Lifestyle & Fashion Portraits

While playing with food is my favorite thing to do, occasionally I dabble in shooting portraits of people for various companies, publications and professional use. Below are some of my favorite shots from the past year! I look forward to experimenting with more lifestyle photography in the future, so that I can expand upon my creativity.

Disneyland in March

I went to Disneyland on Sunday, for the first time in a couple of months, to test out the new Nikkor 50mm 1.4G lens that I obtained around Christmas. I’ve casually shot a couple of things since getting it, but nothing noteworthy; so I figured that I’d take it out in the evening to practice low-light shooting with it.

The shallow depth of field is something that I need to get used to, as the focus is a little temperamental. This really only becomes a problem when I’m shooting on the run (as to not get trampled by crowds) because if I don’t get the focus just right, it ends up VERY wrong. Overall, I am really having some fun with this lens and would like to do more portraiture shooting with it and take it out for a daytime trip.

Herrick Sloggett Wedding

To say that I was honored to be the photographer for my friend Kristina‘s wedding would be an understatement. Firstly, it was my first experience as a wedding photographer, I have shot events in the past but not anything that was this important. So, I can’t thank Kristina enough for having faith in me, especially to shoot it by myself! I’ll be honest, I was mostly nervous and stressed the entire time; but overall it was fun and I enjoyed spending so much time with Kristina, her husband Jason, and all of their family and friends.

I took just under a half-million photos (HA! Yeah, right), so I can’t post them all here, but I definitely wanted to share some of my favorites. I should also mention that the wedding was at the Nines Hotel in Portland, OR., where the weather is usually mild, but this particular weekend (September 6, 2014) it was 100F!! This made for hot wedding parties atop the hotel, but I’m pretty pleased with how a lot of the photos turned out.

As far as weddings go, this was one of the funniest, funnest and tastiest that I’ve been to. Congratulations to Kristina and Jason on their marriage! ❤

Bride’s Makeup and Hair by Elise Saporta of Salon Shibumi