Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

san francisco, california

One of the things I love best about being a photographer are not only the images I create, but the amazing people I meet along the way. Just last year, I had the joy of photographing Chef Melissa King from Top Chef season 12, where we bonded over talk about music, and enjoyed the magic of the fog while photographing her for some updated headshots for Whole Foods. What was even more exciting for me was to see my photo of her up in Whole Foods all over Northern California (you can see a photo of it in the store at the bottom of the post)! We got some really great images that didn’t make the cut for the store, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites!

a look back at 2016 .

January 2, 2017

I rarely get my act together at the end of the year to do a post like this, so it was a real treat for me to pull some of my favorite images from 2016. There is something pretty satisfying in seeing work that you’ve created in the past year all in one place!

Looking back as well, I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I had, and the people I got the work with. On top of all the beautiful couples, weddings, families and bloggers, it was most exciting to work with companies like Chipotle & Whole Foods (and all the people I met working with them)! Those were amazing opportunities, and I hope for more in the future!

So with that, a cheers to the coming year. I can’t wait to share what it looks like!

 

haley + emily . smoke babes.

October 30, 2015

Smoky hot babes + camera = magic.

Just in time for some Halloween spookiness. ;)

Featuring the fashion blogging babes Haley of Colour Me Classic & Emily of Emsemble.

I was made to keep your body warm
But I’m cold as the wind blows so hold me in your arms

My heart’s against your chest, your lips pressed in my neck
I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet
And with this feeling I’ll forget, I’m in love now

- “Kiss Me”, Ed Sheeran

The last of the summer, the last of the sunset, the last of the moments. Shortly before leaving San Diego, I shot this series with Megan, and it retrospect now, it feels like these images were a bit of a goodbye. They’re definitely bittersweet to me, as I look back upon them, because they were shot in our old home and neighborhood. I definitely miss that place, and the ocean that came with it.

Happy Birthday to one of my best friends Jasmine! Jasmine is one of my favorite people in the world. In the first years of knowing one another, we bonded over our love of photography, and one of the ways we did that was to go on what we called “frolics” together (it might seem familiar if you know her business name! ;)). We would go to a location, usually woodsy, bring our cameras, and just shoot one another in cute outfits. It was a fun creative outlet for us, and now that I no longer live in San Diego, I miss doing those frolics with her terribly!

A few years ago for her birthday, we took a mini girl’s trip out to Julian, a little town not far outside of San Diego. I never got to share the images from that trip, so here I am, doing it 3 years late! We stayed at a little cabin, and drank booze and stared up at the stars late at night, while talking about life and everything inbetween. That’s one of my favorite things about her — the depth of conversations we have, which can be about the universe, to people and what makes them tick, our own thoughts and feelings, paths in life, and goals and dreams. She is an amazing friend. Not to mention she is so immensely talented in everything she puts her mind to! I am thankful to have her in my life, and I hope this year is another amazing one for her. <3

To check out her images of me and her thoughts about turning a year older, head over to her blog post about this trip!

 

mathew chounlamontry .

March 10, 2014

trees

shoes

bearded wonder

shoes on rocks

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A photographic collaboration between old friends.

Wardrobe styled by Susan Yee.