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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

angel, paul, and 12 blue luftballons in santa monica


we knew going into this session that angel and paul were super fun, smokin hot, and down for just about anything we could dream up.
dear diary, jackpot!
with a couple like this we had to find a place that could handle the kind of fun we were about to roll out. we hopped in the ohana-mobile and drove from san diego to santa monica to find just the right spot.
angel and paul, meet the santa monica pier.




dear ad wizards at hollister, angel and paul are available to model and are waiting by their phone.
ring, ring. who's there? destiny? i've been expecting your call.




if you think angel and paul are hot put your hands up







this is why so many people come to southern california. it's, as fergie says, glamorous.
this is also one of my favorite shots of the day that kim took.







another favorite that kim took... ON A BIKE!




hi, pushing daisies, we stole your color.




kim's better at pitching. i'll let her take it from here.
kimmy's got the spotlight!
wait for it.
pigeons.
oh snap!
audiences love pigeons.
holler back!







paul is sad. he can't smoke upside down.




angel and paul are doing:
a. the cha cha slide
b. the humpty dance
c. da butt










you spin me right round




angel straight up pwned that pier.







not to be outdone, paul followed up angel's hotness with a bit of his own.







the best part about angel and paul is that they balance their excessive hotness with an awesome sense of humor. we LOVE couples that can laugh at themselves, and couples that make us laugh. angel and paul are most definitely in that category.













lock it up :)













as seen on their teaser post, angel and paul went all the way (into the water).
thank you angel and paul for being absolutely down for anything. we could not think of a better day than the one we had with you.





72 comments:

Tammi Nowack said...

Hooray for balloons, hooray for the fat guy! :)

I have a client who's from the actual Hollister. Apparently its a farm town in the middle of nowhere and the Hollister logo and the eagle are stamped on all the trash cans. She doesn't understand the hype.

Thought you should know.

That shoot=fabtastic.
**applause**

Christopher said...

LOVE the Large guy in the background. That just made me laugh out loud!

erica said...

i LOVE these!!! Don't know who thought up the balloons but so creative and really added to the shots.

Leslie Roark said...

If I have to pick a favorite it's going to be the first water picture! However, they all rock. I love the location and how much fun the couple was!!!

Callie Crass said...

Wow you guys! These are amazing! I Love Love Love them! Love the processing on the one above the smoking one :) Great job as always!

amber dawn said...

Oh, wow you guys! I love the props...the balloons are rad! Amazing!!! I love the water shot...so hot!

Tira J said...

What an awesome shoot! I love the props and the couple! GREAT!!

Peggy said...

Seriously awesome! You guys always bring it! The roller coaster, the pier, and that water shot OW OW OW!
I need to hire you guys for a session, need to.

Kayleen T. Photography said...

whoa that pigeon shot is tight!!

Petra said...

I LOVE THE BALLOONS and every single shot! I just love that your shots are never like the rest! Everyone gets their own custom session. You can just see their fun personalities in this shoot. The chubby guy shot is hilarious!

Blair Van Bussel - { Blair Nicole Photography } said...

These are freakin awesome you guys!!! Love the cubby guy in the back ground, love the bird, love the balloons, LOVE that shot with the legs and super great wood grain.ahhh and the hotness of the water pics…LOVE.IT.

shawnreeder said...

Ummm, HELLO!!! These are totally sick as usual. I wouldn't expect anything less from the masters!!

Rachael Earl said...

Oh-that guy in the background is AWESOME!!!! These are all fabulous. Oh, and I totally picked up on the Bolt reference ;)

Nely said...

hilarious! i'm sorry, I'm sure the others are awesome, too, but I'm transfixed by that dude in the background! LOL!

Have fun in Texas!

Erika McCauley said...

WOW!! I love every shot, but especially that pigeon & surf shot. You-are-AMAZING.

aaron shintaku said...

Rad as usual guys!

lin - pet photographer said...

Your both have the most fun couples! It really shows through. I normally hate balloons but I love these shots with the blue balloons!

Broderick: [+/-] Photo said...

ohana hits another one out of the park! these shots are mind bending. Lovin' the DoF work. The props are perfectly used and the couple just looks so freakin' happy and full of life, love and energy.


thanks for shooting these and sharing them with the world!
Great work, as ALWAYS!

Brandi said...

Awesome as always.

Ewan Phelan said...

Big fan of the old man shot! Very sexy shot of them in the water. Awesome post.

Denise Karis said...

WHAT? CRAZY? I LOVE THEM! I cant wait for the day you guys do something I dont absolutely adore and then I can be like, "meh... its ok" Until then, I feel like a total idiot groupie - you guys are so so so awesome. I love the colors, I love the one with the large man, I love the one with the lock, the one with the balloons from the waist down, and the one with the bird. Freaking cool.

Katie Beverley said...

LOVE the color, love the couple, love the location, love everything!

Aaron said...

These pictures make me want to jump up and down, dance around and do the monkey dance. And then, do it some more.

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

Love 'em, dude. And the teasers are bomb!

Jacob Bergmeier said...

The photo of the old man staring at them is priceless!!!! What a great series of photos!

Angel said...

You guys are so amazing! I keep looking at the pictures and smiling and laughing all over again. What a great day! Thanks for capturing it! Paul and I love every single picture! We'll definitely have to do this again!!! Think we can find the old guy again??? hahaha!

jason said...

whoa...my screen's melting. those photos are hot.
relaxed, intimate, funny.... you guys nailed it.

Sara Montour said...

That pigeon shot is RIDICULOUS! Lovelovelove them!

greta, smitten said...

i love these so so much i could seriously CRY, not even kidding!!!!!!! they're my favs i've seen anywhere in a long time. too many favs to name as usual :)

Adrienne Gunde said...

Love these!! Balloons, a super hot couple, and lots of bright colors - all the makings for a beyond awesome shoot! Love the one where they're standing on the lightpost especially!

.E. said...

these are amazing.. you guys kill me.. I would love to hang with you for a day and just go shooting..

Danielle Fuller said...

Way to make people look like ROCKSTARS!!! Ohh and I think they are doing the butt..I think. And the last shot is my FAV. All some kinda steamy!

Onada Photography said...

omg! This has to be one of my fav sessions from you guys! So much fun and so full of life! I love every shot! Awesome work!!!

Cathy Crawley said...

This is one of my fave engagement sessions from you guys, I love all the color and fun! You must be so happy :)

Fola said...

this is not fair..u make it seem so eay...i heart this session. the colors, the couple...lovely...

Amanda said...

Great pictures!!

Zak Schwank said...

Perfection! The location, the couple...yada, yada, yada. :) What the heck is my uncle doing on the pier??? I keep telling him not to pull up his shorts so high and to put on a shirt...jeez! Nice job Kim! :)

Seriously tho...THESE ARE HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

cassandra m said...

Things I love : Ohana Photography, blue balloons, Hollister, rollercoasters, fun people & good blog captions :)) So basically I love everything about this post! This was full of fun & hotness. I am laughing so hard at the cations. Funny, I actually put my hands in the air when I was reading...then I saw the people on the rollercoaster...LOL. love the tourist guy. awesome. The "no smoking upside down" made my day. Please post that on Facebook. Thanks for a ton of Friday laughs! love you guys.

Melissa said...

YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved every single one!!!

Sofie said...

Love the shot of the pigeon flying past and the one in the water is sizzling hot!!

Brianna said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S - Love love love them!

Mariah Milan said...

One word.... HOT!

These are freaking amazing.

Jen said...

Hey Ohanas!!!! Well job done. LOVE these set of Engagement session. The couple looks like they have alot of "laughter" in their relationship, the way it should be. You were actually in my neck of town.

Daniel Galang Photography said...

DOOD. WHERE'S THE FIRE??!?!? oh.. it's on this blog entry! danng... you guys are hella funny.. Me and Vaness laughed at almost every comment (well.. you know, the one's where you were being funny:)... LOVE that backlit O.E. holding up the balloon in the air shot... JUST LOVE IT.. ALL bout it... you guys are awesome. foreal.

Stephen Grant said...

You rocked the pier, man! The balloons and the light together are a magic potion by the ocean! Big laughs when I saw the shot with the Peeping Tom, and the shot with the pigeon is classic! Hope you had a great trip to LA!

Val McCormick Photography said...

Holy hotness on the OHANA blog!!! These are awesome! Seriously want to set something up with you guys for headshots. SERIOUSLY!

Sasha said...

Rockin' pics!

Amy said...

I love how this session moved from full out humor, to amazing love. How do you guys do this :-)

ksenija said...

there are far too many TOP favorites here for me to recount. off the tipptop of my head -- the one with the man in focus & they are blurred out kissing = pure awesomeness. i also LOVE the one with the two of them blurred out & the camera in focus on the ground in front of them. have i told you lately how much you guys rock?;)

Impressions by Nudrat Photography said...

These are so much fun!! Jason and I must come down to LA just for you to shoot us!!! Deal?
Oh, the pigeon shot is wicked! The man in the background shot cracked me up ;)

Katy Regnier said...

These are so fun! Love the balloons :)

Maya Laurent said...

I love the balloons! You guys are brilliant!

Frank DiMeo said...

I love the cropped balloons shot!
I love the shot in the water!
I love your choice of locations!
I love this couple!
I love everything you guys do!

Lianne said...

Are you serious?! Sexytime in Santa Monica! How do you always get the best most fun and hottest couples ever! I seriously cannot choose a favorite, but the first, second, third,fourth, fifth..... ;D Nope can't choose.

Jen Rinaldi Photography said...

Can I come and be part of your photography family? Seriously...I'll pack my things up and move there right now. I love your work, I love your style!

They look like a fantastic couple to work with and jumpin in the water like that was awesome! Great color - great session!!

abigail smith said...

Um, all I have to say is that you guys are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!

Becky said...

fun photos, love the colors

*Lissa* said...

I can't decide what I love more... the gorgeous couple, the fabulous shots, the commentary, or the half-naked man in the background.

Pure Emotions Photography said...

These are amazing!! I love, love, love them! I know those are your words but I'm stealing them. I find myself smiling every time you leave blog love for me because you're so talented that it makes me feel warm and fuzzy when you like some of my work!

The balloons.. the color.. the personality.. the random large dude in the background... the laughter, the moments, the scenes, the stories, the compositions, the angles, the lighting, your narration.... everything is just absolute perfection. Your clients are truly blessed that you share your amazing talents with the world.

Marissa Rodriguez said...

I love the pigeon shot, the "glamorous" shot and the balloons!!! You guys did such an awesome job!! So fun!

Liz said...

great photos! I love the use of balloons, good idea!!

Wai Reyes Photography said...

#1 & #5 are hilarious! And OMG the ones under the pier are H-O-T! Great session, you guys!

Ginger Murray said...

These are SOOOO much fun!! You can feel the fun just exploding out:)


That lost shot is too hot!!

Airika Pope said...

Amazingtastic shoot! I especially love the beautiful old man and the pigeons.

Amy Clifton said...

You guys inspire me every time!! Thanks for always kicking ass. :-)

I cracked up at the guy in the background--my friends and I are forever taking pictures like that on vacations. Haha!!

Chelsea Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, I love... As in capital L-O-V-E these!!! What a fun couple and totally fab shoot. You guys really rocked out some awesome shots!

shanni said...

i just made an awkward snortish laugh gurggle giggle at the onlookers in the kiss photo... the best!!!

Michelle Guzman said...

The fun, bright colors are amazing!!!! I so want to go there!!

Lisette Price Photography said...

LOVE this session! The colors just pop and every shot is fantastic!

Enoch Photography said...

smokin HOTT!

Robin Dini Photography said...

seriously? can't speak...love all...super awesome/cool/ridiculous...fun...colorful. Yeah!

Brynn said...

I am loving your blog! The colors and energy and hotness on this post is awesome! I bet Santa Monica didn't know what hit em!