Reno Photographer

AILENE + JOHN / TAHOE MEADOWS, RENO, NV ENGAGEMENT

My vision of an ideal engagement shoot setting typically consists of a stunning backdrop and ethereal golden hour lighting conditions, complimented with a lovely couple, both beautiful inside and out. Ailene and John's engagement session a few of months back pretty much encompassed all of those elements, with the added bonus of being graced with literally hundreds of unwanted pesky guests (or residents in this case). Consequently, we acquired a dozen or so mosquito bites (thanks to a mild case of Murphy's Law and my lack of preparation), but left with some pretty amazing photographs.

Ailene and John's patience, humor, and ability to poke fun at a not-so-ideal and bug-infested situation eases my mind, making me that much more excited to photograph their wedding next month!

Note to self: always have bug spray handy.


Date: June 24, 2018

Location: Tahoe Meadows along Mt. Rose Highway in Reno, NV

Film images shot with a Pentax 645N on Fuji 400H film, dev and scan by The FIND Lab.

Digital images shot with a Canon 5D III, processed with Mastin Labs Presets.


ALEX + VERN ENGAGEMENT / EMERALD BAY, LAKE TAHOE ENGAGEMENT


Date: February 3, 2018

Location: Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA

All images shot with a Pentax 645N on Portra 400 film, dev and scan by The FIND Lab.


CANNERY ROW ON 35MM FILM / MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA

Back in July, myself and several co-workers traveled to Monterey, CA for a week to attend a class for some continued education and development related to our job. One of the best perks while traveling for work is exploring the area where you are staying during the free time hours.

I brought along my Canon AE-1 for the trip to take some shots along the sights of Cannery Row. However, I was saddened I couldn't take more photos than I would have liked. For a while I thought my camera was malfunctioning thinking the shutter button was stuck, but it turns out that a dying battery inside a perfectly functioning camera don't quite pair up well (I didn't realize the battery was dead until very recently haha, #filmnewbie).

Being in Monterey was not only a great escape from the office, it was also nice to getaway from the hot July weather in Reno. The whole week's forecast remained in the high 60's!


Location: Cannery Row, Monterey, California

All images shot with Canon AE-1 on Fuji 400H 35mm film, dev and scan by The FIND Lab