Brian Lovelace | Los Angeles & Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer | Photography
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Deanna & Jarrad reached out to me earlier this year to shoot their wedding this upcoming October. It’s going to be an absolutely phenomenal wedding at a gorgeous old guest house in the middle of one of Paso Robles finest wineries. I was so fortunate that Deanna & Jarrad also wanted an engagement session, which we did at Montana De Oro State Park near Los Osos, CA. The photos that we captured were incredible and captured the essence and happiness that Deanna & Jarrad. We even got to take the drone out for some silhouette shots! Enjoy!

For the last six months I have been dealing with crippling anxiety.


This has affected my work life, along with my relationships with friends, family, and coworkers. I feel the need to apologize profusely to all of my loved ones that I have hurt throughout this time of my life. The anxiety got to the point where I couldn’t look at my phone notifications or respond to even my closest friends, let alone work. The root of all of this anxiety was inherently my job as a staff photographer at a digital marketing agency. Handling multiple clients at a time, all the while being responsible for all internal content creation is not feasible in the amount of time allotted in a given week, especially with the time necessary to create top quality content. As of yesterday, I have made a very tough decision to leave a job that most people would consider a “dream job.” The fact is that I don’t believe that I would be fulfilled or happy doing anything other than working for myself and creating beautiful imagery for people that truly love the work that I produce. 


This is a breath of fresh air. Inhale. Exhale. Coming clean. A new era in life; an era of reflection, an era of growth, and an era of healing. I am looking forward to the adventures and growth I will experience over the coming months as I move on to the next chapter in my life.


I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who reads this for supporting my passion for photography and for understanding and helping me grow through tough times. Thank you.


Brian Lovelace

This past week I had the opportunity to create stunning new product photography at Hawke Media for a beauty company, Perlier. All images that have both a box and a product were shot separately and combined in Photoshop using advanced blending and masking techniques on adjustment layers. All photos were shot on a solid white bottom, with a 48″ Softbox in the background to highlight and create a natural drop shadow. A speedlight was used in the front, bounced off of two bounce boards to create a beautiful highlight on the front of the product. 

An interesting new integration that I have found is a program called Plotagraph. Essentially what Plotagraphs allow, is for a user to take a photograph and plot an animation onto it. This has a particularly cool use on images with water and hair. Here’s a photo of my fiancee that I took with my phone and converted into a Plotagraph.