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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!

shootshop awesomeness

I had the amazing pleasure of attending a shootshop this week with the magical team of nate and jaclyn kaiser of the image is found.  I have been religiously stalking….errr I mean, following their blog for some time now.  When they announced their most recent shootshop date I just KNEW I HAD to go and let me tell you I am so happy that I did.  Nate is wonderfully candid, hilarious and just an overall genuine guy, and his dear wife Jaclyn is equally as wonderful, genuine and honestly just one of those people that is such a pleasure to be around.  Aside from their overall awesomeness, they really gave so much of themselves to all of us and really helped me ‘see the light’ on so many levels.  The information I left with is invaluable.  For any of you out there considering this workshop…its a MUST!  You would be a fool to miss it.  And, not only will you gain some amazing knowledge and inspiration from these two but you will learn a whole new slew of adjectives I like to call ‘nate-isms’.

Anyways…here are a few snaps I captured in between all the nate-isms, sound effects, and overall awesomeness that is the image is found.

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Just before we got down to biz and actually got to watch nate shoot, he was sure to steal some shots of his beautiful wife jaclyn. Seen here in the front is the amazing nate + jaclyn, and behind them from left to right is Robert, Whitney, Sabine, Shari, Jonilyn and the beautiful models, Rachel and Andy  icon smile shootshop awesomeness 

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this was one of the MANY funny moments of the day.  As we were watching nate work his magic, this group of skateboarders came up and requested they too be in the pictures.  Nate of course gave them the go ahead…although we think the little guy sitting next to Rachel was a little more interested than just being in the image, as he insisted he needed to ‘sit by the girl’…a little ladies man in the making…LOL.

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this is about as far away as you will see nate shoot

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getting closer….

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BAM!!  This is where nate really shoots from…nice and up close and personal.

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work it nate!

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A few other photogs that were there with us but I didnt happen to capture for your viewing pleasure…Lisa of Bella Rock Studio, Cristen and Scott of W. Scott Photography, Ryan of Innovative Photography, Mark of Mark Eric Photography, Janet of Oi Joy Photography, Crystal of Crystal Peterson Photography, Joy of Joy Marie Photography, and a few people I didnt get cards on…Tim of Tim Larsen Photography, Jill Bisinger, Carey Estrada, and Amy

May 8, 2008 - 12:23 pm

Cheyenne - I have always been inspired by your work…. and ever so jealous that you got to meet the dynamic duo that is “the image is found”. beautiful pics friend… love love LOVE that last one :)

May 8, 2008 - 12:31 pm

melissa mcclure - So fun! I’m jealous ;) And Jonilyn is just the workshop whore that week! haha

May 8, 2008 - 1:46 pm

Emma - Charise, it sounds amazing. I am sure you came home inspired and ready to take on the future.
You are already amazing so who knows where you will launch off to now! You ROCKSTAR !!!!

May 8, 2008 - 1:55 pm

Leah - What a great time and great experience, Charise! And can I just say how happy I am to see someone else who wraps their camera strap around their arm instead of their neck, lol!

May 9, 2008 - 7:37 am

nate - it was so great meeting you charise!!! we’re so glad you could come to the shootshop and get learned with us :) thanks so much for all of the blog luvin and the kind words…and the pics are great too!!!

May 9, 2008 - 9:45 am

T.C. - Yeah for you! This sounds and looks like it was quite the experience. GREAT images you came home with, too!

May 9, 2008 - 9:58 am

sabine - it was great to meet you at the “we learn good” shootshop! I love your work, so I guess now you have a new blogstalker. If you are ever in the SF area look us up ;)

May 9, 2008 - 10:50 am

Lisa - Work it girl! So great to meetcha, and hang out! Love the second to last image…way to work the hard light!


May 10, 2008 - 9:55 pm

jen mabray - wow!! i just came across your blog… i love it when i come across a photo superstar!! hee hee! your work is amaazing and the new blog looks killer! i am adding you to my inspiration list! =)

May 12, 2008 - 8:54 pm

Ryan Christensen - Charise… great images, it’s almost like I was there… wait a minute, I was! I was great meeting you, please keep in touch!

May 13, 2008 - 12:46 pm

cristen w. scott chester - we loved meeting you at the shootshop last week! great photos! keep in touch and let us know if you ever make it out to the ATL!


Introducing Baby "E"

Let me start by saying that most newborns I photograph dont always sleep ever so sweetly throughout their session.  Usually we take several breaks, some to feed, some to cuddle with mom and dad, etc.  But baby ‘E’ was quite the sleeper and ohhh how I loved iticon smile Introducing Baby "E"  She slept amazingly well allowing me to move her and squish her up as much as I wanted and also woke up for a little while to let us get a few shots of her beautiful eyes!

 And of course, heres a sneak peek from our session.  Look how precious this little girl is!!

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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 ( 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!

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