Author archives: dnoceti

  • Prom Photos On My Birthday

  • One of the nice things about working for yourself is that you can pretty much guarantee that you never have to work on your birthday. Sure, there might be extenuating circumstances that force you to, but for the most part it’s not very likely you’ll be scheduling work that day. This is one of those [...]
  • Tender Country Engagement Session

  • One of the great things about being married is that you have a teammate. Someone to grow with, to laugh at your stupid jokes (or in the case of my wife shake their head at), and who, in times of need, you can count on in a pinch. While many couples have this, I'm fortunate in that my wife can go eve[...]
  • Rustic Engagement Session on the Azevedo Ranch

  • You know what I loved about this engagement shoot out at the Azevedo ranch in Gustine, aside from the rustic setting and country feel; the fact that they included Darla’s girls. I know they weren’t too thrilled about it. I mean what kind of younger person gets excited about such things? But as an[...]
  • UC Davis Arboretum Wedding of Ike and Megan

  • “May I meet this moment fully. May I meet it as a friend.”   For days I’ve been running around in my own head, trying to come up with the words to express my feelings about this wedding and the amazing couple at the center of it. Then today, I sat down for a quick, guided meditation and[...]
  • Crescent Curves of Luna

  • Luna, from Latin, meaning moon. In ancient Rome it was the name of the divine embodiment of the moon. I had that in mind when I was working on these photos. This shoot was sort of impromptu. We’d been trying to hook up for some shots for quite a while but could never make it work. So instead of w[...]
  • POW: David's back with some new tricks

  • What better way to announce a return than with a super hero pinup illustration? This is one of those shoots where I do the shoot with an idea of what I want to accomplish at the end, but don’t really know how I’m going to get to that end point. So the shoot just sits and sits and sits. How long [...]
  • Carving Light from the Darkness

  • Black and white. There's a haunting beauty about it. Afterall, color is life. What are you left with when you strip it from a photo? I remember the first time we were handed black sheets of paper in art school. We were told to draw the light instead of the shadow. It's not something you ever real[...]
  • Dark Waters and the Surreal

  • Here’s more from my shoot with Korah. It was a completely new location for me and our first time working together, but I don’t think you can tell given the work we were able to create. The original idea was to simply shoot some creepy cool stuff with the rabbit mask. While we were able to create [...]
  • Killer Curves and Fashion Photography

  • Here's a much more fashion oriented section from my shoot with Brooke. We did headshots on the portrait backdrop, then moved to dramatically lit, glamour shots on the red couch, and wrapped things up with some more high fashion looking shots on the white wall. It was like three shoots in one. It[...]