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A Photoshoot with Tamra Barney | Real Housewives of OC


Pictures of Tamra Barney from Real Housewives of Orange County (OC)

Left image: Canon 1D Mark IV 85mm f1.2 wide open / Right image: Canon 1D Mark IV 200mm f2.0 wide open

A couple of weeks ago, Dr. Milind Ambe, a top plastic surgeon here in Newport Beach and friend of our family, left me a voicemail asking if I could put together a last minute photo shoot for ‘Ambe Aesthetics’ a new line of skin care products that he and his wife Heidi Ambe developed.   They had been invited to an exclusive celebrity PR event at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills and needed images for a huge banner and new brochure.  Tamra Barney from Real Housewives of OC uses and loves Ambe Aesthetics skin care products and agreed to be the model for this shoot.

The shoot took place at Milind and Heidi’s house in Newport Coast just down the street from my house.  I spent about two hours with Tamra, who made this one of the easiest shoots ever, shooting in different rooms throughout the house and in the front courtyard.  Heidi and Milind’s house is so amazing and gorgeous with great natural light bouncing everywhere.  I brought a ton of lighting, but ended up leaving in the car and shooting this one 100% available light.

A special thanks to Tamra Barney‘s boyfriend Eddie Judge who helped out during the shoot.  This guy could probably be a stylist or a photographer if he ever wanted to quit his day job.

Pictures of Tamra Barney of Real Housewives of Orange County for Ambe Aesthetics

Both images shot with Canon 1D Mark IV 85mm F1.2

  1. Adam Coberly says:

    WHOA! Beautiful, nice use of available light.

  2. Beautiful as always, hope all is well.

  3. estherjulee says:

    as always.. beautiful photos, mike! is this a series you’re doing?

  4. Damaris Mia says:

    Great portraits! Beautiful lighting! And a stunning Tamra! Nice job!

  5. Renato says:


    Nice series!

    Wass up Mike?… It’s this your new gear?…

    Just curious…

    Take care…

  6. Ivan says:

    I love this! I’m a huge fan of using just available light. Thanks for showing me how it’s done with the canon 85 1.2

  7. Bob Davis says:

    Hi Mike,

    Love this shoot, clean! So, how do you like the Mark IV and the fast glass? For me the Mark IV has been the best SLR I’ve ever used. I love the 85 f/1.2, 50 f/1.2, 35 f/1.4 and the 200 f/2 IS. Although, I only have the much older 200 f/1.8 which is sick at how sharp it is, it’s just a beast to hand hold, it’s so freakin’ heavy. Would love to update to the New 200 f/2.0 IS.

    Hope to hang with you soon. Say hi to you fabulous wife and give your wonderful kiddos and big hug from Dawn and I.



    • mikecolon says:

      Hey Bob! I’ve been testing out the Mark IV for the past couple of months and am very impressed! The new 200mm F2.0 is so sharp! Love the fast primes too. Great to see you the other week! Give your beautiful family our love! See ya in NOLA! I hear we are shooting something exciting there together!

  8. This is absolutely some of the most beautiful and natural shots I have seen! Sharp, crisp and spot on with the exposures. Great work as always, Mike!

  9. Terry Clark says:

    CANON?!? Whoa, Mike, whatzup with that! I dumped my Canon gear for Nikon and you picked it up?

    Hope to see you at WPPI next year!

    Take good care. Love the new site.

  10. Megan Hayes says:

    Nice!! Your use of available light is amazing! Canon?!?!? Wow!

  11. Mr. Colon

    I am so glad you posted images from a Canon camera. For far too long everyone asks which camera maker is better. I alsways say it’s the photographer and not the camera that captures the image. I find your images always amazing and I try everyday to be more like “Mike”

    Thanks, you’re an inspiration to us all.

  12. KrisD Mauga says:

    luv it- so clean, fresh!

  13. Hey Mike! We met back at Partner Con 2009 Pictage! I was telling a friend of mine about your work “passion” ! These photos grab your attention and makes anyone want to become a photographer! If that happened we would all be out of a job! I hope to be where you are at one day. It’s a long way from the bottom but with faith in Christ, nothing is impossible! Thanks and love your work! Jason Rob

  14. Soby says:

    Hi mike / just i say you are one of the best in the photography world .

    and i love you .

    mike i have question ?
    i`m pilot and i love aviation photography . what should i do ?

    be happy

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