On Sunday, March 31st, we were in Laguna Beach at one of my favorite spots just behind the Montage Resort, to photograph engagement portraits for Jill Kovalcin and John Petrizzi. Their wedding will be held June 30th of this year at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula.
As with many of my wedding clients, Jill and John told me that they are not particularly fond of posing for pictures. Fortunately for them, that fits my preferred style of primarily candid shooting just fine. And, fortunately for me, Jill and John were unbelievably photogenic and relaxed and completely into each other during the whole shoot. John has a tremendous sense of humor and was having a great time getting Jill to crack up the whole time.
Here are just some of our personal favorites from their session:
Being too busy behind the camera to update the blog is both a good thing (nice to be busy) and a bad thing (you have no idea what I’ve been up to). Most recently, we’ve been keeping busy shooting a plethora of portraits and headshots. Many of the portraits have been boudoir portraits that are surprises for grooms of upcoming weddings. So we can’t share highlights of those, or we’d spoil the surprise. (Perhaps after the weddings.)
Being the part-time actor that I am, I try to squeeze in a stage production during the wedding photography off-season. Last February, I played the role of Max in “Lend Me A Tenor” at the Old Town Temecula Theater, and earlier this February at the same theater, I played the role of Lenny in Neil Simon’s “Rumors”. Hope Davidson played Lenny’s wife, Claire, in the same show. After the show closed, my stage wife asked me to take family photos of her real hubby, Bruce, and their adorable kids, Eric and Emma.
So, on Sunday, February 28th, we went to one of my favorite beaches to shoot their session — Laguna Beach, just behind the Montage Resort. We had a lot of fun letting the kids run and jump as kids love to do — and even mom and dad got into the jumping mood! It was a fun day for all of us.
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On Sunday, August 24th, I was back at one of the most popular engagement session spots for my clients — Laguna Beach, behind the Montage Resort. This time, the happy couple was Tiffany Merrick and Fady Mikhael. The weather was great for a sunset at the beach, and Fady and Tiffany were clearly in love and enjoying themselves during the session.
And, at the moment where Fady playfully pushed Tiffany towards the incoming waves, he was probably enjoying himself just a bit more than her.
Tiffany and Fady’s wedding is coming up on October 12th. More to come!