Ive definitely dropped the ball the last few weeks -I was on a roll blogging weekly but I caught a horrible cold two weeks ago and it knocked me off of my blog game! And the cold has just been cycling through the family ever since. Ugh. When mama gets sick EVERYONE gets it! I even second shot a wedding with my friend right in the middle of it all!! For most of the day the Dayquil kept it under control but I did have my fare share of cough attacks at all of the wrong times -like in the middle of the vow exchange and the speeches! You know... the times where your supposed to be quiet not coughing up your lungs! I had to run out of the ceremony 3 times to avoid interrupting the whole wedding! Not fun! ... and then I went to Stagecoach last weekend and that made everything better! It was just the mini vaca we needed to revive us! Ill post more about that later... but today I want to share with you some photos from a mentor session that I had with the fabulous Meghan Weisman! I love her work its so clean and consistent! I know her images at first glance and I can only hope that one day people will be able to recognize my work without having to look at the watermark. That would be rad! The photography world is filled with so much talent and you constantly have to learn how to improve your business -not only by getting better gear but also by investing in workshops to improve your skills. She taught me more about lighting, playing with the sun to add that lovely glow to your images, and much more! It was such a great experience and she was super sweet and hilarious to hang with!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.