April 25, 2008

I love Black & White!

all photos from D+G Wedding rehearsal originally uploaded by Courtney Lynn.

There is something about an excellent black and white composition that catches my eye and keeps me staring. It's tricky - I find that there's a thin line between a boring black and a white photograph and something amazing but when you can achieve it, man - AWESOME. What do I think a great b&w photo has? Depth.

As I took pictures at G+D's wedding rehearsal, there were several shots that I took in B&W. I usually bring out the intense colors in my images but I'm working on my b&ws. Hopefully I'll keep improving in this area!

April 21, 2008

Take Me Out to the Playground!

IMG_2035, originally uploaded by Courtney Lynn.

Last Friday, I had so much fun taking portraits of Ms. Lau's class for their upcoming school auction. This was my second time trying portraits of kids (but I DO love my candid shots) and these were the perfect subjects to shoot! They all took their place at the bottom of the windy perfect slide or climbed up monkey bars and I came home with 21 endearing smiles. Even in the short time I spent with them, I could see their different personalities come through. It was a great day. :)

April 15, 2008

The Makings of A Wedding

Take a happy couple....

surrounded by their good buddies...

reunited with their families... (i think this was the first time that D's parents were meeting G's whole family!) on such a joyous occasion!

I tagged along to D&G's rehearsal on Friday for their lovely saturday wedding since I would be
missing the ceremony. I was soooooo excited for them - to have their family with them, and to see how much everyone wanted to support them. Though I couldn't be with them on their big day, this was a great consolation. Congratulations D+G!

April 11, 2008

To Have and To Hold...

I actually have a phobia of interlocking fingers with people...
but I actually like the sound of "to have and to hold" and I LOVE look of this :)

April 9, 2008

Mabel & Kevin Part II //Mt. Soledad San Diego

My first Engagement shoot! With Mabel and Kevin at Mt. Soledad - which is one of Mabel's favorite places in the whole world. {You can see part I here.}

They were so kind and happy that it made our time really fun (thought I was pretty nervous). Are they not gorgeous together? Oh those skies were so blue!

Cute right??

So funny to have gentle Mabel throw out a sassy pose. annnnnd yet it still comes off as sweet.

Michelle & Kevin

Michelle & Kevin, originally uploaded by Courtney Lynn.

I headed out to La Jolla cove with another M & K couple... Michelle and Kevin. It was blistering cold that day, but this was one of the last shots of them that I got. We waited forever, but I did actually get what I was imagining in my mind - the water crashing behind them. The bird flying by was just a bonus!

April 8, 2008

Mabel and Kevin...a sneak peak

Mabel and Kevin, originally uploaded by Courtney Lynn.

I have on good authority that this sequence very well portrays their relationship. :-) This might have been Kevin's favorite part of taking photos - and I can see why!