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.