Dalena stopped by the studio a few days ago for her senior pics, she was a lot of fun to hangout with and we made a ton of killer images. Her boyfriend also joined us for a couple of pictures, he shipped out to the Army on Monday, he’s a good guy and I wish him a lot of luck!
Morgan is a senior at Johansen High School here in Modesto and stopped by for her senior portrait session a few days ago. Morgan’s pretty awesome, super cool, easy to work with and totally photogenic, which makes my job a lot easier. We started with some studio images before heading to one of my favorite local spots for the outdoor pics. Morgan also cheers but unfortunately we didn’t get to do anything with that, bummer because I had some great ideas, but we got some killer images.
I had the pleasure of photographing Adam and Maria’s wedding back in October (hey, I mentioned in the last post I was behind). It was a great even, the ceremony was at the beautiful Vintage Gardens while we moved over to Seasons for the reception, both are awesome places for a wedding in the Modesto area.
We were lucky and received some nice overcast skies for much of the day which allowed us to work with the guys before the wedding. By the time the ceremony started the sun came out and gave us perfect light for the formals.
Everyone was wonderful, Adam, Maria, their friends and family all were great and made us fill right and home. Sarah and I really enjoyed ourselves and I think it shows in the images.
It’s been a while since my last post on this blog, August I think. I’ve been busy with a lot of project and just life in general.
A new blog on Landscape Photography
During the last few months I’ve started a new blog specifically for my landscape work, www.edwardmendesphotography/blog. This is where you’ll find my new releases, workshop recaps and general thoughts on landscape photography and photography as an art form.
Manfrotto’s School of Xcellence
I am also writing for Manfrotto’s School of Xcellence blog where I’ll be contributing a monthly column through January 2011. If you’re not familiar with the site I encourage you to check it out. Manfrotto has done a wonderful job of gathering some of the best photographers in the industry to share their knowledge and experience and I’m thrilled to be part of it. My first two articles (March and April) are online! If you’d like to give them a read here they are, March / April. If you like them please tell a few others about them. If you don’t like them, well let just keep that to ourselves 🙂
A change of direction
With the launch of my blog devoted to landscape photography a few months ago I’ve decided to dedicate this blog to my portraits, weddings and editorial style commercial work. The hope is to feature every session and wedding here shortly after I shoot them. It may be a bit ambitious but I’ll give it a try.
I had the chance to spend the day with Kris and Courtney, making the images for their wedding and having a great time doing it, on Saturday. Kris and Courtney were great to work with, easy going and fun. I also can’t say enough good things about their friends and family, what a wonderful bunch. This is the second Modgling wedding I’ve done as I also created the images for Kris’ sister Karleen and her husband Eric a few years ago.
The wedding was beautiful, taking place at Majestic Oaks in Waterford, CA, next to the river with the soft glow of the setting sun peaking through the large Oak trees which the property is named for.
Natalia’s a little angel and I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her a number of times over the last year. Her mom brought her by again a couple of months ago for some images to celebrate her first birthday. Unfortunately she was having a very bad day (it happens sometimes with children) so we decided to try again another day. After a couple of month “another day” finally came and we headed back into the studio to create some images. When little ones are this age they’re curious about EVERYTHING so I like to let them explore.
I set up a little picnic set for her to interact with and then let her just crawl around for a bit. Here are a few images from the session, and check out her eyes, WOW!