Last week I had the awesome opportunity to photograph a very nice young man for his Senior Portraits. This was my first time doing a dedicated portrait session, so I was, of course, a little nervous. We decided on meeting in Old Sacramento and scouted around for some cool backgrounds. Overall it was a great time and one of those experiences that reminds you why you love photography!
My wife and I had the rare chance to venture out sans kids (Love them to death, but sometimes you just gotta take your girl and get away!) so we decided to do some photo exploring.
So, of course, we headed up to a great spot here in Northern California called the Auburn State Recreation Park. It was super hot and we didn’t really put on enough sunscreen so we just hung out in one spot to take some nice pictures of the river!
My family has been visiting Pismo Beach and several other surrounding cities on the central coast for about 23 years now. It’s become my favorite place on earth, and the place that feels the most like home. I even wrote a little piece about it here:
So when we had a tiny little window to get in and go for a week, we jumped at the chance. Of course, I brought my camera gear to hopefully snap a few great pics!
Enjoy Some of my Favorites!
I love taking pictures of bridges. With the right sky, and lighting, man, you can get some jaw dropping images! Here in Sacramento there is a really nice one called the Tower Bridge. It’s this yellow drawbridge that spans the Sacramento river and leads directly to the State Capitol building. There was a Friday night where I had been itching to get out and do some photography and with the summer sunsets being late I thought that I would have a nice window to put our two daughters down for the night and still get out and shoot the bridge at golden hour.
I’m happy to report that, I managed to get out there and get set up just in time to get a few stunning shots. I was even able to take what is probably my favorite photo I’ve ever taken. It’s this awesome, long exposure HDR photo of the bridge with some great colors and fortuitous timing of a truck driving by at the exact right moment!
I hope you enjoy this little trip downtown at sunset!
I had the privilege of putting together a 360° photo tour for Jim Elliot Christian High School using my new GoPro Fusion.
Wow! First time getting paid to take photos for someone! I had the honor of covering an event for “The Rich Code Club”. I had the opportunity to photograph and meet Kevin Harrington (Formerly of Shark Tank) and take some good photos and cover the business seminar.
My video production company Focus Video had a job out in Pioneer California, about two hours outside of Sacramento. It was a great day recording a promo video for a storage company in a town I had never visited. I got a great recommendation for a cool place to stop on my way home so I grabbed my camera and did a little walking around and snapped a few good photos.
I had an idea for a vlog, over on my YouTube channel, so obviously that required me to get out and find a cool place to photograph. I had seen this location before and thought it would be fun to head to the Auburn State Recreation Park in Auburn, CA. Flew the drone, took some pictures, and had a great time recording the vlog!
Sometimes, you just have to get up early and get out of the house to take pictures! This was one of those days. I loaded up my gear and headed out to Folsom to go to this cool spot I had scoped out on the American River. I had a great time and a little company in the form of a goose that wasn’t 100% sure if it was cool with me being there. We eventually struck up an agreement that I don’t go near it, and it doesn’t attack me!
I decided to get up early and brave the wild geese down at the Sacramento river and managed to snap a few pictures of one of my favorite bridges. I even got the drone up in the air and battled the wind to get the perfect shot!