Mersereau Family Portraits

Mersereau Family Portraits

For my shoot with Larry, Mikayla, Sophia, and Ben Mersereau, they suggested we go to Griffith Quarry in Penryn, CA and it ended up being a great idea. There were plenty of trees whose leaves were just beginning to change color for the fall letting in just a hint of sunlight. As any photographer who has photographed a baby knows, we had to work fast, but we ended up with some great shots. Continue reading

Portraits: Alex the Harpist, Part 3

Alex and her Harp

You saw part 1 and part 2 of my photo shoot with Alex. Here are the photos from the third segment of our shoot. For this part, we went to a park in Davis near Alex’s house and basically lugged the harp and a plethora of lighting and camera equipment into the forest. I think the joggers and walkers enjoyed hearing her play as I set up my lights. Continue reading

Santa Cruz Photo Shoot


On August 11, Robert and I started packing the car at 6:00am for our highly anticipated photo shoot in Santa Cruz, California. By the time we were done filling the car with gear we had loaded four camera bodies, six lenses, four speedlights, two umbrellas, a reflector, various light stands, a set of cybersyncs, and an ice chest full of water, root beer and coke. When the girls arrived, they piled in and we took off to Santa Cruz. Continue reading

Portrait Shoot: Alex and her Harp, Part 2


Here it is, the second set (of three) from my photo shoot with Alex. This segment of the shoot was done in her house using studio lighting and no natural light. This is the only part of the shoot where we didn’t use natural light. I had Alex make a playlist of her favorite rock and hip hop songs and we went to shooting. This was probably the most energetic of the three parts of the shoot. Continue reading