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 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

Portrait Photographer in Orange County

Couple Portrait
Shooting from inside an airplane hangar to capture the Arizona desert behind our subjects  with the blazing sun we used a 2 stop ND filter to bring down the sunlight.  Without this you see only silhouettes of the subjects. The pristine hangar floor yielded a lovely reflection! Great family portraits, both the couple and family (below).

  • Paul C Buff’s 2-64 inch PLMs
  • Einsteins
  • 2 stop ND filter with Genus Matte Box
  • 24-70mm lens

Young Family Portrait

Staff Portraits, Group and Team Portraits

Team Staff Portrait
Staff group photos
are a great way to warm up your website by letting visitors become familiar with your staff even before visiting your storefront or facility. If you are online exclusively staff photos give visitors a face behind a company name and create a connection. The above shot was captured using 2 5′ PLM umbrellas with Paul C Buff Einsteins and a 2.8 aperture.Executive Staff Portrait
Lifestyle on the job portraits are wonderful ways to show your team in their environment, where often your clients meet them.
Lifestyle Team Portrait
This was shot using a simple flash bender during the middle of a work day.
Large Group Staff Photo
Whatever your needs give us a call. From 1 to 800 we can capture your staff photography.
Employee Lifestyle Photographer

Book Author Portrait

Book Author Portrait

It’s worth waiting for! We knew this portrait would be ideal for our children’s book author.  With everything set up, we waited…for the sunlight. The breath taking explosion of light bathing our subject was exciting. While leaning on a white piano the elements of the room worked together to give us this lovely portrait.

We used a Paul C Buff Einstein flash with a 10% grid.

To serve multiple needs this also holds up in an intimate close up head-shot.Author Head-shot Portrait.

Location Family Photographer

Family Location Portrait

This family was fun to work with. They were up for a multitude of poses. We shot until…no one had an idea left!  The laughter and happiness made this session bubble over!  Talk about a great afternoon in the park.  We used one handheld flash for precision lighting, plus a general flash for fill. A simple set-up with bountiful results.

Family Portrait on Location