Tags archives: Contra Cost County photographer Connie Leal

Kobina’s Senior Session

I enjoyed photographing this young man’s senior session.  He is so polite and sweet.  He is a graduating 2018 Liberty High School Student from Brentwood CA.  This young man will go far.  I have been wanting to do more senior and studio photos for practice but also if there is bad weather either really hot or raining I now can have access to a studio environment.

Kobina’s Senior portrait

Stylized Shoot

So for a long time I wanted to to do a stylized shoot.  Let me tell you it is so hard to get vendors involved.  I have totally new respect for wedding coordinators or event planners.  Its awesome to come up with an idea but to get everyone involved is another story.  Anyhow, I finally got to make one happen.  It took place in Knights Ferry one of my fav’s to shoot.  It is rustic, garden like and near water.  So it has multiple locations to work with.  So I want to finally thank a few people, The florist and the person who let us use their dining sets and silverware and table settings: Beyone The Terrace, Hair: Kaylee DeJesus and Maria Yiannakou at Blush Salon, they were also the models, JJames Bridal for the use of the wedding dresses and Jessica Boland who did the Makeup, stylized by me.  Enjoy the photos!

Table Setting at Knights Ferry

 

Senior Pictures of Skylar and Zack

I had the great pleasure of photographing the two young twin boys.  They graduated this past June so their senior year in high school photos.  I took some in a studio setting and some outdoors.  Its important to show what kids are into at the current time.  These two are into sports so I had to express that.  Some dramatic light and some just pretty lighting.  Anyway enjoy the photos!!

Graduating senior photos.

The Wedding of Gerald and April

I had the pleasure to photograph this lovely young couples wedding in early April of this year.  Their wedding was at Crystal Springs in Burlingame CA.  It was a very lively reception with a wonderful family and friends embracing the couple.  Congratulations to a great couple, Gerald and April!

 

Groom getting pampered Burlingame, CA

Maria’s Family Session

Family session in a private residence in Livermore ca.

Family photo session at clients private residence

Family photo session in Livermore CA

Taylor’s Senior Session

I have been wanting to do graduating senior photos for quit sometime.  I had the opportunity with this lovely young lady that goes to Heritage High School in Brentwood ca.  We shot these in a studio setting at the studio I work at.  I really like to do both outdoors and in.

Taylor’s senior portraits

Engagement Session of Katlyn and Austin

I photographed Katyln and Austin’s engagement session on their property.  Let me just say how gorgeous this property is.  The open space and land and the views were stunning.  I loved the cowboy hats and country wears.  Unfortunately I was not their wedding photographer. I would have loved to shoot their wedding being on their property with these extraordinary views couldn’t ask for a better location.  But at least they let me in for a brief moment in their beautiful property to do their Engagement session.  Enjoy the photos.

Engagement session in Antioch CA.

 

The Wedding of Clint and Nicole

The wedding was held at the beautiful Casa Real in Pleasanton CA.  Ceremony and reception same location.  It was a winter wedding in January of this year.  Funny thing it had been sunny for quit some time but then the weather decided to drizzle on and off again but either way the light was really nice.  Nicole looked stunning in casing her hour glass figure so beautifully.  I meet Clint for the first time on their wedding day what a nice young man.  He was very graceful and kind. Reception was so lively and exciting.  It awesome to see people just let loose.  I wish these two the very best and thank them for having me shoot their wedding day.  Please enjoy the photos!

Bride getting makeup done.

Mindy’s Maternity Session

I shot these photos at Concannon Winery.  It was a very interesting day to say the least.  It rained and then the sun came out for a little while and it rained again and repeat.  But toward the end of the session the stormy clouds looked amazing against the Victorian house that was lite and I had to take the opportunity photograph her here.  Enjoy the photos:

 

Maternity Session in the Vineyards

Wedding of Michael and Irene

I really had a great time hanging with this couple.  They were truly wonderful to work with.  They were easy going and funny.  It was a lovely wedding something tragic happened which I will not go into but even through

Groom photo at La Grande in Oakley CA

   

 

                they held their head up high and pushed forward and made their wedding beautiful and memorable.  These two are just down to earth people and so so funny.  The wedding was great but to be honest just going to see them prior to the wedding at their home and afterward in giving them their wedding album is where I just enjoyed hanging with them.  Anyway I wish them a wonderful life together.  Enjoy the photos.