Going into it years ago, there is so much more to photography than we ever thought. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but other than that we really didn’t know what it would be, haha.
There was one other thing though, come to think of it. And that was if we were going to learn, we needed to jump in head first and learn from the best photographers we could find. And from day one, we have so blessed to have friends and photographers who have taken the time to invest in us and help us continue to learn and grow.
One of the things Erin and I love just as much as photography is TEACHING about photography and paying forward what so many photographers have done with us. I think one of the best places to learn here in OC is the Socal Photog Shootouts that happen every month in Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego. A few months ago Erin and I were asked if we’d be interested in leading a group of photographers during one of these events – – – and we’ve been hooked ever since! Not only do we get to photograph wonderful models and gorgeous locations all around Southern California, but we have the opportunity to meet some great photographers and continue to pay it forward like our mentors have done with us. We really belive that a rising tide raises all ships, and we can do anything, no matter how small, to help another fellow photographer in the beginning stages of their business – we are there!
A few weeks ago we has such an opportunity at a gorgeous new venue in San Juan Capistrano called Serra Plaza. We’re honored to be one of the select preferred vendors there and it was so fun to spend an afternoon around such great company.
This event we talked about “Seeing Through Your Subject” and finding the best light to get the best images possible. We hope some of our new photography friends were able to take something away from our group (besides how goofy we are)! We can’t wait for next time.
Here are a few of our favorite images! Enjoy!
Mary Lallande for Jay’s Catering and Serra Plaza – www.serraplazaevents.com
Sussanna for French Buckets – www.frenchbuckets.com
Hope Stanley – Bridal Stylist www.marymebridal.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP:
Jeanette Pulecio – www.jeanettepulecio.com
Lisa O’Conner – www.elementsofartistry.com
Diego Ortega – http://DiegoOrtega.net