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Category Archives: 2 Engagements

Another Fullerton Arboretum Garden Portrait

Just when I think I know a location like the back of my hand, something new always reveals itself… :-) I love the Fullerton Arboretum; it’s worth the $100 permit every time! Here’s a quick shot from today’s engagement session. It’s a really great time of year for portrait sessions in the parks / gardens […]

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Film: Engagement, Weddings, and Oak Glen Photog Shootout

A few TOTALLY RANDOM images from two recent rolls of (slide) film, just for fun. :-) Tomorrow is the SoCal Photog Shootout in Claremont, CA! If you’re free, if you have a brand new Christmas present to play with, come play around with light with us! Models, knowledgeable leaders, and dinner are provided as usual. […]

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Photo Of The Day – Fullerton Arboretum Garden

Thank you Charline & Joe for picking a great location and being so fun to photograph! I love this garden scene, I could spend every day shooting portraits here and never run out of ideas. :-) (They picked their engagement session location and wardrobe to compliment their wedding colors. Turned out pretty flippin’ awesome, if […]

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Engagement Session on Coastal Bluffs

View more at matthewsaville.com/signature-portraits :-) I’m just not good with words. I’ve already told you to look up the word “logorrhea”… In this blog post, I’ve already wasted an hour typing and deleting, trying to explain two things: how much I love pure un-modified natural light, and how much I love clients who are willing […]

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Photo Of The Day: SOOC Sunset Beach Engagement

View more natural light portraits at matthewsaville.com… Today had more than its fair share of embarrassing moments, that’s for sure. You know, one of those days where you wish you could just take a mulligan and do the whole thing over, or better yet, just hit the “skip” button and get tomorrow started already. Fortunately […]

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I Miss You, Agfa Ultra…

Last weekend, I shot my final roll of 35mm Agfa Ultra 100… I’m going to miss this film dearly; its response curve in warm light with skin was just beautiful… It wasn’t the sharpest or most grainless film, it was just one of those things. I liked the way it looked. Now, as I review […]

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