My name is Gillian Martin. I am a mother of 2 wild children, wife and former Disney Princess. I have watched all seasons of The Office and Parks & Rec at least 9 times each. I could listen to every U2 song every day for the rest of my life and never need to hear another band. I love dry humor, sarcasm and awkward silences. I love adventuring in the mountains, Joshua Tree and really anywhere untouched by man. ( I love sessions and weddings in those places even more. HINT HINT) A good paddle boarding session is how I find zen. I wish I lived on a farm and had horses, chickens and goats to care for. A good glass of wine is my fav dessert. But above all, my kids L&B, are my all time favorites in the whole wide word. They inspire me, push me and drive me mad all at once.
I specialize in portrait, lifestyle and wedding photography. I live for light and airy sun soaked imagery. I like a natural, unposed, editorial look and do my best to create that feel with all of my sessions and weddings. I like my sessions to consist of laughter, playing, dancing, flower picking and exploring. Taking photos should be fun and relaxing.
I have been a professional photographer since 2012. In that time I have been featured on some of the most prestigious wedding and lifestyle blogs as well as multiply magazines. I am a vendor on The Knot and Ruffled Blog. I'm constantly seeking new information and techniques in an effort to further my art for myself and for my clients.
I am based in Orange County, Ca and can travel to all surrounding county's and states.
Please check out my blog to see recent sessions and weddings and the links on my home page for all of my publications.
Follow me on Instagram @landb_photography for daily posts of my crazy littles and beautiful clients!
How do I book with L&B Photography?
-All I require is a signed contract and a $100 retainer (for sessions} or a 25% retainer for weddings.
What is a "lifestyle session" like with L&B Photography?
- My sessions are easy going and fun. I love to capture candid real moments. Sessions with L&B are the opposite of posed or rigid. Through "unposing" and easy cues, I allow fun and love to shine through. I encourage kids to pick flowers, play, run through waves etc. Laughter and movement are my favorite things to see during a session. I want each session to tell a story of your love, family, day, etc.
When is the best time to photograph?
-I like to shoot my sessions as the sunrises or within the 2 hours prior to sunset. They are the best times to get photos in pretty soft light.
What kind of editing is done to my photos?
-All images in your final gallery are artistically edited to match my "light and airy" portfolio. Each image has color/exposure correction, straightening, sharpening and other basic retouching done. Eye/teeth brightening and blemish editing is done as needed.
What is a digital gallery?
-A digital gallery link is sent to your from Pixieset. It is password protected so only you or those you give the password to can view your images. The link takes you to your own gallery of images. From there you can pick favorites, download, share and even order prints all from your own computer.
How long will it take to get my images?
-For session it takes 2-3 weeks to get your final gallery. For weddings it take 8-10 weeks to get your final gallery.
How many images will I get?
-For sessions I always say 50 or more. For weddings I like to say 50 images per hour.
Can I post my pictures on social media?
-YES! Please share away! Why take pictures if you cant show them off, right? All of my weddings and sessions come with a full print release.