The last several days have been a real blessing, as I'm on a wonderful road trip out west to connect with friends old and new on the West coast! One of my oldest friendships is with my former housemate and college troublemaker, Donny. Over the years he found love, married an amazing woman, and now has two beautiful children. Visiting them when I'm in Los Angeles is always a treat. This time around I was honored to be asked to capture some images of my friends in their backyard and the results were delightful!
In show business they say never have kids or animals on stage if you want to keep things manageable ... we were working with both! A photography rule of thumb is to avoid shooting where there's high contrast, especially with portraits. We defied that rule as well - the lawn was blasted harshly by the sun. Still, with some deliberate composition and delicate work in the digital darkroom, we are all happy with the results and it appears I have maintained my dear friendship in the process. Bonus!
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