DIY Ranch style wedding in Half Moon Bay

Oh this DIY wedding was off the hook!  I remember meeting with Emilie and Will a month before their wedding.  The wedding took place on there ranch South of Half Moon Bay.  When I met with them on this beautiful day in May, I have to admit, I was a little worried as their barn that was to house the celebration of about 200 guest was still very much under construction!

Although, knowing this family, and the village they have around them… my concern was only mildly there… and completely left on the day of when I showed up to capture this breathtaking day! So, yes, everything you see at this wedding was creative, do it yourself, and done with a whole lot of love for this couple.  This post is a year over due, but definitely did not want to forget about the highlights of this day!

Fall Portrait Photography / Pumpkin Patch Portraits / Half Moon Bay

We may not have all the tree’s that turn color like the East Coast, but it is that time of year where the fall colors are glowing. And in Half Moon Bay in particular the pumpkins bring this magical warmth that is so perfect for a backdrop for your next family portrait.

There is nothing like the open country, add that with a splash of orange, aka pumpkins, and you have your perfect fall portrait session. My favorite pumpkin patch to capture this at is Bob’s Pumpkin Patch which is just slightly south of Half Moon Bay. If this is something you would love to capture, act fast as they are only hear for the month of October.

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Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches:

Bob's Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Farm

Arata's Pumpkin Farm

Farmer John's Pumpkins

Farmer Dom's Pumpkin Patch at Harbor Village

Happy New Year!: Half Moon Bay Portraits

Ok, so I am a week late in doing this. My excuse is this: Life is good. Thank you all for giving me a great year of capturing new love, new life, new beginnings, strong family ties, and a boatload of great memories. Here are just a few of the highlights of the year. May 2012 find you happiness and new hope.Portraits by Shanti / Shanti Duprez / Country / Half Moon Bay / Beach / Baby / Family / Enchanted Forest / Cypress Trees / Maternity / Low Tide / Beach Wedding / Princeton by the Sea / Mavericks Conference Center / HMB Golf Links / Ritz Carlton / Studio Photography / San Francisco / Montara Beach / Engagement / Giants Engagement / Att Park Portraits

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Patience Pays Off: Half Moon Bay Beach portraits

The “C” Family has patiently awaited their day. And by that I mean they have been on my calendar to photograph their family portraits for the last two years. Everytime we either approach the day or get to the day of, either foul weather or life has come into play causing us to reschedule. Well, our day came and oh am I ever so glad we were patient!

Besides the weather being perfect, and the energy playful and sweet, the “C” boys were ready to bring this to the next level, and not just make this another signature beach portrait session, but to make it THEIR family portrait on the beach. Little things like the chemistry between the boys captured during a fun sand fight, to an airplane they brought with them to include in their images really just put the soul into their images and made it theirs.

Thank you “C” Family for not giving up on this and allowing me to capture this the way it was supposed to.

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