The Shakes & Dear Kora | Orange County Documentary Photographer

Last night I attended a small show for local bands in Lake Forest, CA. The opener was The Shakes. They were a fun alternative indie rock band that moved people to dance which I really enjoyed. And next up was Dear Kora. I loved their emotional vibe and hint of Flyleaf tone. They really captured the audience and even had a mosh pit going at the end.

In the past when I have done concert photography I have solely focused on the band but now with the documentary mindset, I found myself focusing on the fans and getting the raw emotion of the show.

I shot in RAW but I put my settings to Monochrome (Black & White) in camera, knowing that I could see them in color later when editing. While editing, I decided I liked how the majority of photos looked in Black & White and stuck with that. 

Hope you enjoy :)

Venue: Orange County DIY located at North Dwarf Records in Lake Forest, CA.

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[Picture LOVE] Mr. & Mrs. Maka!

Hooray!! Brian and Emily are married!!

It was such a pleasure to go on this journey with these two. One of Emily's bridesmaids referred me to them to be their wedding photographer and we went from a consultation, to an engagement session, to their wedding day and I am so pleased with how the photographs turned out. It was a fantastic fun filled day. Amy Beth joined me again at this wedding and it was awesome!

Venue: Dove Canyon Courtyard
Hair Stylist: Jenna Murray
Make Up Artist: Christina Sandoval
Dress Designer: Allure Bridal
Floral Design: Sunland Flowers
Catering: Something Special Catering
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Officiant: Charles Wallace

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