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  • About Me

    I became fascinated with photography at an early age, thanks to my father. It wasn’t his photographic skill that inspired me, though, since my dad was not a very good photographer. We would always joke how people in his photos would have plants and trees growing out of their heads.

    It was actually my father’s camera that captured my interest. I loved the way it felt in my hands — all those cool buttons and controls. It intrigued me. I was also amazed at how it could be used to create these awesome images.


One of my best friend’s sons, CJ, recently graduated with a degree in musical theatrical performance. CJ is off to live in the “The Big Apple” in October  (lucky him). I hope to see him headlining on Broadway real soon. CJ recently asked me if we could hang out and take some head-shots.It had been a while since I had seen CJ, so in between catching up on things we actually got to take a couple of photographs. Here are some of my favorites.

I would love to hear from you – please contact me.

To see more of my work – www.innesphotography.com.

  • Jennifer - September 1, 2010 - 9:44 AM

    I love how you captured his amazing eyes!! Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • pam - September 1, 2010 - 11:21 AM

    Rod ,WOW you are amazing. I knew my son was all that but it is nice to see it in a photo. Thank you for helping him.ReplyCancel

  • pam - September 1, 2010 - 7:27 PM

    I can’t stop looking at them they are awesome. I love way to many to pick only one. Great JobReplyCancel

I just reworked my bio (see above) to give my clients and friends a little inside scoop how I ended up photographing weddings. In the little story I refer to my father’s old camera and how it still sits on my desk. Well for those of you interested in what an old East German Praktica MTL 5B camera looks like – here you are. I am not planning on telling anyone how old this beauty is…


I would love to hear from you – please contact me.

To see more of my work – www.innesphotography.com.

  • davide - November 2, 2010 - 1:43 PM

    I love this camera! Very solid, no frills… simple… and you can THINK before shoting… I have an old Praktica LB that I bought in the beginning of ’90… and I still use it… full working!!! Now I have a MTL5, and an MTL50 … I use often… after two years of digital photography I return to analog… with my old cameras…ReplyCancel

I led a workshop yesterday at the Santa Clarita  Center for Photography titled “Intensive Wedding Photography”. We had a great bunch of students that spent the morning photographing our two models – Sarah and John, and then worked real hard on post production in the afternoon. The day was definitely intensive for all, as we were totally exhausted at the end.

Big thanks to Sarah and John for hanging out and making our morning so much fun!

Here are a few images I captured in between our students photographing. I edited these at the workshop.

I would love to hear from you – please contact me.

To see more of my work – www.innesphotography.com.

  • Mel Carll - September 1, 2010 - 9:44 AM

    What an awesome workshop. Everyone left excited, tired but full of knowledge, images and the drive to succeed. Thanks to William for a great day, not to mention Sarah & John, as you guys rocked.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Johnson - December 4, 2013 - 5:15 PM

    Nice job everyone beautiful work, I wish I could have been there to enjoy it with you all. TJReplyCancel

On Wednesday my wife and I traveled up to Santa Ynez wine country to photograph Nicole and Nick’s engagement pictures. This was actually part two of our engagement session. We ran into some time constraints on our first session (which you can see here). So we decided to take in a little wine tasting and get a few more photos. It was a great day up in Santa Ynez as we enjoyed a bottle of Syrah and Pinot Grigio. My wife and I also stopped off in Santa Barbara to have dinner with our youngest son.

Nicole and Nick were great to hang out with. We shared a lot of stories and really got to know this amazing couple. Their wedding is fast approaching in a couple weeks and I am looking forward to an awesome beach wedding. Here are a couple of images from Part II.

I would love to hear from you – please contact me.

To see more of my work – www.innesphotography.com.

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