Family, Kids, Maternity and Weddings

Watching ’em grow – a five year tradition of family portraits

By on October 12, 2011

One of the great things about shooting family portraits is developing relationships. This year I’m shooting with a lot of families I have photographed on numerous occasions. In a lot of cases I only see the families once a year but documenting the family’s growth is an amazing experience.

A few weeks ago I shot Tracey and Carley. This marks the fifth year I’ve photographed them. The night before our shoot I bumped into Carley at the El Segundo High School football game. My heart dropped to think she was already in high school, but it turns out she’s still in 8th. Carley was nine years old the first time I photographed her in 2007.

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head shots and portraits

New studio and athletic portraits with Rachel

By on March 19, 2011

Robin and I bought a house in November.  As excited as I was to own our home I was more excited about being able to build and plan the new studio.  Work plus new baby made it challenging to get the studio ready but last month I finally got to a place where I was ready to start booking shoots.

Rachel has the honor of being the first client in the new studio. I met and worked with Rachel in early 2010. Since then she’s been working her ass off to get in better shape. I’d say it worked.

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Architecture and Design

Renaissance Towers for About:Space

By on March 11, 2010

A couple weeks ago I got a call from the interior designers at About:Space. They were finishing up on a project for the Renaissance Towers downtown and wanted to submit photos of their work for an industry award. Their work involved upgrading the lobby and leasing office as well as designing the new penthouse. The following shots are samples from our two day shoot.

Renaissance Towers Leasing Office Design
Renaissance Towers Leasing Office Design
Renaissance Towers Lobby Design
Renaissance Towers Lobby Design

As much as tried to integrate it into the shot, I just couldn’t manage to get the helicopter pad just outside the windows on the right to read. Next time I’ll request a helicopter.

Renaissance Towers Penthouse Living Room
Renaissance Towers Penthouse Living Room
Renaissance Towers Penthouse Master Bedroom
Renaissance Towers Penthouse Master Bedroom

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Looking back at 2009

By on January 1, 2010

Over the past couple weeks I have been digging through the archives to pull images for this year’s slide show. The slideshow represents all the assignments I shot in 2009 as well as follows the growth of our 20 month old daughter Grace.

It’s great to reflect on what worked and what didn’t and it has planted a few seeds for new business plans for 2010. The slide show is laid out chronologically so if the newborn shot next to the architecture shot next to the model seems out of place, now you know why.

Enjoy the show. Hopefully you will see some new images as well as think back to our photo shoot together. Maybe you’ll even see some images that will inspire another shoot for 2010. Thanks for your support and referrals, they keep my business alive.

The song is 28 butts by Little Jackie. I was introduced to Little Jackie by our local friend Jason Bently at KCRW. Enjoy and thanks for a great year.

If you missed last years check out the following from 2008:

Chuck Espinoza Photography – A Slideshow of 2008 Photography from Chuck Espinoza on Vimeo.

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