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PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY – AMERICAN HORROR STORY/TIM BURTON
INSPIRED SHOOT


 

I love television shows and films that are very stylistic.  That is why I am a big fan of movies/tv
shows such as “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “American Horror Story.”
I love how they light and how every character has a specific dark quality in the way they are captured.

I wanted to give it a shot.  Thanks for inspiration AHS and Mr. Burton!

I had the pleasure of shooting, Miss Kaitlin Cornuelle.  I wanted to try some portrait
photography where I would shoot what they call, “Day for Night” with a bluish undertone.  It’s
obviously not the complete dark/night effect but I wanted to lighten it up just a bit.
Next time, I’ll try to go for the full effect.

For those of you non-photo/filmmaker people, who don’t know what Day for Night is: Day
for Night means when you are trying to achieve the evening look with broad day light shining
down on you.

Then the magic happens in the editing room for film and for photographers like myself, with the
magic of programs such as Adobe Photoshop.  If I showed what this original photo looked
like, it would be shocking the difference. I wanted to create almost a eerie feeling and to
achieve the semi “Day for Night” look.

Camera: Canon 5D Mark 3
Lens: Canon 24-70mm L Series

My Lightning Technique:  As I have mentioned from my previous posts, I love using natural
lightning to use as a key source or a filler.  This time, it was really cloudy and I didn’t have that
option, which may have been to my advantage.  I used a strobe with a octagon soft box to the
very left of her face to create shadows, which gives more of a dramatic effect.

Wardrobe:  Kaitlin brought her own vintage looking dress and I added the vintage hat that I
bought from Los Feliz a couple months ago (perfect!  I knew I’d find use for it).  We curled her
hair for more of a classic look.

I loved working with Kaitlin.  Her look is perfect for this and we had a blast just coming up
with how to achieve this concept on the fly.  I am looking forward to collaborating with her some more.

Here’s what we came up with 🙂

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Kaitlin Cornuelle - Portrait Photography

Kaitlin Cornuelle – Portrait Photography Day for Night poster photography

 http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/american-horror-story/episodes

http://movies.disney.com/the-nightmare-before-christmas

http://cinematography.wonderhowto.com/how-to/shoot-day-for-night-0115934/

Jessica & Mark welcomes Baby Maya – Maternity Session

In Baby Showers by getdrea / March 2, 2014 / 0 Comments
Jessica and Mark - Maternity Session in Malibu, Ca

Jessica and Mark – Maternity Session in Malibu, Ca

Maternity Session – CONGRATULATIONS TO JESSICA AND MARK – THEY ARE HAVING A BABY!

I had fun shooting the maternity session for a former wedding client of mine, Mark & Jessica!  I shot their wedding nearly 3 years ago and now they are welcoming a new addition to their family.   They asked me to shoot their Maternity Session.  We decided to do some shots at one of my favorite beaches, El Matador State Beach, Malibu.  I shot with natural light in this one.  I had a couple of creative ideas using shoes and names carved out in the sand.  It wasn’t the usual at El Matador Beach.  It was kind of cloudy!  If you have been following my work through the years, you know how I love to use sunlight to shape my shots.    I had sunlight but the shining rays of light I always used.  Either way, the setting is beautiful no matter what!  We had a lot of props that we used which Jessica and I talked about before arriving there.

That is the key to any shoot – preparation.  The more prepared you are, the better off you are.  Of course, sometimes the best photos are accidents, but generally for clients, I love to shoot having somewhat of a plan.  A couple of photos here were shot on the hill of Pepperdine University and CA-1 which actually wasn’t planned at all, but right at that spot, at that moment, I could get the beautiful rays of light (my favorite).  Then after a couple of sporadic fun shots, we ran over to El Matador State Beach for the remained of the maternity session.   Jessica has always been stunningly gorgeous and as a mom, even more so!  Congrats again you two!

Check out our beautiful afternoon at the beach!  IMG_0875_1-2_1 IMG_0849_1-2_1 IMG_0827_1-2_1 IMG_0495_1_1 IMG_0430_1_1 2B6A8857_1_1 2B6A8827_1_1 2B6A8800_1_1 2B6A8785_1_1 2B6A8695_1_1 2B6A8689_1_1 http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=145
http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/beaches/articles/el-matador-california
http://californiathroughmylens.com/el-matador-state-beach

Sulema & Sergio – The Wedding

In Weddings/Engagements by getdrea / September 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

We had so much fun shooting Sulema & Sergio’s wedding!!! After we shot, we ended up taking some of our own photo booth shots with the bride and groom! 🙂

Welcome to the story of Sulema & Sergio! We had a blast shooting this amazing garden wedding on the San Dimas Golf Course. The scenery was perfect! The sun setting on the desert mountain ridge really made for a picturesque day!

Check out their beautiful story filled with love, fun, and non-stop dancing! 🙂

Location: San Dimas Golf Course

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