Santa Barbara’s fire makes for an amazing sunset!!

Today the smoke from the nearby fire started blowing over Santa Barbara and was dropping TONS of ash!!! It was insane.. It was coming through our sky light vent and was all over my desk. But I didn’t let that get me down, because it also made for a VERY LONG “golden hour.” Usually that’s an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset. The “prettiest” light of the day.

We were commissioned to do a family portrait of 18 people as a surprise gift for the grandma. With portraits I never really know what the personality of the family is going to be until we get there. With weddings I know ahead of time because we do engagement shoots. Well, boy was I super excited when I saw the personality of this family!!! Sooo much fun!!

These are just a few quick pictures nearly straight outta the camera. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to process them much.

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  • Alex Robb said:

    Love the Shadows!
    Back from great trip to Oregon!

  • millicent lalanne said:

    Dear Tim and Cheryl,
    The 3 shots are beautiful! So exciting!
    Millicent

  • Tara said:

    OMG! So fun! I'm doing a family portrait with MY family (30 people-AHHH!). Can't wait to see how it turns out:)