Relaxed Portraits

Anna & Josh cross the street in front of the Park Hyatt, NYC

Anna & Josh cross the street in front of the Park Hyatt, NYC

I think a lot of my success as a wedding photographer over the last couple of decades is in large part due to my signature style of “Relaxed Portraits”.

From my early days as a fashion photographer, I learned how to find the good light and to see the best angles to make you look amazing in photographs.

When you look at my images, notice how natural and comfortable everyone looks. No forced smiles, no cheesy poses, no unflattering angles, no bad shadows.

Just simple, clean, timeless images of people looking their best!

I feel my true gift is making you guys feel comfortable in front of my camera. And when you’re being yourself, not worried about posing, that’s when the magic happens!

Travis & Lisa at Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA

Travis & Lisa at Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA

Jayman wasn't nervous at all right before his wedding at the Parker Ranch.

Jayman wasn't nervous at all right before his wedding at the Parker Ranch.

Derrick & Wendy laughing at the beach below the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Derrick & Wendy laughing at the beach below the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Travis & Lisa share a kiss at Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA

Travis & Lisa share a kiss at Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA

Andrea at the Parker Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, CA

Andrea at the Parker Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, CA

Marissa and her bridesmaids at the Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel Valley, CA

Marissa and her bridesmaids at the Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel Valley, CA

Anthony and his guys are working on their modeling careers at the Hyatt Huntington Beach.

Anthony and his guys are working on their modeling careers at the Hyatt Huntington Beach.

Katie and her girls were simply stunning in Asheville, North Carolina.

Katie and her girls were simply stunning in Asheville, North Carolina.

Tim gets a pre-ceremony massage from his groomsmen in Long Beach, CA.

Tim gets a pre-ceremony massage from his groomsmen in Long Beach, CA.

Veronique had quite the entourage at her Diamond Bar wedding.

Veronique had quite the entourage at her Diamond Bar wedding.

Ben & Lizzie chill with their wedding party in Newport Beach.

Ben & Lizzie chill with their wedding party in Newport Beach.

Claude & Brooke pose for a few portraits on the dock in Destin, FL

Claude & Brooke pose for a few portraits on the dock in Destin, FL

Julian thought I was hilarious!

Julian thought I was hilarious!

Diana rocking it in front of the church in Downtown Los Angeles.

Diana rocking it in front of the church in Downtown Los Angeles.

Brian & Perla stop at a vineyard for some portraits before heading to their reception.

Brian & Perla stop at a vineyard for some portraits before heading to their reception.

Alyssa & Travis at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Alyssa & Travis at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Erika was beaming in Palm Springs, California.

Erika was beaming in Palm Springs, California.

Nicole smiles for one last shot right before heading down the aisle at the Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey.

Nicole smiles for one last shot right before heading down the aisle at the Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey.

I love shooting in the late afternoon light.

I love shooting in the late afternoon light.

And tell mom not to worry, we'll be sure to take all the family portraits she would like. We do those in our comfortable, relaxed style as well:

If you are looking for a photographer who is fun, personable & dedicated to making sure you love the way your look in your photos, I'd love to chat with you about your plans.