D Munson Photo: Blog https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog en-us Danny Munson (D Munson Photo) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:25:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:25:00 GMT Ochtman Wedding https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/9/ochtman-wedding

(D Munson Photo) https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/9/ochtman-wedding Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:45:00 GMT
Wimberley Wedding https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/8/wimberley-wedding

(D Munson Photo) https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/8/wimberley-wedding Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:45:00 GMT
Smiley Wedding https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/6/smiley-wedding

(D Munson Photo) https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/6/smiley-wedding Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:45:00 GMT
Glendora High School Senior Katie. https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/4/glendora-high-school-senior-katie Back to one of my favorite places to shoot for a Senior photo shoot with Katie. She was a great sport dealing with the bugs that seem to plague this place and loved the dress that she will be wearing under her gown for graduation. Not that pointe shoes provide much protection, but it was amazing seeing Katie stand on her bare toes. 


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Glendora High School Senior Elle https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/4/glendora-high-school-senior-elle

Elle made this shoot easy. She definitely felt comfortable in front of the camera. Often times clients feel awkward in front of the lens, and as a result the poses look "posed". This can become challenging to the photographer... capturing photos that are natural and candid-like. I try to capture those small moments, a glimpse, a small smile, or a laugh...something that reveals my client's personality. Something candid and real. As you can see, this came naturally for her. Elle came well prepared with many outfit choices.  Bringing different outfits allows for larger variety of pictures.  I like this location particularly in the spring because the foliage is so green and many of the wild flowers are in bloom.  There is also a wide range of different areas to shoot, allowing me to easily change the setting without driving to another location.  


(D Munson Photo) 2017 Glendora Glendora High School Photographer Photographer" Photography San Dimas Photographer, Girl, Glendora, Senior beautiful class fashion grad graduate model photography photos portrait school senior style teen https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/4/glendora-high-school-senior-elle Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:30:00 GMT
Garret and Ashlyn Balboa Beach Engagement https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/2/garett-and-ashlyn-balboa-beach-engagement

Finally getting rain here in Southern California and early in the week it was looking like a rain out, with some big storms hitting at the end of the week. We lucked out getting a beautiful Saturday break in between storms which left us with a gorgeous sunset.


(D Munson Photo) Balboa Balboa Beach Balboa Beach Engagement Photos Balboa Beach Pier Engagement Photos Beach Beach Engagement Session blanket couple engagement pier sunset https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/2/garett-and-ashlyn-balboa-beach-engagement Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:53:12 GMT
Josh and Cayleigh Irvine Park Engagement https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/1/josh-and-cayleigh-irvine-park-engagement I've shot at this park once before, a few years ago and it is a pretty great place for a park type engagement session. Surprisingly empty for a Sunday afternoon, but I'll take it. Beautiful, fun couple and really loved the color choice. Will definitely use this location more often.


(D Munson Photo) Irvine Park Engagement Orange County engagement photographer Park Park Engagement engagement engagement photo ideas https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/1/josh-and-cayleigh-irvine-park-engagement Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:51:44 GMT
Adam and Denise Orange Empire Railway Museum Engagement https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/1/denise-and-adam-orange-empire-railway-museum-engagement This location was a bit of a drive, but well worth it! A location and couple that I had never seen and both were beautiful which made for a great session. Really looking forward to this wedding.



(D Munson Photo) Orange Empire Railway Museum Engagement engagement engagement photo ideas inland empire engagement photographer railroad tracks train engagement https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2017/1/denise-and-adam-orange-empire-railway-museum-engagement Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:53:30 GMT
Hale Family at The Camp and The Lab in Costa Mesa. https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/11/hale-family-at-the-camp-and-the-lab-in-costa-mesa

First time doing a photo shoot at this location and liked it a lot. So many details and backdrops to explore. Such a great looking family and great location made for one of my favorite family shoots. Would love to come back to this location for a Senior shoot one day.



(D Munson Photo) Costa Family Family photo session Mesa Orange County Family Photo Session Photo Session" The Camp The Lab Antimall https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/11/hale-family-at-the-camp-and-the-lab-in-costa-mesa Sun, 20 Nov 2016 01:53:22 GMT
Ashley and Kyle Huntington Beach Pier Engagement https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/11/ashley-and-kyle-beach-engagement

After a couple re-schedules, including a rainout the previous weekend, we finally got this done. Was hoping for one of those great sunsets and then just hoped for some sun as a thick fog bank rolled in ten minutes into the shoot. Thankfully it cleared out after twenty minutes and we ended up with a great session. Ashley and Kyle were very natural and comfortable in front of the camera, a joy to work with.


(D Munson Photo) Beach Beach Engagement Session Huntington Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Engagement Photos Huntington Beach Pier Engagement Photos Newport Beach engagement pier sunset https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/11/ashley-and-kyle-beach-engagement Fri, 11 Nov 2016 03:46:41 GMT
Glendora High School Girls Golf Team and Individual Shoot https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/10/glendora-high-school-girls-golf-t-i-shoot

Another Team and Individual shoot from Glendora High School. Have done the Boys Golf for two years now and glad to get asked to photograph the girls as well. Fun group of girls made for a very quick and fun shoot. 




(D Munson Photo) Baseball Team Photos Cheer Team Photos Claremont photographer Glendora La Verne photographer Photographer San Dimas photographer Soccer Team Photos Sports Photography Team Team Photos Team and Individual Photography Volleyball team photos https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/10/glendora-high-school-girls-golf-t-i-shoot Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:36:27 GMT
Glendora High School Girls Volleyball Team &Individual. https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/9/glendora-high-school-girls-volleyball-team-individual

Was pretty excited to get an email asking me to do the Glendora High School Girls Volleyball program. Great group of girls and coaches made for a very smooth and fun shoot. Girls Golf is up next.


(D Munson Photo) girls volleyball glendora glendora high school girls volleyball high school team and individual photography sports photography team and individual photography volleyball https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/9/glendora-high-school-girls-volleyball-team-individual Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:06:30 GMT
Glendora High School Pep Club Team and Individual Shoot https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/8/glendora-high-school-pep-club-team-and-individual-shoot

This our third year doing the Team and Individual photos for the Glendora High School Pep Club and the first where we didn't do them at a location off school grounds. I am a fanatic about having a nice background and correct sun placement for these shoots, but sometimes you have to just do your best with what works for the client. In the end it turned out very nice and the Pep Club is always great to work with. More info on our Team and Individual services can be found HERE.


(D Munson Photo) Baseball Team Photos Cheer Team Photos Cheerleader Claremont photographer Glendora La Verne photographer Photographer San Dimas photographer Soccer Team Photos Sports Photography Team Team Photos Team and Individual Photography Volleyball team photos https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/8/glendora-high-school-pep-club-team-and-individual-shoot Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:26:10 GMT
Tulsa Tough https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/6/tulsa-tough

Definitely my favorite bike race of the year to cover. This was my 5th year in a row and it just keeps getting better, 

Night One Blue Dome Criterium

Day Two Brady Arts District Criterium

Day Three River Parks Criterium (Cry Baby Hill)

(D Munson Photo) Arts Bike Racing Blue Dome Criterium Brady Criterium" Cry Baby Hill District Oklahoma River Parks Criterium Tulsa Tulsa Tough cycling https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/6/tulsa-tough Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:28:09 GMT
Graduating High School Senior Karlee https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/6/karlee

Found this spot over at Bonelli Park awhile ago while mt. biking and have wanted to do a session here. It is a bit of a walk, but worth it. Got there a bit late so kind of a rush to get it in before we lost all the back lighting. Then off to the college where she had requested a second session. 




(D Munson Photo) Bonelli Park Glendora High School Glendora Photographer San Dimas Photographer Senior Portraits Teen https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/6/karlee Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:33:36 GMT
One Year Old Delilah https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/3/one-year-old-delilah Little Deliliah was as sweet as they come.  Although not full of smiles as one would hope, her sweet disposition and curiosity made her easy to photograph.  When it came to cake, she was a little hesitant at first, but once she got a taste of the frosting she was much more eager to dig in.  Shooting a toddler can be tricky, but in this case it was a breeze.  There was not much posing involved.  Mostly candid shots of this sweet baby girl.  I really enjoyed this shoot.  

(D Munson Photo) Claremont baby girl cake child photography children girl photo shoot stuffed animals https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/3/one-year-old-delilah Tue, 29 Mar 2016 03:19:55 GMT
Harmon Wedding- El Dorado Golf Course https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/3/harmon-wedding Most weddings I'm the sole photographer.  This means I'm faced with a pretty strict timeline, but for this particular wedding I was lucky to have my daughter at hand who served as a second photographer.  Although not necessary, it's always nice to have a second shooter on hand.  I enjoy shooting weddings and always feel privileged to be a part of such a beautiful and intimate day.   As well planned out as the day seems, I'm always prepared to expect the unexpected.  This day was no different.  This wedding was during daylight savings and started in the late afternoon.  Although having that second shooter helped, time was not on our side.  As the sun was quickly setting, we sped the wedding party away to get in as many shots as we could before the final sunset.  As nerve wracking as it was, we were actually able to get some really beautiful shots.  It helped that this wedding party was extremely easy and fun to work with.  

I actually met this family at a previous wedding I shot earlier in the year.  The bride was very easy going and never seemed stressed or anxious.  Her family was a lot of fun, making it easy to get those candid shots at the reception and on the dance floor.  Candid shots are my favorite.  I love capturing those intimate moments in time that are unrehearsed, natural and real... a look, a smile, a touch... a wrinkle in time that can never be recreated.  I want to thank the Harmon Family for giving allowing me to capture the beginning of their happily ever after.  

(D Munson Photo) El Dorado Golf Course Harmon Long Beach Wedding https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/3/harmon-wedding Tue, 29 Mar 2016 03:19:40 GMT
Natalie- Glendora High School Graduating Senior https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/4/natalie--glendora-high-school-graduating-senior Went back to one of my favorite spots to do these kind of shoots. The college offers a great array of architecture and park like setting perfect for senior sessions. Natalie was perfect to work with and loved the outfit choices.

(D Munson Photo) High School Senior Senior Senior Photo Session https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/4/natalie--glendora-high-school-graduating-senior Sat, 27 Feb 2016 21:30:00 GMT
Levsen + Linn Bonelli Park E-session https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/1/levsen-linn-e-session This past week I shot an engagement shoot for Emily and Garret.  They were looking for something a bit more rustic so I decided to take them to a large park in our area. This park is one of my favorite places to shoot because of the variety it has to offer  There is beautiful docks, a lake with ducks, a beautiful hillside with mustard plants and gorgeous willow trees.  The scenery changes with each season, which one of the reasons why I love this place.   

This couple was so relaxed and patient that it quickly became a fun and easy shoot.  They were not camera shy and were very easy to pose which lead to some amazing and beautiful shots.  Even though the sky was kind of muggy, it ended up making the lighting perfect for all of the dock photos that were taken.  Of course it always helps when the Bride-To-Be has an idea of what she wants... a change of clothes, special pose requests, props.   Lighting is always a concern of mine.  The sunset this evening was disappointing, none-the-less we were able to get some beautiful shots.   All in all, a fun couple plus a great spot is always the recipe for a perfect engagement shoot... sun or no sun. 

(D Munson Photo) Bonelli Bonelli Park Engagement Levsen dock engagement rustic twirl https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/1/levsen-linn-e-session Sun, 31 Jan 2016 21:08:00 GMT
Carlos Family Christmas Beach Session. https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/4/carlos-family-christmas-beach-session I almost always scout a location for each shoot and have a game plan for the session. This was one of those times it just didn't work out and sort of winged it. A great looking family and location wound up being one of my favorites of the year.


(D Munson Photo) Beach California Winter Christmas Photo Session Family Photos Newport Beach Sunset https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/4/carlos-family-christmas-beach-session Sun, 06 Dec 2015 21:45:00 GMT
Daughter's Engagement Shoot https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2015/11/daughters-engagement-shoot

This was a very special shoot for me, not only getting to photograph my daughter and her fiance, but getting to experience the challenge of shooting at a very crowded beach.  The first shoot was taken in Balboa which was much easier to photograph being that there was not a person to be seen.  I then thought it would be awesome to get some sunset shots over by the Huntington Beach Pier.  Once we got there,  I could not even describe the insanity that was going on around us.  I kept the shots under the pier tight and was later thankful for photoshop.  In looking back at the pictures, one would never the know the chaos and commotion going on around us.  In lieu of all this,  I was able to capture what appears to be an intimate moment, at sunset, under the pier.  Like I've said before, each shoot poses its own unexpected challenge and in this case it was definitely crowd control.  However when it was all said and done, we were able to capture some very beautiful shots plus the added bonus of  getting to see my daughter's happiness through the lens of my camera. 

(D Munson Photo) Beach Engagement Session Balboa Balboa Beach Engagement Photos Huntington Huntington Beach Pier Engagement Photos Newport Beach bike engagement pier surfboard https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2015/11/daughters-engagement-shoot Sun, 08 Nov 2015 21:18:00 GMT
Maddy- Glendora High School Graduating Senior https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/4/maddy--glendora-high-school-graduating-senior As with most senior photo shoots the girls are usually pretty nervous. It was great to get a message from her mom later that night how comfortable Cindy and I made her feel and what a great time she had. Maddy was great to work with and wish her the best at NAU.

(D Munson Photo) Glendora Glendora High School Senior Glendora Photographer San Dimas San Dimas Photographer Senior Photography https://www.dmunsonphoto.com/blog/2016/4/maddy--glendora-high-school-graduating-senior Fri, 08 May 2015 03:30:00 GMT