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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

agnes and paul's engagement session at the salton sea


some of the worst smelling places in the world are the best places for taking photos.
that being said, up until last year i was missing out on one of the smelliest/best places in california. i had never been to the salton sea. in fact, i first learned about it through our pal nathadius kaisersheizen (see his post by clicking here.) ally's not the only one to fall victim to the toxic sludge. :)
the first time i went out there the heavens aligned and i was able to get some great images. ever since that first trip i have been planning an uber session back out there with the perfect couple.
enter agnes and paul.
when i first met agnes she saw some of my images from the first trip and i could see the gears turning in her head when she left. days later we were talking & agnes asked if we could shoot her engagement session at the salton sea.
the pictures that follow are the answer to her question.







you can't tell by looking at these images, but i didn't actually get to meet paul until the day we all drove out to the salton sea together. it didn't matter a bit. agnes and paul both jumped in front of the camera like we had been working together for years. this is one of my favorites from the day.




here's some of april's post processing magic. she was inspired by a scene in the movie "across the universe."




we found out that skating on weathered gravel roads isn't as easy as it looks.










this old house. circa 2008




here's what that trailer looked like not so long ago. like most of what's left out there, it's fading fast. this shot was taken by Kim Stringfellow. check out her book here.













represent










something about this shot i really like. is it the sun? the stray dog? agnes and paul? whatever it is, i like it.




could these two BE any hotter? nope.




before the sun dipped over the mountains and headed off to light the other side of the world i caught one last bit of it's warmth on the faces of agnes and paul. once again the salton sea provided us with an amazing backdrop for a photo session. there is something special about this place. i'm so glad we were able to preserve another part of it, if only in digital form.
agnes and paul, thank you so much for wanting to do this session. it's was such a treat getting to do your session in this place. i know it took a big commitment on your part to set aside the time to do this. we definitely appreciate it. we can't wait for your wedding in july!





now, you didn't think we just took 17 pictures did you?






want to see more agnes and paul? head over to aprils blog to see some of her shots from the day.

98 comments:

Tim Halberg said...

wow... HOT HOT HOT!!! seriously, great stuff, and soooooo fun that you were able to cruise out and shoot at the Salton Sea! I seriously really wanna get out there to do a shoot!

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Eric Foley said...

I am lost for words man! You guys totally blew this shoot up! I love the style and the post work is awesome! When are you guys going to invite me out to Cali? I wanna rock the Salton Sea too!

Never see stuff like that on the east coast! Lucky west coasters!

Cathy Crawley said...

This is an awesome session! Their photos are fantastic. You are right, sometimes the smelliest place delivers the best photographs. I always seem to find myself in places that smell like stinky ass. Oh, can I say ass on this blog? LOL. I mean, smelly bum. ;)

Angel said...

Really amazing pictures!!! I know what you mean about that one being your favorite shot, it's gorgeous! I can't say that it's my favorite because every single picture you took is GREAT! I think I figured out what it is about that one picture you said you really liked but couldn't figure out what it was...Agnes's eyes! They look right into you in that picture. Wow!

Mark W. said...

Hey Gang! These images look awesome. Great work!

ksenija said...

HOT! gorgeous images & such a cool local! my top fav's are the post processed one, the skateboarding one & the very last image! so great you guys! hope you are having a great week. :)

neysaruhl said...

OMG!! These are so 'fierce' - I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!
You two are amazing. Great work!

Shannon Lott said...

Those are great and H.O.T. engagement shots! And so fashion magazine-y too. No, that's not a word, but you know!

ashley & jeremy parsons said...

Whoa - #3 gave me a dropped jaw and a puddle of drool on my keyboard. I'm wiping it up now.

You and your ohana have upped your games. What's next?

jeremy

Lisa Carpenter said...

These are all amazing...that third one down is SPECTACULAR and I keep going back to it :) WOWZERS!

scott said...

Amazing work! I love it out there, just don't go in July.

Callie Crass said...

Wow! They are FABULOUS!!! The first image and last are my favorites! You guys are amazing!

Stacy Cross said...

Incredible! You did an amazing job - they are sooo sexy, fun, funky, original - just wonderful!

Shii said...

Amazingly HOT you guys!!
LOVE #3 and the last one. Beautiful work!

Michelle Guzman said...

Oh wow!!!!! Is this an engagement session or a high fashion magazine shoot?!

Courtney Craver Photography said...

Wow.. what an amazing place to shoot! So many different ideas and angles to work with! I love how the first B&W is so rich.. amazing shot. Well, all of them are amazing.. I wish you guys lived near us to do some website shots!

Melissa McClure Photography said...

Smokin! (You guys and the couple!) Love the silouhette ones in the slideshow :) Very nice!

jen harris said...

Um...whoa! These are awesome! They belong in a magazine! Great great great job!

micah said...

ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME?! THESE ARE IN-SSSSSSANE KICK ASS!
THAT'S ALL.

AHS Photography said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

DrewB said...

LOVE all of these! The Salton Sea is photographer heaven!

yunna said...

Hubba Hubba!!! These are infriggincredible!! I check your site daily ~stalk much~ =*) and always love your work, but this session is...no words.can't.go.on.
Once again you guys rocked me!!

serena grace said...

wowza.....these are HAWT!

Hybrid Photography said...

Man, you guys RULE

Nataly Lemus said...

Smokin' hot session! ALl the images are out of control great! But it doesn't surprise me, because I already know you guys rock!

AHS Photography said...

you continue to blow my mind!!!- Aaron

daryl brewton.dbimages.photoblog said...

Lovin' the shots! The Salton Sea is so awesome! I recognize the trailer from DB & JMC's visits out there. #1 is great and #3 is my fav. Totally Rocking! Can you give up the PP secret on that shot!?!
Very cool. Great sexy couple too! Isn't great when you have got beautiful people to work with? Makes the job a little easier! :-)
Great job!
Sincerely,
daryl brewton

anna joy said...

the lighting in these is so ridiculous. and number 3 is legit. wow.

kymberli q. said...

Ugh! Did my comment not post?!?! I said I couldn't believe how you BLOW ME AWAY every single time I come here! These images are INSANE!!!!!!! They need to be in a magazine! You are (un)officially announced the All-Around Photographers of the Year (in Kymberli's book) and it's only May! ;) GREAT, FANTASTIC, UNREAL, BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS work on this one!!

Nudrat Shams Owens said...

oooooohhhhhllllaaallaaa...loving the hotnessss! Very posh looking and hip ;)

Shyla said...

um, can I come learn from YOU?!
holy cow... I think I need to wipe my keyboard off from all the drool!
these are fan-freakin-tastic!

yeah, wow.

Sofie said...

WOW! You have completely & utterly outdone yourself!! What an AMAZING set of images. Great shots, fantastic compositions and set-ups... you totally blew me away with these & you should be seriously chuffed with yourself! :) And I wanna go to Salton Sea!

david & kimi baxter said...

mahalo everyone!!!

yah, it so helps when you have a smokin hot fun couple who are up for every stupid thing we asked, and i mean anything!

they are frickenfantabulous!

sofie & shy ~ comin from you we're humbled. xo

Heather Meyers said...

wow - that third image sets itself apart....yep, definitely ;o)
thanks a fantabulous amount for the sweeet comment you left on my blog - I always love readin yours, always gives me warm fuzzies ;o) blessings

Kelly Beane said...

i am in love with every single image. you guys are fabulous!!

Amy C. said...

Wow--these are bad-ass for sure! Like everyone else, I'm obsessed with #3...seriously hot and high-fashion. Also love #6 and the kiss (both with the motel sign in the background), and the second to last...all H-O-T. Really, really great work.

C.J. Scott said...

I wanna shoot at Salton Sea!!! Love the edginess of these shots...such a great variety of poses as well. Way to work the location and the hotness of the couple!

jeff said...

Dudes, just peed my pants. Am I ashamed to say it, nope. These are effing hot!

Dawn Malone said...

ummmmm.....i have run out of words to say how awesome and talented you, kim and the girls are. week after week you guys blow us away with all your talent and humor. :)

Jen Mabray said...

daaaaaang! hot sesssion! love it! :) i am adding your blog to my stalking list!!

Josh said...

Okay, don't ever throw the Salton Sea at us photogs in the Midwest again. These images are sick-o! I can't pick any favs

And, the next time I come out your way, I'm thinking we'll grab your fam, your pups, and I'll bring my camera and we'll head out to the Salton Sea for some insane fun:) Seriously, I'm already shakin' with excitement!

Lisette Price Photography said...

Ahhhhmazing! These are all just hot!

shannon said...

THe almost kiss is so HAWT!!!! Rocked it hard again guys!

Ann said...

Incredible. The one with them lying on the ground & you're looking down on them - She's completely Sandra Bullock! When can I tag along???

erwinwijanto said...

Dude... That's HOT ... AWESOME !!!!

cassandra m said...

d&k...HAUT...HAUT....H-O-T!!!! WOW. I have soooo many favorites & don't want to be a dork and list them, but I have sooo many favorites from this shoot. I mean you have everything covered...sexy, fun, sexy, creative, dramatic...did I say sexy? ha ha. GREATTTTTT SHOOOTTTTT!

ashley & jeremy parsons said...

Ignore the other 40-something comments in this section, because I guarantee that none of them is as cool as me - I mean, who else in this week has received a package in true baxter form for their birthday and is still picking up pieces of confetti that ended up all over the house? that's right - NO ONE - so therefore my comment is named king over all comments, or rather, my comment is the boss. the boss of dancing. all this to say I have NEVER been so impressed and blown away by your work and the love swelling up in my heart for you guys and your family is sickening.
;)
much love! and thanks for making my birthday so special. second to you showing up while jeremy parades around naked, it was the best. :)

Team Yu Photography said...

Whoa! Are you kidding me??? These are HOTTTT!

~abi~ said...

are...you...SERIOUS?!? these images look like they are straight off the pages of a magazine! GORGEOUS!!!

ben + laura - ben harrison photography said...

great work ... love number 3 as with everyone else ... it IS an axe body spray ad ... and the last two shots are hot as well ... i don't know how anyone can get intimate moments like that while there are hundreds of rotting fish nearby ... but you guys nailed it!

hollitrue said...

Amazing work! You two are incredible!!! I absolutely love the picture of them where they are almost kissing- the little smile from Agnes says it all. Can't wait to see more!

chris stewart said...

Dude straight up scandelous.......this is one of my favs by far!!!! You Sexy photogs you!!!

Nely said...

um. wow. i have no words. everyone's used them all. wow.

Marlin Munoz said...

Seriously, I'm speechless!! Love all of them and the post processing is crazy good!

kim le said...

so HOT! loving the last shot! and how do you have 55 comments?! well now it's 56 comments =)

Lorelei said...

ahh, you caught me! I was totally slacking! :P Thanks for keeping me in check ;)

But on to my actual reason for hitting the "comment button"... WOWZERS, these photos are smokin!!! I mean seriously.. WOW!!

Furious Photographers said...

Thanks! Adrienne is an awesome gal! That goes equal for your photography work! You have some inspirational pictures :D

You rock,

Lawrence

Ricki Ford said...

Everyone of these screem awesomeness (i dont know if that is a word or not). So what magazine are they going in? Because thats where they need to be.
Amazing work dude!!!!

PicturesByTracy.com said...

OMG!!! Are you kidding me?! These are so dam HOT! My favorite is the one with the motel sign behind them...1/2 kiss and the image with {could these two BE any hotter?} LOVE LOVE LOVE them! You ROCK.

Can I come shoot with you? :)

Lindsey Marie said...

Hey Guys! what a SEXY SHOOT! i bet they LOVE them! You guys rock!! Keep in touch!

Conrad said...

David man, those last two really rock!well the whole set is awesome, but the last two are whoah!!

Beth Daane said...

Absolutely beautiful! I was out there earlier in the year and now your shots have inspired me to want to go back! they look ridiculously fabulous!

Paul said...

Fantastic shoot at Salton sea! Really, really great set of images especially the last two you posted. Hope we get to shoot with each other again sometime soon.

Nicole Liebgott Photography said...

HOLY GAUCAMOLE,BEANS AND RICE!!! HHMM WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO GET MYSELF A LITTLE CLONE OF DAVID AND KIM TO PUT ON MY SHOULDER AND TAKE WITH ME ON ALL MY SHOOTS?? YOU BLOW ME AWAY MY BROTHER. THESE ARE SICK, AND I MEAN THAT IN A GOOD WAY. SERIOUSLY COULD THOSE TWO BE ANY HOTTER??
HAVE A FABULOUSE WEEK MY FRIEND
NIC

tina said...

Beasties!!! That slideshow rocked!

Seriously that couple and these shots could NOT be any hotter, if they were my monitor would blow up!

Enoch Photography said...

I think everyone above nailed it... Excellent work David - one of my favorite E-sessions from you...

Tiffany Izatt said...

Wow, just amazing, those are some really awesome pictures. I wish that location was closer to Utah

Aaina said...

Hi long time follower first time commenter from Australia. I'm not a professional, but I love to check out your blog!
I just have to say that this couple and your pictures are rippin good!!

Aaina

Marta said...

Just watched the slideshow and totally love the one's where they are making funny faces like the shot of them in the rusty thingy where they're yelling, and the one where the are on that pillar making faces at each other. those shots are so fun! Still love the HAUT shots too!!! I seriously can't get over this set.

jennifer said...

what a stylin' session!! and #3 is smokin hot! if you squint your eyes the couple kinds looks like becks & posh.

Ginger Murray said...

The "one of your favorites from the day" Is my favorite!!

Super hot pics, you guys.

Katie Beverley said...

These are AWESOME! Great shots and super cool processing :) Way to go!

rowena said...

Do I see off camera flash work? Zach should be proud! This is over the top man, over the top!!! Sik!

Aaron Dieppa said...

These are amazing...fabulous!

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

P.S. Did you notice the mini trees in the sand for place-cards at my wedding? Those branches were from Salton Sea - same ones you were shooting through. ; /

P.P.S. Did my last comment go through? If not...I was just telling you that you're a stud.

Candy said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said? You guy's are flippin fantastic!! I've always been a fan but, now, I'm a total David and Kimi Baxter GROUPIE!! <3
Candy

Geri said...

Is this really an engagement session or high fashion photography? - Missing you guys!

Shane Snider said...

An AMAZING set... killer work.

Gina Leigh said...

Hey there!

I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoyed
looking at your blog and website this morning. Your work is entirely
original - I love how you keep it unique and fresh. I sometimes feel
like we all tend to use the same ideas over and over again (myself
included!) but I was blown away by the uniqueness of your shots.
Awesome!


Take care,
Gina Leigh


Gina Leigh Bargerhuff
www.ginaleighphotography.blogspot.com

devin said...

Wow these should all be gallery wraps in your studio! Exceptional work Ohana!

Jeret Slack said...

baxter you did it again. I am always blown away when I visit your blog you did a awesome job. Great work man...

Leah said...

the first one is hot, great angle and the one you like of the couple and the stray dog is rockin! I love the dog in it and the way he is looking at her, it ROCKS!!

Ruby said...

o.m.g.!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's all i am saying.

rocky said...

This set is MONEY!! You don't even know how MONEY it is. #4 pp is REE-dang-diculous! Primo stuff here.

metrophoto said...

awesome and inspiring set =)

-oly

Frank DiMeo said...

Very Niiiiiiiicce!
I haven't been there but I love that place. Even more now after seeing your images!
Great Job!!!

ally michele said...

its like deja vu! :) these are rockin guys and i loved working with you all!! thanks for being so cool and sharin your creativeness!! :) love ya all!!

linda said...

Seriously I agree with some of the comments that these two look like Posh and David Beckham, but in the last pic which is friggin awesome btw, she kinda looks like a really pretty Sandra Bullock! In other words they are ridiculously hot! Your pictures are so creative and the variety is fantastic!!!
I have to say the skateboarding one is my favorite!

Armin de Fiesta said...

The light & post work was awesome in these, and can I say "yummy" here? Because Agnes is yummy :) Great shoot!

Nick & Rachel said...

I am loving this location. Great shoot!

-Nick

nate kaiser said...

DOPETASTIC!!!

eliesa said...

THESE ARE AMAZING and totally ROCKIN!

eliesa

Peggy said...

You do such great work!!! Agnes and Paul look amazing.

Peggy Goldsmith

kami walker said...

PERFECTO! you did an amazing job!!

Tanya Sharkey said...

Looks like it was a blast of a session. What fun, and great shots!
T

aaina said...

How the Heck did I miss these!!!! These are ridiculous!!!! SPeechless here. These are rippin fantabulous!!

lyndie said...

Sheesh, I'm going to be using my camera as a doorstop now. These are UHMAZING!!!