I am incredibly privileged to be related to many talented and gifted people. One of those people, Josh, I am related to by marriage, and he's someone that is not only an incredibly great guy, and married to a wonderful woman (my adorable cousin, Dani, pictured below the jump), but he's also worship leader and pastor at Vintage Faith church. He's incredibly talented; both as a singer and a songwriter. He's going to be speaking at a massive pastoral conference, for pastors all over the U.S. in southern California this next week. We've been talking for awhile about doing a photo shoot, and so we finally did it.
We had SO much fun shooting all over Santa Cruz - we went from the Boardwalk, to Cafe Pergolesi, to Vintage Faith. Josh was so much fun to shoot; not only is he a fun guy in general, but he was game to try anything. And because it was a artsy/music-y type of shoot, I could really push the limits of fun and funky photography, not only during the shoot, but afterwards during post-processing. I had SO much fun just letting my imagination go crazy with colors and whatnot, as you'll see below. It's pretty rare to be able to really just let loose, since I'm usually shooting engagement or family portraits, so when I get a chance to be super-creative and have fun, I go for it. I love how they turned out! Below are just a few of my favorite shots. If you want to see all of the favorites, you can do so by clicking here (and these aren't all, but Josh asked me to edit a few of my faves, and so that's what is posted currently). If you want to see more, there are more after the jump.