Wedding Albums

Wedding Albums

On location weddings, Vegas

 

We were honored to be able to travel to Las Vegas to photograph the wedding of Chris and Krysten. I have photographed Krysten’s senior portrait, as well as their engagement session.They had planned their wedding for well over a year, and the excitement was building!  My assistant, Tawnya (who came out of retirement to help me, (not literally!), couldn’t wait to go. We had out bags packed and off we went. The hotel/casino “The Aliante” was amazing.  They have all these restaurants, gaming, and of course a spa. When I am photographing a wedding, I am always thinking of how the wedding album could be put together. I am thinking of series of photos to tell their unique story.  I  believe strongly  in wedding albums as the bride and groom’s first family heirloom. A wedding album is a legacy for their children and grandchilren , ( sorry I went on a rant there!)    We started out in the hotel/casino with photos of the groomsmen and then met up with the bride at the Grove. Krysten put so much thought into everything (I am giving Krysten credit for all the  little details, because it’s usually the bride, but who knows!) There were little handmade signs, these great mason jars with flowers, her bouquet was beautiful.  They had these great drink cozies for guest wedding favors customized just for them. It was a beautiful May day. The friends and family all gathered round during the ceremony as the minister made us all laugh and cry, right down to his socks, literally!  After the ceremony, the guests went into the reception room to greet the newly married couple. The toasts were all heartfelt, along with a lot of humor. The guests all had a great time dancing and partying the night away.  The DJ had almost everyone out on the dance floor. The bride and groom went all out for the cake cutting, sparing no frosting!  The nightcap to the evening was the bride and groom exiting  through sparklers! They walked through the line up of guests holding lit sparklers, and exited to start their life as husband and wife.  It was perfect.

Product Photography

Product Photography

Commercial Photography, Lancaster, CA

We did a product photography session for Edward Allen Gems , who offers a unique product. The product is  a digital caliper. This can be used by anyone who  needs precise measurements.  It is a multipurpose tool that can be used by mechanics, carpenters, and jewelers.   It measures in both inches or millimeters, so you can get a very exact measurement.

Through the years, we have photographed lots of products such as quilts, estate jewelry. collections, custom auto parts, artwork, even quilts. Many of our clients tried to do this work themselves, only to find that it isn’t as easy as it looks, and the results from a do it yourself are not professional looking. Don’t waste the time and effort doing something when you can have Sutton Photography photograph your products. We will help make your brand, as well as your product look it’s best and your website or any other marketing materials look more professional.

When you visit their website, http://edwardallengems.com , you will see samples of gorgeous gems. Their work is yet another form of artistic expression. They have some of my favorites: blue lapis, turquoise, malachite, and petrified wood.  They have about 50 different categories of stones for you to view.  I would highly recommend taking some time and perusing their website, where you can purchase these stones. If you are interested in beautiful gems, go on over to their website, they have some stunning gems for sale. http://eagems.com

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

Senior Portraits

“True Colors”: This series of portraits is from a personal assignment I did. I have been thinking of doing some sort of a session with a peacock theme for some time now.  I am always looking for wardrobe and props and ran across these two dresses.  There were pretty small and wondered if I would ever find anyone that tiny!  Luckily, Brittany fit the dress perfectly!  I made the headpiece out of many peacock feathers and the applique I took off the front of the dress.

Peacocks are symbols of grace, royalty and effortless beauty. It was with this concept that I created “True Colors” to showcase Brittany’s exotic beauty, self-confidence, and individuality.

“American Gothic” : The last image that I am showcasing, is a “Twilight” meets “Dark Shadows” inspiration.  As a kid, I waited every day for 4pm for DARK SHADOWS to come on TV.  I devoured all the campy dialogue and the creepy characters.  All the female characters were strong, beautiful women.  As I put the elements of this portrait together, I imagined her in this soap opera, in a very dramatic scene, ready to take on whatever comes her way.  Lights, Camera, Action!

Senior Photos

Senior Photos

Senior Photos in Lancaster, CA

Senior Photos are a great way to show all your interests as well as illustrating your future path.  Thomas is an explorer and wants to be a forest firefighter.

I thought it would really cool to show him in his turnouts in a creative way.  We tried lots of different poses and I sought to illustrate the future Thomas is what I pictured to be his enviornment.  It was great fun, and I didn’t even have to set anything on fire!

If you are interested in creative senior portraits, call to set up a free consultation at 661-942-4813

Senior Portraits

Senior Portrait

Senior Portraits “at last”

As a “senior, Charlien was very excited to have her senior portraits taken, at last. We got a big kick out of that! For what ever reason, she had not had them take in high school, but better late than never.  Together we discussed what she was looking for.  She wanted to incorporate a cape that her Aunt had given her.  Hair and makeup were done by Tessa at Bella West Salon.  She did a fantastic job and Charlien had “fake” eyelashes for the first time ever.  The topping to it all for me was photographing her dog, Seely.  She was a real sweetheart and one of the best trained dogs I have ever photographed (definitely easier than my own!). So you see, senior portraits can happen at any time, and it is never too late.

Senior Photography

Senior Photography

 

This is an example of senior portraits taken in the studio. We have the black v drape and the cap and gown for your portraits. It is fun to show off the personality of the senior.  I photographed Kirsten when she was a little girl and now to see her blossoming into a beautiful young lady was amazing!

The last image shows a collage that we can create to showcase your portraits.  We offer this in all of our product lines,not just senior photography; such as families, children, pets, glamour, you name it.  If you dream it, we can build it!

 

Engagement Portraits

Engagement Portraits

Engagement portraits are always fun sessions, as we get to know the future bride and groom. We were excited to photograph the engagement portraits in a desert setting.  The weather was unpredictable, and there was a slight chance of rain. The lighting was ever changing as the clouds moved in and out.  We didn’t get any rain our during the session, but we did get some dramatic desert skies. Depending on which way we were facing would determine whether we had blue skies or dark foreboding skies.  I loved both the perfect looking desert day as well as the dramatic clouds.  The Antelope Valley has, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful skies. The clouds are always different.  They can be fluffy, just look like they are sitting on the horizon, or almost “painted” on, almost surreal.The Joshua trees are always a great additional for impact and texture. It went from warm to cold during the session, but Heather and Michael were real troopers.

The results speak for themselves. They have some amazing images to use for their “Save the Date” cards.

Eagle Scout Portraits

Eagle Scout Portraits

Cody is a senior graduating from Paraclete High School, Class of 2014.  After much hard work and dedication, he has earned the title of Eagle Scout.  We extremely proud to call him one of our clients. As you can see from the numerous badges, etc., he has worked at many different areas of interest.  He teaches younger scouts in the summer as well.

 

San Fernando Mission Wedding

San Fernando Mission Wedding

We were so excited to photograph a wedding on a perfectly beautiful, sunny January afternoon at the historic San Fernando Mission. The bride was lovely and the groom handsome, so what more could you ask for. The mission is a working mission where brides and grooms can get married.  The altar is ornately decorated with gold and ornate woods.  The ceremony was very special and moving. The grounds feature a special garden honoring Bob Hope.  There is so much to see and enjoy at the mission from the bell that tolls on the hour to the living history that is all around you. We ventured across the street, running quickly to avoid the traffic, and meandered around the maze like park settings.  The sun was just going down as we made around.  Another truly memorable area.  Then we made our way to the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills, where the service is matched only by the great food.  The bride, groom, and guests dined and danced the night away.  The toast given by the bride’s father was one of the highlights of the evening. Their was a caricature artist there to render likenesses of the guests. A great day was had by all and there are so many special memories to take away from the day.

 

Location Photo Shoots

 Location Photo shoots

If you are looking for something different, try a location photo shoots. Look no further than the BLVD in downtown Lancaster, CA.  Here are two senior photo shoots that we did with very different looks.  I love the look of a dressy styling with an urban background. Both seniors had completely different looks due to their clothing, and they was they posed as well as the lighting.  Whether you want dramatic lighting or more natural we can do it!  The two sessions were styled differently as Philip is into skate boarding, modeling and acting. Alexis is both a girly girl and an athlete so we were able to accomplish both!

or more information on senior portraits or on location sessions, please contact us at 661-942-4813 at Sutton Photography.