Rainy CA Beach eSession… a la Fireman

by Lucky Red Hen on February 21, 2007

This couple was really sweet and willing to do anything (well, almost) for our cameras. They got soaked from the get-go and were real troopers through it all. We had the fabulous John Michael Cooper leading this shoot and learned a lot from him (don’t touch the sand was a big lesson). He wasn’t as nervous about his gear getting wet as I was (mine was only a few days old; had it covered with a plastic bag and stuck an umbrella into my jacket, trying to keep it balanced against my head and not poke into the other photogs all around) nor did he mind rolling around on the wet sand.

1 I love how the water is suspended and the bridge & boat are in the distance.
2 Who doesn’t love a good swing
3 or a little dip
4 Would you roll around in the wet sand – if I looked like THIS I would
5 their shoes staying dry and waiting beneath the pier
6 This was one of the first shots… the jacket didn’t last long
7 a little Pride & Prejudice coloring for ya
8 This was before it got really rainy


Aimee February 26, 2007 at 9:08 pm

Yeah, you rock. I was on the beach with you and didn’t get these shots! The one of their shoes is very personal and speaks volumes, too. You are very good at thinking that way and I need to glean that from you. {smmmmoch} love ya, lucky!

Sandy. February 26, 2007 at 9:33 pm

You are amazing. Really.I LOVE looking at all your photographs.Wow.

wilshers February 27, 2007 at 6:52 am

oh my freakin heck Shannon, these are all awesome. I totally love the last one cause it just speaks passsion to me!

Azúcar February 27, 2007 at 8:48 am


more caffeine, please February 27, 2007 at 1:56 pm

Love those pictures!

b. February 27, 2007 at 7:57 pm

That’s hot.

Bek February 27, 2007 at 9:19 pm

You have such a knack of capturing THE moment. These pix are very personal and amazing. They should be on a card or a magazine..I would also not touch wet sand unless I looked like that. It makes me want to marry a fireman adn be a size 3 and roll around in the waves..I love the one with her on his shoulder and the last one…. they are all unbelievable though…

compulsive writer February 27, 2007 at 10:21 pm

These are my favorite. #10 is so fabulous. And message on the sign in #17 speaks volumes regarding relationships.

pflower10 February 28, 2007 at 8:15 am

You are amazing!! I can’t believe how cool these pics are! You are so talented. I love ALL of you pics. They hold so much meaning. All I can say is WOW

luckyzmom February 28, 2007 at 1:30 pm

Crying proudly. Beautilarious!!!!

Kate Benson February 28, 2007 at 1:58 pm

#15 and #19 I lurve! I love how wet they are and they’re having a ball!

Lindsey February 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm

Those are hot! Even better than the last ones! You are SO talented, but you already know that.

Lily_Field_Photos February 28, 2007 at 2:46 pm

Man! I wish my engagement photos were this hot.

Noelle February 28, 2007 at 9:12 pm

2 and 4 are my favorite. these are all really amazing. someday when steph comes down, i’ll have to tag along to your house and maybe you can give me a lesson with my LAME point and shoot. :)this couple is so photogenic. my husband and i would look like two geeks rolling around in the sand. literally geeks. :)(steph gardners sister)

liz February 28, 2007 at 10:04 pm

so cute- makes me miss being a newliwed (and my newliwed booty in fitted jeans)

Melody March 1, 2007 at 6:50 am

You’re living the good life, girl! I honestly can’t choose a favorite, but I know who my favorite photographer is…beautiful…must feel so good to have indisputable evidence of your talent!I always enjoy your photos and posts. Can’t wait for more.

cazmom March 1, 2007 at 1:23 pm

Thank you for sharing these! What a gorgeous couple – and you caught them in some amazing moments. I love how masculine his hand looks pressing into the sand. Nice firefighter! I also love the ones where he is lifting her. Was it as cold as it looks?

Lucky Red Hen March 1, 2007 at 1:27 pm

It wasn’t as cold as it was wet… just a bunch of rain all over us and our gear. I was so nervous about damage but it all worked out.

threewinks March 1, 2007 at 3:05 pm

Again, these are incredible. I can’t believe you got to shoot these gorgeous people out in the rain! It sounds enchanting! And, especially that you worked with John Michael Cooper! Can’t wait to hear all about it on our drive to Vegas. You are seriously amazing.

Rebekah March 1, 2007 at 9:33 pm


Queen Scarlett March 2, 2007 at 7:26 pm

You are fabulous… I’ve never wanted to be someone more than that chick in your shots. When can we book you before you’re too famous for us little people???

wendysue March 2, 2007 at 7:59 pm

Those are awesome! Could you just photoshop our faces (my husband and I) into those?? Come on, I KNOW you could! I think the shot with the shoes should have some other articles of clothing scattered by them too!!

Lucky Red Hen March 2, 2007 at 8:01 pm

Queen, you’re quite right. Everyone should book me immediately before I get too famous ;o)

metamorphose March 5, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Wowser! Incredible!

Jen March 26, 2007 at 4:30 pm

I love viewing your work and I adore these images..they are moody and restless and just..beautiful.Jen Lee

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