Dearest friends, followers, and maybe fans,
This past weekend, I had the privilege to take pictures of my friend, Sam, before her prom. This was a first for me, but I had loads of fun experimenting (especially with make-up shots), and her and her date, Wyatt, were such a good looking couple to photograph.
A few words about Sam: Sam is funny, tiny, and absolutely beautiful. She is full of fun and has no trouble putting a smile on your face. I have known her since freshman year, and it has been such a pleasure getting to know her better as the years have passed.
And now for the stunning lady herself…
Dear friends, followers, and visitors,
I am sure that you have all experienced the overwhelming pleasure and satisfaction of having a true and dear friend. I have a friend in Elizabeth, and am thankful for her and all of the delightful times and talks we have together.
A striking quality about Elizabeth is her abundant compassion for others. She always manages to assume the best in people, and the things that happen around her. Instead of picking out the negative qualities in others, she finds the very things that make others beautiful. I admire that so much.
Here is my dear friend Elizabeth (whom I call Lizzy). We had a marvelous time taking pictures in one of my top five places in the world. She wore some fantastic electric blue pants, and we were able to see and take pictures of baby sea lions. She is exactly one of those people who is beautiful inside and out.
I have a treat for you today. Here we have a day in the life of Luke Kinzel. And friends.
Dearest bloggers, readers, followers, visitors,
On this lovely Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you my favorite photograph of all time. But first, I must share with you the story that accompanies it.
Photography is in my blood…literally. My great-aunt and Dad were both photographers, and I’m so blessed to have my dad as a mentor in my photographic aspirations. I adore looking through old photo albums and briefcases filled with raw prints of his pictures. Each one conveys something vibrant and beautiful, a feeling or emotion that practically leaps out of the photograph. In a time before digital photography, he was able to cultivate the art of getting the perfect picture in one, maybe two, tries. I admire both of these skills so much.
My favorite photo is one that conveys love. It is one that had to be taken in one try, or else it would not have captured the right reaction. This photograph tells the story of my dad & mom’s engagement.
One February evening, my dad took my mom to Malibu beach so that they could take pictures. He often used her as his subject in photos, so this outing was seemingly nothing out of the ordinary. They arrived at the beach during golden hour, prime time for taking beautiful pictures. My dad set up his tripod and camera, and then posed my mom. He set the camera on timer, so that he would be in the picture with my mom, ran behind her, put his arms around her, and revealed to her a gorgeous engagement ring, just in time for the camera to take the picture and capture her reaction. He succeeded in capturing love.
I love every little thing about this picture, and I love my parents. I love their love for each other, and their love for me and my siblings. So much love. :)
I hope you all have a marvelous Valentine’s Day! Cherish those you love, and those who love you.
Today I have a special treat for you, for I am going to share with you, pictures of some of the closest people to my heart: my family, and my best friend, Melissa (but I call her Missy). Two weeks ago, during my winter break, we all went to the Getty Museum, one of my all-time favorite places in California. I adore the architecture, the view of L.A., the exhibits, the sounds, the smells, the gardens, and even the granite that paves each walkway: it is beautiful. Even if you’re not the “artistic” type, I highly suggest you visit it at least once in your lifetime. Anyways, I brought my camera, and took some candids and some posed portraits of these loved ones, and had a splendid time. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. :)
Hello followers, fans, and visitors
A few weeks ago, my friends, Jenna and Kendra (whom have appeared in past shoots before), and I decided to go on a photo shoot. We planned on experimenting with locations, props, and clothes, almost like a stylized shoot. The first evening, we planned on arriving at a bridge at golden hour. However, we ended up arriving at said location as the sun was setting. Not only that, but my camera was not working properly, and I was having a difficult time focusing on these two models (which is why you may notice that some of the pictures are blurry). We came back to the location around noon the next day, then went to some hills, and I did the best I could to get some nice shots.
It was a fun little adventure, and these two girls are beautiful on the inside and out. They are dear friends, and I can’t wait to share these photos with you.
May I present to you for the second and third time, Kendra and Jenna. :)
Dearest followers and visitors,
It has been a while since I last blogged, and I am terribly sorry for the inactivity that has occurred. I will do whatever it takes to not let that happen again and work harder to update and post the photos that I love sharing with you all. This is my pledge to YOU.
This specific photo shoot was actually taken over the summer (I know, quite a long time ago) but I absolutely adore some of the shots I got. My friend Celina desires to be an actress, and needed some photos to submit to an acting agency. She kindly asked me to do a shoot with her, and of course I said yes! It was an intense shoot, to say the least. Other than being remarkably warm, we went to three different locations, had quite a few outfit changes, and I ended up taking a lot of pictures. It was a great time bonding, and I am glad to say I got to know Celina better because of it.
Here the marvelous actress is. :)
Dear fellow bloggers, readers, and photographers,
A year ago, on Kendra’s 16th birthday, I told her I would do a photo shoot for her as part of her present and she told me in return that she would rather wait until she got her braces off. This photo shoot was so enjoyable (minus dodging snakes) and I was blown away by Kendra’s modeling skills! So here is her 16th birthday present, and are you in for a treat!
Kendra, you have been such a sweet friend ever since freshman year. It saddens me that you are going to leave me after next year, since you are going to be a SENIOR! I’m excited to see where life takes you and what you’ll be doing in the very near future. You are talented, beautiful, and unbelievably kindhearted. No matter what happens in the future, don’t change yourself to please others and don’t think you’re anything less than what you are. I love you so much!
Hello darling followers and readers!
I apologize for my lack of blogging, but two posts are on their way! Tonight, I have a gig at a 50th birthday party, and that will end my photo shoots for July.
If you’re a senior and would like a senior portrait session done, please consider me! For more info on scheduling and pricing, please email me here.
Much love in Christ,