Beach Photography – San Clemente Pier

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Beach Photography, Blog, Location Photography, Photography | 0 comments

Beach Photography – San Clemente Pier

Beach Photography – San Clemente Pier Beach Photography is one of my passions. The beach is in my blood, from surfing, to diving, to the life guard stands. As a Lifeguard in Laguna beach, every day was an amazing experience. I love to capture as much of that in my photography and when we get called upon to do Beach Photography, we are truly inspired. Some of our favorite locations for beach photography are Laguna Beach throughout, The Montage in Laguna Beach, and the San Clemente Pier. These areas offer such amazing back drops and if you go at the right time, you can typically get...

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Beach Photography – The Montage, Laguna Beach, CA

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Beach Photography, Blog, Location Photography, Photography | 9 comments

Beach Photography – The Montage, Laguna Beach, CA

Beach Photography – The Montage Beach Photography & Why We Love The Mantage We love doing beach photography at the Montage in Laguna Beach for so many reasons. There are so many diverse backdrops available that in an hour long photo shoot you can capture so many different feelings. Below are some shot examples of a recent photo shoot. We typically start out on the bluffs at the most northern side of the property and then work our way back down to the beach from there. We love to capture shots along the wooden steps and then out to the amazing point. From there we typically work our...

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Studio Photography

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

Studio Photography

This was a very fun studio shoot we did last week.  We shot this in about 35 minutes and had a ton of fun doing it!  It was a fairly minimalist set up.  We had a main off to the right, a fill off to the left and then we lit the background up with one light burning hot. We shot with all Alien Bee 1600 strobes.  Our main was at 2/3 power and our fill was at 1/4 power.  OUr background was at full strength.  Then we shot this at an ISO of 200, camera set to 1/60 f/13.  We were at 105mm in our lens.  We shoot Canon, specifically the 5D Mark II. We love to use Studio OC any time we have a...

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Portrait Photography

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 1 comment

Portrait Photography

This was a fun shoot we did down in San Juan. There are no more mustard seed plants producing their amazing yellows against the Orange Tree grove, but there are still fun places to get some neat shots. We love shooting in San Juan Capistrano and this location has become one of our favorites! As I have said in other posts, there are so many neat ways to photograph here. This is where I shot my daughter in her “Cold Steel” pose! There is an old tractor, some old farming equipment, a great metal shed, amazing grove of orange trees, a great hilly background and much more! So, even...

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Thank You Rainbow Sandals

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

Thank You Rainbow Sandals

As a lifeguard for many years and beach bum, Rainbows have been a part of my life as long as I can remember.  From the first time me and my buddy Ken would go down to the outlet store and stop off at his buddies shaping shack, to now with our family and groms, Rainbows are more often then not strapped to our feet.  We are lucky now that we have kids because we get to head down to the factory more often – growing feet mean more trips, since it’s near impossible to wear these puppies out on their own! After this trip the family and I were messing around on the sidewalk and I was...

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Hell Shed

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

Hell Shed

In our travels around Orange County, we found a super secret and amazing place to shoot…However, we did find this shed. Not sure what to make of this potentially ominous sign. Walking up an old dirt road, that is now grown over with tall grass, we came up to this shed. Normally we would not come in from the top, but we were exploring. We stumbled upon this shed and many other old remnants of life from the early 50′s. The surrounding area is truly amazing and in the setting sun a totally breathtaking spot to be and take photos. We love sneaking up into the mountains for this...

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My Little Model – Cold Steel

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Blog, Photography | 0 comments

My Little Model – Cold Steel

Cold Steel My little girl and daddy making her work it like a model! Had a ton of fun shooting these, I love getting her to pose in all different ways to see how she reacts to me. I’m very lucky to have ready access to some fun kids! There is an amazing new place to shoot that we have been taking clients to – ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE PHOTO WORLD! It’s in San Juan Capistrano right off the parking lot from Hamilton Oaks Winery. When the weather is perfect, there are tons of mustard plants, creating an amazing blanket of Yellow Flowers, with a backdrop of hills and orange...

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Love Struck Cards

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

The Love Struck Collection Take a look at our new design options for some all around great cards! Use these to promote anything you want or just to tell someone thank you! We can substitute the text to meet what you want! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from! These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the...

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Los Rios Wedding Photos

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Blog, Photography, Videos/Slide Shows, Wedding Photography | 0 comments

Los Rios Wedding Photos

Los Rios Wedding Photos Los Rios is such a fun place to shoot. You can see it here. We love shooting along that street and the surrounding town. There are so many amazing backdrops and every time we come back we find more ways to fall in love with the area.  As the oldest town in California, the history there lends to a feeling that helps get everyone in the mood to take their pictures.  Whether you are a family, a couple, just yourself, or a wedding, this area makes for an amazing backdrop. In this collection, we pulled a few images from the wedding for the bride and groom to select from...

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iPhone Covers

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Blog, Calendars, Cool Stuff, Holiday Cards, iPhone Cases, Photography | 0 comments

iPhone Covers

iPhone Cases Are Here! You can now create your iPhone to match you exactly! With these template you can truly turn you phone into a work of art and a keepsake! What a way to not only protect your phone but to show off your latest photo’s of your family! Whether you have an image you would like us to use or you would like to schedule a photo shoot we can help!  The layout with your image inside starts at $19.99. To order if you already have your pictures we need the following: The name and number of the layout you like (ex: BoldBright_2) The image file(s) you would like to use The...

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Treetop Calendar For 2013

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Blog, Calendars, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Treetop Calendar For 2013

CALENDARS FOR 2013 ARE IN! These are the Treetop 2013 mini accordion calendars!  Whether you have the images that you want to use, or you would like to schedule a photo shoot with us to create these calendars, we can help and we still have time before the holidays! These are a wallet sized accordion style calendar printed on the front and back. Calendars start at $15.99 for design and layout.  Printing will vary depending on quantity and you are welcome to file to print on your own as well. To order if you already have your pictures we need the following: The name and number of the layout...

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Pen And Paper Calendar For 2013

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Blog, Calendars, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Pen And Paper Calendar For 2013

CALENDARS FOR 2013 ARE IN! These are the Pen & Paper 2013 4×6 calendars!  Whether you have the images that you want to use, or you would like to schedule a photo shoot with us to create these calendars, we can help and we still have time before the holidays! These are printed and then inserted into the calendar case!  They make a perfect accessory to any desk! Calendars start at $15.99 for design and layout.  Printing will vary depending on quantity and you are welcome to file to print on your own as well.. To order if you already have your pictures we need the following: The...

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Elegant Calendar For 2013

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Blog, Calendars, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Elegant Calendar For 2013

CALENDARS FOR 2013 ARE IN! These are the Elegant 2013 mini accordion calendars!  Whether you have the images that you want to use, or you would like to schedule a photo shoot with us to create these calendars, we can help and we still have time before the holidays! These are a wallet sized accordion style calendar printed on the front and back. Calendars start at $15.99 for design and layout.  Printing will vary depending on quantity and you are welcome to file to print on your own as well. To order if you already have your pictures we need the following: The name and number of the layout...

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FREE PHOTO SHOOT

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Calendars, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

FREE PHOTO SHOOT

FREE PHOTO SHOOT For a limited time only – Saturday & Sunday November 24-25th ONLY – Stoneleigh Photography is offering a FREE PHOTO SHOOT! Contact Us Today Call today as we only have a limited number of slot’s left for the weekend GIVE AWAY!  This deal is good for all of our clients!  So, if you want to get your holiday cards together, or maybe you want to create a fun calendar for the new year, call us today to set up your appointment. The weekend of the 24-25th Stoneleigh Photography will be in San Juan Capistrano along the Los Rios Street historic site!  There...

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Christmas Medley Holiday Cards

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Christmas Medley Holiday Cards

HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE!! Take a look at our new design options for this years holiday cards! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from!  These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! These are the Christmas Medley Holiday Cards series.  We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the file itself, which will be a JPEG file or if you would like, the PSD file...

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Ornate Frames Holiday Cards

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Ornate Frames Holiday Cards

HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE!! Take a look at our new design options for this years holiday cards! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from!  These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! These are the Ornate Frames Holiday Cards series.  We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the file itself, which will be a JPEG file or if you would like, the PSD file they...

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Oh What Fun Holiday Cards

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Oh What Fun Holiday Cards

HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE!! Take a look at our new design options for this years holiday cards! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from!  These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! These are the Oh What Fun Holiday Cards series.  We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the file itself, which will be a JPEG file or if you would like, the PSD file they...

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Modern Elegance Holiday Cards

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Modern Elegance Holiday Cards

HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE!! Take a look at our new design options for this years holiday cards! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from!  These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! These are the Modern Elegance Holiday Cards series.  We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the file itself, which will be a JPEG file or if you would like, the PSD file...

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Merry Modern Holiday Card Collection

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Merry Modern Holiday Card Collection

HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE!! Take a look at our new design options for this years holiday cards! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from!  These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! These are the Merry Modern Holiday Cards series.  We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the file itself, which will be a JPEG file or if you would like, the PSD file they...

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Hipster Holiday Card Collection

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Hipster Holiday Card Collection

HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE!! Take a look at our new design options for this years holiday cards! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from!  These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! These are the Hipster Holiday Cards series.  We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the file itself, which will be a JPEG file or if you would like, the PSD file they were...

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Calendars for 2013

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Calendars, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Calendars for 2013

CHALK BOARD CALENDARS FOR 2013 ARE IN! These calendars are amazing! Printed on 4×6 photo paper simply slide these into the accompanying calendar case and you have an amazing desk calendar! Whether you have the photo’s already or you would like to schedule a photo shoot for these amazing calendars we can help! We will set these up for you and return them in a JPEG or PSD file, or we will print them for you. The set up on these is only $15.99 and a 15% discount for multiple calendar layouts! Currently we need 3 days to put together these calendars and as we get closer to the holiday...

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Bold Bright Holiday Cards

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Blog, Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, Photography | 0 comments

Bold Bright Holiday Cards

HOLIDAY CARDS ARE HERE!! Take a look at our new design options for this years holiday cards! Whether you are planning a photo shoot with us, or already have your own photo’s that you would like to use, we have an amazing option for you to choose from!  These cards and all the cards developed for this year are 5×7′s and ready to wow! These are the Bold Bright Holiday Cards series.  We will place the photo of your choosing in the layout and can either have these printed for your, or send you the file itself, which will be a JPEG file or if you would like, the PSD file they...

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photoBot

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Blog, Cool Stuff, Photography | 0 comments

photoBot

The photoBot Yet another amazing robot in the photography world.  Here you have a robot that uses ultrasonic sond to detect the location of people within it’s range.  Then it automatically takes a photo of you.  So now, you can set this up in a corner and enjoy your event while the photoBot quietly takes pictures of you and your party.  Or take it to the next level and get multiple photoBot’s!   photoBot Demonstration from Tommy Dykes on...

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DropBox GURU

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Blog, Cool Stuff, Photography, Running A Business | 0 comments

DropBox GURU

How To Use DropBox & Become A DropBox Guru Just recently, DropBox sent me an email.  It state “Congrats on becoming a Dropbox Guru!” and you can read the rest below.  If you don’t know about DropBox, then you need to click around a bit, see some of the links I’ve put in here and start to use it for yourself!  It’s free and trust me, once you understand the concepts, you will not be able to live without it that little symbol of the blue box! Before you read this blog, you should know, I get paid $0 to write this information.  I am a DropBox Guru (as titled...

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Autographer

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Blog, Cool Stuff, Photography | 0 comments

Autographer

The Autographer This camera is insane! It’s the world’s first intelligent wearable camera and it’s coming to us this month! This story had come out some months back. A gentleman had looked into the ability to record his every move, the interactions he had and the daily conversations. Not sure what happened to that guy, but now we have this! What an amazing new projet and device to own. take hands free pictures of what you see with this amazing 136 degree eye view lens and record where you were when you were taking the pictures with the built in GPS. With it’s internal...

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ioShutter Camera Remote

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Blog, Cool Stuff, Photography | 0 comments

ioShutter Camera Remote

The ioShutter Camera Remote In our weekly views over at PhotoJojo.com we found this little gem! What a great concept and the functionality is truly great for those aspiring professionals! Some things are just made to be together: Peanut butter and jelly. Chocolate and bacon. Your DSLR and your iPhone. Wait! Really? Yup! The ioShutter Camera Remote is your camera’s lifeline to awesome, joining two of your favoritest things. It’s a cord/app combo that lets you control your camera’s shutter with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. That means it can do way more than just a camera...

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iPhone Swivl

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Blog, Cool Stuff, Photography | 0 comments

iPhone Swivl

The iPhone Swivl This is an amazing product!  If you thought you liked the 360 you will love this one!!!  Take a look for yourself!!! This has the ability to do so much for your artistic possibilities! Meet your new camera crew, the iPhone Swivl. It’s an obedient device that tracks movement via sensor while your iPhone shoots smooth panning video. It tilts up and down and rotates a whole 360 degrees. The Swivl knows who or what you want to film by tracking an easy-to-wear and super compact 3-in-1 sensor. This triple duty gadget acts as asensor for movement, a microphone for crystal clear...

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Orange County Photography – Rodeo Photography

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Blog, Location Photography, Photography, Videos/Slide Shows | 0 comments

Orange County Photography – Rodeo Photography

Orange County Photography – Rodeo Photography Stoneleigh Photography was hired to shoot a local rodeo. As an Orange County Photographer, we get called to shoot everything from Rodeo’s to Weddings and everything in between. That is what makes being a photographer in Orange County so much fun, all the diversity of shoots, the people we meet, and the areas that we get to document. We have been Orange County Photographers since 1997 and are as addicted to the art form and the people we meet as we were the first day we started shooting. It is because of our clients that we have been...

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Orange County Photography – 4th Of July

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Blog, Photography, Videos/Slide Shows | 0 comments

Orange County Photography – 4th Of July

Orange County Photography – 4th Of July In Dana Point Stoneleigh Photography shot these on the bluffs of Dana Point at the Chart House restaurant.  It was a great night and an amazing firework display that the city of Dana Point put on. The firework show went on for what seemed liked forever, and with all the other firework shows you could see in the background, it made it a real joy to watch.    

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Photography Retouching

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Blog, Design Blog, Photography, Photography Retouching, Wedding Photography | 1 comment

Photography Retouching

Photography Retouching Stoneleigh Photography specializes in not only design work, but also photography retouching, where we can make unwanted images disappear, touch up blemishes on the face, cure flash issues, repair photo’s and more. In photography retouching, the object is to digitally enhance a photograph so that you can “erase” an object, say a car in the background, a blemish on the face, flash marks on the forehead, in any picture. The steps to do this are intricate and the use of tools like Photo Shop are critical. If you have a series of photos that were taken for...

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