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Thursday, January 8, 2009

rob and kim, the ninja family



we are always stoked when other wedding photographers ask us to do portraits of them. how stoked do you think we were when rob and kim ninja asked us to do their portraits in coronado recently? it's not everyday that you get to shoot real life ninjas, let alone one that's also a delaware wedding photographer.
true story.










we simply had to get a shot of rob and kim in the great pit of carkoon, aka home of the sarlacc. not to many people know that it's right here in san diego.
















rob recalled the time when kim leg-swept him off his feet. it was love at first fight. aren't my puns awesome?!




rob showing off some of his ninja prowess.







kim is sorta like rob's shoulder angel. a shoulder angel in black leather that will totally karaticize you if you don't do the right thing. :)










trust me when i say that you do not want to be on the business end of kim's stiletto. she will destroy you, with a smile. :)







rob has some skills of his own.
while standing, i witnessed him jump in the air about 15 feet, do a flip, and then...




launch the most insane flying kick i've seen since chun-li defeated dhalsim in the world master's tournament of '02.







you just gotta love a san diego sunset, especially when they're not covered up by a crazy thick marine layer.







we want to thank you rob and kim for flying all the way out from delaware just to see us (and maybe do some other stuff too). we feel very honored that out of all the photographers in san diego you chose us to do your portraits. we had so much fun watching you run, jump, and kick your way around coronado. for those of you still reading, i will let you in on a little secret. although rob and kim are awesome like ninjas, their last name is not actually ninja (don't tell their neighbors). try not to freeze back in delaware rob and kim (and everyone else living there). if it gets too cold just remember that our san diego sunshine is just a hop, kick, and a punch away.
on a side note, glad to see you'll be keeping the west coast connection alive through the b school. did i mention that i soundly defeated the becker in a no holds barred indoor go kart race at k1 speed in irvine? :) lucky for me it wasn't a no holds barred poker tournament.




108 comments:

Jodi said...

Holy amazing sunset shots!! Love all of these. Seriously awesome session.

Rachael Earl said...

Okay, so that third one looks like it's right out of a movie (a ninja movie, perhaps?) and Rob in sporting some awesome butt crack.

Amy said...

I love the karate moves -- in heels. She is my new hero.

aaron said...

Love it! Awesome one light action on the beach! Totally scored with that sunset!!!

J Castro said...

Holy pimptastic photoshoot batman! That was an awesome set. whew... I need to sit down. =)

paige said...

These are flippin insane! I love the feel of 2, 3, 4 and 5 and well the flip and the high karate kicks are awesome! That last shot is just ridiculous!
Ohana Rocks another one!

Melanie Watson said...

woah nelly... those are ninja hot! I'm loving the sun flare over his ear... and the last shot is smokin! Mad ninja skills you guys! ;)

lin said...

Holy moly that sky in the last few photos! I love the sky photos and the pier (?) photos. Awesome job!!

Cathy and David said...

SERIOUSLY GUYS?!!? Those last shots blew my socks off. :-D

Jasmine Marie said...

You two are so BAD ASS. WOW.

And how cool are they? LOVE her leather jacket. Totally NINJA!

Lucy's Place said...

Love it! And the sunset shots are to die for!!!

Shawn Kloster said...

Baxters!! Holy incredible sunset photos! I freakin' LOVE those last four shots.

...oh and... Go Chargers!! =)

Zak said...

Schweet my friends! Gotta love San Diego! Have a "kick ass" weekend. I know bad pun. :)

Go bolts!

Cyndi Hardy Photography said...

So love the sunset shots! What an amazing sky! You guys ROCK!

Daniel Galang Photography said...

you know me and the sunset.. lovin the work on those.. great stuff ya'll!

La Vida Creations said...

Looks like this was MORE fun than WORK. Sweet stuff! The sunset shots are seriously off the hook. SD sunsets always rock in the winter ;-)

Lauri said...

WOW!! That last shot is AMAZING! These are all SO much fun. I totally love them all - and those sky shots are super fabulous!! :-)

Lisa Gisczinski Photography said...

The sunset pics are SWEET!

erica said...

I love that sky!!! I would love to know how you lit them in those.

I have run out of words to describe your amazing images...

Candy said...

Wow! Totally Hot! You've done it again!! Ya know, It takes a ninja to capture a ninja!! <3

Deb said...

Saweet rockin' hot photos!!

Hi, I'm Jaime! said...

I think my 5 year old said it best - "Oooooh, RAD photos!" Sweeeeeeeet!

pam said...

Ok, first off that second shot looks like an cd cover! I'm always blown away by your style, so different every post and just cool! Secondly the shot of Kim's kick, WOW she's awesome! The leg sweep shot is funny as hell!

peggy said...

The shots on the pier are rad! Is that near the Coronado Hotel Del? The last picture should seriously be entered in a contest! I'd canvas that in your studio. Awesome shots again Ohana!

Josh said...

Dude!!!! That last shot almost killed my computer it's so rad!

greta, smitten photography said...

super super SUPER coooooooooooooool!!!!!!! and i love the pp on #2... hahaha, i just said pp and #2 in the same sentence. on your blog.

nely said...

Those are awesome, guys! Love sunset ones! very, very cool!

karaticize. hmmm. gotta look that up in the urban dictionary. :P

Jacob Bergmeier said...

WHOAAA! I step away for two minutes and 27 people comment. haha. Great sunset shots!

Chriselda said...

rawk my face off!

holy crapskis!

these are amazing! you never cease to amaze me!

lighting on those last few is RIDICULOUS!!!!

Sandra Salisbury said...

super rad.. love your light on the last two!

michaela said...

I want to be shot by you guys or at least 2nd shoot or assist or stalk hehe =) your sessions are always full of life and movement! I love the shot of him picking her up and spinning, the movement is awesome in that shot and the karate kick ones are hilarious! Chun Li! HAHA!

Michelle Bellofatto said...

Hi-five for awesome work! Loved those sunset shots especially.

Dawn Malone said...

These ROCK, as always!

Eric Foley said...

These are really sick! You guys never cease to amaze! I love the last one, sweet lighting.

micah said...

STELLAR WORK!

daryl brewton.dbimages.photoblog said...

Awesome shoot. Last one is totally beautiful! Sunpak mini lites or flash? Also, I like the name placement in the photos. contemplating doing something like that myself.
Y'all keep it rockin' out on the west coast!!!!!!

Julie Ann said...

Holy Smokes! That was an amaaazing shoot! You couldn't have asked for a better sunset.
I'm never disappointed when I vist your blog...so beautiful!

Kara May said...

Fantastic work!! What a talented couple with all of their funky moves - very impressive!! Love these!! Especially the ones with the external light. Very cool!!

Regina White said...

OF COURSE these R SICK! They are awesome! Those last 2 shots I LOVE!

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

DAMN!!! These are SO AWESOME!!
What a fun shoot!

Rob - Humbled Eyes Photography said...

Holy $hit bro! These pics are freakin sweeeeetttt! Kim and I love them all!!! Yeah.....that is why I picked Ohana outta all the other SD photogs! I knew you'd rock da house and you def killed it! Thx man...see ya next year maybe.

Ninja out....

Rebecca Tyler said...

These photos are insane! LOVE them all! Those ninja shots are incredible and you captured so much love and personality here, and as always your captions had me laughing out loud! :o)

Brandi said...

These are super rad!! I love the last three.. Wow!

jamie said...

You guys took this session to a bad ass level! #2 and that last pic are awesome! How hot are they, and those sweet Street Fighter moves! :D
As always you captured pure radness!
Love the commentary too!

oneshotbeyond said...

The last 2 sunset shots have me in AWE. Great work, great location and awesome subjects.

Charise Proctor said...

Oh Im such a sucker for a kick a$$ sunset shot! Love it! Way to rock the ninja action!

Misty Dawn Photography said...

Freakin cool ass pics!! Ohana, you guys ROCK!! and Rob - you're such a showoff! LOL

Sylvia Borgo Photography said...

Crazy, great stuff, ninja-like photos! Love 'em. I can't pick a fave . . .

Kristen Lober said...

These Photos are FLIPPIN SWEEEEET!!! Can't get over it!! Totally Kick Ass!!! Ohana you ROCK!!!! Mad Props!!! Ninja's RULE!!!!

Leah Bowman said...

Ok, so you totally rocked out this amazing couple. All the shots are amazing, but the last few with the sunset could not be better!!! They are PERFECT in every way!!! Love It!!!!!!!

shelby said...

How do you always make your couples look so damn fierce!

Radness to the max! Ha ha!

Leslie Roark Photography said...

THOSE SUNSET PICTURES ARE AMAZING! Odd as it may be.. my hubby has a friend who is a ninja. Kinda cool! When hubby, toddler and I make it to San Diego in the future.. we will be calling!

Kricia Morris Photography said...

OK really that last shot is breathtaking! Totally insane! So how about the next time ya'll are visiting in Hawaii after June you look me up and we'll all go shoot together...do we have a date!? :) Great job guys, as always!

Ricki Ford said...

Dude these are sweeeeettttt!!! I love all of them and that last shot ROCKS!
And I am digging you new header and logo!

chris stewart said...

dude where have i been on blogs lately. Im so far behind on checking out blogs. Anyway you guys.........THE LAST 3 SHOTS ARE FREEKIN AMAZING!!!! I CAN SAY CANVAS CANVAS CANVAS!!! Totally looks like a fun shoot fo sho.

Cathy Crawley said...

I don't even know where to begin on this one! Awesome action, rocking sun flare, fabulous sunsets! Dude, you rock!

Laurie said...

they got to love these!
and that sunset shot! superb!

cassandra m said...

Love the 2nd shot, it reminds me of James Dean. Those guys are hilarious and yes your "puns" were funny too. ha ha. These are some of the best actions shots ever! so cool. I was so blown away with those last sunset shots. they rock!

Katy Regnier said...

Oh my goodness these are FABULOUS!! I love love all the jumping ninja shots and the sunset flash ones are sweet too!

Sarah said...

No words my friends... No words... :)

hollitrue said...

You guys are so fabulous!! Can I go to the school of Ohana- seriously!! :) You two rock!!
#2 down is soooooo amazing- one of my absolute favorites!

Oh, and yes, the postcard I got with my Shootsac does showcase your hairy leg and fabulous doc marten boot. :)

Lorelei Photography said...

woooo that last photo is AWESOME! plus they have an awesome surname too.. what a great shoot guys!!!

Ryel j Photography said...

WOW guys this session rocks!! My favorite is the 2nd from the top! And I love the new image logo... super clean!

jeremy said...

2 , 4 , 5 and the last pic are the bomb! Always love visiting your blog for inspiration and artistic surprises.
Keep rockin Ohana!

.E. said...

these are amazing.. each and everyone.. wow..you guys so rock

::conrad lim:: said...

that last one totally pops out of the page..nice use of OCF

Kenzie Shores Photography said...

talk about bad a$$!!! I LOVE the sky!!!

Nina_VK said...

Those freakin' rock dude!! I love the photos!

Nataly Lemus said...

I know I've said this like a million times, but here it goes again! You guys are freakin' amazing! That last image is out this world beautiful! Ta'll rock!

Angel said...

All I can say is WOW!!! What gorgeous pictures! Levi should buy the second picture for advertising! I have to say that my favorite picture is the second to last picture! What an amazing sunset!!! As I was looking and reading I was planning to comment on Rob's acrobatics, but Kim has some talents of her own! Great couple! How fun!

Adrienne Gunde said...

These are quite possibly the most amazing sunset shots ever!! Love all the kicking/jumping/flipping shots too! So much awesomeness in one little blog post.

rowena said...

you did it again! beautiful work! you are an inspiration fo sho!

Maya Laurent said...

Way to use some ninja skills to catch these two in action! Sweet stuff!

Erika McCauley said...

These are HOT!!!

Shannon Lott said...

Those last shots are amazing!

Michelle Guzman said...

These so make me smile! It looks like they had such a fun time. I want to be there! :)

Katie Beverley said...

These are so frickin cool and just scream "Ohana"! Awesome job, as always!!!

Cory Parris said...

They all rock, but I love the second image and the sky in the last couple.

Faye said...

Amazing photos! love it!

The Kampers said...

With a last name like Ninja, how can you not take kick ass photos!??!

Great work guys =) Have a killer 09!

Amanda said...

WOW! These pictures are stunning! i loved so many i can't pick a favorite!

Lisa Carpenter said...

Great job! I have missed checking your blog.. I will be back often :)

Stephen Grant said...

This is exactly what I needed to snap me outta my holiday coma. Holy smokes, man. These rule. Those sunset shots are insanely sweet and look like TV spots. CSI:Ohana!

Jessica Tyndall said...

Holy amazing photos batman! These are absolutely stunning! Your lighting is dead on, which is a tricky thing to do! I'm so jealous that the sun sets over the ocen on your side of the country. We get sunrises here, which people aren't so eager to get up for! ;-) Amazing work!

BeDaZzLeD Photography said...

This is what I call a totally rad fresh to death shoot. I love all the dramatic lighting towards the end. O and Happy New Year to you guys!

Mike Richards said...

Dude, these seriously rock!!!! I love the second light used with that killer sky!!!

Becky said...

Love your shots! You are amazing with your flash. I envy you! What a great couple.

Ginger Murray said...

Don't want to mess with THIS couple! holy smokes!

Last pic is the fave!!

MICAH said...

FIERCE!!! KICKED ASS AGAIN OHANA!

Lauren Kinsey said...

Ok you guys are totally rocking this shoot. i love all the crouching tiger hidden dragon inspired moves. :)

jeret slack said...

What the %$#%&^&^^%%% these are freaking amazing. Man everyone of them is amazing. Awesome lighting david you kicked butt

Studio222 Photography said...

Um...please get on a plane and come take pictures on Nate and me asap. K? Thanks. ;)

These are gorgeous. And that flying kick is pretty remarkable!

Wai Reyes Photography said...

#2 is my favorite! Love the strobe on the last couple of photos. Amazing job as always!

Mandy said...

These are just so fresh. I love they sky in the background. Its so dramatic.

Kara H said...

You guys are amazing! Love the blog, love your crazy skills! Thanks for the comment on my blog...seriously, it is so encouraging to me. I am close to officially starting my little photog biz (which is super scary), and your comment is crazy encouraging to me. Thanks! Oh, and you are now officially listed and linked on my blog under my Favorite Photogarphers Blog list!
See you around the blogging world!
-Kara

pinky said...

holey crap! these are amazing! love the sunset shots, and the one of Rob being 'swept off his feet', the karate moves, and the 2nd photo, and...ahh dang each one of them are amazing!!!!

Jamie Burnett said...

Oh my gosh, those are sooo much fun. I love all the fun, flying ninja moves!

erica sergio said...

these are so rad. like always.

Andrew Schaefer said...

Those last three shots are awesome, I really like them; but the whole session looked like a great time.

Amanda Elghaity said...

Wow, these are great. Love the last one!

ONADA Photography said...

WOOOWWWWW!!!!! insane i love it!! the new logo rocks as well. i love it!

Ruby said...

the last few with the sunset are the nicest "lover" pictures in Sunset I've ever seen!!!!!

Erika McCauley said...

These are HOT!!!!

Kriea Arie said...

I love the second and last photos!

Staja Studios said...

The sunset shots are unreal! Plus I love the one where he has a little sun flare behind his head! Nice work as usual!!!

hisbirdie said...

This makes me SO excited for my engagement shoot with you!
P.S. I tagged you for an award on my blog... blame Miss Glitter from WeddingBee :)

Jen Stewart Photography said...

GOR-GEOUS! These photos freeeekin rock! The last few with the sunset, WOW!! Hot couple, Hot poses, Hot photographers behind the camera.......... you can't go wrong!

Tawny said...

These photos are orgasmic!!! Each and every one is a thing of art and beauty bitches!!! You guys rock!! Take a deep breath, close your eyes, think of me and send some of that great ass creativity MY way!!!!

Love you, love yo shit!!!