deshun and yasmine wooten

Welcome to our blog!  We are Deshun and Yasmine and we’re a husband and wife team who has been photographing weddings and portraits for the last 13 years.  On this blog you’ll find featured shoots with a description of each session updated monthly.  To see brand new photos, updated daily with sample images from every wedding/portrait event we photograph, click here on our Dapper Images Facebook Page.  Thanks for stopping by!

Headshots For Dancer Jeremy Zapanta

We had the opportunity to create something special for Jeremy’s professional dance headshots.  He has been traveling to out of state auditions and needed some new headshots.  Visualizing the perfect location and lighting with an edge, we set out to bring the best out in the talented dancer for this shoot.  He’s got some moves, this was a fun shoot!

Jeremy Zapanta is a contemporary and classic ballet dancer.  He recently performed in the Nutcracker Ballet at the Fox Theater, Riverside.Jeremy Zapanta’s journey from self-proclaimed jock to dancer began in a Burbank ballet school when he was 13. While watching his younger sister perform a routine, he nudged his mother and said, “I think I can do that.”

To his surprise, he wasn’t as naturally gifted in dance as he was in baseball and soccer.

“I took my first ballet class and hated it,” he recalls. “I was so sore afterwards. I didn’t know a plié from a tendu.”

Dance became a hobby, then a passion and finally a career goal for Zapanta.  He auditioned for professional ballet companies after graduating from high school and performed in regional productions of The Nutcracker.

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Kickboxing Photography :: Vynce + Wayne, Undisputed Gym, San Diego

Vynce is our Kickboxing trainer, (as well as ‘Music Phreek’ one of the amazing wedding DJ’s that we refer to)  and he trains with Wayne at this awesome gym, ‘Undisputed’ in San Diego.  Love these great action shots Deshun took – you guys look good!

Tina + Alyna | Old Poway Park

Alyna is one of our brides and is getting married on August 1st, and since we’ve done an engagement and b-session for her, this is our third session with her!  Alyna and Tina are good friends, Alyna lives in San Diego and Tina in San Francisco.  Tina was visiting out here to attend Alyna’s bachelorette party, and since she isn’t able to come out again for Alyna’s bridal shower, they figured they’d have fun anddo a photo session together.   We went out to Old Poway Park, I love the girls’ Max Studio dresses, they call each other ‘twin’, how cute.  As we wrapped the photo shoot up and started to head home, we noticed the girls pulling out of a different parking lot in Tina’s red sports car……so……we had to take more of them by the car since they were wearing red, couldn’t pass that up.  :)

Tara's Environmental Session + Headshots

This is Tara’s second photo session with us, this time we focused on headshots and images of the health consulting services that she offers.  The actual consulting part was fun because while shooting we needed to get into the moment,  so what better way than to act it out through verbal communication. Being behind the camera and talking to Tara enabled me to capture those moments in a realistic way.