Thursday, September 16, 2010

melissa + michael. balboa.

let me just start by saying, this is one of my very favorite sessions of the summer, if not ever! remember melissa and michael? of course you do. they came to salt lake for their engagements, i came to san diego for their bridals. it started out a crazy day- melissa got stuck in major traffic coming from L.A., we didn't know how long the light would last, and neither of us had ever been to balboa before. oh, and i was 8 months pregnant. =)

i'd say, we got the results we wanted. =) in fact, i'd even say it worked in our favor! i brought the video light on a whim so we ended with some night shooting. and honestly, these two are in a word, stunning. my camera LOVES them.

melissa and michael, is it really over? i miss shooting you. much love.






well folks, hold on to your britches.
jalene and lincoln's bridals are next!
and their shoot? it's a show stopper.

22 comments:

Cameron and Shannon said...

Wow! These are really incredible! Some of my favorites ever of your work. Awesome!

crave photography said...

Jess, stunning work! Perfect lighting, perfect location (lucky), and beautiful couple!

Ally said...

okay, these might be my favs EVER. I think because I love Balboa so much and I get to shoot there in 2 weeks (yay!), but the colors and style of her dress etc..it's like it was all planned!
I'm super excited to see you and do some wedding shooting in Seattle in 2 DAYS! But mostly I'm excited to chat and see ya. xoxo ;)

Rach said...

are you kidding me? freaking amazing.

Lindsey Orton said...

these are so stunning.

Terese said...

Oh I'm so glad you're back! I just love checkin' out your work. You have such talent and such an eye. Your style is right up my ally. Those shots of the couple in the dark are soooo romantic. I love them. I can just imagine the moment.

Little Cherry Blossoms said...

Amazing.

Kristy Cefalo said...

These are so beautiful.

Mckenzie said...

i know i say it all the time but really you are absolutely amazing. i can't even believe i know someone who can do something like that! i'm thinking i am going to have to hire you sometime. think about doing my next baby's birth story??

Laci said...

Oh my goodness what a dream location! And Love her makeup! They are stunning!

Jenny G said...

I've been following your blog for a while. I'm a fellow photographer and get so much inspiration from you. I love your work. This shoot is amazing!

Emily Dobson said...

Holy cow, these are INCREDIBLE! I can see what it might be your favorite session ever... beautiful couple and beautiful backgrounds - wow!

Jaci said...

Breath taking details!!

Julianna Collett said...

I wanted to FAV evry single one on Flickr these are truly spectacular!

Jenna said...

so soo stunning! I just love how the architechture complements her dress. perfection!

Jenni said...

Isn't she beautiful!? and these are absolutely amazing. You did such a good job! I'm the block-stocking cousin who gave Melissa your name, I love your work!

Amy Lou said...

AMAZING! BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL hair and makeup.. Well done Melissa :)

jean smith said...

stunning AND stylish...what a fabulous couple. gorg images!!!

Anonymous said...

wow, i think that also is my favourite session of yours..EVER! just beautiful JK

Loni said...

Really beautiful. Cool locations. Can I ask you how long it takes you to post-process a session, on average? Do you edit in Lightroom & Photoshop? Thanks!

Steph Romney said...

oh my. her dress! oh my. your skills! these are ravishing.

Elizabeth Powell said...

Do you have any idea where I can find this dress??