Sunday, August 30, 2009

Red Tide in Half Moon Bay

Last week in Half Moon Bay we were lucky enough (or were we?) to experience a Red Tide ( on Surfer's Beach. I went down in shorts and waded through the water trying to get the perfect shot. And yes, (despite slight tweaking in Photoshop) the water really truly is that color. Weird, I know.

I had just a little fun with texture in Photoshop on this one... I just like how it makes it look like a cool old photo. (:

I think this one's one of my favorites. It was weird (and yet oh so cool) how the water was orange in some places and blue/grey in others. I was thrilled when this wave crashed in just the orange part.

That's all. Don't swim in the water when it looks like this. And keep an eye out for all the dolphins and seals and pelicans; they just loooovee all the dying fish (they die because all the algae sucks up all the oxygen in the water-isn't that sad?!).

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pike Family Portrait!

We shot at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club near sunset. It wasn't a big shoot, but we wanted to make absolutely sure that this year the Pikes had a photo of all four of them smiling (it's harder than it seems!)

The Yacht Club is so perfect. This wonderful bench sits on the edge of the beach and you can just sit and look out at the harbor all day. (:

Isn't this mother-daughter duo just gorgeous!? Love them!

All four Pikes.

My favorite of all four of them. Don't they look happy?

This photo tells more truth that you realize ;)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


On Monday evening Ava and I headed down to Montara beach to shoot some portraits. She brought a few outfit changes and was totally willing to experiment with me. (: As you can see, she's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks a million Ava! <3
This one's one of my favorite of the evening. What a gorgeous gorgeous girl!
I thought I'd include some details. She had such cute shoes on!

At first, a little smile...
And then the full blown smile came out. :D


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