April was full of small excursions in nature, macro photography and watercolor work. Photos are not in any specific order and they were chosen as some of my favorites throughout this month.
This set of photographs is the second part of a photo session I worked on last month. Check out the first set here, where I added a figurative element. These images were taken during the golden hour to sunset. I wanted to portray the different shades of light during the progression of the sun setting, while capturing the beautiful architectural elements of the pier. This day was beautiful and I was joined by other eager photographers.
The lighting was bright when the sun started setting. I decided to make this image a softer black and white image to capture the beautiful 'whites' of the light.
This image was captured closer to the golden hour (aka magic hour). The daylight was a lot softer.
The sun light was beginning to elude but there was still some luminous lighting. I transformed this image to a deep rich black and white image to capture the essence of the dark areas of night while illustrating the fading light.
Overall, this was such a creative photo project and collaboration that made me appreciate light even more in photography work. My creativity ignited even more during editing, since I was able to see how different my photographs were due to the change in the sunlight.
I had such a great time incorporating the structure of the pier with this figurative photoshoot that was taken at Scripps Pier in La Jolla, CA. I was able to play a lot with lighting, line and composition. I'll definitely have another photoshoot at this location. Stay tune for another set of photographs focusing just on the architect and structure of the pier.
I had an amazing time photographing this beautiful singer and artist on the Harbor Drive Bridge in Downtown, San Diego. This was my first effort in night photography and I have fallen in love with all the creative possibilities one can play with in regards to the lighting. Check out this beautiful singer's music on YouTube and Facebook.
This was a special home photoshoot as this precious little guy was born at home. Lighting in the bedroom was beautiful and the neutral colors of the background made for a lovely atmosphere to shoot with more subtle and soft tones. The pop of colors were a great contrast to the neutral tones.
It was such a blessing to visit this little guy in the hospital and to capture a photo of him in the hospital room (1st image). The two other images were taken in baby's bedroom. For both locations I had to use light that was available and hospital lighting was a challenge to work with but it allowed me to be creative with angels and perspective. But the window from baby's bedroom offered beautiful lighting which allowed me to capture beautiful tone and texture.
I had a wonderful time shooting this sweet and funny couple. I was the second shooter during this photoshoot and it was great being able to have a couple that was up for anything. I wish them the best with their daughter and hope that they have a wonderful journey watching their daughter grow. Thanks for letting me be part of this wonderful moment in celebrating a new life! I cannot wait to meet her.
It has been such a fun and blessed journey in photographing Baby Sophie as she grows and reaches milestones.
"A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future." ~Anonymous
It has been a joy being a part of the lives of this beautiful mom and daughter duo, and being able to photograph baby's growth. I'm giddy to be able to capture the love of mom and the sweetness of daughter in our recent photo shoot. Photo sessions like this, increases my love for photography and it's a bonus that the mom, Jessica, is a photographer and artist. Check out her photography→ website.
These shots were my first attempts at simultaneously shooting in manual focus and manual mode.
It was a privileged to be able to experience and capture Rachel's beautiful moments during her quinceanera. Her family was welcoming and fun to be around. Here are some of my favorite portrait shots of her.
I love being able to document the growth of these beautiful siblings. It's an honor being part of their lives and capturing their personalities.
I could not get enough of this precious 3 month old with her adorable cheeks. Baby Sophie was such a delight to photograph and her demeanor was so sweet. I could have cuddled her all day.
I had a wonderful studio session with this dear friend of mine. Since she is a good friend, I had more creative room to explore with color styles. From Top Left to Bottom Left: Vintage, Dynamic Black and White, ButterCream, and Color Pop.
I had a fun time photographing these beautiful twin girls. It was a beautiful day in Poway, CA.
A moment with the two girls laughing about something no one knows about.
Playing with dark and light. I captured a few shots during the last few minutes of the session. This was a spontaneous shot as the girls were winding down.
I had such a great time photographing this sweet dog, Theodore James and his owner. Located at Cuyamaca Water Conservation Garden. This is my favorite photo of the little guy.
What a great time photographing this sweet mom to be with her daughter. It was even more fun playing around with different color schemes during post production. Thank you for letting me photograph this sweet moment.
I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to take photos of beautiful rescue horses in East County San Diego, California through the Rock Church Horse Ministry. The rescue organization is called Rapture's Horse Rescue Foundation. These horses have been abused, neglected, and unloved but with the help of the owners and volunteers they are thriving. How lovely they are and how wonderful their personality shines on camera.
In case you are wondering, my name is pronounced sa-rome and welcome to my visual thread of art, digital photography and design. I'm excited that you've dropped by! My days consist of the lovely chaos of caring for two little ones (if you have any running around at home, visit my learning corner for free art activities); and my free time is dedicated to creating. Read more about me here. Happy Sweet Inspirations!