My Girl Tuesday May 29, 2012 2:21PM PST Personal

Thank you to all the Vendors involved in this shoot:

Production and Styling:  Kat Harris, Mike Colón Photographers

Dresses:  Julia Lovan Designs, Anthropoligie

Jewelry:  31 Bits

Shoes:  Madewell

Male Wardrobe:  JCrew and Matt’s own.

Ines di Santo | Behind the Scenes Monday May 7, 2012 3:19PM PST Fashion

Above:  Designers Veronica and Ines di Santo

Above:  Grace Ormonde, Camille Russler, and Savannah Brinson

Maurizio and Bailey | Part II Friday May 4, 2012 8:00AM PST Fashion, Wedding, Workshops

Vendor Information

Production and Stylist:  Kat Harris

Female Wardrobe:  Blue Chiffon Dress via Sarah Shreves

Male Wardrobe:  Zara

Amsale | Spring Bridal 2013 Wednesday May 2, 2012 8:00AM PST Fashion

For the last couple seasons I’ve had the privilege of shooting for the Amsale and Christos collections while in NYC for Grace Ormonde.  Below are a few of my favorites from the Amsale show.

Above:  Amsale–Designer for the Amsale, Christos, and Kenneth Pool collections

Maurizio and Bailey | Part I Wednesday April 11, 2012 3:30PM PST Wedding, Workshops

Vendor Information:

Production and Stylist:  Kat Harris

Female Wardrobe: Gown:  Julia Lovan Designs; Jewelry: 31 Bits; Belt: H&M; Earrings:  Anthropologie

Male Wardrobe:  Jacket and Pants:  Zara; Sweater and Collared Shirt:  Nordstrom’s

Models:  Bailey & Maurizio; Envy Model Mangagement

Just hours after taking delivery of my new Nikon D4 camera body last week, I headed up to the Big Bear Mountains to play in the snow with my family.  The drive was an adventure with more than 12 inches of new snow on the roads, and we woke up the next morning to a picture-perfect sunny day to play in the snow!

 I grabbed my new Nikon D4, and a few of my favorite lenses (Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8, 200mm f2.0, 85mm f1.4 and my 35mm f1.4) and headed outside to grab some shots of my wife and four kids playing in front of the house.  I had spent a couple hours the night before, after we got the kids settled in for bed, fiddling around with the settings and discovering a few of the new features the Nikon D4 had to offer.

Since I’m sort of a control freak when it comes to exposure and white balance, I shot mostly everything in manual mode and kelvin white balance.  I did however really play with the autofocus settings to test out the new face recognition feature.  It was pretty cool watching the camera lock onto my kid’s little faces and follow them around as I snapped away.  Although I am so used to controlling my focus selector from previous models like the D3 and D3s, this may be a feature I will continue to use on the D4 the more I learn to trust it.  One thing for sure is that the D4 is extremely fast and smooth in all autofocus modes but I’m sure it will take a few months to test and decide which modes I prefer the most.

One thing that stood out to me right away is how amazingly quiet the shutter is on the D4 compared to all previous flagship DSLRs Nikon has released. In “quiet mode” it’s even more impressive because I can control when the mirror lays back down.  The skin tones straight out of the camera seem accurate and true to what I saw when shooting.  My associate Kat pulled some of her favorites from my little family shoot and used a new Aperture film plugin she found called VSCO to process the images.  I like what she chose!  Hope you like them too!

Chloe tearing it  up on the sled

My wife looking hot as usual.. the pink speed disc is so in right now!

Aidan getting some air

Accidental product placement of the Kelly Moore Thirst Relief Bag so why not give it a link? The bag rules!

Evan took a few face diggers but that didn’t phase him.

Now that’s a snowball!

Her first taste of fresh tracks

Love my girls

Confab Conference | SLS Hotel Beverly Hills Tuesday March 20, 2012 11:56AM PST Wedding

A few months ago I had the privilege to partner with Jeannie Savage of Details Details, Sunny Ravanbach of White Lilac Inc.,  and a wonderful team of vendors to shoot a table scape at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.  I was blown away by the fresh style of this shoot!  Last week we were thrilled to have the shoot featured on Wedding Chicks.  Please be sure and check the post out HERE.

Event Designer:  Sunny Ravanbach, White Lilac Inc.

Coordinator:  Jeannie Savage, Details Details

Location:  SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, CA.

Makeup and Hair: Makeup by Berit

Cake:  Vanilla Bakeshop

Gown:  Atelier by Dawn Kim

Florals:  White Lilac Inc.

Jewelry:  QVC

Stationary:  Papermade Designs

Furniture and Props:  Revelry Event Designers

Chairs:  Chivari Chair Rentals

Model:  Yasmine

Family Night | Personal Monday February 6, 2012 12:13PM PST Personal, Portrait

Jeremiah 29:11

Jordan & Johan | NYC Public Library Friday January 20, 2012 4:57PM PST Engagements, Wedding, Workshops

Thank you so much to Jackie of Mercí New York for featuring this shoot!  I am so honored to have this shoot on her blog.  Please check out her post HERE.

Vendor Information

Jewelry:  31 Bits
Eyewear:  Warby Parker
Florals:  Lori, AvaFlorals
Creative Direction/Wardrobe:  Kat Harris
Models:  Jordan Fenton Moon Model Agency  and Johan of KSR Talent
Male Wardrobe Styling:  Johan KSR Talent
Female/Male Lifestyle Wardrobe:  JCrew
Hair and Make-up:  Chad, 724 Make-up