Photography Blog

The Falls at Lake Clementine

21 Feb 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

The years of continued drought in California felt almost biblical. Then again, so did the rains that followed. “Atmospheric Rivers”, they call them. And these rivers in the sky dumped so much water that nearby Lake Clementine was filled to overflowing. A mini-Niagara falls, they claimed.

This was my cue to snap up my camera and see these rising waters first-hand. (more…)

On the Loose at Cronan Ranch

25 Jan 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

It was the miniest of minivans, just about as small as any you might find in Europe. Only this one was mine, and it raced along the curving roads of Northern California’s Highway 49 toward Cronan Ranch. It chauffeured my wife, my sister-in-law, and my three kids as well as a nearly carsick golden retriever in hopes that we’d reach the trailhead soon. I wasn’t sure how much longer any of us could last in our mobile sardine can. (more…)

Chelsi and Jake’s Vizcaya Wedding

16 Jan 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Weddings

He loves cars in need of love. She loves cats, especially hers. And they also happen to love each other. With that truth in mind (as well as so many other shared loves), it was time for Chelsi and Jake to tie this knot with a little help from the folks at Vizcaya! (more…)

Roaming Lake Tahoe with the Newlyweds

03 Jan 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Weddings

I could tell early on that working with Nichole and Nicholas would be a treat. Christmas comes a little early for me when a bride asks if we can spend most of the day shooting outdoors in Lake Tahoe. Capturing photos of some of the sweetest moments of a couple’s life against a backdrop of stunning mountaintop creation is precisely my cup of tea.

For me, this was mixing business and pleasure. For these two lovebirds, this was their wedding day and it was going to be an adventure.

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Favorite Photographs of 2016

27 Dec 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places, Things

In these final days of 2016, the year has already become more memory than reality. And ever since falling in love with photography, so many of my memories are attached to places or people or feelings that I also got to capture with my camera. The images that follow, whether personal or those taken for my clients, are my personal favorite photographs of 2016. Because I’m a wordy guy, I’ll even throw in a bit of the story behind each image for good measure. Let’s get going! (more…)