Pontious Family Portraits [San Luis Obispo Photography]

Jenny hired me to shoot a new family portrait with the addition of their new baby. She is a doll. We spent the morning at the Edna Valley Barn. It is a whimsical property on Highway 227. There are lots of settings to shoot and great lighting.

Family Photography: The Whole Family

Family Photography: The Older Daughter

Family Photography: The Girls

Family Photography: The Baby

Steve Mann-Home Energy Sevices [San Luis Obispo Headshots]

Steve Mann is a home energy specialist. He specializes extremely energy-efficient residential gut renovations and small additions. He hired me to shoot a new headshot for his website and some articles he is publishing. I met him at his San Luis Obispo home to shoot the session.

Headshot: Home Energy Services, Steve Mann

Haruko & David [San Luis Obispo Wedding Photography]

Haruko and David were actually married in Japan but their family wanted to share in the wedding celebration. So they had a second ceremony and reception at the Dana Powers House in Nipomo.

Wedding Photography: Wedding Dress Hanging over Bed

Wedding Photography: Bride putting on Earrings

Wedding Photography: Bride and Groom Portrait

Wedding Photography: Bride and Groom Portrait

Wedding Photography: Scrabble with Bride and Grooms Names

Wedding Photography: Bride Sitting before Ceremony

Wedding Photography: Bride's Hair

Wedding Photography: Flower Girl Sitting in a Window

Wedding Photography: Bride Walking Down Aisle

Wedding Photography: Bride and Groom during Ceremony

Wedding Photography: Wedding Ceremony at Dana Powers House

Wedding Photography: Ring Ceremony

Wedding Photography: First Kiss

Wedding Photography: Groom and Siblings

Wedding Photography: First Dance

Wedding Photography: Cake

Last Day in Yosemite [Travel Photography]

Today is my last full day in Groveland (Yosemite area). I just wanted to share some last minute photos with you before I go.

Downtown Groveland
This is view of the Coffee Time coffee shop and Iron Door Saloon from across Main Street/Hwy 120. (I am actually sitting inside the window on the far right corner of the Coffee Time coffee shop as I type this.)

Iron Door Saloon Bar
The inside of the Iron Door Saloon, the oldest Saloon in CA.

Well I guess I will see you back in reality...

April Wise Photography

Groveland/Yosemite Trip [Travel Photography]

I am currently on my first trip to Yosemite with my good friend Eric. Today he decided to do the Half Dome hike, which I am in no shape for, so I stayed back to catch up on "work." Yosemite has been fantastic. It can be hard to balance fun time with photo time, especially when you are with non-photographers but I have managed to capture some good images. Here are my favorites so far:
At Rainbow Pool

This is one of the lower falls near Rainbow Pool.

This was a curb on the hike down that I though had an interesting texture.

Graffiti covered metal bridge near Rainbow Pool.

An interesting metal post near Rainbow Pool

Yosemite National Park

My friend Eric riding into Yosemite...and yes I did ride his motorcycle on this trip.

A view of Half Doom from the Yosemite Falls trail. Eric is climbing this trail as I type this...I couldn't hang.

A view of Yosemite Valley from the Yosemite Falls trail.

Lower view of Yosemite Falls...if you can believe it, I did make it to the top.

A sign directing us to the Overlook Point at the top of the Yosemite Falls trail.

Table Top Mountain

Eric walking along the cow trail on top of Table Top Mountain.

Self Portrait with the view from Table Top Mountain.

This Morning in Groveland

Flowers in the morning light.

Thistle on the roadside.

An old sign post in Groveland.

Old building with "No Parking" sign.

April Wise Photography