15 June 2008

JOHANNA.AND.ADAM.::.THE.INTRODUCTION.

if radness were measurable, johanna & adam would easily score a perfect 100.

when a couple asks about the engagement shoot, we always tell them to put as much thought into it as possible. the engagement shoot is the time to have fun. i mean, how often do we get the chance to have our photograph taken? from the attire, to the location, to the types of shots you want... the more you put in, the more value you are likely to find in the images we capture. and johanna & adam get it.

that, matched with their natural awesomeness, earns johanna & adam their perfect rating, on the engagement-rad-o-meter. [and it only seems fitting that this particular post happens to be an anniversary of sorts... my 100th blog post]

adam distinctly remembers the first time he saw johanna [in fact, i think he said something about johanna being the prettiest girl he had ever seen], though it wasn't until later that the dark-haired girl on the dance team made recognition of adam. after developing a friendship, and when adam briefly dated another girl during college, johanna finally recognized the flutter in her spirit that belonged only to adam. and as their stories intertwined, johanna & adam were drawn together, and there journey that began as an intimate friendship, developed into something more.

johanna & adam, we are so stoked to be a part of your wedding, and we can't wait for the big day in august! thank you so much for such an awesome engagement shoot... here's some of what we captured, lingering the alleys of laguna.



i love it when clients are down to jump up onto some barrels of toxic waste in random alley ways for a good shot...

...or two.

take note... rad dress + purple nikes + couple + love = everything awesome






pop.
carlie snapped this one. rad.




have i said yet that we can't wait for your wedding in august...

rock.on.slide.show.

23 comments:

  1. I'm not even going to begin to try to pick a favorite! This shot was perfection...everything about it.

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  2. I love the second shot on the barrels. hotness! Also the last black and white is amazing as well!

    and congrats on going full time! Very very cool!

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  3. You guys did it again! You shocked and amazed! How about them locations? How about them outfits? Sure all that helps but it's the people behind the lens makin' it look swanky and that's just what you do!!!

    Also... why can't we have any beaches so we can get some barefoot shots. ARRRRRRGGGHHH!!!

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  4. me too. i can't choose a favorite. i love them all. amazing work.

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  5. These shoot is fabulous! I love every one of these. The pure emotions that you captured are breath taking. Great job as always my Gabriel!

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  6. You guys totally killed it!

    ~Amy

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  7. seriously!? oh so fabuloso!!!
    and congrats on going full time! what an exciting time!!!

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  8. stone cold stunner..isnt that a wrestler or something? either way it= awesome.-Aaron

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  9. These are wesome! And oh boy, does Johanna know how to work it or what?!

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  10. HOT!!! I freakin love the dress and the nikes - and boy did they know how to work it!

    Awesome job!

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  11. I agree with most of the comments here...just awesome. I think my fav is the shot of her with the sun rays behind her...sweeeeeeeet stuff my friend!

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  12. gabriel...since you're such an awesome writer, i thought i'd ask you for a vocab word. so far i have real moments and real memories...any other 'm' word come to mind?

    thanks.
    sarah

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  13. It was such a treat to see you all in our "hood" earlier tonight.

    I really enjoy the questions you ask Gabriel, but you often put to words (usually quite eloquently as well) the many things that are spinning through my mind. Both at the missional photography thing and the PUG meeting tonight... the questions you asked were EXACTLY what I was thinking.

    So thanks for being a good "question-asker"

    Can't make the retirement party on Friday, but would love to hang out sometime!

    Take care!

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  14. Fantastic!! Love her dress! You guys did an outstanding job!

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  15. comment #2 slide show = bitchiness.-Aaron

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  16. soooo awesome! love, love, love their style & the emotions captured are priceless. way to rock it you guys!!!

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  17. I love these images!! The angles are great and their feet on the barrels is fun. Love the one of them on the step too.

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  18. I LOVE THESE! Love the purple too (and tell her she picked a rad dress for pics!) Awesome job!

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  19. Just came across your blog and I'm lovin it!! Wow, seriously incredible.

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  20. I met Johanna quite some time ago when I joined the dance team you mentioned in this blog post:) And though I haven't seen Johnna much since I left our hometown, I know full well her spirit is as firey as ever and I loved seeing that captured in these pictures. No doubt she is a woman who knows how to work it (and has just married a man with the same ability), I'm just glad they had photographers who knew how to grab it! Really beautiful work and awesome blog - fun to read these little love stories to accompany the pictures.

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