I was in a lil funk last week... I didn’t book any photoshoots because I was in dire need to catch up on moving/ organizing my home. I was anxious to get out there and shoot again! Luckily I didn’t have to wait too long because my friend Larry, from photography school, let me tag along & be his right hand man (woman) to shoot a wedding up in Wrightwood, Ca. Let me just say that the scenery was A-MA-ZING!!!! The snow had just fallen and was softly trickling down the trees. I had no idea how hard it was to expose for the doggone snow! This was my first time shooting with a 24-70mm 2.8 lens and I really enjoyed it! I wish they had a zoom lens like this with a 1.4 aperture! Or maybe they do and I just don’t know about it yet :) I’ll be posting some photos of the wedding soon along with their cute modern love story!
I woke up Sunday pretty sore from the day before. I never thought that you would have to be physically fit to be able to hold all this equipment. These lenses are too heavy for my scrawny arms! I gotta throw some pushups into my daily routine. I was very excited to be shooting my first maternity session! But on the other hand I was kinda nervous because it was my sister n law and I really wanted to give her some great shots, so the pressure was on! So stay tuned for her maternity/ boudoir photos (hopefully she’ll let me post some of the boudoir ones to share with you all!)
In the meantime here are some photos of my lil sugar butt having some fun in the sun!
Im crazy about this kid! He's a little stud like his daddy!
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.