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Patricia’s Exotic Wedding is Now Online

Patricia had her wedding in San Diego, California, reception nearby in La Jolla, and a second reception later in Utah at the Grand America. Her finished wedding album was a surprise from her parents to her for Christmas. And because I love my work better in person in a finished album, I held off on posting her images until her parents gave her the beautiful heirloom album.

It’s now safe to post these and I’m excited to do so because it is so fantastic! I can’t wait for you to see it. This image below was taken on the cliffs of La Jolla, and in person, looking at the album, you can see every wave in the distance, and feel the glow of the sun breaking through the clouds, and really feel the love of these two people.

There are some single images that take up double-page spreads in a dramatic way like this image below of the couple at the San Diego Temple. And though you can see the entire album on my website as of today, I will have this  album with me on January 19th at the free Salt Lake Premier Wedding Show.

I hope you can come see it, because nothing beats seeing one of my finished albums in person. This double-page spread below looks amazing close up where you can see the lighting, the clouds, the composition, and the expressions.

I try to keep at least 5 entire wedding album designs up on my website at any one time, but as of today I have SIX! I love showing the variety of albums that span brides with various ages, body shapes and styles, and images that cover their entire day with various conditions, sunny days, stormy days, daytime, nighttime, inside, outside.

No matter what, I want you to be happy and confident on your wedding knowing that I know how make you look great. Check out Patricia’s stunning and exotic wedding online and come see me on January 19th.

(Album can be seen at BryCox.com > Portfolio > Weddings > Wedding Albums > San Diego/Grand America)

Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego

While in San Diego for a wedding, I took some time in the morning to go photograph the Point Loma Lighthouse. Unfortunately, the road is controlled by a government installation and is not open at the right time of day when the sun is perfect. So I had to make due and be creative in making it look amazing during a very dull time of day, when the sun was in the wrong spot, and when it was crawling with tourists. Here’s the result.

Rather than shooting it the way I planned, I instead shot it black and white and used some fun lenses for controlled blurs. That way I could still get something exciting, while hiding the people.

I processed each of these using my own custom effects and distressed edges that I sell to photographers. It really helps give these images a unique look all around.

You would never know that the place was crawling with tourists in these images, and the b&w art effect on each of these really helps create an interesting and unique look on an otherwise dull, sun-lit day.

When creating this image below, I pointed up, blurring and darkening the ground with the lens, hiding all the people and tourists around the place.

I am really happy with the results of this shoot. It was a great creative start to a great day of shooting, and the wedding that followed was amazing! I’ll post it here later after the client has seen the images and ordered.

If you’d like some beautiful art pieces for your home or business, let me know. I have a huge collection of lighthouses and other scenics that are beautiful and inspiring. And if you’re a family, now is the time to get family portraits. Besides the nice warm weather and the studio gardens looking their best, I also have a great promotion running making it even more affordable. Check out the last blog entry to see the details and give me a call. 801-728-3317.

Smooth-Ocean Sunset Scenics in San Diego, California

While doing a wedding in San Diego this last weekend, I arrived a day early as I always do for out-of-town gigs to avoid travel complications. I found some food and then went out to find a great rocky shore on the ocean to create some smooth-ocean sunset scenics. It took some driving, but here are some of my favorites that I created that night.

I knew I had the right spot when I found this sign.

I then took this self-portrait of myself, hiked down the cliffs, set up, and waited for the perfect time to shoot.

While working, I tried to get another self-portrait of myself using a second camera on self-timer on a pole, but a big wave almost got me. It took a few images of me saving my camera.

I really loved the results from that night. Each image is great in its own way. If you’re a photographer, subscribe to my photographer workshop site and see the full story of how I created these, step by step.

And if you’re a family, it’s that time of year again for family portraits! The studio gardens are lush and beautiful, the weather is great, and I have a new, fantastic promotion running through June. Call now!! 801-728-3317 to set up a time.

And feel free to browse my main website at BryCox.com.