Monday, November 18, 2013

Small Café Day


You never know what you will find in a small town, small café when
you visit... A boy on the top ceiling cubby shelf perhaps?  Playing with
matchbook cars along the walls…





Sunday, June 2, 2013

Portraiture on the Fly...!



Doing Wedding Photography for so long I've learned how to make good casual portraits outside the studio and in all kinds of conditions... One needs to train their eye to see the quality of light around them to find good spots to shoot in. If you have a long lens to blur the background, 'headshots' can be made even in difficult and cluttered backgrounds. Mood, composition and more come next, with a strong focus on the eyes of course! Have to think and organize quickly for photojournalism when you are not allowed much time to study and contemplate.  
Still miss doing long sessions in my old studio (in the SF Bay Area, Northern California), and the control of light you have. A rim light here, and diffusion screen there...  Baja Ca Sur is perfect for brightness, catching special moments and spacious landscapes though!






Thursday, April 18, 2013

Beautiful Bride


For weddings I like to start early in the day in order to take some getting ready shots, but also to be a part of the magic that happens on that special day. All the preparing, then suddenly ready and joyful. A heightened awareness of life going by each moment. Radiant faces of the bride and family especially are wonderful to photograph, right before all the activity begins.


Wedding at Palm Ranch




A beautiful day at a private ranch for a small wedding with friends and family.







Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Portraits of Artists


Jacqueline Mallegni 
Santa Fe, New Mexico and Bolinas, California




Nature, Paper and Stone Artist

Friday, February 8, 2013

Traditional Horse Show



 My first Horse Show In Todos Santos México was quite interesting. Amazing and beautiful the traditional outfits were and how graceful the riders, especially side saddle which puts one somewhat off balance to start! I did not have a great place to photograph from, but luckily do have great equipment to help shooting from a distance. The next time I'll be able to anticipate movements and dances easier, the "Poetry of Motion" as one friend likes to call it.



Saturday, January 19, 2013

FAMILY PORTRAITS


It's important to remember to take some time to do some good family portraits when there is the opportunity. People are so busy these days and forget!  It doesn't have to be difficult, I always try and make it fun. After being sure I've some good basic family photographs of everyone I always ask what the kids want to do to make a fun image. When visiting Susan and Sunny and their sweet family they wanted to jump in the air together and so we made this photo below. A good sense of timing and a willingness to be goofy is a sure way to make a lively photo! We then did smaller groups and everyone was relaxed and happy. Enjoyed being there and working with them! Send me an email if you'd like to talk about doing some family portraits: lauriecpb@gmail.com