Yoshihiro is a professional sports and celebrity photographer and wedding photographer. During my career, I have shot over 40 weddings of professional photographers. In addition to Yoshihiro’s wedding this year, I also photographed a paparazzo and wedding photographer wedding. I enjoy working with people who are in the visual arts they are discerning and appreciate my technical and artistic talents. Another perk is that after shooting their weddings, we often become good friends!

 

www.wayfarerschapel.org

Black and white works excellent with locations that have architecture. At Hummingbird Ranch we had a combination of garden settings but also areas that had architectural elements. The printing process is very important with black and white, detail should be kept in the highlights and shadow areas. It takes someone very skilled in photoshop to do black and white correctly, but when it’s done right it’s absolutely beautiful! We had a fun time working with Brytanie and Brian and Hummingbird Ranch was a location with many wonderful backdrops to choose from.

 

Location: www.hummingbirdnestranch.com

Coordinator: http://www.pokoevent.com
Florist: www.wisterialaneflowershop.com

Yoshihiro is a professional sports and celebrity photographer. During my career, I have shot over 40 weddings of professional photographers. In addition to Yoshihiro’s wedding this year, I also photographed a paparazzo and wedding photographer’s wedding. I enjoy working with people who are in the visual arts― they are discerning and appreciate my technical and artistic talents. Another perk is that after shooting their weddings, we often become good friends!

 

www.wayfarerschapel.org

One could not ask for a sweeter couple than Jenny and Aaron. Both have a heart of gold. Jenny’s convertible Bug was the “get away” car from Community Congregational Church in Corona del Mar. It gave us some fun photo opps. The tent wedding on the golf course at Oak Creek in Irvine was beautiful, especially as the sun set. Jenny’s two brothers did one of the funniest best man toasts I’ve ever heard.

 

Ceremony: Community Congregational Church /  www.cdmucc.org
Reception:  Oak Creek Golf  Club / www.oakcreekgolfclub.com

Peter plays in a mariachi band with his family and Tara is a traditional Mexican dancer. They also compete in their respective disciplines. We had fun incorporating these family customs into their engagement session, and the San Juan Capistrano Mission was the perfect backdrop. Our Photoshop effects highlight the beautiful details in their clothing.

Shannon and Dallas had a large wedding party of nine bridesmaids and eight groomsmen. Such a big group often makes things really fun, as it did at this wedding. The ceremony took place in a gorgeous garden setting at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel.  The bridesmaid wore soft pink—one of my favorites to shoot. The Trojan band also made an appearance, which made the many ‘SC alumni in attendance go wild.

 
Hotel: Beverly Hills Hotel /  http://www.beverlyhillshotel.com
Coordinator: Carrie Zack Events / http://www.carriezack.com
Florist: Square Root / http://squarerootdesigns.com
Bridal Shop: Whilshire Bridal / http://www.wilshirewedding.com
Band: James Gang / http://westcoastmusic.com

We did Allyson and Logan’s engagement session in several locations. First started out at the Orange Circle, we stopped at their favorite bar, the liquor store Allyson’s parents own, Chapman College where Allyson goes to law school.  From there  went to Logan’s sister’s home in Corona Del Mar where we had a beautiful modern home to work with. I had photographed Logan’s sisters wedding several years ago. We had a great time with the shoot.

A photographer’s most important skill is knowing how  to work with available light. We shot this fun couple, Mika and Vince, in the middle of the day, but you’ll notice the lighting on them is soft with the exception of the last photo in black and white. I am always looking for open, shady areas where there is a bright sky behind me. These conditions create soft lighting on the face that is flattering. When in direct sun, I face the sun at an angle so the sun hits their head while the face is still in the shade. If the lighting is so harsh that the sun is hitting the subject’s face, then I’ll shoot this full-length so the face is not close to the camera. When looking at a photographer’s work, pay attention to how they use light as it is our most important tool.