"Downtown Lights" Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago we got to photograph model Jeremiah Kallatch. He has been one of our go to models for a few years now and is always open to our random creative ideas. Before the shoot Jeremiah and I were going back-and-forth on some ideas of when and where we wanted to shoot. In the past we've done woodsy shoots, smoke bombs and sports cars. We wanted to come up with something that was a totally different look and feel. So, we drove downtown and captured some nighttime street shots. This really challenged our capability of shooting and lowlight environments. 

I have to say I'm pretty stoked with how these turned out. The combination of the soft lights and graininess is really the look I was going for. Did I mention how much I love my Nikon D750?! Low light photography is a breeze with that camera. I also used an 85 mm lens, another one of my favorites. This same day Christian just got his DJI Ronin in the mail, so of course he quickly put it together and also created a video to go along with this photo shoot. Now keep in mind video productions take a lot longer to edit, so that will be coming soon. In the meantime, check out some of our favorite shots below. Click the thumbnails to browse through all the images.

By the way... if you haven't signed up for our model list, you can do so here: www.prevailedstudios.com/modelcall/

"A Field of Gold" Photo Shoot

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”

I found a photo of this golden field online and I knew I had to shoot here. So I immediately texted my good friend Brianna and said, "This field is amazing! Can you come down and shoot this week?!" We quickly brainstormed the look of the entire shoot; the hair, makeup and the outfit. It came together so perfectly! Brianna hopped in my car and I was so excited to get there, you'd think I was a kid headed to Disneyland. On the way there we drove passed a few plowed fields, we thought we missed it. Then all of a sudden we pull up to a sea of gold canola flowers. I mean the photos don't even do it justice. When we saw it we both screamed at the same time. It was an incredible sight to see.

These are the kind of photo shoots that give me life and remind me of my passion for beautiful imagery. Here are some of my favorites. By the way, thanks so much Brianna. You've truly become such a great friend of mine. Thanks for always supporting me and going along with my random and sometimes crazy ideas. <3

Oh and one more thing... follow @beauty.bystorm on Instagram and Facebook! Brianna's makeup was on point!

-Kristen :)

Our first Photography workshop was a success!

Teaching has always been a passion for Christian and I. We knew right away when we started Prevailed Studios that we wanted to someday host a photography workshop to teach people the basics of photography and how to begin using their camera. Well, our first photography workshop took place last weekend and it was a hit! 

We created workbooks and taught everyone about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, composition and photo gear! Participants even got to work with a model, Kierrah to put their skills to the test at the end of the workshop. Christian and I felt like proud parents that day! Haha! It was so awesome to see that they actually learned something from our workshop. These ladies each have their own unique style of shooting and it's pretty stinkin' cool! Check out some behind the scenes shots and photos taken by some of our participants.

Thank you so much to Patti, Alex, Khadijah, Jollette and Kierrah! We're so glad you came!

-Kristen & Christian Lopez


The whole gang! We had so much fun with you guys!

Jollette practicing her skills with our model. 

Christian showing our model how to pose! 

Silly faces!

Some photos from our participants! Nice work!

Patti Cameli

Khadijah Castle

Jollette Merino

Alex Bitzer

If you missed this one... 
Our next workshop will take place in July!
Stay tuned for more details!

The Schulze Family | Welcome baby Christian!

This was such a fun time! We got to photograph this beautiful family in the comfort of their own home. I've done a lot of family sessions, but not many like this. This was so raw and unposed. These are the moments I live for! Here are some of my favorites from the Schulze family session. I'm really hoping to be able to do more family and couple sessions like this in the future. :)

Fiona + Delilah | Newborn Baby Cousins

Where to being with these two cuties! There are so many babies entering into our lives lately and I couldn't be more excited. Fiona is our newest niece and Delilah is her little cousin. I love to see the family grow. So, of course we had to have a newborn session with the two of them. It was amazing to discover both of their little personalities by doing this shoot. Fiona has the little 'tude and Delilah just wants to sleep, sleep, sleep. Aren't they precious?!

Nicollette | A rainy day maternity session.

Christian and I photographed Nicollette and Rey on their wedding day two years ago. It's so awesome when we get to grow with our clients and continue to capture special moments for them. So Nicollette reached out to me to setup her maternity shoot. Of course I was excited! We were hoping for it not to be too cold, but guess what, it was not only cold... but it rained ALL DAY. And they were coming all the way from New Jersey so rescheduling would have been tough. 

So when it rains, you get a cute umbrella, a couple that doesn't mind getting rained on and hope it works! Voila! It actually looked super cute.

Here are some of my favorites from their session. So glad they toughed out the weather.
We're so excited for the arrival of their little baby girl. 

2016 Christmas Mini Sessions | Jacobsburg State Park

This year we created a simple Christmas set at Jacobsburg State Park. 
Here are some favorites from a few sessions. Merry Christmas!

Avery Rose | Newborn

Avery was the teeniest tiniest newborn I have ever handled, but she was so perfect. I had a lot of fun posing her and changing all her outfits. Typically newborn sessions are an hour, but I was having so much fun that we spent over two hours with her.

I'm so grateful that Terrence and Lindsay asked me to photograph their new bundle of joy. We got some many great photos of her. But let me tell you... newborn photography is a WORKOUT! From squatting and bending, I woke up sore the next morning. However, it was totally worth it.


Alicia's Maternity Session

Two years ago I photographed Alicia and her husband Toni, to celebrate their engagement, so it's been quite some time since we last spoke. Well she reached out to me a few weeks ago with some exciting news. They're expecting a baby boy this winter! So of course she wanted to take some maternity photos. I was so excited! 

Alicia is about 7 months pregnant in these photos, which was actually perfect. I always advise expecting mothers to take their maternity photos around 7 months or so because at this time mommies have the perfect sized bump that doesn't make them feel uncomfortable or too worn out from taking photos. It also ensures that you actually get some maternity photos, because I've had some cancelled sessions in the past due to early deliveries. 

Alicia is absolutely stunning in these. Here are some of my favorites from her session.