Slim Aarons meets Mad Men Inspired Shoot

In honor of Rebecca June’s new website, I’m posting her fabulous portrait session! Every year I shoot her card and 2013′s did not dissapoint. Becca is a fabulous interior designer with amazing style. When she told me her idea, I was immediately on board with the mid-century modern Palm Springs vibe. And the swan! And the dog! My heart skipped a beat.

Check out this fun session and make sure to check out Becca’s new website: www.RebeccaJune.com

Her dress was shortened for this shoot. It was her mother's bridesmaid's dress for her aunt's wedding in the 60s. How perfect!
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I shot some film too, which ended up turning out pretty similar.
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And the final card, front and back.
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Happy Holidays!

This is our Christmas Card….
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Evan painted our little scene on a big background and used stands to hold it up. Then I set up the camera on a ladder with a timer to do this self portrait style. We had to do something with our canoe! P.S If anyone is up for a shoot in our canoe, let’s make it happen!
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We hope your Christmas was filled with lots of love, laughter and cheer! And Happy New Year!

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An Old fashioned Love Story: Rey Swimwear

This was a really fun shoot from awhile ago, which I decided to wait until the summer to post. You might recognize this gorgeous couple from our Oz shoot, their engagement and wedding. Alexandria + Spencer are the epitome of an old fashioned love story so they were the perfect choice featuring Rey Swimwear and Jonah Apparel

Hair + Makeup by Melody
Bathing suits from Rey Swimwear
Men’s suits by Jonah Apparel

You might have seen Jessica’s video where she is speaking on modesty that recently just went viral. Click here to watch. So excited that I shot the images for her book coming out soon.

Scroll down to read the story over the images…

Dear Amelia,
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I was taking an afternoon stroll, saying good-bye to the summer, watching out for surfers and tourists along the sand.
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I saw him in his pinstripe swimsuit walking toward me. It was just like you said…It was almost like a dream.
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He walked up slowly and smiled….
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Ah Life is Sweet.

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We walked by the beach and even had candy. We laughed.
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There is an intensity about him and when I am with him I feel….cherished.
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 He is suave but also kind-hearted. We talked for hours and I feel like I learn more about myself the more I know him. It is just like you said. There is something indescribably about it. I feel free, beautiful, completely myself.
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He told me that I was not like anyone else, that I had consumed his thoughts. His eyes that told me he meant them.
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And then last night, he danced in my dreams. It feels like it is always summer here. I will write again soon my friend.
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Thanks for reading our sweet little love story!

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Rey Swimwear film

Shot some film of the Rey Swimwear shoot. This is Fuji 400 cross processed and pushed one stop (for those photogs who are interested.)

Models:
Summer DeForrest
Mailie Roseland
MeredithMaredith Walker

They are wearing the sunglasses, dress, hat and suit from Rey Swimwear.

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Orange County Photography: Rey Swimwear Shoot

There’s so many shoots to blog! But first I must post some of these fun shots from the shoot with Rey Swimwear. I am in such a Summer mood and these make me want to go to the beach and enjoy this season.

Make sure to check out these adorable swimsuits on Rey Swimwear Site. One of the images from this shoot is featured here. Men’s suits are from Jonah Apparel.

Models:
Matt Pierson
Maredith Walker
Danny Canary
Lauryn Ujkic
Mailie Roseland
Summer DeForrest

Hair: Salon 25
Makeup: Gaby Manalo

Thanks so much to all the wonderful models! I am still working on a few more from this big shoot. Can’t wait to see some of these published soon!

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These accessories and dresses (made from real vintage fabric) are available at the Decade 5 shop, along with all these amazing bathing suits!
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