Photography

Lytro

I wanted to get the new Lytro camera as soon as it was announced in October of last year. You could change your focus point after the picture is taken! Inside the camera or outside using the Lytro software. Very cool and I wanted it. So I ordered the 8Mb graphite mode. So I order […]


Sweet Things (Enhanced)

Shortly after Sweet Things was published in the iBookstore I decided to make an enhanced version and add video.   I was inspired by my camera,  the Canon 5D Mark II, since it makes beautiful videos. Of course I had to make the plain old Kindle version first.   Once that was tackled I started working on […]


Eliana

Elaine has been one of my muses for a while.   She’s beautiful and poised and fun.   I took photos of her and Chris as an engagement session down in Santa Monica in 2010.  Actually the day my father died.     Not when we were shooting but late that night.   So I will always remember that.      They […]


Final Story

I was asked to photograph the Long Beach Storytellers finale.   I was at an event before and really loved it.  The competitors get 6 minutes to tell a story.  Any story.    The finale had the winners from prior events competing for the title and $100. It was a full house at the Long Beach Playhouse.   […]


First Christmas

This will be Marley’s first Christmas!   I took some snaps of Marley in utero (he he) and then when she was a newborn.  She is so adorable and is just now pulling herself up to stand!    Kat says she was a little fussy today.  I guess she was napping and hadn’t really woken up yet […]


Proud Mama

At the end of July I did a photos for Christopher.  He’s an actor and attends LACHSA.  A really great kid. His mom is too.  We work together.  I’ve know Rebecca for a very long time.  She’s the “tell it like it is” type, no BS.  Fun and funny too.  We get along just fine. […]


Happy Holidays from Fox Music 2011!

So, as I’ve posted here and here and here before I pretty much took it upon myself to create an e-card for the music department every year.  Last years was really cool.  I rented a tilt shift lens and Emily painted posters to create a stadium card trick.  It came out really nice and everyone […]


Same Time Different Year

Around this time last year Elaine got married.   I went to her wedding at Casa del Mar literally right after I got off the plane from Chicago on my Oprah trip.   I had taken some engagement photos of Elaine and Chris last June.  A memorable day not only because I got to spend a great […]


Kindle Kindle Kindle!

I finally got my book Sweet Things on Amazon Kindle!  Dang, it was easier than I thought but it took a while to get there.  So in June I put my book on iPad as discussed here.  In September it was featured in the cooking section!  It took a long time to figure out how […]


That Time Again

It’s that time again!  The holidays are encroaching!   Today was the Fox Holiday card shoot.   A lot of work and a lot of fun!   Wewere super lucky to get to shoot on the Newman Scoring Stage.  So iconic and historic.  You could feel the history in the room.   It was set up for a session so we […]


Arbus-esque

This keeps happening at work.  Two people show up with the exact same outfit on.  We’re now keeping a record of it.  We used the Diane Arbus photo of the identical twins as inspiration.  More to come?


Greg & Stef’s Wedding

I was honored that Greg asked if I could “snap some pics” at his wedding to Stefi.   Of course I said, “of course”!   I’ve been saying over and over that I’ve been super busy lately – but I made time for this.   Luckily I had a tiny window in my work that would allow for a […]


Charlie’s Angels?

OK, so Marissa looks very much like Annie Ilonzeh, one of the actresses in the new Charlie’s Angels TV series. Emily pointed it out when we were driving down the street one day. I think Emily looks very similar to Minka Kelly so I thought…we should recreate that picture! We just needed a blonde to […]


Busy!

Oh man have I been busy.  Seems like months, days, weeks, hours and minutes.  Busy busy, work, busy.   Hopefully it will start to wane after mid-November.  What the…. Mid November?!   Jeez.   It’s cool though.  I am not complaining,  I am just stating a fact.   I like being busy and I like my job so it’s […]


Storytellers

I was honored to be invited to the Long Beach Searches for the Greatest Storyteller in the 562.   It was a story telling competition.   Each person had 5 minutes to get up in front of the audience and tell a story.  Any story.    At this event there were 8 storytellers.  All of […]


One Year

This year was better than last year for me.  Last year was a tough year.   On all fronts.   This year has not been without it’s serious stresses but I’ll live.    Summer was pregnant last year and now we are celebrating the one year birthday of her daughter Nora. Nora is simply adorable.  Sweet and girlish […]


Headshot

Becky asked me if I’d like to take some headshots of her son Chris.   He’s an actor and attends a performing arts high school.  I’ve met Chris before but hadn’t seen him for years.  I think he was like 9 years old when I saw him last.   Well he turned 15 on Sunday, so it’s […]


Almost

Janet is almost there!   Still preggy after all these years.  Well at least months, weeks and days.   Still hanging in there!  She’s absolutley gorgeous.   Really.  Now that she’s relaxed and knows she will have two healthy children she is positively glowing.   I had put on my calendar that tomorrow would be the day she would […]


I Wish I Knew More

Yeah I have a camera and a fancy computer and big ole monitor and stuff and I take pictures but I wish I knew more.   Color settings?  I have no idea.  I got an X-Rite Eye-One Diplay LT monitor calibration tool and calibrated my monitor.   I then edited a ton a photos.   It reminded me to […]


Abdias + Yadira

I finally finished the Abdias + Yadira wedding project.  And what a project it was!   I think I mentioned before that I was going to photograph another wedding.  Abdias + Yadira are a sweet young couple that got married at their church in Arleta.   They and their parents are very much involved in the Igelsias […]


29 Weeks and counting….

Went to visit Janet today. She looks good after being tied up in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks. I guess that’s what she needed to get over the hump. They’re 3 lbs now and getting bigger by the second. The 3D (or is it 4D) ultrasound showed that the boy looks JUST like Zack. […]


New York, New York

Went to NYC last week. Luckily I missed all the hot weather. It was actually perfect outside. Like room temperature. I went for work but had a little fun in between. I stayed at The Benjamin which was awesome and even more so because they upgraded me to a suite!   Sweet!  The hotel is at […]


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