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Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Lovely Senior Photo-Shoot with the Foye’s

Grandmother and Grandfather magazine style family photo-shoot

A True Story

In our day to day lives its so easy to get caught up in the little details that really don’t matter in the bigger picture of life.  A few weeks ago, I was in the hospital for four days.  I was in terrible pain when I awoke on a Sunday morning.  Had trouble breathing.  Every time I inhaled it was very painful.  So much so that I couldn’t stand up.  Connie told me that if I didn’t go to the emergency room, she’d divorce me.  Hmmmm.  Okay.  So off to the emergency room we went.  After Xrays and a MRI doctors found a small blood clot and fluid on my left lung.  It wasn’t fun being in the hospital for four days, having blood drawn every four hours, vitals every four hours too, tons of wires hooked up to my chest and a heart monitor.  Don’t know about you, but if someone is waking me up every four hours to draw blood and take my blood pressure its near impossible to get a restful sleep.

As I lay in the hospital bed, day after day…. everything that was seemingly important, washed away.  I didn’t care about what bills were due, that my car needed a tune up, about the new camera I wanted, remodling our home, that trip that I really wanted to take with my wife.  None of the day to day trivial stuff mattered at all.  What mattered to me was who I loved.  My beautiful with Connie, our kids, my family and my close friends.  Since leaving the hospital I have a fresher, gentler outlook on life and am not sweating the small stuff like I used too.  I know it will all fall in place perfectly.  It always does.  I’m grateful to have an amazing, loving wife, my sister Dr. Jill who came to look after me too and my father and close friends who would give me a pint of blood and a spare tire if I needed it.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Instead, just work on your bucket list and start crossing off the stuff that you’d like to do.  Give your family an extra hug and kisses and tell them that you love them a few extra times each day.

 Senior Portraits

When a client commission’s me to photograph their senior parent’s family portraits I approach their photo-session with enthusiasm and respect.  Both sets of my grandparents have passed away long ago and I have very few photographs of them.  I do have some quick snaps that I took of them more than 30 years ago with my Kodak Instamatic camera.  Remember those square flash cubes?  How I wish I had beautiful portraits of my grandparents.   Memories fade, but when I look back at these snap shots, it takes me right back to that that time in my life.

 

Senior Portraits of GrandparentsTracy {their daughter} picked a great time to celebrate her parent’s relationship and and her relationship to her parents with the gift of a magazine style family portrait session.  You have to make time for something like this.  As human beings, we tend to procrastinate celebrating and recording some of the most precious moments and people in our lives.  Its these moments in time  that we’d really like to perserve for ourselves and our families for generations.  The thought process goes something like this:  “I’ll get around to it someday.” or “When I lose fifteen pounds, then I’ll be ready to have our family portrait taken.”

But what if you could be photographed look like a million bucks without losing a single pound?  What if you looked as though you’ve lost those fifteen pounds?  What if I could show you, with a few corrections in your posture and body position to look thinner and the most beautiful that you’ve ever looked in a photograph?   With a little direction, in seconds, I could show you:  How to stand comfortably and look slimmer, where to place your hands {that’s one of the most common questions:  “What should I do with my hands?”}, the prefect tilt of your head, and the perfect placement our studio lights so that only your best features are highlighted, all the while making sure that you are comfortable, relaxed, happy, and having a laugh while doing it.  And, I guarantee you’ll get the best portraits that you’ve ever had of yourself.  That’s what everyone tell me after they view their family portraits.  Yep, that’s what I do every day at my studio.  We make sure that you look your best.


“Photos for a lifetime!  We will cherish the photos of my parents forever. I am so glad we did it. You are a true professional.”

  ~ Tracy Foye | Anaheim


The same day I took Mr. & Mrs. Foye’ portraits I alos made portraits of
Grandpa with his three year old grandson Killian.  You can see
Grandpa Ernie and his grandson Killian’s portraits here.

 

Senior Studio Portrait of Grandparents


p.s.  What would it mean to you to have a gorgeous wall portrait of your children, your parents or grandparents to hang in your apartment or home?  Can you put a price on the value of your family portrait, your parent’s or grandparents portrait if something were to suddenly happen to someone in your family?  I know that sounds harsh but, but consider this…

My very close friend Trevor, recently lost his mom.  A few days after his mother passed away we were sitting in his family home and reminiscing about his childhood and his mother, going over photographs from his childhood.  I watched his face and body language change as we viewed some of his family photographs.  It was as if he was transported back to a different time as I watched a smile come over his face.

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.

 These Kids are Hysterical | And They are TWINS!

Had a blast with the Raglin’s.  What a great, fun family to photograph.  When I met everyone and said high, William the little toe head, was very outspoken and Oliva was very shy, clinging to mommy’s leg.  So,  made sure to pay allot of attention to Oliva and she started warming up to me and the idea of a fun family portrait.  I can always tell how much the kids are loved by their parents by  how well adjusted they are.  Oliva and William are, happy, silly, light hearted, laughing throughout their family photo-session and they both had a blast.
orange county fun family photographer for children

Telling  Secrets

We were all walking from one location to another for more family groupings and I asked the twins to sit on the stairs and tell each other a secret and photographed their reactions from about 40 feet away with a telephoto lens.  close up fun portrait of a young girl orange county family photographer

How To Create Great Close Up Portraits of Your Children

I love creating close up portraits of kid’s faces.  It’s important to keep them engaged in playtime during your photographic process.  So I sing, tell them a story or just act totally goofy to keep them engaged so that they forget the process of being photographed which lets their personality come out and play. Nothing trumps natural expression.close up fun portrait of a young boy orange county family photographer

 

 

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.

Grandfather and Grandson Photo-Shoot

Magazine Style Kids Photo-Session with 3 year old Killian and Grandpa Ernie

Grandpa Drives His Corvette Really Fast!

Had a wonderful Grandpa and Me two generations session this morning with some lovely clients.  Ernie’s daughter Tracy had purchased a gift certificat for her mother and father as a Xmas present.  What a wonderful gift for the grandparents.  So it either and early or a last Xmas present.  Ernie is a lovely gentleman, married to his lovely wife of forty years.  After being a dentist for forty years, he’s retired now and enjoy a life of leisure.  Expect when he goes 160 mph in his 05′ grey Corvette {when no one else is in the car with him}.  When Killian arrived he was super shy and a bit bratty.  Can I say that?  Well his mom called him a stinker so I guess I can.  But we soon became fast friends and have plans to go fishing next week.

three year old boy and granddad photo session pictures

A Relaxed, Fun and Enjoyable Family Photography Experience

Killian is adorable and has an enchanting laugh.  My approach to magazine style children and family portraiture is always an easy going and relaxed,  filled with impromptu pauses to chat, tell jokes and learn more about my clients.  All the while taking great care to give direction and make sure that Ernie and Killian were completely relaxed and having fun so that they’d both look great.  Something that may not be noticeable at all is the subtle and calculated use of a flattering light source.  This is accomplished with a 4’x6′ Larson softbox which provides a soft light source akin to window light and provides beautiful skin tones.  My ability to put people at ease, my ability to make it a fun and enjoyable family photography experience and my ability to deliver the results that my clients want to put me at the top of the list for magazine style children and family photography for my Orange County, Los Angeles, and South County clients.

 

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.

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