Senior Portrait Now that is what I call fun!  I love Senior portraits.  I especially love taking senior portraits of seniors who are totally fine with being crazy and silly and just having a great time.  I especially love a senior portrait session where we all realize that our venue is closing and we are… Read More

Styled Wedding Photoshoot Another post about my wonderful time in Santa Barbara at the Fess Parker Inn.  The purpose of a styled wedding photoshoot is something different than a normal wedding day.  First it is something that a bunch of people get together and figure out in this case Stephanie Williams at Handlebar Studios organized… Read More

Fun Child Portraits Oh let there be fun!  Every year in and around the beaches of sunny Santa Barbara, CA David Jay and his team put on a heck of a user community conference at the Fess Parker Inn.  Not only a wonderful property in a wonderful location but it was filled with truly wonderful… Read More

Simi Valley High, Senior Portrait – Celine The lovely and beautiful Celine’s senior portrait turned out amazing.  She was so easy to work with.  She looked stunning whether she was dressed up fancy or hanging on her Motorbike.  Loved taking the time with her to nail the perfect look.  Take a look at these few… Read More

What a great time at Posada Royale Best Western in Simi Valley with Paul and Sam and their families.  Luminary Photo took some great photos but we were so privileged to be apart of their wonderful ceremony and the beginning of a new family.  Sam and Paul had so much fun and unlike many brides and grooms they… Read More

How often do we wish we could pick the brain of our favorite expert in a field?  How often do we get to watch and learn from the best?  With how busy our lives are I can tell you it is almost never.  On a whim I was able to spend 4 days in Santa… Read More

Had and unbelievably great time with Chris and Kayla taking their photos at Corriganville Regional Park in Simi Valley.  One of the most critical times for a photographer happens long before the day of the wedding.  As a photographer of people it is much easier to take pictures of people when you know something about them.  At… Read More

I had the pleasure of working with these girls for their holiday photos.  We ended up custom designing a card using several images and they turned out amazing.  Take a look at a some of the pictures from the day.

A great friend Natascha Corrigan has a Wedding Band called LA Rhythm Crew.  I did all of these photographs for them and I know they look great but wait till you hear how they sound.  If you want something different for your wedding hire LA Rhythm Crew and watch people have a great time on… Read More

We were able to spend the day with both dear friends and our latest wedding client.  We started there around 11am and spent until 9pm getting everything photographed.  Here are a quick few that you might enjoy.  If you like a photo or an album use the Facebook like button below the photo gallery.  You… Read More

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Here are some quick hints to make your pictures perfect. Make sure to have an engagement picture session.  This will allow you to get to know your photographer.  More importantly, for your photographer to know you.  We like to know if you are sensitive to light, blink a lot, have a favorite side or a favorite smile.  Your photographer… Read More

Lightroom 3 by Adobe systems is out.  Being a digital photographer this is a must have tool for me.  Having been part of the Lightroom 3 Beta I have fallen in love with this program all over again.  This is a program that I think everyone who takes a lot of pictures should be using. … Read More

As a photographer I get to find inspiration everywhere when taking photos.  As a good photographer it is what you do.  You capture a simple moment with beauty and grace.  Often that inspiration comes from me.  Noticing the way light falls across someone’s face or a beautiful vista, or capturing a child in a pure… Read More

Your Photographer performs a multitude of roles at your wedding or event.  We play event planners, time keppers, smile makers and a whole host of other things.  In my many years of business I have turned down many brides.  It wasn’t always because there was a scheduling conflict, but there wasn’t a connection.  Over the… Read More

So a question I got a week ago centered around how do you know when you should take the picture.  Truth of the matter is that you don’t.  A lot of times the moments are very fast and fleeting, but being a professional photographer for many years, has taught me one thing, patience.  When I… Read More

So here it is again I am trying the blog for Luminary Photo.  This Blog is going to cover three main areas.  One, I want to help those of you out there that are looking to be better photographers.  I don’t know everything about photography, but I know a lot.  I think if I ever… Read More