Friday, July 24, 2009


I photographed my best friend's daughter , Madison, the other day. What a pleasure we had hanging out together. She was a natural in front of the camera and we got some amazing photographs.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Christie & R.J.'s Engagement Shoot

Another fun engagement shoot with a great couple! We did a city and beach shoot for them in Laguna Beach.

I like doing urban shoots. It is such a cool look.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Artist @ Work!

Before I do a shoot, I always visually how I want it to look. I talk to the client first to see what they’re looking to achieve in their shoot. In this case, Charlie’s Mom had been on my web site and loved the photograph of the baby in a tutu surrounded by flowers (the one that is the banner on my blog). I also had a new tutu that I wanted to use. I knew the flowers would be lost with the size of the tutu so I just had her sitting on white. I got up above Charlie and made some noise with a toy to get her to look up. This was one of my favorite images of Charlie. Photography is an art form and I started out with a good image but made it in to a greater image playing around with it. The first example is the original followed by different versions. I decided to put in more of the tutu to have baby Charlie immersed in a sea of pink. Charlie’s Mom really want to have one black and white image of Charlie but after changing this image to black and white, I decided to try just backing off the color a little bit and I came up with a very vintage look. That is where it gets exciting for me, when I saw this vintage look I knew that this was now a great photo. Charlie’s Mom was very happy with the result. She wrote me such a sweet e-mail “Thanks for all of your hard work creating these treasured memories for our family. We'll always remember her at this age!” That is the best part of my job is creating timeless photographs."


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Diane & Jorge

Wedding season is in full swing… we just did an engagement shoot of Diane and Jorge. They’re getting married on August 8th! I met Diane by chance as she was out trying to find a venue for their reception. It was meant to be that Ben and I photograph her wedding.

We had a fun engagement shoot at the Montage. Everything was picture perfect for this shoot, great light, no wind and lots of kisses… Very romantic.. as you can see from these photographs.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Baby Jun

In Japan, on the 100th day after a child's birth, a small feast is prepared to promote a healthy appetite through the child’s life. Jun’s family was having that celebration the day I did the shoot. It was going to be later that evening with Jun’s Grandparents but they wanted me to captured this milestone. Jun looked so cute in his kimono.

It was a wonderful shoot; Jun was in a happy mood. Such a sweet baby!