Tuesday, December 15, 2009

South Africa is Gorgeous!

So we're to weeks into our vacation in South Africa. We had a great time in the Krueger National Park where we did our safari. We've been to Jo-Berg and Durban as well and now we're on our way to Port Elizabeth and then to Cape Town. Below are some pictures from our safari. We'll be sure to post more later!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sorry, but another great website to offer your services or to look for models is Model Mayhem. You may have heard of it but if you haven't it's a great resource to find models, makeup artists, hair stylists, and of course, photographers. Check it out at www.modelmayhem.com.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ever been to Strobist.Com?

If you've never been to Strobist.Com you should definitely check it out! It has some great fundamental lessons on using your on camera strobe off camera. It started out just as a blog but it has received considerable praise from amateurs and professionals alike. Well, what are you waiting for, check it out at www.strobist.blogspot.com and see what all the hype is about.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Adobe Lightroom is Awesome!

Tip of the week; if you do a lot of shooting and haven't tried it yet, look at Adobe's Lightroom. It's really changed the way we process photos and decide on which ones to keep and which ones to throw away. It's a great program and it's not too expensive with cool presets for adding effects such as B&W or Sepia (and other effects) to your photos. Anyways, check it out at www.adobe.com and let us know what you think!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

We're back!

Sorry to all of our readers it's taken so long to write again! (all five of you, but thanks so much for reading!) We've been incredibly busy with photography and life and that we have severely neglected our blog. However, we're back and that's what counts.
We have updated some pictures on our website with more to come. So if you haven't already, check it out and let us know what you think.
We're excited to be going to South Africa next month. We'll have a lot of pictures so we'll be sure to post some as soon as they become available.
We'll that's all for now but we'll have a new post soon. Thanks for reading and please feel free to ask questions or submit ideas of your own for discussion.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Gomez shoot

We recently did a shoot for the Gomez family; they were great! However, more importantly they were happy with their pictures. Check out what Shari Gomez had to say about them:

"Needless to say by my order you guys ROCK!! I can't tell you how happy I am with them!! They turned out awesome!! You captured my older son Erik so well, he hates having his pictures done...I will tell everybody to get you while they can... Again, thank you so much for making it a fun and easy experience!!

Here is a picture of their family. Check us out at http://www.takeourphoto.com/ and see what the buzz is about

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


How come Cannibals don't eat clowns?

They taste funny! :)

Ok, not too much to blog about this week but promise it will be more interesting next week.

Monday, May 18, 2009


We just recently got back from Arkansas. We unfortunately had to bury my grandmother's ashes so the nature of the trip wasn't the best to start with. However, we tried to make the best of it with our family so we took some pictures while we were there. Erica took a few of my sister-in-law Heidi in a wedding dress down in a stream and through different parts of the extraordinarily small town of Cotter, AR. I took some pics of the kids around an old barn that is owned by a family friend. Anyways, we hope you enjoy the photos and we hope everyone reading this gets inspired to do photography more and more!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Wedding Fair!

We have our very first wedding fair coming up on May 17th! It's at the Long Beach Hyatt hotel. If you know anyone getting married or getting engaged tell them to come down and check us out. We will have multiple pictures, albums, and even a flat screen TV with a slideshow of our images. It should be a lot of fun and also educational for us! Hope to see you there, it starts at 11.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Anyone need a watch?

So not much of a photo blog but if anyone is looking for watches my brother and his wife own a watch company called UrbanWatchCo and you can see there website at www.urbanwatchco.com. Let me know if anyone is interested; maybe I can get you a deal.

Monday, April 27, 2009

This was a great shoot and we want to say thanks again to Starlee who modelled her wedding dress for us. It was a practice shoot for us to take our new Canon 5d Mark II's out for a spin. If you would like to see more photos check out our posting on flickr at this web address http://www.flickr.com/photos/takeourphoto/sets/72157617146875689/ . We hope you enjoy the pictures and if you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to email us!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We're getting the new Canon 5d Mark II

So, it's official, we're getting the Canon 5d Mark II. Hopefully it will spur some great pictures and keep us on the cutting edge to give our clients the best possible product for still a really low price. Call us if your interested in getting a photo shoot done and seeing the insane clarity of this new camera that everyone's talking about! 949-280-1222

Monday, April 6, 2009

TakeOurPhoto Logo

So here is the new TakeOurPhoto logo. It's been in the works a long time and it's finally here! We've uploaded it to the website and we are planning on make shirts and stickers to market. Let us know what you think and we hope you like it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Comments from our last wedding

Just thought we would share comments that were made about this Saturday's wedding that we photographed:

Brandon & Erica,

I wanted to take a moment a tell you what a wonderful experience you made Brooke's wedding. First, your professionalism: you took the pictures quickly and efficiently...taking every picture we asked for and more with a minimum of stress. I appreciate that you knew that we wanted to experience everything for the wedding. We've been to weddings where the family has missed the entire reception time and for that we thank you. Next, the fact that you treated everyone as if we were your family. You made us feel like it was more than a "job". Both of you had such happiness and joy. So many people complimented me on my choice of photographers.

Thank you Again!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Latest Canon Camera - Canon 5d Mark II

The latest and the greatest from Canon came out a few months ago. However, it is still the talk of the town. Check out www.dpreview.com and then click on Reviews for the Canon 5d Mark II. It is probably the best camera to dollar ratio out there. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Photo Tip for the Week

Want to take better pictures? Try using the rule of thirds. To do this, divide the camera view into thirds. Place your subject on either the left third or the right third to create a more dynamic composition. Most commonly subjects are placed in the middle of the frame but, by using the rule of thirds, it will create lasting images that you can share with friends and family! Have fun!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hello & Welcome!

This is our first blog & post so bear with us. We would like to invite anyone & everyone to visit our blog to learn about photography tips, news, and different experiences we encounter as we photograph always for fun and sometimes for money :) My wife will throw in humor and random thoughts so please bear with her as well. Our first photography tip post will be soon so keep your eyes peeled and we'll be sure to bring you something entertaining as well as helpful!