Louraine + Chris Engagement Photography Session

Chris Webb and Louraine Alvarez Beach Engagement Portrait Session

Recently I had the opportunity to shoot some engagement portraits for a wonderful couple, Louraine and Chris.  They are one of the most light-hearted, fun-loving couples I have had the privilege of shooting in quite some time.  Our original plan for this engagement photography session was to shoot at the tide pools at the famous Point Dume.  Unfortunately the beach …

Kelly + Jon Engagement Photography Session

Kelly & Jon Engagement Photography Session 10

I was honored to be asked by some of my closest friends to shoot their engagement session.  It was an all day shoot that started at the Westlake Village Inn, took us to Lindero Country Club, and ended with a sunset shoot at the world famous Santa Monica Pier.  It was a wonderful shoot that resulted in some beautiful photography. …

The Reveal: Should I see my groom before the wedding?

Josemphoto.com Showcase Gallery - Kosloskey Wedding

Definition: The special moment when a bride and groom see each other for the first time before the wedding ceremony. I highly recommend this for every wedding. It’s a bit non-traditional but it’s definitely becoming the new norm. I’ve seen this done in a couple of really cool ways. If the venue is ready, the groom can stand at the …

Villasenor Maternity Portraits

Villasenor Maternity Portrait

Maternity portraits hold a special place in my photography heart. I enjoy capturing the love that is abundant when a couple is expecting a child.  It’s even more special when the couple is expecting their first child.  I was honored to shoot the Villasenor’s as they prepare for their new addition.  Here are a few of my favorites.     …

10 Wedding Photography Tips

10 Wedding Photography Tips

Is wedding photography a priority to you? It must be, or else why would you be reading a post on wedding photography tips, right? If it is, then this list needs to be read. I have been to many weddings in my life and I’ve learned a few things along the way. Of course, everyone has different tastes and desires, …

What should a bride & groom be looking for in terms of wedding photography & packages?

Most people agree that wedding photography is the only thing they have left to remember their wedding day once it’s all over. Then why do so many people want to spend as little as possible on their wedding photography? This thinking makes no sense. There is a huge difference between people who snap pictures and photographers who capture beautiful imagery. …

Wedding Photography Guide For Brides: A Guide To Help Your Wedding Day Go Smoothly

Bride and Groom Beach Portrait

I’m sure you already know that choosing the right wedding photographer is just as important as choosing the right groom. Just kidding. Getting the right photographer is important, but there are lots of things that YOU can do to ensure that your wedding photos are as good as they can be. Pre-Wedding Photo shoot Having a pre-wedding photo shoot can …

Glowbird : Band Portrait Shoot

Glowbird Band Portrait Shoot

This shoot was for a friend’s band.  I found this really cool location, thanks to my wonderful wife, hidden in the hills of Malibu.  It’s at the end of a hiking trail called Solstice Canyon.  The cool setting provided a perfect backdrop for some awesome shots.