SYCAMORE COVE BEACH REHEARSAL DINNER PORTRAITS // BRIANNA + CHRIS

October 16, 2014

We were so thrilled to photograph Brianna & Chris at their rehearsal dinner at Sycamore Cove Beach! Brianna & Chris are a super fun, down-to-earth couple & they have the loveliest families. Until recently, Brianna & Chris were living in Boston & so they opted to have us shoot some photos of just the two of them at their rehearsal dinner before their wedding day (which, spoiler alert, was also amazing). Their wedding is up next here on the blog! :-)
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THE VINEYARDS SIMI VALLEY WEDDING // LAUREN + RICHARD

October 13, 2014

Lauren & Richard were married at Saint Peter Claver Church & followed up with a reception at The Vineyards, and we loved being a part of their day! They are such a fun pair, and their performance of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” at their reception was sooo hilarious! Lauren & Richard–we loved working with you guys & were so honored to be a part of your wedding day! :)  TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-115 TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-89 TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-92 TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-75 TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-102 TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-105 TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-107 TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-126 TheVineyardsSimiValleyWedding-61
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GOOD STUFF.

October 10, 2014

LonePineSierraNevadasWeddingPhotographer-143 A few links to posts + things that I have found particularly rad as of late…

Why Autumn leaves change color.

Our crockpot seems to come back into action every fall…this Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is simple & delicious.

What to do when you fail.

Found via Pinterest, the best pre and post workout snacks.

It is so hard to find a camera bag that is both stylish & functional, and I finally found one that I adore.

Looking forward to trying out these all-natural facial cleansing wipes while on vacation.

Loved this post from one of our former bride’s: How to Eat Healthy & Organic Meals on a Budget.

Our favorite strange 90’s TV show, Twin Peaks, is coming back in 2016! Fun Fact: We got engaged at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, (which is shown in the show’s opening), and to celebrate we had breakfast at Twede’s Cafe (again, where many scenes were filmed.) I know, we’re nerds. ;)

And from me, how I feel when my husband buys last-minute tickets for me to see Lorde at the Greek Theatre.

Happy Friday, friends!

LOS ANGELES LIFESTYLE BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY // MISS E

October 8, 2014

One thing we always strive to do in our photography is to create images that truly reflect our clients. Whether it’s in the fact that our couples nearly always choose their photography locations for their engagement sessions (usually places that are special or hold meaning to them), or they bring along items to shoot with that help tell their story (we’ve seen everything from motorcycles to board games), or how we aim to just simply capture their true personalities and how they interact together on camera. Making images that reflect who our clients are is a huge part of our photography style.

Throughout my entire photography career, I have always, always loved photographing women, capturing them the way I see them–beautiful and strong–and allowing them see themselves as the lovely creatures that they really are. And when it comes to boudoir photography, I strive to do the exact same thing that we do in all of our other work–capture my subject in a way that is reflective of her. This is why I label my boudoir work as “lifestyle boudoir.” I’ve never been one for very traditional boudoir photography, but I love photographing boudoir in a way that is reflective of the subject. Miss E (below) was the perfect example of this. Not only is she truly stunning, but she was so generous to allow me to photograph her in her lovely, light-filled home, in very non-traditional boudoir attire–her favorite hats, slips, skirts, and sunglasses–and I adored it all. This is the type of boudoir I love to shoot, the unexpected, outside-of-the-box kind.

If you’re interested in a lifestyle boudoir session with me, shoot me an email and let’s chat!
amanda@driverphoto.net

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