26 May 2009

Mission San Juan Capistrano Engagement Photography - Megan and Dom

mrs. tori sepulveda, my high school art teacher taught me the fine art of laying the foundation before creating a piece of art; the art of priming a canvas. rather than going to town on a stark white surface, she instructed us to throw down a quick wash of color. and for some reason, just that thin layer of paint & water was enough of a foundation to spring a complete, and eventually refined, work of art. and, in those rare spots, void of any further brush stroke, a little color would still show through.

quite like a canvas, i feel it is essential to first know my client's, before attempting to lay out their story in photographs. who are they? not just what do they do... where do they live... what are their occupations... when did they get engaged... those things are all important, but what is more important is who they are. what is there essence.

with great honor, i give you megan & dom. i have been fortunate enough to catch glimpses of their relationship since their introduction. in fact, megan, dom, and myself, all crossed paths at about the same intersection in our lives. and, i pinch myself to think, "what if i had known then..." what if i had known, that just a handful of years later, would megan & dom join their stories into one; their story.

megan & dom, carlie & i love you guys. and to everyone else, here they are: megan & dom.

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19 comments:

  1. Yay! We love Megan and are so excited to get to work with you guys on this one!

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  2. love the setting! gorgeous pictures!

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  3. what a beautiful couple! i love the aged wall one...that is totally canvas worthy!

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  4. wow! these are amazing...what fabulous locations!!

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  5. i love how the green she chose to wear really pops. nice job guys!

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  6. I don't know what I like better- your written stories or the ones you tell through your images!

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  7. I love all the texture in these images!

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  8. I love, love, love these and them...but then again I am a little prejudice. I of course think she is the most precious beautiful thing ever and they are so great together! The pictures are amazing...can't wait to see more...!

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  9. Awesome job guys! Love the light

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  10. Love your work...So beautiful ! The location for this session is amazing. They are two beautiful people.

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  11. ok the backdrop is just gorgeous!!! really adds a little something to the pics!

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  12. Love these photos! And I agree, knowing the client is an important step.

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  13. ooh! Love that location! That wall is a great find! Amazing job as usual! Can't wait to find out how OUR canvas will be!!! ;)

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  14. Gabriel, you are a beautiful writer! The way you write is just like icing on a yummy cake of photos. How cheesy am I?! it's true though....

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  15. Amazing wide angled shot of the couple!!! Great stuff ...
    Nick
    Belgium, Europe

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  16. lovin' the images as usual! love all the texture. great job!

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  17. Cynthia Q.22 June, 2009

    Phenomenal location! Love the writing and pics too ; )

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