture to relieve it. AND if I didn’t seek out acupuncture, I for sure would have never met Jean, the amazing acupuncturist I stumbled upon.
Jean is my unexpected inspiration for taking these pictures. Hi Jean!!! Hopefully she reads this :-p
Jean dappled in photography a few years back but recently upgraded to a nicer digital camera. At my appointments we have talked a bit about photography here and there and she mentioned the photo group that she’s been attending (which I ALSO attended when we first moved to Bishop). Well, this month the theme of the group was wood & structure.
Although I unfortunately don’t think I’ll get to make it to the group, leaving Phil to single handedly care for John Henry during the witching hour just seems cruel, I thought I would pick up my camera and try to get some fun images anyway.
Thank you Jean for the inspiration! I still love taking pictures of people but I had a good time with a different subject matter. Can’t wait for next months theme.
And one John Henry picture for good measure. I love those skeptical eyes.
Alice and Andrew are expecting their little bundle of joy April 6, 2017. A baby girl. And they can’t be more excited. Heck, I can’t be more excited for them!! They have read the books and prepared the nursery but what is going to make these two exceptional parents is their undeniable love that they have for each other.
Congratulations to you Alice & Andrew!! You two are going to be amazing parents, I truly can not wait to meet your little girl.
I think it’s SO so sooo important to have mentors in your life. People that believe in you and encourage you and plant little ideas in your head for success. I am SO so sooo fortunate to have a few of those very special people in my life.
One of these particular mentors is always encouraging me to push my photography & business endeavors. This mentor of mine recently got some headshots done (not by me) — and this got my wheels turning about the headshot niche of photography that I’d never thought about. So here is the first trial run, with another good friend of mine, Melissa.
Just as I feel lucky to have friends who I also consider mentors, I also feel very lucky to have friends that double as models! Cough cough, like Melissa here…
How cute are Mike & Katie?!
This was my first “in-home” session and I think we all had a blast. In-home photo sessions are intimate & comfortable and really lets a couple’s personality shine. This session was particularly amazing because I got to partake in some of those delicious sourdough waffles they whipped up!
Mike and Katie are ALWAYS cooking up something amazing. They both navigate a kitchen like total bosses and create food combinations that are incredibly delicious and mind boggling to me. Gosh, I need to learn how to cook!
Although these two are completely comfortable lounging around the house in their pajamas they also really get after it — planning their next adventure, next mountain to climb or of course, their next dinner to host.
I am so lucky to call these 2 family and can’t wait to document their love story for years to come.
Have you ever met someone who you just instantly clicked with? Katalin was that woman for me! I loved her energy and her personality — after the session we sat and had coffees together at Starbucks and it really was like sitting with an old friend.
This mama-to-be can’t be more excited about her little man, who is expected to say hello to the world in March — just a couple short weeks away!
I have been feeling so thankful for photography and the connections that I have been able to make through my camera. Katalin just reinforced those feelings ten fold. I’m looking forward to staying in touch and organizing play dates for our little ones.
Steve and Amy have been friends for a lonnnng time.
They’ve been a couple a long time too.
Then they became co-workers, and subsequently co-managers.
Next, you probably saw this coming… husband and wife.
But the story doesn’t end there, of course, marriage is just the beginning. And who would you rather start your new beginning with than your closest friend, your partner in crime, your team mate, your husband … your wife.
That’s exactly what Steve and Amy are doing.
These two are always taking it to the next level, in their relationship, in their personal adventures and their business endeavors. Definitely a couple to keep your eye on! I’m so happy for you both and can’t wait to see where the years take you.
Eureka Photography is happy to announce that I will be taking on another couple clients in 2017 for boutique photo editing!
Boutique photo editing??! What is it exactly? It’s a service for photographers to outsource their editing. If you’re a busy photographer and have sessions backing up or just find yourself wanting more time, outsourcing your editing can be a great option.
Spend more time taking pictures and less time behind a computer editing them
Quick turn around time
Consistent edits to your unique style