Katy and Orlando’s San Francisco Engagement

I was so honored when Katy contacted me to do some engagement and family portraits in their hometown of San Francisco. It is always a treat to get “away” for a day and shoot in an entirely new environment.  I flew in Thursday morning and was back home by Friday afternoon.  It was a short jaunt, and without Ramona or Jesse with me, I seriously got the best night sleep I’ve since I was 6 months pregnant.  The trip with worth it just for that.  But seriously, Katy and Orlando are ADORABLE.  I love their energy.  They are playful, loving and if I can say so, pretty freaking sexy! I had a great time photographing them down at the embarcadero and then outside their amazing home in Pacific Heights (where they have the most excellent views of both the city and the bay).

I have been playing with the idea of going back to shooting film exclusively–at least for smaller shoots like this one.  I shot 3 rolls of 36 ex Fuji Velvia 800.  I overexposed these by a stop and a half for the darker mid-tones and then tweaked them a bit in Lightroom for skin tones and black and white conversions.



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January 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Beautiful! I always enjoy seeing your work! You inspire me:)

Joshua Jobst
January 4, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Nice e-session, Julie!

Christy Harper
January 5, 2013 at 5:23 AM

lovely images thanks for sharing

January 6, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Beautiful pictures!

January 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Stunning photos. I get so lost in the moment of looking at all of your work that I forget I’m sitting in a cubicle and should be working.

Brian Kraft
January 14, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Great photos. Very fun and loving. And I dig the film.

January 21, 2013 at 5:53 AM

I just had a run through your photos and love how you capture people. I’m trying to get better at taking all sorts of photos–so, may I ask: do you have any recommendations on blogs that talk about different camera settings and show the results?

January 23, 2013 at 4:35 AM

Beautiful pictures, as always! So much personality. Keep up the good the work!

February 5, 2013 at 4:14 PM

LOVE! I love these photos, love that you guys got together with Julie for the shoot, love you Katy, love you Orlando, love you Julie! Gorgeous!

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