Posts tagged wedding photographer
Ana & Gerardo - Couple's portrait shoot Long Beach

Every photoshoot usually has its surprises, this one being the moody weather. Us Southern Californians panic whenever the weather has any rain in the forecast. Well we weren't canceling this couple's photoshoot even if it wanted to rain on us (we had a backup plan on the Queen Mary in case it was torrential downpour). We started our couple's photoshoot next to the Long Beach Convention Center (@lbconventionctr) on their cool new Rainbow Bridge which mimics the geometry of a barreling wave and lights up at night with rainbow colored LED lights (too bad there's no real waves or surfing in Long Beach otherwise I'd live there in a heartbeat). 

It did rain intermittently here and there and props to Ana and Gerardo for braving the chilly and rainy weather with us. I'm sure they are both dry by now. After warming up for a bit we headed over to the Queen Mary ship to take some vintage and classy looking photos.  I didn't get exactly what I was looking for, particularly because the ship itself is not well lit and shooting at night, everything is near pitch black. A daytime or golden hour shoot would be most suitable for this location I believe. 

A big thanks to my good friend Ruben @signaturelookphotos for doing this shoot with me while testing out some new lights like the Godox AD600 which I'm loving.
Also thanks to my friend and super talented Photograher Elmer @tnkphotodotcom for helping me learn and implement more snazzy lighting techniques. 📸😎

Congrats to Ana and Gerardo on one year of marriage! Looking forward to photographing you both again!

Equipment used for this shoot:

  1. Sony a6000 mirrorless camera
  2. Sony 90mm f2.8 portrait/macro lens
  3. Godox AD200 Flash
  4. Picture Perfect Posing. This book is pure gold! I reviewed it again before this shoot
All natural baby! The light coming around the corner of this wall had a nice diffused warm feel to it which highlights Ana and Gerardo quite nicely. Stoked when I come across natural light like this. Thanks again to these lovebirds for making my job easy :)

All natural baby! The light coming around the corner of this wall had a nice diffused warm feel to it which highlights Ana and Gerardo quite nicely. Stoked when I come across natural light like this. Thanks again to these lovebirds for making my job easy :)

Angel & Helen - OC Wedding

Whew, it was a hot outside (95+ with humidity), but it didn't stop Angel & Helen from enjoying every bit of their wedding day even in full wedding attire, and making sure he dipped Helen a half dozen times throughout the day.  Angel was the happiest guy in the world the entire day, especially after reacting to his first look at his gorgeous bride Helen (photos below).  I loved Angel's intense passion and love for his bride. He even wrote his love for Helen on his car windows for the world to see.🚘💜 You know a guy is in love when he can do that. 

Scripture of the day:
"It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, 
and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain"
🌳☀️💜

Every wedding I mix it up with a few rolls of 35mm black and white film and also some infrared film. Check out the black and white photos taken on the @pentaxk1000_ 50mm f2.0.  Nothing better than a classic black and white exposure on your wedding day!

Thanks again Angel and Helen for the beautiful moments!  It was awesome to be there!  And thank you to my amazing 2nd shooter Hania Hussein (@haniahusseinphotography).


Enjoy the photos and '¡Muchos Besos!'
Joseph

 

Don't forget to share this post with those couples looking for a photographer. :)

 

Venue: Brea Community Center
Florist: The 2 Figs
2nd Shooter: www.HaniaHussein.com/
Shoutout to Samys for gear rental & Pro Photo Connection Irvine for always delivering awesome prints and developing my precious film