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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Judy and Journee's Engagement Session at Disneyland


Disneyland is a place that holds special memories for everyone that has been there. it's the closest thing we have to a time machine. how does it work? is it magic? is it pixie dust? i don't know, but somewhere between the kaleidoscope colors, the man wearing powder blue short shorts with black socks and the screaming group of kids running to be first in line on their favorite ride, it happens. just walk through the gates and somehow you are instantly taken back to your childhood. back to when your pants were tailor made for a flood, your hair was a custom shag thanks to your 4 year old sibling's masterful barber skills (while you were sleeping), and the only worry you had in the whole world was how to stay awake long enough to see the main street electrical parade and the fireworks.




as a child, judy went to disneyland every year with her family, but she had not gone for the last 5 years. when judy told us that, we knew we had to do something. kim suggested she renew her old family tradition with her soon-to-be husband journee (aka new ohana) by shooting their engagement session at disneyland. judy was thrilled and so were we. we love d-land sessions!




it's a safe bet that any sunny so-cal day is going to draw a good crowd at d-land. what do you do when you can't take the crowd out? you put 'em in. among other celebs we saw at the park that day, rainbow brite was in the house. i gotta get me some of those socks. (we also saw the barkers.)




this is one of my favorites of the day.
judy and journee are so hot right now.






















i really like the feel of this one. that's love right there.



















sure, you may have heard of crenshaw, rosecrans, and lexington ave, but judy and journee come from the roughest street anywhere... Main Street U.S.A. :)










a little sugar




a lot of sugar






















king, schming, judy and journee aren't afraid of a little pda no matter who's in the crowd.



















thank you judy and journee. we really enjoyed our time with you at disneyland. you are such a wonderful couple. we couldn't be happier for you two and we can't wait to shoot your awesome wedding in october.




i love hearing all the little kids yell "boons!" when these go by.




this is a little family tradition of ours. every time i went to disneyland when i was a kid i had to get my fortune read by esmeralda in the penny arcade. i'm not really into fortune telling, but it was just something i always looked forward to. it's one of those childhood memories that brings me back and makes me smile. kinda like knowing how close we are to disneyland by the landmarks on the drive from san diego to anaheim. i just wish the orange groves were still there.
now rain goes to esmeralda every visit and she sees a lot of the same landmarks i saw, like the windmill by the carlsbad flower fields, nate's studio, camp pendleton (home of the few, the proud, the marines), san onofre, and "the cube" (looks like the allspark from the transformers).:)





81 comments:

stephanie said...

Woot Woot!!! I'm the first to comment!!! Yay! I must say I always love your disney posts! I don't live out there, and sadly have never been, but your pics always seem to show me what I'm missing. Give me one more reason to visit!
I just love how romantic and in love this couple is. Love every single picture!

Shannon Lott said...

So, this is a totally funkafied post! We have Disneyland passes and go ALL THE TIME yet I've never done a session there. You MUST tell me where the wall with "true love's kiss" was. Don't be afraid to holla next time you're coming:)

Great job. I've told you before that I would feel so much pressure to perform at the happiest place on earth:)

Lorelei said...

DISNEY!!! As a self proclaimed Disney fanatic (haha seriously my fam and I go like 3x a month lol), I absolutely LOVE these!!! I've got an e-session scheduled there coming up.. hope mine turns out even half as good as these!!

Mel said...

Awesome session guys!! We have an e-session at Disney World this Sunday! Now I'm double excited seeing your rockin' shots! :D

tisha said...

Ohhhh I LOVE Disneyland. The pictures are awesome!!!

heather said...

How HOT are these two!!! I totally love the one with rainbow brite and I really love the hard light ones. So cool!

Brandon Williams Photography said...

As always your work is amazing!!!

bobbi+ said...

WOW!!!! Some of your best work. WOW! Here's what I have to say... Give me your tilt shift and give me Disney Land to shoot at... I'm WAY jealous! WAH!

YOU ROCK!

~B

David [C+D] said...

Good grief guys. This is awesome. :) You need to stop blowing me away every time or one of these days I'm going to faint at my computer. :-D Cathy said to me this morning, "You have to go check out Ohana's latest post, it's rediculously cools" and boy was she right!!! :-D

neysaruhl said...

OMG! Where do I start?
I think my favorite is the close up with all of the yummy film grain!! But that backlit shot is also fantastic along with the dramatic lighting with the blue tint. Great job - as always!!

Cathy Crawley said...

How cool would it be to have photos taken at the happiest place on earth!!! I love the tea-cup shot, and the ones in the plane. Just fabulous. When I get my booty to the U S of A I have a huge list of places to go and photographers to employ to take photos of my family. You guys are on that list! (So is Disneyland) LOL. Kewl stuff ;)

Cathy Crawley said...

Oops, it was the car not a 'plane'

Amanda said...

YAY! I love Disneyland! It would be so awesome to shoot there! Great work! I love them ALL!

Marlin Munoz said...

It's just not fair that you take all the great photo spots at Disneyland!!! Awesome images my friend, give us a call the next time you trek down to Disneyland since we live aboout 10 minutes away!!

Callie Crass said...

Love LOVE the one with the open doors! Very cool!

Erin - Fuller Edge Photography said...

Awesome session and I love the pp on some of those!! You guys rock! :)

aaina said...

These are rippin good!!!! How hot is this couple! Seriously can't even pick a favorite, as I scroll I continue to say, "ooo that's my favorite, oh wait no that one" THey all rock!!

AHS Photography said...

Ahhhh Disneyland...so accurately described. You guys rocked this session!

Hybrid Photography said...

Dude you mentioned the Discovery Cube!!! I so want to go in there one of these times I'm going up to Disneyland. haha

Grrrrrreat job with the TS lens! I still don't get that thing, so kudos to you. lol

Ryan said...

Dude I dig the shot with the blown out highlights and the doors. Very cool image!

Val McCormick Photography said...

Woo WOOOT! Disney in the HOUSE!!!! LOVE THEM!!! Let's see, AWESOME, HOT, SEXY and MAGICAL! Cristian is stoked about going to Disneyland during his visit. Now "Give me a quarter, I'll tell you your fortune!" LOL

micah said...

OFF THE FRIGGIN HIZ-ZAY!

Katie Beverley said...

Great session!!! LOOOVIN numba 5!!!

Christopher said...

I want to go to Disneyland so bad after looking at these!!!

michaela said...

Really really love #8 and #13!

Jen Stewart Photography said...

WOW, LOVE these, you two! I love how these photos are Disneyland, but have a different feel to them, than all the other Disneyland photos! You rocked this for sure!!!!!

cassandra m said...

FUN FUN FUN...what a hard job you guys have...ha.ha. Disneyland ROCKS, what an awesome idea. I have so many favorites...these are crazy good. I love the tea cup spinning shot...so funny. But another favorite was those SOCKS! tooooo cool. I love the way you captured Judy's eyes and yes I you can feel the love here. nice shoot guys! keep on ROCKIN!!!!

aaron said...

Nice tilt shift action!

Sweet shots!!! Can you really see Nate's studio from the Freeway???

Sarah said...

Totally sah-weeet pics!! What a great idea. :)

Good seeing you at the workshop too... so, you didn't want to come to the beach, huh! :)

Nely said...

whoa!!! there must have been a full moon! two posts in two days? that threw me for a loop!

these are the bestest disneyland pictures evah! you guys are awesome!

see you tonight!

Candy said...

i love, love, love these!! You guy's are seriously sick! Wish I was seein ya tonight!! :(

Dawn Malone said...

Wow! So many great ones, but my fav is the Hot Stuff shot!

Linda said...

WOWZA!!!! that shot that's your fav is KILLA!!! Her eyes are piercing and so sexy!!! Great stuff guys once again!!

Armin de Fiesta said...

That's gotta be one of the coolest e-sessions. At the happiest place on earth no less!

Photographs By Tiffany said...

OMG!! This my new favorite shoot!! What a great session~ This totally rocks!! Seriously AMAZING!!

Mark W. said...

Great shots! Love Disneyland and would love to do a shoot there one day. We will have to get you guys to hang with us there next time we visit.

Donna said...

Oh my god David...these are absolutely stunning!!! I have been m.i.a. for a while but looking at your work makes me want to jump back in...you are truly aninspiration! Love love love these!!! They are one lucky couple!

kymberli q. said...

So many favorites!! I love the Mickey lollipop one and the hot meter one! Soooo cute! Great session! Hubby and I had our first date at Disneyland and our first kiss in Tomorrowland. We look back on it now and think it was a sign of things to come. :)

jen harris said...

These are so great! Unique and special. I love the backlighting. Wow!

chris stewart said...

OH MY GOSH What the CRAP!!!!! HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU GUYS DO IT? I LOVE THE FEEL OF THESE PICS HOW OLD THEY FEEL LIKE A OLD TREASURE IN A BOX IN THE ATTIC!!!! SO FREEKIN GOOD GUYS!! YOU ARE INSPIRATION FOR ME

Jasmine Marie said...

Such a bummer that I missed out on this Disney trip with you all. I absolutely love your shots from that day though. You found such fun nooks and crannies throughout the park.

Thanks for opening up your home earlier tonight. The decor is fabulous. Can I move in upstairs?

It's always nice to see you two. Hopefully the next time won't be too far from now.

Ricki Ford said...

Dude I am speechless on these I just keep looking at them over and over and over.. I love them awesome job my friend!

Adrienne said...

What a fun shoot!! These awesome photos and the sweet post-processing make me all nostalgic. Disneyland really IS the happiest place on earth!! Especially love that bridge shot with all the green leafy goodness, the lollipop shot, and the "boons" shot!! It's a boon within a boon!

Enoch Photography said...

These are so freakin awesome. Great job guys! Love the PP...
you guys rocked it!

Jo - Allegro Photography said...

Yummy!!!

Tanya Perez said...

Ummmm LOVE these. Disney Land rocks my world. I love it there

ksenija said...

that rainbow bright shot is my fave!! such a fun & awesome shoot you guys! love it!!

Eric Foley said...

I absolutely love the post processing! Bravo on the images as well, the kind of work I've come to expect from you guys!

I hope all is well! Talk soon!

Ruby said...

Love your sessions, always looks like you have a lot of fun with the subjects and vice versa.

Rain is too cute in the last image.

connie said...

What a cute couple!! You captured their love so well here! I love the sexy and happy feel to every single shot! It's like lookin back at photos from being in Disneyland back in the day! I love the shot of them hugged up in front of the castle! Great great job guys!

lisa said...

The shot with the phone! So edgy and cool!

Enoch Photography said...

Happy Father's Day David! Have a blessed day yourself my friend! //enoch

Nely said...

happy father's day, david!

Dean Ray said...

boom baby!!!!! wow! lets see if i can add any more. ok love your wrighting with LIGHT! oooohh weeee! the shadowed shot is the ticket! fun, fun, fun!!!!!!! "A MOMENT IN TIME"

/ todd scott ballje said...

hey David
really cool fun shoot. I bet those guys love all of them. vintage CA look. My fav is the one with Rainbow Brite :)

Happy Fathers Day my friend. I am super jealous of you being in US OPEN territory. Got to watch your beautiful city on TV all weekend though. :) (which only makes me more envious! )

talk to ya soon,
/todd

Nataly Lemus said...

Great shots!!! I'm doing an e-session at Disneyland soon and I am definitely inspired by your images!! I love that last one of Rain!

Lisette Price Photography said...

I seriously cannot choose a favorite! They're all great. :) Makes me want to go to Disney World (since Florida is closer to me). I hope you guys had a great weekend!

Kara Pennington Photography said...

these are so fun! love all the different textures and colors!

Lindsey Marie said...

These are SO SO Great! I love how they all look so vintage! Neato Freato! you rock my face!

Geri said...

LOVE them. ALL of them. I think it's great that you did a session there. It's on my "wanna do" list for sure. You certainly inspire, and never fail to do so.
About the landmarks, I miss seeing the old Grove Drive In.

nick said...

Oooh Disney Land! What a fun session!
-Rachel

justin . lyon said...

Good to see that you're keeping it real in the land of Disney. Good times. We need to go there again!!! ;)

Eric Foley said...

62 comments! That's insane! Or should I say 63?

I love Disney! what a great place to shoot, sweet set!

Erin said...

This session was great! But I think my favorite picture is still the last one of Rain. Great shot, very moving.

Mark Brooke Photography said...

NICE!!!! we have a session there later today!!!! i think it will be fun!

LOVE the shot of RAIN!!!! Priceless!

Katy Regnier said...

Woohoo Disneyland... love it! That shot in the gigantic open doorway is fabulous. Nice work :)

Courtney said...

This session rocks :) I love the fortune teller shot!! Grea work :)

~Courtney

tracci said...

Love how unique and sexy they are!!!! Love every dang one!!! Great work as usual guys!!

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

Why are you such the man?! Digging that elongated shadow shot especially! BTW, how the heck do you even have time to read all your comments. Amazing.

-E

MattDJ said...

You shot an e-session at Disney Land?!?!?!?!?! OK...how can I yell NOT FAIR in a blog comment?!?!?! :-)

Perfect choices for PP dude. Wow!

Tira J said...

Hey David and Kimi! This is the first time I have visited your blog! Sorry for the delay! I have been missing a LOT!!! I just LOVE the e-session you did at the Happiest Place on Earth. What a great couple as well. Cheers to you!

conrad lim said...

Dawg..how did you manage to shoot in there?? would love to do the session over there...I'm diggin' the flare shots..I see you're also trying out some more different processing...totally diff from your usual but still totally rad...

peeeace!

Dustin Izatt said...

Holy cow you guys, what a rockin session. My favorite image is the one where they are on the bridge framed by the trees, totally fairytalesque ;) I just made that word up.

Angel said...

Ahhhhh, Disneyland! The memories! Great pics! Way to make Disneyland look sexy you two!

Leah said...

tea cup rocks!! Everyone needs a fun image like that

karina said...

OMG!!!!!! These two are hot hot hot! Love her smoldering eyes in these, so sexy!!! I love all the kissy ones and love the one with the telephone! So edgy and kewl!!

Rachael Earl said...

My daughter TOTALLY has those Rainbow Brite legwarmers (Amazon.com). What a fun shoot!

judy & journee said...

Hi Kim, David, April & Rain!!
THANKS again to you, David, April and Rain for a wonderful day at Disneyland!! We had so much fun taking pictures and just being there gave me good memories!! I loved every moment.. You guys are fun to hang out with and we couldn't stop laughing!! Let's do it again!! I'M SERIOUS!! You guys were not annoying/pushy/demanding at all.. Trust me!! I'll tell you if you are.. haha.. We thought we were boring you guys.. I told you we liked being bossed around.. LOL

I can't wait for the bridal session!! more pictures and now more time to practice on my face/smile/pose and everything else

Hope you guys have fun at Disneyland again today!! LUCKY!! See you later alligator!!

FTC Photography & Courtney Allison Studios said...

WOW!!! These are just AWE-SOME! How fun this must have been for ALL of you! They look truly in love and what better place to have your Engagement Session, than the Happiest place on Earth? ;) Love what you did here, as always!

britney said...

WOW!! I've said it a million times, but I just LOVE your funky fresh style!! These are so much better than the boring posey crap you see out there. Totally rock and rolled this session!! Love your guys work! LOVE IT! Oh, I really love the matrix shots and the trolley one is sweet!!

paige said...

Disneyland!!! Yay!! DIsneyland! I would love to have my engagement pictures taken at Disneyland! Mickey Mouse rules! Love everything about this session!