It's a neighborhood home to nearly thirty-four different sub-cities where summers are almost always in the triple digits and you're for sure guaranteed to find a ton of Thai restaurants lined up on Sherman Way Boulevard in North Hollywood.
So often do clients ask me for suggestions on where to do their portrait sessions, and while I do love photographing sessions outside of the San Fernando Valley there is just something that can be just as charming in the valley as other locations like the famous Hollywood Trail in Griffith Park.
While there are tons of options to choose from, I want to highlight some of my favorite locations I personally shooting in when shooting in the valley.
It started with a simple introduction, an awkward text and a continuation of what bloomed to become my favorite love story...
So, it’s raining on your wedding day. You anticipated cold weather and a bit of an overcast, but definitely not rain.
Your wedding was planned to be an outdoor wedding ceremony and you’re freaking out. You have your wedding planner on speed dial, and your wedding party is telling you not to worry "It's going to be so much fun!" they said.
You're still panicking.
I'm here to tell you that a rainy wedding day is not the end of the world, and doesn't have to damper your mood (pun intended). All you need is a little preparation, have an open-mind and trust your photographer. In my experience shooting rainy day weddings, they have been quite the learning experience for both myself and the bride, but I think all-in-all everything turned out beautiful and memorable!
Since I've never shared this story before, I thought I would shed some light on my learning experiences shooting rainy wedding days, how to see the bright-side and how to prepare for it.
It's no secret, I don't always have my camera on me. *GASP*
I know! It's terrible.
What's a photographer without a camera? (Well, still a photographer just without a camera. Haha.)
Despite not having my camera with me everywhere I go, I do however carry my iPhone everywhere I go. And rest assured all those photo-ops I sometimes feel like I'm missing out on because I don't have my DSLR, are still being taken on my smartphone. Although smartphone photo quality isn't a replacement for a decent DSLR, it does a quick job of capturing what I want to capture...most of the time at least.
To stay consistent in my work, social media feeds (personal + professional), I use a few different iPhone photo editing apps to really keep the aesthetic of my work looking just the way I like.
Due to some of you asking me what editing tools and apps I use to edit, I thought I would simply show you by giving you my top picks for iPhone editing apps and how to use them.
You're going to wanna see...
I am a...
Los Angeles native.