Engagement portrait photo shoot at night can be charming and enchanting. Thanks to the great winter weather (although California really needs water due to lack of rain in this season), Nicole wear able to put on her favorite red dress and her fancy red shoes for the shoot.
Taking portraits at the popular Pier 17 can be challenging. It's usually windy and sometimes crowded. We were fortunately enough to arrive at dusk while the velvet sky was just turning deep blue. The romantic couple Joanne and Niko will be getting married at Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Oakland. They have selected their favorite large framed portrait to be display at their wedding reception. I love their portraits so much that I also printed a colorful large portrait for my studio's back-lit LED frame display.
What a super fun shoot with the sweet couple Melissa and Christian. They drove all the way up to the city with their family from central valley. I loved their idea of wearing masquerade masks and how they dress in black and white. Click here to see video slideshow.
The image is from a recent engagement portrait session with a lovely couple Ashley and Jeremy. The couple had just ordered their photos, so I was pulling out the images to print. Suddenly, I noticed there was a black spot on the photo, and I thought it was a bird. After I zoomed in to retouch it out, I was surprised to see an unidentified flying object. There were just a few people on the beach, and I was certain no one was playing frisbee. It would have been a huge frisbee based on the size and distance. No one was throwing anything into the ocean, as I would have noticed it in the background. It was neither a blimp nor a balloon. I took several shots within seconds of the same scene and it only appeared on one of the images. Click on the image to enlarge. What could it be?