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Mike & Kelly | Los Willows Wedding

Kelly and Mike were married at the gorgeous, Los Willows Wedding Estate in Fallbrook, California. It was our first time shooting at this venue and it has easily become one of our favorite venues. It’s impossible to not have fun with these this couple! Their engagement session is one of my favorites mostly because Mike and Kelly […]

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Why I Am A Wedding Photographer

Someone asked me recently, “Why? Why are you a wedding photographer?” Honestly, my initial answer barely even grazed the surface. I explained that I love taking photos because its fun, challenging, allows me to have freedom to be creative, and I have always wanted to be a small business owner, but it got me thinking. I know […]

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Temecula Wedding | Tony & Linda

This wedding is proof that California rebels against the seasons… This stunning (end of) Winter wedding from last weekend had highs of 95 degrees! Pretty sure we are skipped Spring and went straight into Summer. I’m still swooning over this impeccable color scheme with the pastel colors that blend perfectly with the location setting. Men, […]

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VON LORENA - October 29, 2015 - 8:27 am


Good day! i really admire your work and now i am starting to be a fan. Please share with me the lenses that you used for this adorable pictures. I also have an 85mm 1.8 canon lens and i am trying my best to learn and maximize it’s used. Your work are amazing, keep shooting and looking forward to see more pics.



katrinajayne - December 1, 2015 - 6:46 am

Hello! Thank you so much for your sweet words!! More blog posts are coming soon! 🙂 Follow me on Instagram to stay updated. I would love to answer any questions that you may have. Please feel free to email me at Katrina@KatrinaJayne.com Talk soon!

My Love Affair With The Canon 85mm 1.8 Lens

One of the most popular questions that I get asked is what is your favorite lens to shoot with? In my first year of college I was gifted the best lens I have ever tried. The first time that I used the  Canon 85mm 1.8 lens I became more passionate, inspired, and more in love […]

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William Callan - March 12, 2015 - 1:43 am

Amazing! So pumped to hear that you love the 85mm. I’ve been thinking about investing in a long lens; right now I’m mostly using a 35mm but this post for sure makes me want to try out an 85mm. Thanks so much for the insight into your shooting style and work flow. Can’t wait to see more from you.

Shernade - December 2, 2015 - 10:35 am

These photos you have on this page are they shot only with the 85mm 1.8? What software program do you use to edit your photos? I love your work

Shernade - December 2, 2015 - 10:37 am

Please email me!

shernade - December 14, 2015 - 12:23 am

Hi there i love your work, I just brought me an 85mm 1.8 lens and I am having trouble using it,I find my photos are not as crisp and sharp as i would like them to be and most time come out blurry, i do not use a tripod and increase the shutter speed to lessen the risk of shaking and and keep between 2.0-3.5, can you please give me tips on how to improve my work

Moritz - January 13, 2016 - 3:02 pm

stunning pictures! Were these all shot at f1.8? I have the 50mm version of that lense (gold ring) and it’s also VERY fast. But not very sharp (not shallow) all the way at f1.8. What do you think? Thanks

katrinajayne - January 13, 2016 - 6:21 pm

Hey! Yes! All of these are shot with the 85mm 1.8. Unfortunately, I have no experience with the 50mm version. If you email me a photo example with the metadata I can look at your settings to see then I can give you my opinion? My email is Katrina@KatrinaJayne.com

Dr. Mike - January 29, 2016 - 1:24 pm

I’m glad to see another fan of the great Canon 85mm F/1.8 lens! Like you, I tried the 1.2 and found it too heavy and slow. It was very tricky to use wide open due to the extremely shallow DOF. I did a side by side comparison of the two lenses and found the images looked virtually identical at similar apertures. I tend to use the 1.8 at around F/2.2, that seems to be the sweet spot for me.

Dr. Mike at http://www.BeyondBoudoirPhoto.com

Five Tips For Photographing A Wedding In the Rain

Luckily, in Southern California we usually don’t get a lot of rain during wedding season, but this year has started off differently. My first two weddings of the year have had pouring rain and I know rain is supposed to bring good luck for the couple, but it brings challenges for the photographer. Here are […]

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The School Sessions: Help Build A School In Haiti

Giving back has become a huge part of my business model so I’m very excited to announce that I have teamed up with Jamie Delaine, her husband, Randy, and hundreds of photographers in an effort to raise $200,000 to build a school in Haiti! The School Sessions is one-day event on April 12th, 2015 where hundreds of photographers […]

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Nick & Rachele | Los Angeles Engagement Session

Engagement sessions are in full swing and they are adding to my excitement for all of my upcoming 2015 weddings! Nick and Rachele’s Los Angeles engagement session started at Griffith Park and ended at LACMA. Their session was originally scheduled for the beginning of this month, but got rained out. I still can’t believe how green the […]

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