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Thursday, December 18, 2008

san diego wedding photographers take over downtown!


if there were a headline, that's what it would say. headline or not, kim and i, along with a bunch of our san diego wedding photographer friends, braved arctic sixty five degree winds to do a fun portrait session with the smokin hot helena, erik, and lauren in downtown san diego. we have to give our models huge props for being out there in dresses (don't worry erik, we won't post any of those :) some of us were out there in parka's, uggs, and earmuffs. kim, as usual, was in shorts. she's wired all wrong. sadly, april was not able to make it out because she had the black lung that day. anyway, here's what kim and i came up with.
this first one is of lauren doing what she does... making cool look hot.




here's helena staring down the sun and showing it who's hotter.







lauren at last light




helena on wheels (sorry, i had to do it.)




lauren gets the gamer of the day award. that water was about 50 degrees, but you wouldn't know it by looking at lauren. she jumped right in and made it look like a hot tub in phoenix in july.













helena and lauren teamed up and stopped traffic (and random guy) :)







helena's smile is warm like sunshine.







here's helena with her man erik, heatin' the streets.




lauren's eyes are amazing. there's a lotta fierceness in there.










thank you helena and erik for walking all over downtown and for being down with all of our photo requests. you both look amazing.




























in between poses, lauren and helena spiced things up a bit. :)
















after wading in ice cubes for a while lauren was stoked to be out and wrapped in a blanket. thank you for braving the cold lauren. you gave us some amazing images.




74 comments:

Jacob Bergmeier said...

LOVE IT! The photos are hot. Great shoot guys

robin said...

Sweet shots, y'all. Looks like it was a blast!! (I can't believe she got in the water!)

Zak Schwank said...

Who rocks the party? Ohana rocks the party! Awesome! You guys have a killer weekend! :)

brianna said...

Awesome! I love trash the dress pictures! These are just incredible! Love every single picture!

Kricia Morris Photography said...

Wow, absolutely amazing! Every shot is fantastic...the way ya'll use the light just blows me away! Sweet!!

Armin DeFiesta said...

These are look super fun dude, looks like the models did well despite the "arctic 65 degree wind" ha! Nice you got a group to shoot with you too, good times!

Chrystal Walker Cienfuegos said...

FANTASMIC :) The last one is my fav!! It was awesome to meet you - can't wait to do it again!

Christopher said...

Love the shots with her in the water. We are off to India today. back in two weeks. Have a great holiday! With some luck, I will post some photos while we are gone. If not, there will be a lot in January of India. All the best! Christopher

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

I love so many, I can't even choose! But the girl getting in the water...buuurrrrrrrrr! lol :) love it!

liana said...

The first 4 pictures are freaking rad! I love the color and the light in these! Wow you two rocked it! Gorgeous girls and brave too!

Blair Van Bussel - So Cal Photographer said...

WOW!! I dont even know what to say other than THESE ARE BEYOND HOT!! I looovee them! :) The 3rd down is so beautiful, and the ones in the water with the big poles, ahhh - love um!

Brandi said...

Super fierce! my fave is the black and white in the water. Awesome.

Cyndi said...

These shots are awesome!!

La Vida Creations said...

H.O.T., HOT!!! Awesome shots. I "heart" downtown TTD stuff! And serious kudos to the models for braving the elements!

Heather Cole said...

You absolutely ROCKED THESE! WOW!

Rachael Earl said...

Amazing amazing amazing. Love the shots in the water, the night shot (amazing sky), but my absolute favorite is the skateboard!!!

Sentimental Visions Photography said...

AMAZING!!! That is all I can say...

Oh and Wow!!! Lauren rocks it in the water...you would never know how cold it was!!!

As always you guys are an inspiration!

~Susan

Melissa McClure Photography said...

Beautiful That last shot of Lauren makes me smile :)

brenda hintze said...

I love that second picture, she is so beautiful! My favorite is the skateboard shot though!

Helena Parker said...

AMAZING! Thank you SO much! I love them all! :)

Hybrid Photography said...

Dang, those girls are totally fierce!

clarise said...

I'm in love with #18, the processing and expression is fantastic!

lin said...

Love them! Looks like so much fun to be the photographer and the model! How can I get a job? lol. ;)

scott said...

Awsome work once again!

AHS Photography said...

Holy Crap, these are insanely good!!!!!! Next time you play trash the dress please tell us!!!!!!!!

.E. said...

oh my gosh did you say artic 65 degrees???? cause its like currently 18 degrees with a windchill taking it to sub zero temps... they have all kinds of dont go outside advisories so you know body parts dont freeze off... 65 would be a heatwave we'd be getting the shorts out and opening all the windows and doors.. and as a side note.. Seriously freakin cool session love them all cant even pick a favorite love them all that much.. stay warm..

Mark W. said...

Great work as always my friends. It floors me that you only posted this a few hours ago and you already have 26 feedback comments.

*Lissa* said...

Oh, wow!! How fun! These shots are amazing! I LOVE the lighting you have captured!

Dawn Malone said...

You guys rock! AMAZING shots!

Sylvia Borgo Photography said...

"Hotter than a hot tub in Phoenix in July" You're absolutely right! As always, my jaw has to be picked up off the floor. You guys are the bomb! (Do people still say that?)

Jinksee said...

Twit-Twew!! (That's my virtual whistle :D) These are some seriously fantastic photos! I love them!

amy wood said...

i almost made milk come out of my nose with the comment you left me on my blog, PLUS the little animated images o the two chicks grinding on each other. too funny. these are great. have an awesome christmas!

Cathy Crawley said...

I LOVE all of these, they are so hot, but OMG those ones in the water are un-freaking-believable! I can not begin to tell you how fabulous those photos are. As for you Mr, I really really hope that you will be in Vegas for WPPI since I'm flying thousands and thousands of miles to come and meet with my fabulous photog friends :) I can't wait to meet you and Kimi :)

Eric Foley said...

Did you say artic 65 degree weather? Gimme a break man, try 7 degrees!

Love these! Beautiful as always. You guys always take it to another level. I sincerely enjoy viewing your images.

I'm officially inviting you guys to come out to the east coast to enjoy our wonderful winter. Let me know when your coming :)

Shannon Lott said...

"Arctic 65 degree weather"! Funny. These are really gorgeous. Have a Merry Christmas!

Al Quackenbush said...

Oh yeah, workin' the magic. Fantastic photos. Love the B&W shot of Lauren in the water holding the wooden pole. There's a beautiful sexiness to the entire photo. Great stuff!

::conrad lim:: said...

Hey David,
Thanks for the greet man. I wish I could have gone with you guys on this one. #5's expression is just priceless and the little ray of light on #17 is a nice find. =)

Merry christmas to you and your family. Thanks for being an inspiration

::conrad::

E. Broderick Photography said...

Holy Smokes! These are AMAZING! One after another--just gorgeous. The models are beautiful, obviously, but the shots, the locations, the poses--everything came together. Perfect!

ksenija said...

i think you guys just rocked the hotodometer off the charts! wayyyyy too many top faves -- but something about that second to last one is my top, top favorite. absolutely awesome work! have a warm, merry, toasty holiday you guys! :D

Erin Harvey said...

Wow you guys, these are some amazing shots! LOVE the shots of Lauren in the water. Suh-mokin!

Hope you guys have a great holiday!

kymberli q. said...

AWESOME! Love the one of Lauren that is kind of green with the poles (in the water). Sooooo good!! All of them!

Greta said...

good.... grrrrrief!!!!! ohana does it again... and again... and AGAIN... love!

Kayleen T. Photography said...

Hi, just found your blog off Jasmine Star! Your work is gorgeous and so high-fashion! I love the one of her standing in the water next to the poles! Are you guys in Hawaii? We hopefully will be moving back next year. It's just too cold and dry for us here in SLC.

Lynn Dao Photography said...

I am in love w/ that first image! Once again, making me sad I left SD.

Regina said...

SIZZLE! These are great! Can we say, Jealous. Love em.

chris stewart said...

holy hell where have i been? What fantastic work guys and so h h h h h h h h h h oooootttttttt shots!!! and the new sig keeping it real with the older one. Love it guys

hollitrue said...

LOVE this post!!! You guys are so amazing- I am always blown away! :) Personal favorites are 3, 4 and 6!! Looks like you guys had an amazing time!
Happy Holidays!!

erica said...

absolutely amazing shots!! I love all of them, no surprise here :)

ericamay said...

GORGEOUS!! i love everything about these images. beautiful people, beautiful light, beautiful settings!

thanks for stopping by my blog! :) keep up the awesome work.

kristin said...

I love the one where she is in the water - TIGHT. What a fun shoot.

http://kristinrogersphotography.typepad.com/

Kara May said...

Incredible shoot - what fun!!! Gorgeous models and awesome outcome! Love the water shots - stunning!! Amazing as always!
Merry Christmas my friends!

I Do...Weddings! said...

These are AWESOME! It ws so nice to finally meet you guys last week!

Ricki Ford said...

Yall took downtown over and rocked it I love these!!!

Stephen Grant said...

Dude, these are smokin'! Love that location and love even more what you guys did with it. Stunning! I missed you at KISS, so I gots to meet you in 2009! Happy holidays, man!

Ruby said...

Fabulous! Gorgeous! Wow-eee....
I could stare at the pictures all day long!

I want to get in one of your southern cal photo shoots damn it.
You still doing the one in AZ in Feb?

Adrienne Gunde said...

It is impossible for these shots to be anymore awesome! Looks like such a cool location too. I'm really in love with all of these, but #11 and #13 really caught my eye - they're amazing :) Maybe in 2009 I can make it down to SD to join you guys on one of your awesome shoots!

Courtney said...

Wow! You guys did an AMAZING job on this! Love them all, esp #4!!! Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas! See you in Jan hopefully!! ~ C

Welcome to Perfect Zoom Photography!!! said...

ALL of the photos are AWESOMEEEE. It seems great locations. Great job guys!!!!!

Paul said...

Wow great pictures but the 4th one is just amazing keep up the good work

One Love Photo said...

Wow-lots of fun happening down south. Love the spunk in these! The action shots are pretty SWEET!!!

Josh said...

Dang, it always takes me a year and a half to go through your posts! So many great images here.

Impressions said...

I love these images. I LOVE your work!!!
Hope you had a great Christmas!
Have a Happy New Year :)))

Best wishes...

cassandra m said...

I am seriously SPEECHLESS!! HOT or maybe I should say HAUT! These are amazing...breathtaking. As usual YOUR CREATIVITY is most inspiring. Thanks for sharing...

Daniel Galang Photography said...

you guys WIN. this is serious heat. lovin the shots you got in that cool pool... man.. i swear it. i am suuuper sad i missed it, i was so ready to be there, but some last minute stuff came up.. looks like ya'll had some major fun... and the brides were both rockin'.

and again.. your "model/fashionist" eye sooo shows.. ya'll got IT. i am a FAN of OHANA!

Hanssie said...

Dang, you tortured these girls (and guy), but who cares the images are awesome.

Lydia said...

Hey guys, just wanted to tell you that your work is awesome! I love how you think out of the box. Just wish it didn't take 20+ minutes for your blog to load all the pictures on DSL. :-( Do you know any way I could get it to load faster?

pinky said...

Holey Cow! These are awesome! I can't choose, I love them ALL!!!

Laurie said...

ok, some words...
awesome!
superb!
WOW!
amazing!
gorgoues!
brilliant!
fab fab fab work!
love them all....

Barbara said...

There are so many great images it's hard to pick a favorite! I love the one in the water though!

Julie Ann said...

boy oh boy, i love checking out your blog. every entry is so much fun! love, love, love your work. happy 2009!

Jamie Burnett said...

Wow... I love them all, especially the ones with the blue... and the skateboard!

fer juaristi said...

great bridal shoot, amazing work!

Lisette Price Photography said...

Ahhhmazing!!! I love them all!

pam said...

You San Diego Wedding Photographers have all the fun! I need you to take family portraits of our family!

I'm always blown away by your style and unique photographs.

Beautiful photographs, wedding or other =)