Jewelry Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle jewelry photos are a great asset to show off your jewelry collection and add “eye candy” to your website.  Showing your jewelry worn breathes warmth and personal connection to your gemstone jewelry – rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces.  This session was shot at the jeweler’s store within a two hour window.
Lifestyle Jewelry Photography
These lifestyle images were shot using a Paul C Buff Beauty Dish with a 20% grid using an Einstein studio flash, hand held reflector and a Canon 24-70 mm lens.
Gemstone Necklace
We also shot environmental jewelry product pieces in a couple of settings. Creating a stunning bokeh background to set off the sparkling gemstones.
Environmental Jewelry Product Photos
A tight crop (below) brings the ring forward.
Jewelry Product Photography
This diamond ring (below) was set into a succulent. We manipulated the image with photo editing to keep the focus on the ring. These product images were shot using a Rotolight and a 100mm 2.8 Canon lens.

Environmental Product Photography

Large Product Photography

There is a big product and there is a BIG product!  Airplanes have beautiful design lines and beautiful paint jobs. They sparkle in the sunlight.  Photographing large products means working in a large area, more importantly having staff to maneuver the airplane into the desired position of the photographer.  Having a beautiful sunny day with cloudy blue skies makes the session wonderful!
Large Product Photography

To shoot the interior cockpit we covered the windshield with a tarp, squeezed into a tight cockpit and closed the doors to keep out the ambient light using only the glow of the instrument light panels.  Using a tri-pod and the slowest shutter speed of the Canon 5d Mark III returned a beautiful shot.

Airplane Cockpit

Flat Lay Product Photographer in Orange County

Flat Lay Product

For flat lay product photography an overhead camera rigging system with an HD monitor gives the Macro lens the flat, level shooting plane for tack sharp focus.  We lit using 2 soft boxes and a quarter stop 48 inch scrim with a 3rd flash behind.

Sequined Bikini Product Photorgapher

The sequins took a bit of light modifying, to maintain the jewel tones without blowing them out. We used foam core to create a box to channel the light.

Swimsuit Photographer

Flat lay product photography requires one essential tool for setup: pins.  Lots of pins, lots of foam-core layers and additional time.  Spandex can be a bit of a wrestle due to the elasticity, but pinning does the trick.

Commercial Composite Photography in Anaheim

Composite Tour Bus
Often getting your product into the ideal setting isn’t realistic.  This tour bus company travels not only throughout Western states, but across the country.  Scheduling photo ops presents a lot of obstacles.  Opting for composite photo editing allowed time to photograph the bus to match the chosen stock images.  Adding reflections to the windows and hubcaps keeps it real. We created several composites. We also create composite portraits.

Tour Bus on the Road
This was the staging area.
Commercial Tour Bus

Bride at Grand Piano in Rancho Cucamonga


This is the final wedding couple portrait in the series of three (see below). The bride wanted a beautiful shot at the piano and we decided to embellish with a story.

Shot 1 – Lonely Bride, with little light.

Shot 2 – Enter the Groom, the light of her life.

Shot 3 – Both engulfed in light – on the brink of the kiss.

This was shot at night.  Outside the window we set up an Arri 750 open face. The choice of tungsten light created the desired sunset effect through the wooden blinds.
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon lens 24-70 2.8

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Staff Portrait for Company Calendar in Rancho Cucamonga

Staff Group Portrait for Calendar

Group staff photo

When it comes to your the face of your company a fun project can be a calendar.  This shot was set with the fun, playful side of the department, inclusive of the department head. We combined ambient light and flash. Set against an exterior window we were able to capture the blue sky.

(2) Paul Buff 64 inch PLM Soft Silver Umbrellas
Einstein Flashes

Staff Portrait Photographer in Irvine

Receptionist Portrait
Receptionist Lifestyle Portrait
A lifestyle (aka environmental) portrait session for the company receptionist required lighting setup. Staging the background with existing furnishings we added a couple of lights to create drama and depth to the shot. We combined ambient light with flash focusing a beauty dish on the subject’s face.

Einstein Studio Flash
Paul Buff 22 inch Beauty Dish
10 Degree Grid
5′ Avenger C-Stand
Canon 6D
Canon 24-70 mm 2.8 lens

Attorney Portrait Photographer in Santa Ana

Attorney Portrait

The photo session for this Law Office offered a rich background of beautiful wood desks, book cases and wide windows-ideal for an environment portrait session. This was the first shot-perfect pose, perfect attitude, perfect lighting.

Lawyer Portrait Photographer

Photography Details:

  • 64 inch Paul Buff PLM with no diffusion
  • Einstein
  • 24-70mm lens

Legal Attorney Photographer

Environment Staff Portrait

Environment Staff Portrait

Staff portraits have many settings now. “Lifestyle” aka “environment” portraits are popular because they are rapidly replacing stock photos for companies-real people in real business settings. These are the people who handle your phone calls.  Website visitors can put a face to a voice!

This was shot to enhance the background ambiance creating a bright, fresh image by slowing the shutter speed, requiring the subject to hold still and “hold that smile”. She was delightful to work with and the session went smoothly and quickly.

  • Paul C Buff Einstein
  • Beauty Dish
  • 24-70mm lens

Staff Lifestyle Portrait in Rancho Cucamonga

Staff Lifestyle Portrait
What a fun shoot! The fall sun in Rancho Cucamonga was low and bright.  With our staff group’s back to the sun we used 3 flashes into a small umbrella and a 2 stop ND filter to knock down the sunlight brilliance.

You hear the terms “lifestyle” portrait and “environment” portrait when you’re looking for a staff photo with a setting in the workplace, but not using a backdrop. This pose brings energy and an inviting smile to reflect the company. Make your website photos original and fun!

  • (3) 580 Speedlites w/small umbrella
  • 2 stop ND filter with Genus Matte Box
  • 24-70mm lens