Madeline – Personal Trainer Headshots

Meet Madeline! She is an AWESOME personal trainer in San Diego.

Seriously, how cute (and buff!) is she? And I can tell you from personal experience, she is GREAT at what she does!

Stay on the lookout because Madeline has a new fitness DVD coming out soon! How exciting is that?

Madeline, I had a great time at our shoot! Wishing you much success with your business!

“Suit in the City” – San Diego Business Headshots

Meet Ian, owner of Mission Partners, a marketing and advertising firm in San Diego. He needed business portraits, so we headed downtown near his office to work with the great atmosphere. This first shot is my absolute favorite!

I like both of these photos and it is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how just a small move can change the look of a photo. Because these shots were for business, we wanted to get both “smiling” and “serious” shots so Ian could have a choice. He was a GREAT client because he took direction from me perfectly, making the small adjustments I asked him to make like “turn your head this way”, “put your chin down”, “look this way”, etc. It’s hard to be a model and I understand! Sometimes my directions might sound crazy, but it’s all to get the best shot!

This last one had me cracking up when I came home and went through the photos! As we were looking for locations to shoot downtown, I found this awesome doorway. Ian stepped near the door and I knew something was wrong! This doorway was somehow smaller then a standard doorway. Strange? Yes! On top of this, Ian is quite tall and has a large wingspan…which ended in this “super hero-ish” image! Love It!

If you own a business or need professional portraits for your job, give me a ring! I’d love to discuss what you need!

 

 

Sherry & Joel – Engagement Shoot San Diego

Meet Sherry and  Joel! They are dear friends of mine and I was SO very excited when they announced their engagement. They were made for each other, for real! I know I sound sappy, but I don’t care! I love these two crazy kids! Especially when they offered to LEAP off a bench for me. Be-still my heart!

I wish I had brought a higher step stool. Joel is VERY tall, and me? Well, not so much.

Seriously, how cute are they? I can’t even get over it.

I love how Joel is touching Sherry’s face, so sweet. Sherry, you have the most amazing skin in the HISTORY of skin!

I leave you with a little fun in the parking lot after our shoot was “over”. But not to worry, we were actually putting the misplaced cart back in it’s rightful place!

Super Cute Place Setting Cards!

Remember Lydia and Clay? For their wedding, I made these super cute little cards for their place settings! They are 2.9″ x 1.26″ … too cute! On one side of the cards was information for guests about how to log onto parkerspictures.com to see  the happy couple’s engagement and wedding photos and on the other side was a picture from the engagement session. There were about 30 different images, which made them so fun! Click on the photo to see more details! (The log-on information on the bottom card was blurred out on purpose, but I still wanted you to see what that side looked like).

If you are interested in cards like this for your wedding or event, just let me know!

Scott & Gretchen – Del Mar Engagement Photography

Meet Scott and Gretchen! They are friends of mine and I was happy to take their photos! Scott proposed to Gretchen in Hawaii, lucky girl! They live in Del Mar, so we headed to the lovely coast for their engagement session. (Click on the photos to see them larger.)

Look at those blue eyes!

After a wardrobe change, we headed down to the water. I love how she is looking at him here!

Stay tuned for a few photos from Scott and Gretchen’s wedding (where I was a guest). Thanks guys, I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon! Thanks for trusting me with your engagement photos!

Lydia & Clay – San Diego Engagement Photography

Meet Lydia and Clay! What a sweet couple! We used downtown San Diego as the backdrop for their engagement photos and had a great time hitting up a few locations in a short period of time. As you will see, they are so sweet with each other! Lots of love and smiles : ) Stay tuned for their wedding photos!

The garage doors we were shooting in front of belonged to the San Diego Fire Department downtown. All of a sudden one of the door started opening and I thought we were going to be asked to move to a different location for safety reasons. Then we saw one of the firetrucks roll out to go save the day! Go SDFD!

Thanks Lydia and Clay! You guys did great! I know it is hard work being a “model”!

Aloooo-haaa!

I’ve always heard and seen in pictures/movies/TV how beautiful Hawaii is, but WOW, it really is! I recently made my first trip to Hawaii, to the island of Oahu. The weather? Forget about it! Hawaii has ruined San Diego for me!  Just thinking about the warm ocean water makes me feel more relaxed…ahhhhhhh. I can not WAIT to go back. Hopefully someday very soon, because the little 3 day tease I had, well, that was just mean!

As you probably know, I usually don’t take too many landscapes or artsy images, but occasionally it does happen! Like in New York City and Hawaii, because it is just too beautiful!

We went for an ATV tour (yes, I drove an ATV!) on Kualoa Ranch. They do lots of things there, including filming for movies and TV. This is where they did a lot of filming for LOST. It was so pretty, although when the tour was over we were DIRTY, covered head to toe in dirt from the ATVs!

This crazy looking dish will start the “food” portion of our tour. From what I gather, this is a traditional Hawaiian dish (please correct me if I am wrong) that was invented for hungry surfers and is high in protein and carbs. It is basically white rice, a hamburger patty, an egg and gravy. It’s called “Loco-Moco”…crazy!

I had to share this image because it was THE best shave ice I had in Hawaii and I’m sad because I didn’t order it! It came from Hawaiian Island X-treme Smoothie & Shaved Ice, a food truck next to the famous Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck. And yes, for those wondering, it is called shave ice, not shaved. After a little research I found that shave ice is different then what we call snow cones in that shave ice is finer (like a powder) as opposed to chunky like a snow cone.

Giovanni’s Shrimp came highly recommended! Personally, I don’t like shrimp, but my travel companions said this really was amazing shrimp! So instead of eating, I documented!

All the colors were so vivid!

I’d like to close out this post with this photo that I call “Ahhhhhhhhhhhh….”  ; )

Photo on Etsy – San Diego Product Photography

In 2010 I photographed my friends new baby girl, Kiera. During the shoot, Kiera’s Mom asked me if I could take a few pictures of baby Kiera with a necklace she had received after the baby was born. Sure!

Well, it turns out that the woman who actually made the necklace liked the picture so much, she asked if she could use the image on her Etsy online store! Neat! Here it is:

Her stuff is so cute! Check out the photo and her store here.

To see the rest of Kiera’s baby photos, click here!