Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Red Umbrella Photography - California Ranch

I had the pleasure of spending the first few weeks of May in California. If you've been reading, you'll know I was there to photograph *this event*. Whenever I travel somewhere and have a few days to kill I like to try to set up other shoots - fun shoots I wouldn't necessarily be able to do in my home area. One of those shoots this trip was out on a ranch. I adore horses (and farms in general) so when I met Claire and heard she rides, I immediately suggested we schedule a shoot of her with her horse. She loved the idea so we booked the next non-rainy afternoon and headed out! Here's a sneak peek!

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I love how happy Claire is in this shot!

Smile with your eyes  .  See with your heart  .  Love with your life

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Red Umbrella Photography - After the Big Top Comes Down

Saturday night was the big event! I've been down here in California for just about two weeks now and the event I was brought in to photograph took place this past weekend.

Christina Stuhlmiller hosted the release of her brand new album, After the Big Top Comes Down.

Here is a little sneak peek of the night.

Three wardrobe changes to highlight the different portions of the night
Christina's mother as she listened to the song performed in memory of her late husband

The song Christina sang in memory her father
The reception following had delicious food! Nothing like freshly picked (and dipped!) California strawberries!!

Chocolate fudge cupcakes with peanut butter icing - heaven in my mouth!

Christina and her grandpa share a special moment while saying goodnight.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Red Umbrella Photography - Album cover and disc label design

I came down to California last November to photograph an Opera singer for her upcoming album. Well, if you've been following the blog you'll know she has flown be back down here to photograph her album release party tomorrow night. I thought I'd share the album cover and CD label design I put together for her. Would love to hear what you think!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Red Umbrella Photography - Jared

Jared is one of those kids who made me giggle throughout the entire photo shoot. He has the biggest brown eyes, a sparkling smile, and his laugh is one in a million! Here are some of my favourite shots from our afternoon together about a year ago. We have another shoot booked together in a few weeks and I can't wait to see him and his family again!

Always so curious!

He is so excitable! 

I love when I get to capture quiet moments between a parent and child

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Red Umbrella Photography - Morning Sunshine & Gardens

For the next three weeks I'm down here in California. I will be moving around a little bit, but for the time being I've settled in Berkeley - one of my favourite spots!

Shortly after I woke up this morning, I stepped out onto the back deck and found myself under a big blue sky filled with the warmest sunshine I've felt since...well, probably since I was here last November. I couldn't resist but to take some snapshots of the beautiful garden they keep here.