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Sunday, September 27, 2009

hannah and cadman"s engagement session in los angeles


being from san diego, of course we love all things southern california.
hannah and cadman also love so-cal, as in the university of southern california.
since we had never done a session there, we decided to cruise up to hannah's alma mater to do their engagement photos. i have to say usc has an amazing campus. hannah decided to attend usc the very first time she walked on campus. she said "it's what i always pictured college to look like." after seeing it for myself, i know what she's talking about. my shutter finger got itchy just looking at all the cool places on campus.
it was a good thing we brought our backpacks because hannah and cadman took us to school :)
hotness 101 is now in session.
















have you ever been sitting in some class, bored out of your mind, daydreaming out the window, and see something like this? the class behind me knows what i'm talkin about. we had our hall passes and an utter disregard for higher learning. commencing the hilarity... now. check hannah's face as cadman goes by :)




cadman gettin aggro







i think the majority of us agree with cadman's shirt. it says "anyone but boston."
sorry shy :)
















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apparently there's some sort of rivalry between usc and ucla. anyone out there know anything about that?
let us know who you think is best.
whichever school gets the most people to leave a comment by midnight on Sept 30th 2009 wins.

we'll tally up all the comments on Oct 1st and post the winning school's logo on a special blog post.
to make it interesting, if usc wins our little contest we'll give hannah and cadman a free enlargement from their engagement session.
if ucla wins we'll think of some way to get a picture of hannah and cadman with a bruin.
let the comments begin!

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hannah had us all laughing so hard we were crying with her impression of grover.




as we walked around campus a challenge was thrown out to leap-frog some posts. hannah said "heck ya" she could do it, followed by cadman. let's see how it turned out.
it's time to separate the wheat from the chaff, the men from the boys, the awkwardly feminine from the possibly canadian.
in 23 years of broadcasting i thought i'd seen it all, folks, but it looks like cadman has actually blindfolded himself.
he will not be able to see very well, cotton.




and cadman beats hannah in a shocking upset.
i feel shocked.




looks like it's gonna be a two-on-one, a menage a trois of pain.
usually you pay double for that kind of action, cotton. :)




oh! right in the testicles!
ouchtown, population you bro! :)




after cadman got his breath back we headed over to the los angeles memorial coliseum, home of the usc trojans, to see if we could get lucky.




i had to step back to capture hannah and cadman's excitement as we walked onto the freshly painted field.







having the whole coliseum to ourselves, hannah and cadman shared a little field of dreams moment.







as the marine layer headed in, we headed out.




i don't care where you're from, it was pretty sweet being in the empty coliseum. thinking about the olympics and all the other awesome moments that have happened there.
add to them this day, when hannah and cadman stood at mid-field and shared a few quiet minutes together, then walked through the tunnel toward a bright future together as husband and wife.
we can't wait for your wedding and your reception at the san diego museum of photographic arts (mopa)!





83 comments:

Jacob Bergmeier said...

Very (VERY) cool processing my friends!

erica said...

hilarious shoot, but ahem, Boston is awesome ;)

scejka said...

LOLZ! Funnest Couple EVAR! (Had to channel my inner teen there...) Thanks for the rad pics and story...

You had me at blood and semen.

Brandi said...

USC is the best.. of course.. (I don't actually know but I am saying it for the couple's sake!)

They look like a fun couple!

Tanya said...

We are the Mighty Bruins,
The best team in the West.
We’re marching on to victory,
To conquer all the rest.

We are the Mighty Bruins,
Triumphant evermore.
You can hear from far and near,
The Mighty Bruin roar!

U.C.L.A



U.C.L.A FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!!! Sorry guys.

I must admit these two seem the like the funniest couple ever! I adore the pictures in the classroom and the one in the grass. Good luck in the contest and congratulations on your engagement.

GO BRUINS!

Pam said...

Super cute couple! I love how these pictures look like they were taken in the 70's! Great feel to them. The grover picture is so cute!

I didn't go to either school, but for the couples sake I will vote U.S.C! Good luck guys!

Angel said...

I <3 ,1,3,7,10 and 12 so much! The pictures of them jumping made me laugh so hard my sides are still hurting! How fun are they?!?!
Congrats to the beautiful couple and I vote for U.S.C :)

Josh said...

Fight on for USC!!!!

Is it me, or did you do something different on the processing on these :)

Miss Mojito said...

was just about to go on with some "go ucla" shenanigans but looks like someone already beat me to the punch... those are some GREAT photos though!

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

OMG I LOVE all those action shots :) What a cute couple!
As for this USC v UCLA business, I say GO CAL!

Peggy said...

Mmm...vintagy goodness right here :) I love the feel of these and the moving pictures are awesome and so funny! Go S.D.S.U hehe!

Jess said...

Fight on! And good luck!

USC C/O 2007!

Mariah Milan said...

What an awesome, fun, sexy, couple!!! Loved every moment of this post and you totally had me laughing and feeling like I was there on the session with y'all!!!

Amazing photos. Love the processing!!

Christi DeRouen said...

I think it's said best in "Tusk"

UCLA SUCKS!

Fight On 'SC and Cadman & Hannah :)

Christi

Brynn said...

U.C.LAme!!!

Love the photos!

katrina louise said...

I don't know who tanya is, but i second her song!

i'm doing an 8 clap in the office right now. go bruins!

p.s. i'm ignoring the fact that this couple loves USC to enjoy the awesomeness that they are. such energy! love it.

katie said...

i punched out my spirit card with hannah back in the day! fight on trojans!!

(and u know what, today was an awesome wichita morning. this cardinal volvo and i shared a victory sign moment at the light this morning. see even in middle of tornado alley. people heart 'SC *warm fuzzies*)

sassafrass said...

Hannah's passion and enthusiasm for USC have turned me into a fan despite having two cousins that are UCLA grads (sorry Lucy & Dan!!). Go Trojans!

Jonny-Esss said...

Mazzle... All good things. Good luck you two.

Ang said...

USC is the best, no question! Fight on Trojans!!!

Beautiful pics of Hannah and Cadman...amazing!

Tres Navalta said...

FIGHT ON TROJANS!

FOREVER.

Once, a fellow alum and I did the SoCal spellout in the arcade of AT&T Park during a Giants game. Yes, we so did and loudly.

Jennifer said...

Nice pictures!

November 28th mark your calendars. Bruins will send the Trojans home with a big L!

Sylvia Borgo said...

What a fun couple! I won't hold it against them that they are from USC. I actually have one token USC friend. Put your hands in the air for the 8-CLAP. Go Bruins!!!

Patricia said...

USC USC USC USC... oh who cares lol im just doing this for the lovely Hannah! Hope you get your enlargement!

FIGHT ON!! USC USC USC!

Anonymous said...

fight on USC!! And Hannah and Cadman, you look amazing!

Scarlett said...

h + c = so hot....

Lynn Dao Photography said...

Always LOVE those action shots!!!

And gotta say UCLA for the hubby. =)

megan said...

amazing! Gotta love the USC photo shoot. GO TROJANS!

Onada - Fashion and Photography said...

hahahaha this is insanely funny (the shots were the were jumping over the water hydrant). love the editing and the feel of these images. amazing!

Wally said...

Amazing pictures!! Fight On!!! Go Trojans!!

Anonymous said...

USC all the way!!

Love the pics!!

Marianne said...

Your couples are THEE FUNNEST! Love the grover laugh! These pictures just make me smile!

Sorry guys I'm a Bruin through and through!

Jeff said...

GO BRUINS!!! We'll miss you in the top 10!

Lisa said...

WE ARE SC! WE ARE SC! WE ARE SC!!!

Great pics! COngrats to Hannah and Cadman!

JoanB said...

Fight on Trojans. F-UCLA!

Studio222 Photography said...

I know it's not funny for guys but I'm loling in my living room over that. And kick ass session guys!

smittengreta said...

you snuck 2 blog posts in while i wasn't lookin!!!! omg, that first anyone but boston pic - GAAAAAAHHHHHH i freaking love that!!!! are these ttv or somethin? such a unique look!!!! and the palm with the like.. pink sun? what?! WHATTTTTT?!?!?!?!? no, i demand an answer!!! love everything ABOUT THAT! these are siiiiiiiiiick!!!!!

Diliana said...

For Hannah and Cadman I will go with USC.........ohh that hurt.

johnjoseph said...

USC is okay.

Brandon Evans said...

USC or bust

Great Pictures!

Zak said...

Sorry to the couple, but I despise USC. Let's see I love watching the Raiders, Dodgers, Red Sox, Yankees, and USC LOSE!!! Ugh now you got me all fired up! LOL Sweet story, couple and radtastic photos my friends! :)

Meghan said...

Bruins! Bruins! Bruins!

Go BluE!

Anonymous said...

Go USC! Congrats Cadman and Hannah.

RikkiAnn said...

I want to hear a grover impression! Congrats, Yay USC!

Adrienne said...

Wow what an amazing shoot!! Go USC! Go Hannah!! Go Cadman!! good luck and best wishes:)

This is the way it has to be said...

Supporting Hannah and Cadman...go USC! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

GO SC!!!!!

Ryel j said...

Fun, fun, fun! This shoot looked like a blast! Great work

Jen said...

I have to say, the couple couldn't have picked a better photographer to capture their Esession. GREAT work, Ohana's!!!! I really enjoyed this and the story line.

Cindy Schultz said...

freaking amazing! I LOVE THESE! So unique and creative.

Anonymous said...

nice shoot! go USC!!!!

Alisa Greig said...

these are so fun!--you guys are RAD! i will go with USC, could care less really, but would love for the couple to win!

Clarisa said...

Bruins baby!! I hate the Raiders and that's where they used to play, so double whammy.

Hands up for the 8 clap!

Anonymous said...

USC of course.
Love the pictures. Awesome!

Christine

Jeff (Cadman's dad) said...

I would like to comment for USC as Hannah and Cadman are the biggest USC fans I’ve ever known. On Cadman’s MyFace page he even lists Pete Carroll as his hero! I hope my comment was commented correctly and that it will be counted because I wasn’t sure how exactly I was supposed to “comment” and I don’t think they’d like to pose with a Bruin or even a Husky for that matter.

Sincerely,

Jeff Cherry

Cadman’s Dad

amanda thiessen said...

so awesome!!!

Rachael Earl said...

Holy Holga, Batman! These are so fun/funny, but that last one is soooo awesome!

melissa o said...

Bah - they look so FUN! YAY I want to be their friends!!!

PS - I vote for USC. :)

Anonymous said...

Go USC!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

FIGHT ON USC!!!!!

Anonymous said...

USC is more LA than that other sorry school will ever be!! Go Trojans!!

Slick Rick said...

2pac was a Trojan! California Love!

Pinky said...

so fun and hilarious! sweet couple! amazing as always

Ayesha of Bedazzled Photography said...

Nice!!! I love all the black and whites. They look superimposed in a cool way.

Anna Mori said...

LOOOOve the pictures~! What a fun couple!

Katee said...

Hey... just wanted to tell you I love your work!
I'm a wedding/child photographer in Santa Barbara, just starting my business after graduating with degree in Photography but so much learning since graduation... lol!

I just love your work and your blog and wanted to tell you! :)
Much Love,
Katee

Afolabi - Fotos by Fola said...

I really like the different look. Great shoot!

THE OHANA said...

usc 33 ucla 11

congrats hannah and cadman!

we'll be in touch!!

Staja Studios said...

Cool set David. Hopefully Cadman is feeling a little better :). Never a fun thing!

Brianna Phelan said...

69 comments? You guys are the freaking bomb! These are amazing - love them. The testicles population you made me laugh out loud!

jenny {zenobia studios} said...

the third shot is perfection. ; )

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

as always... FUN. great pictures! :)

*Lissa* said...

This looks like the funnest shoot ever!!

I love, LOVE the tunnel shot. Gave me goosebumps because it's THAT GOOD. ;o)

Dawn Malone said...

These are all great!!!

Stephen Grant said...

LOVE LOVE how you're never afraid to take risks and manipulate the image!! Beautiful, smokey images. And that tunnel shot and the capture of the sun are Ka-BOOM!

kymberli q. said...

So "gritty" in such a great way! You guys are so awesome!!

Will Parris said...

I of course have a special love for this entire post as I am a Trojan, very proud Trojan. Wonderful work, the images as always are stellar, comp, processing, the love, all of it! And it captures campus and make me wish for back in the day. Fight on Ohana, love you guys!

Brianna said...

Such a cute couple! I love how you always have the couples that are up for anything you guys can think up!
I love all the classroom pics and the last one is just ridic!

Nudrat O said...

LOVE the black and whites. They have such an awesome feel to them. You are sooooo awesome, David!

Barbara said...

i ♥ Hannah and Cadman! what a fun shoot! Awesome job!

Maya Laurent said...

I love the one where they are sitting at the desks. The light in all of these is super cool.

Tanya said...

The shots of Cadman laying on the ground writhing in pain so funny! Love this whole set!

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