Marko & Ashley : First the Proposal, Now the Engagement!

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I had the distinct pleasure of photographing the proposal that led to the engagement of Marko and Ashley, as you may have read in an earlier post. It was the first (and so far, only) time I’ve ever been there to watch an actual proposal and catpure it in pictures. I met up with Marko and Ashley again recently for new pictures in Old Poway Park, and this time I didn’t have to hide in the bushes like paparazzi! ….so that was a plus. Wedding planning is well under way and it’s looking like they’ll be tying the knot by next January, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing the story of Marko and Ashley come full circle.

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san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

san diego engagement photography poway park

Amanda & David : A Walk in the Park!

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A little over a week ago I headed up to Balboa Park to photograph Amanda and David. I’m looking forward to photographing their wedding and reception later this year in Coronado. We had a perfect spring day to work with as we walked around the park, choosing spots to shoot. David is a Navy man, and it looks like both Amanda and David may be headed for Annapolis next year for David’s next assignment, so I’m glad we were able to capture a handful of golden, California images for them to remember San Diego with.  I can already tell that photographing their wedding is going to be a lot of fun, and that Amanda will soon make a stunning bride!

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After our session was over, and I was walking out of Balboa Park to head down to the El Cortez, I stopped to check out the moonrise. I loved the way it looked as I was passing this tree near the dog park, so I snapped this image. For some reason I really like it, so I’m sharing it here.

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Higher Than High: Front Row for METRIC and IndieFest

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To be honest, my love of music is what led to my love of photography, so it was really an amazingly great day for me when I went to photograph parts of the annual music festival in North Park known as IndieFest. I’ve never endeavored to be a great musician myself (I ‘noodle’ on my Gibson guitar all the time though) but I realized way back when I lived in Athens, GA that sometimes knowing how to use a camera opened doors in the music world for me that I wouldn’t have access to otherwise. When I was first teaching myself how to use a camera, going to shows at the 40 Watt and experimenting with my camera was my favorite thing to do. Recently I resolved to not only make the effort to get out and see more live music again, but to shoot as much of it as I can, so when the opportunity to participate in IndieFest came up, I was thrilled. Actually, I was ecstatic! One of my favorite bands, Metric, was announced as the headliner! Metric’s latest album “Fantasies” has been in constant rotation in my iTunes and in the cd player in my car. I listen to Metric, both old and new, all the time while I’m editing and color correcting, so it’s been an immense pleasure for me to crank up the Metric at my desk whilst editing pictures of….METRIC!

I’d like to share a handful of favorite images here, rather than make this a review of the show itself. Suffice it to say, their set was amazingly tight, and they sound so much bigger than any four piece band should. Metric is one of those rare bands that manage to sound better on stage than recorded. Emily Haines was spot-on vocally, even while playing keyboards and guitar, and working every corner of the stage – much to the delight of the crowd…and myself!

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Emily Haines singing ”Help, I’m Alive!”……”Can you feel my heart…..”

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…..beating like a hammmmmeeeerrrrr!”

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For the song ‘Gold, Guns and Girls’ Emily broke out her Fender Mustang.

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James Shaw and Joules Scott Key

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Metric closed their set with an old one and a new one : ‘Dead Disco’ and ‘Stadium Love.’ Emily was all over the stage  (often in the air!) and the crowd loved every second of it.

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I am working on another handful of images for the blog, inlcuding perennial IndieFest favorites, Danielle LoPresti and the Masses, as well as the bands Far and Audible Mainframe. Look for more IndieFest images coming soon!

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