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A photographer recently sent me a request to help her extend a backdrop in Photoshop. This is a common occurrence so I thought it might be helpful to record a video. Enjoy!

If you’d like to submit a question for me to address via video, please click here.

Bryan and Samantha, along with their very closest friends and family, traveled to Malibu California for their destination wedding. They held their ceremony and reception at the picturesque Saddlerock Ranch Winery. When Craig and I were asked if we would like to travel with them, I thought, ‘photograph Samantha in sunny California at one of the most beautiful venues I’ve ever seen? Why yes, I think I can make that happen.’

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

This was the site for their ceremony, it overlooked the mountains, and just beyond the ridge line was the ocean.
Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Bryan and Samantha opted for a first look, and this was the first time they saw each other.

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding
Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

They exchanged rings privately so that we could have them for the photos.
Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Samantha is the most beautiful woman, both inside and out. She’s generous, kind and has the sweetest little voice.

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding
Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Sexy.

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Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Shooting through the grapevines. 
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Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Father of the bride walking is daughter down the aisle.

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Ceremony.

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

First kiss! I love the grasp that she has on his jacket.

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Just married and walking off into the sunset.
Saddlerock Ranch Wedding
Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

This was everyone in attendance at their intimate wedding.

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

First dance.

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Craig captured this amazing photo of the first dance.

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

Craig also captured this fun image of everyone dancing. Motion blur intended.

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

A few of my favorite details.

Malibu, CA

Thank you, Samantha and Bryan, for inviting us to be a part of your incredible wedding. I consider it an extreme honor to photograph weddings, especially when commissioned to travel.

Wedding Planner: Kim Paolone
Make-up Artist: Meadow Star
Florist: Unique Floral Designs
Bakery: Frost It Cupcakery
Entertainment: Gregg Butler
Colors: neutrals and metalics with pops of pink and coral

For photographers: this slideshow contains all of the EXIF data.

When I started photographing weddings in 2003, I was thrilled to be using the Canon 10D (oh my). From that date, through 2010, I was exclusively Canon (5D MKII at this point). In April of 2010, I decided to sell all of my Canon gear and switch to Nikon. In the video below, I explain why.

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I have been teaching Lightroom since its inception in 2007 and one of the pleas that I hear most often is, “HELP! I’m so confused, I can’t find my photos!”

In fact, in the Intro to Lightroom Workshop, we would often spend a good portion of our morning as a group talking about file management and structure. Because this seems to be a hurdle for many people, I put together a free video series to solve your photo management problems.

Below is a quick preview, to sign up for the full series for FREE, enter your email in the sidebar on the right.

In addition to Kennedy’s photographs (see previous post containing photos and EXIF data), I gave her a magazine of our favorite images from the session. Click here preview her magazine.

How fun to share your senior photos with your friends via your own magazine! For photographers: I designed the spreads in LumaPix Fotofusion and in Photoshop. I love LumaPix because I can quickly use the auto collage feature to design pages.

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FREE DOWNLOAD!

You can download the PSD files that I used to create the front and back cover, as well as the first page by clicking here to download. The Fotofusion pages generate JPG’s automatically, so those templates wouldn’t be of any use.

I use these photos in several of the Master’s Retouching Series exercises that I teach inside of Lightroom. Not only is the video series now available online, but it includes TEN of the adjustment brush presets that I use to retouch photos. CLICK HERE to learn more!

Free Photoshop Magazine Template

Check out a preview of my Advanced Lightroom Retouching series:


Can’t find your photos? Tired of file organization? Make sure you register for my free video series via the sidebar, I share everything!

I am a wedding photographer (stating the obvious), so I don’t often (ever) photograph seniors. But my sweet Goddaughter Kennedy is a senior this year, and she holds a very special place in my heart. We worked together to style her session, she was on wardrobe and I handled hair and make-up. I had the time of my life with her, and I’m pretty sure she enjoyed herself as well.

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