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I think the very first image below sums it up! This session was simply… FUN. On a day where there was an apparent solar eclipse, I spent the afternoon strolling around a few famous L.A. landmarks with Robin & Edgar. We started shooting at Union Station (with some mad men flair) and winded things down at Disney Hall… capturing moving and powerful imagery while simultaneously fending off plenty of other photogs in the process, ha ha. I truly enjoyed getting to know Robin & Edgar on the next level and also really felt as though I captured  their relationship in a unique and creative way! Take a look for yourself…

Danny Baker

 

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Santa Monica, CA… Ahhh, this is definitely one of my favorite places on the West Coast. I love the relaxed California vibe here, that is both trendy yet extremely welcoming. That being said, whenever I get a chance to spend time seaside while photographing a couple in love… it’s a good day! This was exactly the case when I photographed Nancy & Iyad’s engagement session on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon a couple weeks ago. This session was very special for me as I’ve photographed two of Nancy’s sister’s weddings, which were a couple of my all-time favorites! Nancy was simply radiant and bursting with enthusiasm to say the least! And Iyad, of course, was clearly enamored with his beautiful fiance. Capturing real moments and overflowing emotion was definitely not a problem. I hope you enjoy some of my favorites below 🙂

Danny Baker

 

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A couple Sunday’s ago on a gorgeous Pasadena afternoon, I casually strolled through City Hall and the surrounding area with Erika & Hunter while capturing a few images celebrating their engagement. This was such a great time for me, as I always look forward to getting to know my wedding couples a little better prior to the wedding. Almost immediately after getting started I could sense a fun playfulness reflecting from Erika & Hunter’s interactions… and they did pretty much everything I asked without hesitation which always makes for great images! I’m really looking forward to capturing their special day in June, as this was merely the warmup before the big show!

I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites below…

Danny Baker

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I love L.A. at night. There’s such a gritty, vibey and energetic feel that it’s truly inspiring to me as a photographer. With all that being said, there’s also a serenity in the constant hum of motion. Shooting in L.A. at night is much different than shooting in a field at midday… there are elements completely out of one’s control, and THAT’s the exciting part. You never know what you’re going to get!

A couple months ago I invited good friends Neil and Lynn Johnson along for a fun evening. Neil and Lynn are truly an encouragement to me in many ways. They model a marriage that’s constantly infused with a Godliness that’s truly inspring. Their lives are a based around serving others, so for me to serve them and capture a few memorable moments was the least I could do.

The other purpose of this session was to scout new places and try different techniques as often I do before incorporating them into my normal workflow and process. We started our journey at the DWP building, then to the 2nd Street tunnel and capped it off at LACMA while still having the time for some Chipotle… definitely a fun night.

Capturing the very first image below was pure fun, with the element of danger mixed in for spice. It was pretty comical because my good friend, Matt Groves, was my lighting assistant for the night and he was SO worried that he was going to blind drivers in the tunnel. So I’d get the light set, compose my shot and then notice the light drifting away… EVERY TIME! Obviously, a few still turned out 🙂

I hope you enjoy these…

Danny Baker

 

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There’s something about newborn babies I love to photograph! Actually, a lot of things… the tenderness, newness, fragility and small, intricate baby parts are a few things that come to mind! I also love capturing the unique intimacy between a mother and her baby (and family). I recently spent some time one afternoon with the Alex, Mike, Matthew and new addition, Dominic at their Simi Valley home. Over the last several years, I’ve had the privilege of photographing some of Alex & Mike’s “life milestones,” including their wedding and numerous family sessions… so when Alex called to schedule this session, I was ecstatic!

One of the more “popular” images (see top image below) occurred while grabbing some shots of Alex & Dominic. Alex had just warned me of the possible repercussions of a naked baby on my backdrop. I’m never really all that concerned with that as my primary objective is getting the shot. The sequence occurred in slow motion it seemed and I was almost tempted to put my camera down and help… but I’m really happy I just kept shooting! Aren’t you?!  🙂

If you like what you see, drop me a comment! I’d love to hear from YOU.

Danny Baker

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Just a few weeks ago I spent a lovely Sunday photographing David & Tammy’s wedding at the Universal Sheraton in Los Angeles, CA. On this day, as usual, I had quite a talented Epic team on hand (Special thanks to Kyle & Matt). I also had the pleasure of working with Amy Jordan with Stella Bloom Designs, she gently guided the day along while also provided the stunning florals… talk about multi-tasking!

I always enjoy weddings that have meaningful, historical and religious elements all intertwined. As a photographer that seeks to document real moments in a creative fashion, David & Tammy’s wedding was the perfect scenario. One of my favorite byproducts of shooting weddings are the relationships that are created in the process. This is something that not only is beneficial on a personal level, but in my opinion absolutely essential for capturing intimate, honest and real images. That being said, here are a few that caught my eye!

Danny Baker

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