Friday, May 21, 2010

The Krummel Family, May 15, 2010

As the kids get older, it gets harder and harder to schedule the obligatory family photo. Susie took the opportunity when the whole family was in town for Allie's graduation from USC. Katie also graduated from USC and Maggie graduated from Stanford. Beauty and Brains.
We originally scheduled the shoot for the beach, but at the last minute decided on Malaga Cove and I am so glad.
I am convinced Malaga Cove was built just so I could pair it with my new antique filter. I love the look. I think we got some great stuff.
Thank you Krummel Family! It was really nice meeting all of you and Congratulations!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hoelscher Kids 2010

I remember Tanner as a 3 year old in my studio. He was a little shy, very sweet and had the best little smile (especially after the lollypop reward). Now, a few years later (amazingly he has aged and I have not), we are at Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach, shooting his Senior portraits. Getting together on a weekday afternoon made it really easy to incorporate head shots for the entire Hoelscher brood. Rosie picked up some great 5x5 square frames, so our goal (besides a great Senior portrait), was to get a tight head shot of all 4. I think we got it!
At the last minute, I told all the kids to run over to Tanner and just "hang out". After all was said and done, this shot meant the most to Rosie. Tanner is going away to college, it might be the last shot of all 4 kids for a while. Good luck Tanner and congratulations!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ann and Olivia, May 14, 2010

I first met Ann and Olivia 4 1/2 years ago. Ann resides in Sweden, but was here visiting family and friends. We did mother and daughter shots on the beach in Manhattan. Now, years later, we meet up again!
I think Olivia has her mother's eyes and sweet disposition. I look forward to meeting up with the Sarimo girls the next time they are in California!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Courtney and Devan's engagement session

I met Courtney and Devan at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for their engagement photo session. We walked around the beautiful grounds taking advantage of every view. I feel as though I know Courtney so well (I shot her sister Kelly's wedding in 2008), it was fun chatting with her about her upcoming wedding in October. It was also really nice to be able to get to know Devan. He seems to be the perfect match for Courtney. I could not be any happier for the both of them! I can't wait to see everyone at the wedding!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Baby Allen

I usually set up a temporary studio at the home of the new parents and newborns. That is exactly what I did for Christy, Jason and little Allen.

Allen was the perfect little model. He was alert and inquisitive for the first half of our shoot. Then he decided it was chow time. He did not fuss at all. Christy recognized a little gurggle sound and that was it. She fed him and boom, out cold. That is when we got the great sleeping shots...

When he woke up from his little cat nap, he was bright and happy!
I shot Christy and Jason's wedding a few years ago. It was so fun for me to see them again and meet the new addition to their family.
Congrats guys! He is soooo perfect!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rahul and Amber April 3, 2010

When Ogden Photography arrived at Terranea,
Lettie Mix and Erin of Glow Salon were just wrapping up hair and make up. Amber, Alexa and Donna looked beautiful. Amber chose a multi layered dress that looked stunning on her. I shot a few candids before we headed off to the ceremony at Wayfarer's Chapel.

As a last minute surprise, Amber's brother (who is in the service) was able to join us. I am sure that meant so much to Amber and her family.

Rahul and Amber's reception was at La Venta in Palos Verdes. I am always happy to work with New York Foods as they are on top of every detail. It was a pleasure meeting Courtney, I had never worked with her before. She is an excellent asset to the N.Y.F. team. Rebecca of Lily Pad Floral Design was the florist. Her work speaks for itself.

The evening ended for Ogden Photography as the sun was setting.
Best of luck Rahul and Amber, it was a pleasure!!!!

Max Miller's Bar Mitzvah

Ogden Photography shot the formal pictures at CTJ, Congregation Tikvat Jacob, the week before Max's ceremony. I was able to meet Rabbi Mark Hyman and B'nai Mitzvah Director Beth Garden for the first time. They are such a friendly team. It was a pleasure working with them

The next week... The ceremony and party!
Cars and Racing! This was the theme for Max's Bar Mitzvah party. And I could not think of a better place to hold such an event as The Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo (Jodee Hulsebus was my go-to girl). The museum sent an antique Packard to pick Max up at CTJ. The party space at the museum had a really hip feel to it. It is large and industrial with cool cars in every corner that guests are able to enjoy close up and personal. David, The New York DJ, brought hip hop dancers that really got the party started. They were great. Max even had Slot Car Racing, thanks to Speedy Racers. Lucky winners of the games David played won motorcycle helmets!

Basically is was a great time for all. Mozel Tov Max!