Taking the Plunge

Written by Alex

To say 2020 has been a year of change and demanding flexibility for almost everyone is an understatement. In our little home we’ve had to adjust to distance learning schedules and losing our primary caretaker for our three boys (among all the other COVID stuff). 

It was pretty clear from the outset that we wouldn’t be able to manage long term to both work full time and give our boys the time and attention they need. As a couple, we’ve often discussed the idea of Jeff working for himself, doing photography, carpentry, and art. Sitting in a cubicle every day has never been his goal, but it gave our family the stability we’ve needed for the last few years. 

Given our current need for someone to be home with our boys, we decided now was the time to take the leap. It’s been a stressful couple months (mostly for Jeff who has had to manage still working and kids full time) while we talked through our options and made sure we could do it without putting our family under a big financial strain. 

As scary as it is to leave something familiar and stable (Jeff was with his company for almost ten years!), we’re so excited for this adventure. We hope you’ll join our adventure by thinking of us for all your photography needs (or custom wood/art work!), referring us to your friends or family, or simply by liking/sharing/commenting on our social media posts. 

Looking forward to whatever the future holds!

COVID Mother’s Day

Oak Canyon Engagement Shoot

Sometimes you have all the time in the world to shoot and sometimes there’s a full wedding going on and you have to park a mile away and race against the dying light.  This photo shoot was the latter.

With the sun quickly setting on the valley, we had to keep running up the hill to catch the last bits of light.  Thankfully, it worked out! Glad I had a great couple that would let me put them in uncomfortable spots and risk getting poison oak (or who knows what else!) while trudging through the weeds…in sandals.  Can’t wait to shoot the wedding!

Price Family 2019

Had a great evening at the San Clemente pier dodging other family photo shoots and enjoying the sunset. Seriously its not surprising there are so many photographers in the area with locations like this. I feel so lucky to say that this is one of my regular photo spots.

 

 

Abby, Paul and Lando

So happy to finally be able to share these. This was the first session of the holiday season and one of my absolute favorites. Not only are they some of the best people: they make my job so easy! Had an awesome time walking around Orange, and even though we got started late with the time change and early sunset: it was perfect!

At one point we were walking past a window with a neon sign and I had to make them stop for a photo. That’s when Abby said  “just edit all of these to make it look like I’m in Bladerunner.” Can do.

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2019 Round Up

Well it’s been a long time coming and wow am I bad at keeping up with this thing. My last post was almost a year ago! Things have been really busy in the photography world for me lately and I love it! Here’s just some random trips and photo sessions that I’ve had this year. Can’t wait to share more of the recent sessions after the holidays.

Guatemala!

Me and my wife did a whirlwind weekend trip to Guatemala for a friends wedding. No sleep, crazy driving in the city and wonderful friends. It was a great and exhausting trip. 

Yosemite!

Well we mostly stayed in Bishop and did a ton of driving to and from the foothills of Yosemite. But it was a great and busy trip and family reunion.

Random photo sessions!

Here are a few randoms from some family sessions. And also a couple maternity photos of Alex. Baby boy #3 on the way!

San Clemente Pier family session

Finally late enough in the year where I can start sharing photos from the Christmas sessions!  I’ll share a separate post with a roundup, but sharing this session for now.
This one was  a fun shoot down at San Clemente Pier with a coworker of mine, her husband and little Aveline. Aveline was so good for the first 15 minutes then hit the inevitable “I’m over this” wall. Which I secretly love just because those photos of parents pleading with their kids to smile and stay put for just one more photo show the reality of parenting.  Also had the boys and Alex with me down there: of course Josh had to  proceed to fall over in the waves and make mom run in with her shoes on to get him (hence the photo of a pantsless Josh). KIDS!  But it was a great evening at the beach and a reminder of why I can never leave Southern California: photos at the beach in December!