Avery James Photography

Avery James Photography

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jay and Nicole's Anniversary Shoot at the Queen Mary, Long Beach

This shoot (from back in February 2012) was so fun, because,

1.  I was working with a very photogenic couple,
2. I was shooting at a location that I had never been to ever, let alone taken pictures at,
and 3. It was a night shoot and also outside of my norm

Shooting at night in a location that I have never been to was definitely going to be challenging, my only light source would be either my flash (which I HATE using) or whatever light sources we could find around the beautiful Queen Mary ship in the Long Beach harbor.  This would limit where we could shoot, but I was determined to do a good job with this!

Jay arranged the entire shoot for his wedding anniversary without telling his wife any of the plans.  She thought they were going to dinner and I met them in front of the restaurant with my camera in hand.  She had no idea, but as the ship's restaurants are pretty high end, she was dressed to the nines and ready to go for the shoot!

We walked around the ship and took some great, romantic shots of the two of them, and as of today it's still one of my favorite shoots that I've done. :) :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cindy Orantes Makeup and Hair Artist

In keeping with my promise to catch this blog up, here are some pictures from over a year ago.

These were for some portfolio shots for amazing hair and makeup artist, Cindy Orantes.  She did such a beautiful job with these models, and I had such a fun time taking their pics!  We've been in talks to do another shoot soon, as soon as our schedules can line up at least! :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Amanda and Mike Engagement Session (Oct 2012)

Well hello there, old friend.  Blogger.com is a link I haven't typed into my browser bar in quite awhile...although I've been meaning to!  Eeks.  I committed to getting back to blogging quite awhile ago...then life happened.  You know how it goes.  But I'm going to try this again and force myself to post here...there's actually a purpose to it, so hopefully that will help me stay motivated.

So I randomly picked an old session to post here for my first post in a year (and that one didn't even really count as a photo post)...this super cute couple came to me for their engagement session, and rumor has it they just got married in Hawaii last weekend!  Congrats to the beautiful bride and groom. :) :)

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