Scouting Locations for Sam and David’s Wedding Photos

Hi Friends, Checking out some locations near Baker Street Station to do wedding portraits between the ceremony and reception. Didn’t want to go too far – we only have about 45-60 minutes while the venue flips the location for the reception. Found a couple really cool spots within about 5 minutes of the station: Calhoun Read more about Scouting Locations for Sam and David’s Wedding Photos[…]

Senior Portrait Session – Lara S.

Hi Friends, Met with Lara and her mom today for a post-graduation portrait shoot.  What a lovely couple! Lara managed to accomplish something with every image that is difficult to find, even with professional models: she smiles with her eyes!  (She said she’d practiced that, but I think it probably comes naturally).  Terrific time! Proofs Read more about Senior Portrait Session – Lara S.[…]

Ana and Brian: Pre-Wedding Portraits on Horseback

Hi Friends, I had the privilege of meeting Ana and Brian at the UC Irvine “Battle for the Ring” medieval combat / tournament event back in January.  (Images from that event here.  Video here). I’ll be photographing their wedding in August: a medieval-themed affair complete with “combat, firebreathing, belly dancing, and more” per Ana and Read more about Ana and Brian: Pre-Wedding Portraits on Horseback[…]

Little Tokyo Fashion Shoot-Los Angeles

Hi friends, On the hunt for a dress for Cat to wear to my niece’s wedding in July, made a recent trip up to downtown Los Angeles. Of couse, what trip to Little Tokyo would be complete without a fashion photo shoot? Started off outside Cat’s favorite local Japanese clothing shop: the Q Pop Shop. Read more about Little Tokyo Fashion Shoot-Los Angeles[…]

Smiles Across the Miles does Mission San Juan Capistrano

Hi Friends, Last weekend our Smiles Across the Miles team joined with the good folks at the Orange County Rescue Mission to host a couple families for a day of photography education and portraiture at the “Jewel of the Missions”: Mission San Juan Capistrano. A lovely time was had by all, and hopefully, our families Read more about Smiles Across the Miles does Mission San Juan Capistrano[…]

Sam and David – CA Engagement Portraits

Hi Friends, Been a while since I’ve posted… But I’ve just sent my niece and soon-to-be nephew-in-law off to the airport, and have a few minutes to post a couple images from this weekend’s marathon portrait session. Sam and David made the trip all the way from snowy and cold Northern Indiana to wet and Read more about Sam and David – CA Engagement Portraits[…]

More Family Portraits – Orange Circle

Hi Friends, Trying to stock up for family calendar photos for this year (which reminds me, I gotta start pulling the calendar together soon!). We draw a few odd looks carting camera bag, C-stand, sandbag, and softbox down the sidewalk near at the Orange Circle, but I like the way they turned out, so I Read more about More Family Portraits – Orange Circle[…]

47th Annual Packard Salon-Portraits

Hi Friends, I recently attended the 47th Annual Packard Salon event at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA as my friend, Booker’s “Plus One.” Booker has done some amazing fine art automotive photography, and has gotten in good with the folks of Packard International, headquartered right here in SoCal. Of course, the cars are Read more about 47th Annual Packard Salon-Portraits[…]

Location Football Portrait-Andrew B.

Got a call from some good friends in need of an “emergency portrait” for their son, Andrew — kicker for Corona Del Mar HS varsity football.  I had a couple local football fields in mind for the shoot, but none were available at a time that worked for Andrew.  (Between school, church, and football, finding Read more about Location Football Portrait-Andrew B.[…]