I Am FedEx Portraits


I had an huge amount of fun photographing these amazing people and hearing their unique stories. Each one so proud to be a part of FedEx. At the end of the day I was wishing I worked for FedEx!

 

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Morgan & Bryce’s Engagement


Morgan & Bryce chose the LA Arboretum for their engagement session and our timing was perfect with peacock season! Truly I count ask for a better location, or better photo bombers! The peacocks were loud & oh so beautiful! Half the time we were shooting and half the time we were looking on in wonder as these beautiful birds strut their stuff. Morgan was gorgeous, the peacocks were gorgeous, Bryce was one happy guy and I had one of those perfect photo days!  Amen! And so it is!

 

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Stephanie & Cory’s Engagement


Wow!! I am just getting around to publishing this engagement session from the spring. I just shot their wedding last night! Sooooooo, I will be back dating this post! Lol!

Stephanie and Cory chose the Walt Disney concert hall for their engagement session with me and when we arrived the sculpture garden was closed:/ So we shot in a few locations we could get to, and then decided to come back again for more! They were more than happy to shoot again and it was well worth it! Here are some of the highlights with these lovebirds!

 

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Patty & David’s Hollywood Engagement


I hid out behind some trees while David got on one knee. Of course she knew when she came around the corner and saw the perfectly decorated spot that her besties had set up for the occasion. While the two lovebirds basked in the glow of his surprise proposal, all their family and closest friends were gathering in the wine room to celebrate with them!

 

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Khryssi & Van’s Wedding


Seriously the cutest couple ever. They dance to the beat of their own drum and have their own rules.  They pulled out some surprises for each other. Made each other laugh. Made each other cry and sang each song to each other! Fun fun FUN! Happily ever after is for sure!

 

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Shantel & Tom’s Wedding


Shantell and Tom, after years of being together, finally united their families. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Mine included. I feel so blessed to document this day for them and get to be in the same room with their amazing love energy.

You are so blessed. Enjoy every moment and continue to shine your light for every one around you. You are an inspiration for us all.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it all! Hugs all around!

 

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Naomi & Patrick’s Sailing Engagement


It started out gloomy. We kept in hush hush. I pretended to be doing a personal project on the ocean and of course Chris was sailing the boat, incognito as the captain. She had no idea. Surprise!! The sun broke through & after Patrick popped the question on the foredeck, Krug and Godiva dipped strawberries were served. Then right on cue a pod of hundreds of dolphin came and swam with us. It was just magical as Naomi put it. And it was.

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Liz & Jacks Wedding


Liz & Jack’s wedding was a fairy tale, right down to the glowing twilight. Beauty surrounded them all day! The Griffith House  has  such a beautiful garden reception area that I had a hard time leaving when the night was over. It was a little slice of heaven.

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Krista & Tim’s Wedding


I was called in last minute by a friend of this lovely couple to photograph them for their courthouse wedding. Deciding, after talking to the bride, that it may be much nicer to shoot at the beach after their wedding that’s exactly what we did. One hour at sunset in Redondo Beach. We used both flash and ambient light for a little variety in style.

Congratulations! We will see you soon for belly pics! :):):) Yay!!

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Retouching is Art


It used to be that the film I chose gave me a certain look and along with my camera settings, this became my style. Now, with digital, my style is in the retouching and post production. Raw images from your camera have every possible style you can think of contained in them and the photographer, the artist, (me) reveals their vision in the processing and mastering of all that information.

Many people just want their images to download or “on a disk” and they are missing the point of hiring a professional. Professional photographers have a unique vision and style that is processed into the images in post/retouching. Getting your images without this process is basically getting negatives. They’re  not very beautiful, or useful.

Here are a few examples of the mastering of a digital file in Photoshop and Lightroom, before and after!

Here is an engagement session at Walt Disney Concert Hall. I like the wide-angle effect so I left it alone in this one.

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Here is an engagement shoot at LACMA at twilight.

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Here are bridal portraits at Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach. The top image has the horizon adjusted as well as bringing in the beauty of the sunset while also bringing up our couple so that they’re not completely in shadow.

The lower image has beauty retouching as well as an overall exposure and contrast adjustment and dodge and burn for highlights on the bride as well as the flowers.

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And a few at the LA Arboretum. The top image is a subtle adjustment that makes a huge impact. The lower image has a color temperature adjustment as well as retouching on the dress straps and some dodge and burn on their faces and hair to bring out highlights.

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And here is a color change example. She was actually shot in pink and was retouched and changed into an orange top! So cool. LosAngeles_Engagement_Photograper_0121

Each before and after set of images here shows that while raw data is nice, a mastered image gives a whole lot more punch and feeling!

As both a photographer & retoucher and a lover of images that give me a good feeling, I say go for the gold! Have your professional photographer do what they do best. That’s why you hire one.

Stay Enchanted,

Kristin