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p.1 #1 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


A few months ago, I got in contact with Michael James (Prettym1k3 on FM). He was kind enough to fly me all the way out to the west coast to shoot a double header with him (I'm based in NJ). The weddings came out awesome, and I got to venture through California, experience In-N-Out burger, drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, and a bunch of other sightseeing. I was truly thankful for this experience. As a thank you, I documented Mike, Jehn, and their son on our fun California adventures. The rest of the set can be found on my blog.

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And here is a glamour shot of me and Mike. A special thanks to Jehn for snagging this one!







Jul 08, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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p.1 #2 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Great set, some of the best Lifestyles I have seen in awhile, and not overly processed

Phil



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Awesome set! Northern Cali is great, and so is In-N-Out.


Jul 08, 2013 at 09:20 PM
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p.1 #4 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Diggin' the energy it emits.


Jul 08, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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p.1 #5 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Very nice! I need to do this someday for my family.

I think my favorite is #21

It's nice putting faces on names here

On another note I think it would be hillarious if we all had sketches dones of different people here, how we think they'd look based on the photos they post and their comments...



Jul 08, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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p.1 #6 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


I love shooting like this. This is inspiring for my own daily stuff. Thanks for sharing! 35/50/85 prime combo or 24-70 if you don't mind?


Jul 09, 2013 at 02:45 AM
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jojomon11 wrote:
Great set, some of the best Lifestyles I have seen in awhile, and not overly processed

Phil


thanks man! means a lot.

Nate A. wrote:
Awesome set! Northern Cali is great, and so is In-N-Out.


thank you Nate! I absolutely loved it there, and In-N-Out is a godsend. It's like five-guys, without that greasy dirty awful feeling after eating it XD.

Oh yeah, I checked out that session you did of your two boys. Awesome work dude.

innovis wrote:
Diggin' the energy it emits.


Thanks!

zalmyb wrote:
Very nice! I need to do this someday for my family.

I think my favorite is #21

It's nice putting faces on names here

On another note I think it would be hillarious if we all had sketches dones of different people here, how we think they'd look based on the photos they post and their comments...



I'm a big fan of 21 as well.

That thread would be epic btw. Start it up!

Clayton G wrote:
I love shooting like this. This is inspiring for my own daily stuff. Thanks for sharing! 35/50/85 prime combo or 24-70 if you don't mind?


Whoah thank you for the compliment! It means a lot. I used the 35L for all of these shots. It's my main go-to lens for any PJ work.



Jul 14, 2013 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #8 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Wow, the color for these portraits is just wonderful. If I may, would you mind sharing your little secret behind the processing?


Jul 15, 2013 at 06:26 PM
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p.1 #9 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Michael James checking in here. We frickin' LOVE these pictures Mike took of us, and if it weren't for him entering into a graduate program soon, I'd be flying him out to shoot with me again. The dude knows his stuff, is professional, and I consider him a good friend now.

Mike, thanks again for these images, man. You frickin' rock.



Jul 15, 2013 at 07:46 PM
 



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p.1 #10 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


I like the kid's expression in some of them.


Jul 15, 2013 at 08:02 PM
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p.1 #11 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


hitchhiker9 wrote:
Wow, the color for these portraits is just wonderful. If I may, would you mind sharing your little secret behind the processing?


Thank you! No crazy secret here other than using Curves, Levels, Dodging, and Burning in Photoshop. I'm big into editing with Curves. You can get some killer tones if you edit their individual color channels too. I'll usually make a couple filters for a set (all custom made), and make minor alterations depending on the exposure/lighting in the photograph.

Prettym1k3 wrote:
Michael James checking in here. We frickin' LOVE these pictures Mike took of us, and if it weren't for him entering into a graduate program soon, I'd be flying him out to shoot with me again. The dude knows his stuff, is professional, and I consider him a good friend now.

Mike, thanks again for these images, man. You frickin' rock.


Thanks again man! I had a blast, and I'm pretty sure you boosted up 100 friend points having visited you in person. I'll be sure to check in every once in a while to tell you I'm surviving my PT program

If anyone on the forums gets a chance to second shoot with Mike, DO IT. Super awesome guy and amazing to work with.

Access wrote:
I like the kid's expression in some of them.


Thanks!



Jul 16, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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p.1 #12 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Fun!


Jul 17, 2013 at 03:11 AM
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p.1 #13 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Great set, kid has an awesome smile. The moment really comes across in these


Jul 17, 2013 at 03:36 AM
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p.1 #14 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Great set. Love everything about it. I bet they love these!


Jul 17, 2013 at 04:12 AM
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p.1 #15 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA



This is really nice! Great job, Michael! Thanks for sharing!

After seeing this, I don't have to follow a link to see "stylish family portraits"!



Nov 21, 2013 at 02:47 PM
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p.1 #16 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


Nice set, and welcome to NorCal.
This is nothing you did, because everyone is doing it, but I just dont get the sun flare shots. But great set, thats nice of him to bring you out.



Nov 23, 2013 at 05:25 AM
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p.1 #17 · Family lifestyle portraits (of an FM member!) . San Jose . CA


friscoron wrote:
This is really nice! Great job, Michael! Thanks for sharing!

After seeing this, I don't have to follow a link to see "stylish family portraits"!


Thank you so much friscoron! This family is too hip to not be stylish

dustin curley wrote:
Nice set, and welcome to NorCal.
This is nothing you did, because everyone is doing it, but I just dont get the sun flare shots. But great set, thats nice of him to bring you out.


I'm just a sucker for flare, so I have no excuse for why I even use it XD

But thank you. Mike is seriously the best for letting me come out to CA. Such an awesome time.



Nov 24, 2013 at 02:57 AM





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