Posts Tagged ‘#SanDiegoPhotographer’

A Beauty Portrait Session | San Diego Portraits | KRUSH Photography

There’s just something about working one-on-one with a client. This is why I enjoy shooting senior sessions, modeling and acting portfolio building sessions, and boudoir. You get to really know your client…their likes, their laugh, and how they like to have fun.

Meet Lauren. She’s a Freshman in College. Fun, sweet, intelligent, and as you can see, beautiful.

Here are just a few shots from a recent photography session we did.

A huge thank you to Brittney Ciampoli who did an amazing job on her make up. Absolutely flawless, yet natural.

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Cellar 3 | San Diego Craft Beer Scene | KRUSH Photography

Cellar 3 Green Flash

Now that I’m back to blogging, it’s time to get some of these brewery images out there.

For those who don’t know me, I have many loves. My family, traveling, photography, good food, animals, art, wine, and beer. Well, really beer is more my husband’s love, but I love to try new things, and I DO love stouts, so I tag along. Plus it gives me an opportunity to meet new people and photograph something different. Plus, there’s just something about a brewery that’s laid back and relaxing.

For those of you who are familiar with the local San Diego craft brew scene, I’m sure you’ve gone out there and checked out some of the popular names, Better yet, you’ve taken advantage of some of the tours.

Yesterday we were fortunate enough to tour Cellar 3, better known as a Green Flash, but their newest location in Poway (they opened just 2 weekends ago), just outside of San Diego.

The tour was just $5 and included 3 tasters, normally $1.25 for Green Flash brews and $2.25 Cellar 3, so you do the math.

So if you like beer, definitely check them out. Well worth it.

Oh, and they have a food truck, which is bonus, and really awesome as well with a great selection.

San Diego Craft Beer Menu

San Diego Craft Beer Menu

Tasters

Tasters

Wall Art

Wall Art

Bar

Bar

Tasting Room (indoors)

Tasting Room (indoors)

Bar Display - fisheye view

Bar Display – fisheye view

Cellar 3 Green Flash

Cellar 3 Green Flash

Entrance Room

Entrance Room

Tasters - Fisheye view

Tasters – Fisheye view

Tasters

Tasters

Wall art

Wall art

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Rollers

Rollers

Rollers

Rollers

Beach House Ale Taster 1

Beach House Ale Taster 1

Wine and Whiskey Barrels

Wine and Whiskey Barrels

Tour Guide

Tour Guide

Racks. Don't pull the nails...

Racks. Don’t pull the nails…

Bottling Station

Bottling Station

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Tanks

Tanks

Tour

Tour

More tasters

More tasters

Natura Morta with cranberry

Natura Morta with cranberry

A little lesson

A little lesson

Can't wait for the plum!!!

Can’t wait for the plum!!!

And more tasters

And more tasters

Silva Stout - my fave

Silva Stout – my fave

End of the tour

End of the tour

 

A Dance Session | San Diego Photographer | KRUSH Photography

Dance.

Poised. Precise. Elegant.

It’s what I’ve grown up loving.

I was never lucky enough to be able to take ballet lessons, and so now I live vicariously through my clients by getting to photograph it.

Please take a moment to enjoy and appreciate this very talented dancer and what we were able to capture for her, here in San Diego.

And with the “May Grey” and “June Gloom” season upon us, the clouds were especially good to us for her session. Most people love sunny weather, and we do too, but there’s just something about a cloudy day that makes for perfect lighting and closer to dusk, a lot of moodiness that we here at KRUSH Photography thrive on. It was a win-win for us on this particular evening! Things couldn’t have been better…gorgeous client, amazing theme, and perfect weather.

We love what we do!

Dance/Ballet

Dance/Ballet

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A Business Journey – From Start to Finish (maybe)

Last month I decided it was time to close up shop in beautiful San Diego in preparation for our move back to Japan where we’ll be calling home for the next 3 years. And with that move, I decided it would be a perfect time for change. I mean why keep things simple by leaving them as they are, right?

So, I’ve got this great idea (or maybe not…only time will tell) to start a blog post that I’ll update on a weekly basis. Each week I will post goals, and the following week, post if I followed through or not, give any pertinent updates, and set new goals.

So, are you ready?

WEEK 1:

Goals: Decide who my ideal client is, and put it in writing. Find the most popular social media sites for browsing, and for service shopping.

So….

What social media platforms do you spend the most time on?

FB? Twitter? Google+? IG? Pinterest? LinkedIn?
Something else?

How about when you’re looking for a service? Same, or something along the lines of Yelp or Google or word of mouth?

Week 2: Bombed.
It’s just an excuse, but there’s a lot going on with the move.

Week 3:

Completed: Nothing. AGH!!
I have half of my ideal client written down.
The social media sites are all over the place. But research shows FB has the most users, but I’m finding the most interaction is on Instagram. No leads though. I figured since I’m in limbo, that won’t happen for awhile.

Goal:

Finish the ideal client write up.
Post at least 1 blog post this week.
Add at least 1 new photo a day to Instagram.

San Diego Pinup | Mini Studio Sessions

For those of you who don’t know me, my family and I will be leaving the San Diego area in about 5 months. It’s both a sad and happy thing. Sad in that I am a SoCal girl at heart (I grew up in Santa Barbara), and I really do love San Diego and so many things about it. But happy in that as of right now, the move will take us back to Japan which I also very much miss. And if I could combine best of the two, I would never, ever, want to live anywhere else.

Anyway, with this move, I feel like I may have a difficult time in shooting boudoir which is what I’ve been mainly putting all of my efforts in for the past year and a half, and I believe I’ve made some pretty decent headway with it. It’s something that I enjoy doing for many reasons, but mainly I love the transformation of these women who may or may not already know how beautiful they are, and what we are able to do together to show them exactly how¬†beautiful they are. But moving overseas also means I loose my studio, unless I’m fortunate enough to find a large home that has the ability to set up a studio in it, which – in all honesty, is not highly probable. The alternative would be to rent a love motel or hotel room, but even then, space can somewhat be lacking. So for now, I’m concentrating on building up my portfolio in genres that I think may be best received that I can shoot on location.

This is a recent development, which started just 2 weekends ago with my first specialized client shoot…pin up. It was a mini session complete with props, but hair and makeup had to be done off site, by a hair and MUA, or by the client themselves.

And although I realize these were done in the comfort of my own studio, I had to start somewhere. Perhaps in a month or two, I’ll try again, with full sessions on location.

In the meantime, please take a moment to enjoy a couple sample shots from the girls that graced us with their presence during our last pinup session!

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Homecoming – J Family

I hold Homecoming sessions very near and dear to my heart. It may be someone else’s loved ones returning home, but I know the feeling of excitement and anticipation all to well.

I was very touched and honored to have Mrs. J contact me to capture these special moments for her. And even more so when she told me that this was her first one ever. And do you want me to throw even more special details into this story? They also had sweet baby S. Daddy WAS fortunate to meet baby S before he left, but nothing compares to being with your little ones as they grow.

Sure, you get to miss the sleepless nights, crying fits, diaper blow outs, and the other not-so-fun stuff that comes with having a baby, but every sailor dad I’ve ever met swears to me that they would gladly switch places to give mom a break if they could. Pictures, emails, phone calls…nothing even comes close to comparing. That’s one of the many sacrifices that these men and women make to serve our country.

So, without further ado, I’ll share a few of their moments with you.

Welcome home, Mr. J!

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Headshot Event

We had some wonderful clients attend our headshot event this past Sunday! What exactly was our headshot event? Well, it was a chance for our clients to update their headshot images for their #linkedin, #facebook, and other social media sites, as well as their business cards for an insanely discounted price. Not only that, but we offered makeup services by the very talented Margaret with #Ioderme. Why are updated headshot important? Because your image is a direct reflection of you…of course! People like to have a connection with the people we talk to. And we’re very visual beings. So think of it this way… If you’re a business owner, and your profile image has nothing to do with you, or maybe doesn’t reflect your personality, you’re likely to make a bad impression, or even no impression at all. And as an individual, if you were to apply for a job, or talk to another individual that you’ve never met, and your image is of a llama or a selfie you took in your bathroom, what do you think that’s going to say about you? We rely heavily on first impressions, so it’s important for yours to reflect you at your best, no? What does your profile picture or business card say about you?

 

KRUSH Photography Headshot San Diego

KRUSH Photography Headshot San Diego

KRUSH Photography Headshot San Diego

KRUSH Photography Headshot San Diego

KRUSH Photography Headshot San Diego

KRUSH Photography Headshot San Diego

San Diego Photographer | Glamour Session – Angie

You’ll notice over the next few weeks I will be working on getting the blog updated. Lot of stories and images to share – both business and personal, but I have been a little swamped.

So I want to start with sharing a few images from our session with the gorgeous Angie. I sometimes get clients that remind me of someone, and most of the time I can’t quite place who it is. For Angie, I feel like she looks a lot like Jennifer Garner. What do you think?

Angie is an amazing lady…both inside and out. She serves are military, is a mom, and just an overall sweet woman. And she is absolutely amazing in front of the camera. I get all sorts of clients – some are comfortable and need very little direction, some need some direction, and some need lots. And I can’t really say that I prefer one type over the other, to be honest. I think I just love my job too much. =) Anyway, Angie was a natural. I look forward to working with her again in the future!

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