I just got back from California where I taught my most recent MJ2Day wedding photography and business workshop. We had SUCH a fun group and I can't wait to share more about them soon. But first, I wanted to share some photos from our shoot that we did on the first day of the workshop. During the day, before the shoot, we talked about photography topics like shooting techniques, finding great light, composition, posing, and interacting with clients. Then we went out into the good light the hour before sunset so I could demonstrate how I run a typical engagement shoot and put into action the topics we covered earlier in the day. Our two models were Mike and Erika who are married and just had their first baby girl only 2 months ago! Mike is a photographer himself and I loved getting to know these two a bit during our shoot. As you will see, they are drop dead gorgeous AND adorable together. I felt super-spoiled as we walked around Claremont and I got to photograph them in these beautiful locations! Throughout the shoot I took time to turn to the attendees and give them my thoughts on why I was making the choices I was making and what my settings were. Interspersed within my photographs below you will also see some behind the scenes photos. Thank you to my friend and MJ2Day alumni Jeremy Chou for taking those!
And of course we had to take a group shot at the end of the shoot!
Stay tuned for a recap of Day 2 of the workshop as well as more info about the Rancho Cucamonga attendees!


Equipment used for portraits of the models: Canon 5D Mark III // Canon 50mm 1.2 lens // Canon 70-200 2.8 lens
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