Shane & Veronica

Her Vows

June 25, 2011 I had the honor of capturing Shane and Veronica’s wedding day. I have an affinity to people that share my name, and also towards lefties (being one myself) so I’m thinking Shane is a helluva cool guy, and a very lucky one to have married Veronica, the love of his life. My daughter joined me as my second shooter, and did a stellar job in her own right.

The day shooting their wedding was a hot one, but somehow the heat didn’t phase me, or any of the guests, well, maybe a couple were a little affected, but it was a most enjoyable afternoon and evening.

When I got home, I found a couple of note cards in my pocket, and saw that it was addressed to Shane. At first I thought it was me, but could not remember who would have slipped me a note that day. I read on, and realized, these words were familiar. Anyway, here are some images of the day, starting with her note.

Her Vows

Her Vows

Almost Ready

Almost Ready

Flower Girl

Flower Girl

The Father and Bride Approach

The Father and Bride Approach

Letting go

Letting go

Hands

Hands

Mother and Son

Mother and Son

Sweet youth

Sweet youth

The Kiss

The Kiss

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Monrovia Old Town Barber Shop Pin-up Calendar Shoot

Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

Finally, after months of preparation, recruiting models, and make-up artists, the Barber Shop Calendar Shoot is just about finished. Once again I teamed up with Livi, who is always a blast to work with. Don was there too, who took care of the behind the scenes video work for us. Our make up artist, and hair stylist was Julie Wood, who also brought the only model to show up for the gig, so a big hats off goes to her for literally saving the day. Ashley, our gracious and beautiful model was an absolute dream to work with.

All that is left is weeding down the dozens of photos to be included in the calendar. Fortunately, we are not restricted to just 12 images here, so sit back, relax, and enjoy! You can also view some full color images in the slideshow at the bottom of this post, or in the gallery.

Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

Summer Flare

Ashley in Barber Chair

Another day at the office

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Barber Shop Pin-Up

Barber Shop Pin-Up

You're here for a haircut?

You're here for a haircut?

The Hood Lounge

The Hood Lounge

Me and my Chevy

Me and my Chevy

Lazy summer dayz

Lazy summer dayz

Ashley on Chevy Hood

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Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

The Wild Side

Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

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Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

Motorcycle Vanity

Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

Close Shave

Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

Barbershop Vogue

Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

The Barber Lounge

Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

Chevy Vanity

Old Town Barbershop in Monrovia, CA - Pin-up Calendar shoot June 2010

My Hot Ride

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Carpinteria is Picturesque for Justin and Alma’s Wedding

Passion Red Wedding Rings

Justin and Alma were married on June 26, 2010 in Carpinteria California, and what a blast it was to be there to photograph it. They were a free spirited and fun loving couple, with large and gracious hearts.

They were so much fun and easygoing to photograph, my shutter finger was sore days later…not really, but I did shoot a lot, not just a lot, but a whole great big bunch. I came away with so many great photos, I was able to cut loose a bit and add some real artistic flare to some of these shots.

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Gone Swimming

No Wedding Shoes Beyond This Point

No Wedding Shoes Beyond This Point

A Well Placed Foot

A Well Placed Foot

The Devil Is In The Details

The Devil Is In The Details

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Almost Ready

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Almost Married

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Getting ready for the speach

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Holding back tears of joy

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Proud Husband

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

The Cake Detail

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Dreamy Kiss

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Tender Embrace

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

I won't bite, really.

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Rose Petal Shower

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Mother and Daughter Moment

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Oh boy!

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Minor Distractions

Justin and Alma Wedding - Carpinteria, CA

Retrieving the Garter Belt

Passion Red Wedding Rings

Passion Red Wedding Rings

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Happy 4th of July From SWLund Photography

Ashley blow drying the photographers hair. Pun intended

Normally, you would see a picture of fireworks, or an American Flag, or some other patriotic imagery. Unfortunately, I do not have any of those captured. Instead, I am offering up another sneak peak, chocked full of Americana. The red, white and blue are well represented…and if you look closely, you can spot Uncle Sam holding a flag.

In case you are wondering, that’s me in the barber chair, the model is Ashley. This image was taken by my good friend Livi. We often partner up for personal projects such as this, as well as wedding photography.

Ashley blow drying the photographers hair. Pun intended

In For a Haircut - Happy 4th of July

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Monrovia, CA Barber Shop Calendar Pin-up – Teaser

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The Barbershop Calendar Pin-up shoot has been a personal project of mine for a few months now, and turned out to be a rocking success.  Here is a small  taste of what’s to come…

Monrovia Old Town Barber Shop

Monrovia Old Town Barber Shop

The challenge with any environmental portrait work is lighting, when done in a room full of mirrors it can get really tricky, but that’s where the fun begins. Even though this is a teaser, I must shout out to Livi, who assisted me in getting everything set up and just right, Julie Wood did the hair and makeup, without whom the shoot would not have been possible, because she also brought Ashley, the only model to show up to the gig.

I almost forgot Don, who took some great behind the scenes video, and is frantically producing a short feature to be aired here on this site…you definitely want to stay tuned for that!

Monrovia Old Town Barber Shop

In The Hot Seat

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Justin & Alma – Ventura Wedding – Teaser

Giving the Bride Away

June 26, 2010 – Justin and Alma were absolutely amazing, and why wouldn’t they be? Here is a sneak peak of their gorgeous wedding.

Giving the Bride Away

Giving the Bride Away

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