The golden Los Angeles sunshine was out for The Russell’s golden anniversary portrait session. Mrs. Russell’s daughter, Jennifer, found me while she was looking for a family portrait photographer in West Los Angeles to capture some mementos of the special occasion.
The family was marking the milestone by going out for dinner, so I met them beforehand at their stunning Mandeville Canyon home in the celebrity-heavy neighborhood of Brentwood.
Even though it was a beautiful, hot summer’s day, the direct sunlight meant there were limited shooting locations for perfect outdoor family photos. I ended up finding a nice shady spot in front of their house and did a variety of set-ups, including couple pictures, grandchildren photos, and family portraits. The light stone wall formed a great background and made the bold blues and reds in their outfits stand out. Congratulations to the couple on their 50th anniversary!