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Photography By Charise, I Camarillo Wedding Photographer l  Southern California and Destination Photographer bio picture
  • Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  This is the place where you can check out some of my favorite images and get a little peek into my world.

    If this is your first visit to my blog, I am a Southern California based full time wedding and portrait photographer.  I photograph weddings all over Southern California as well as a handful of destination weddings all over the world.  I absolutely love, love, love what I do and feel so blessed to be able to capture so many special moments in the lives of so many amazing people.

    Take a look around, and if you like what you see, please be sure to leave a comment, or click on the contact me link....I love to hear from my blog readers!

I've been a BAD blogger

The past few weeks I have been a really bad blogger….icon sad I've been a BAD blogger  Although in my defense I have been so very busy!  My mom who normally watches my little one a few days a week for me was out of town for just over a week which threw a loop in my session and editing schedule.  So I basically took an entire week off of shooting and editing while spending some quality time with my daughter.  In addition, I am getting ready for my first bridal fair booth.  And, I am uber excited that I am heading out to San Diego tomorrow to attend a workshop (www.theimageisfound.com) with some FABULOUS photographers that I absolutly LOVE!  I am so excited to spend some time with them and hope to come home wonderfully inspiredicon smile I've been a BAD blogger 

 I have however had many sessions over the past week and a half and KNOW my clients are patiently awaiting their sneak peeks to make it to the blog.   To be sure to do this right, I will create a few new posts with some sneak peeks for you all.

Thanks everyone for bearing with my bad bad blogging the past few weeks!

xoxo – Charise!

   

Such a happy little guy

I received an email recently from Sindy asking about recreating a portrait as a gift for her husband.  When her oldest son was 5  months old she had a beautiful portrait taken of the two of them together and gave it as a very special gift to her husband.  Well, now that Sindy and her husband have another little guy she wanted to recreate the same portrait with her younger son to give to her husband as yet another very special gift.  So, Sindy and her little cutie pie came to the Photography By Charise studio to do this for him.  Whenever I have someone wanting to recreate something with a child it always makes me a tad nervous because lets be honest, you never know what your going to get from a little one….sometimes they just aren’t in the mood for portraits ans sometimes they just have their own idea of how the portrait should look ;).  However, as soon as Sindy and her son walked into my studio and that little guy of hers looked up at me with a big, sweet grin, I just knew things were going to be great and that we would be able to recreate that portrait for her.  Honestly…he has got to be one of the happiest little guys I have seen in a long time, AND he is simply adorable to boot! 

Here is a shot from the recreated portrait 

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An in between shot…check out this little guys personality!  SO CUTE!!

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And we snuck in a few at the end just for fun.

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April 17, 2008 - 1:35 pm

Melissa McClure - So cute! Love that one in the tie :)

   

Matt + Jen : 10 months later

Last weekend I met up with a few local photographers, Amanda, Tanni, Je and Heather, in Santa Barbara for a little gathering and some shooting.   Prior to our gathering, I had been chatting back and forth with a friend of mine about the possibility of doing a ‘trash the dress’/post wedding type session with her (she and her hubby got married in May of last year).  So when this get together came up I just knew this would be the perfect time to get Jen back into her wedding dress and hit the streets for some fun and non-traditional shots in her gown.   As the date got closer I thought that we could get some additional great stuff if we could get her hubby Matt to come out and join us.  Matt graciously agreed to come along and model for us…although I’m not too sure if he REALLY knew what he was getting himself in to…LOL.   

Never-the-less, if any of you blog readers out there are up for a fun session like this hit me up!  I had been itching to get out and do one of these sessions for a long time and would LOVE to get out and do this again sometime soon!

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a little some thing different with the editing…. 

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The great people at The Cheese Shop, Inc located in the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center on State Street allowed all of us to come inside and have some fun shoting in their shop.  Oh, and I might add…they have an amazing selection of cheese and wine!

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Then, a quick change of clothes and we headed for the beach…but first a little carousel ride

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Us photogs really had a great time and I hope that both Matt and Jen did as well…despite the freezing cold dip into the oceanicon wink Matt + Jen : 10 months later  I only went in up to my knees and I was freezing, I cant imagine how cold they were when we made them LAY in the water….although I did tell Matt it would only be for like 5 shots….guess I sort of streched the truth on that one.

Matt and Jen, thank you so much for coming out and spending the day with us…I love you guys and hope you enjoy these images!! 

April 9, 2008 - 10:53 pm

Jen - Charise, These photos are so amazing! Matt and I had the best time with all of you guys. I have to say, it was freezing when we were in the water, but so worth it! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to wear my dress again :) We love you! xoxo Jennifer

April 9, 2008 - 10:57 pm

Desiree Hayes - Holy hotness! These are fabulous, Charise! I love them all!

April 10, 2008 - 9:04 am

Amanda - ohhh I love the carrousel shot sooo much! I wasn’t able to nail a good one of those! :(

April 10, 2008 - 12:42 pm

T.C. - AWESOME work, Charise!

April 10, 2008 - 12:48 pm

Emma - WOW! They are really stunning. They looke ven better then they did when we were chatting about them!

April 10, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Caryn - Are you KIDDING me with these??? Amazing. There’s the Charise I know and *love*!! That first picture is stunning and the colors throughout are spectacular. Why can’t I be that cute??!

April 10, 2008 - 4:43 pm

Angie - Charise…those are AMAZING! Some day I am going to be as good as you!

April 12, 2008 - 6:40 pm

Nicole - Wow. These totally rock! I ADORE your work!!!

April 28, 2008 - 12:08 am

Nathaniel Thompson - beautiful shots, charise. shoot me an email if you ever do this again. i’d love to join you!

   
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