Coke and Pope

Aww well my babies are one year old now!   Can you believe it?   They are such big girls now but alas still kittens.   I don’t think they’ll be fully grown for at least another year. Coco (Coquette) is still the queen bee.  She does everything first and is the Alpha cat.  She perpetually has a […]


Well it all came off without a hitch.  The whole thing.  The surprise and the second surprise! Katy and I met in the Miami airport.   She arrived first and waited for me outside my gate.   I was so excited the day finally came.  I booked the trip in June, 2012!   We gave Katy the trip […]


Another successful trip to Cannes and London.  This time it was a bit funner because Janet got to go.   It was great watching her experience the flight, the locations and the experience.   First flight was great.  I don’t normally fly British Airways as it’s hugely expensive but Mick Fleetwood and Brad Pitt were on our […]

Best of 2012

I’ve had a few days off after my traveling and running around with Katy.  I decided months ago that I would take this week off and just recover.   I’m traveling again in a few weeks so I know I need this rest.   I’ve been sleeping to 9:30 & 10am!   Crazy. Anyhoo, I […]

Year End Special

I’ve been recovering all day. Exhausted!  Katy’s on her way back to NC. How lucky am I to watch her experience Los Angeles. The trip was great. We made a list of things to do and pretty much accomplished everything on the list. Katy was enthusiastic and willing to try everything. Katy’s a great kid […]


My niece Katy got a trip to Los Angeles for her birthday!  So we flew back to LA from North Carolina the day after Christmas.   We’ve been running her ragged as we like to do with visitors. We mapped out the usual places to go visit and have been seeing them every day.   The Grove, […]

Christmas Cats

Happy Holidays y’all! Thanks to Scooter Knits and CatAtelier on Etsy

Malibu Marissa

Marissa is like Malibu Barbie only different. We’ve done a number of photo shoots. All for fun. But now we get to catch up a little. I used to work with Marissa but she left a couple of years ago to pursue other interests. She is my muse. We met at the Malibu Country Mart […]

She’s Here

Kristina had her baby.   Ivy.    She’s totally adorable and looks like a cross between Mom and Dad.   Which is always nice. Janet and I went over and took some photos of her.  Double team. It was way more fun and productive to do it together.       Janet really knows how to […]

Happy Holidays from Fox Music 2012

This is the latest ecard for work.   The pressure to top myself every year gets greater every year.   I though of this concept two years ago but didn’t do it last year. For this card I had tried a Merlin Steadicam.   I bought it on Ebay and did a lot of practicing. […]

Swimming With Sharks

There’s a really nice coffee shop on La Brea called Graffiti Sublime Coffee. It’s in the old City restaurant space. You know, the one by the Mary Sue Milikien and Susan Feniger?   No?   Well it was a long time ago. Anyhoo, Graffiti is a huge white space with great coffee and sweets.  The space […]

Coco Flu & Look Up

Coco got the flu.  Poor baby.   It started with a weird sore on her neck that turned into a hot spot.  A trip to the vet and a shave and she was healing up.   Two days later the sneezing starts.   Then she got a fever.    So we’re on day 5 of the antibiotics and she’s […]

38 Weeks

Wow she’s huge.  But she looks great!   Actually the baby is big not Kristina.   She actually looks totally like herself with the exception of the giant b-ball in her stomach. Starting my name sending campaign.   Fingers crossed for a Thanksgiving birth!

Veteran’s Day

Here’s my Dad and his brother Paul circa 1972 in Viet Nam.   They were both career Army officers and had great careers that took both of them all over the world.   My Dad served in the Korean War and went to Viet Nam.  Twice.  He was commanding officer of Operation New Life that processed Vietnamese refugees coming […]

Empire of Light

My friend Greg wrote a book called Empire of Light.  You might remember him as I shot his wedding to Stefania last year.   He’s a filmmaker and went to AFI.  I created a website for his short Sax’s Final Orbit.  So when he asked to borrow my camera to shoot a trailer for his […]

Voter Supression

I don’t usually do political things but this is really something. Sarah Silverman is hilarious and really does a great job in explaining the voter suppression situation that’s taking over our election process. It’s a damn shame and illustrates perfectly how dirty the republicans play. http://letmypeoplevote2012.com/

San Marzano

I got some fresh San Marzano tomatoes from the Santa Monica Farmers Market yesterday.   They’re so rare to find!   Normally there’s tons of heirloom tomatoes, which of course I got but the San Marzano’s just rarely make an appearance.  They’re plum tomatoes which are considered the best sauce tomatoes and the only tomatoes that can […]

Getting There

Kristina is still getting bigger!   She looks great.  I think this is 28 weeks so we’re in the safe zone and looking forward.  Of course Carmen is still totally photogenic and fun to photograph. I edited these in Lightroom and then moved over to Photoshop and used my new Totally Rad Photoshop actions – Pro […]

Fast Company Recommender!

In April I went to Boston for the Rethink Music Conference.   It was great.  The conference was smallish but effective.  When I got back I was contacted by Fast Company magazine to see if I would participate in their The Recommender column.   Um, yeah of course!   I can recommend stuff!   Plus it’s a great magazine.   […]


I got to shoot Kat again.  This time she asked if I could shoot her raw and edgy.  So we met down in Venice.  My original idea was to go to the Venice Art Walls.  They’re awesome.  Originally they were just leftover walls from the Venice Pavillion from the 60’s.   Graffiti just appeared on these […]

Fleurette & Coquette

The passing of my beloved and wonderful Didi had a big impact on me. I really missed her and have been pretty depressed since she died. She just went too soon and I was totally unprepared. In the weeks that have passed I have not slept well – keep waking up at 4:45am. The house […]

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

So I was at Whole Foods and right as I walked in there were stacks and stacks of organic blueberries on sale.  Large cartons of them.  So, naturally, I swooped in the got a bunch.  “I can always freeze them”, I said to myself.    Of course the whole time I shopped I was trying to […]


Happy Birthday Mom! I know she would have loved the party but not the advancing age. I always thought of her as a little kookie, creative and a wheeler dealer. She was smart, tall, thin and beautiful. One of the greatest gifts she gave me was the confidence to do anything I wanted. She always […]

Here Comes Another One

In the past 5 years my department at work haw produced 11 children. That may not seem like a lot but the department is only 35 people. That means about a third of the people in the department had babies. That’s a lot of kids. Well, here comes another one! Yup. This will be kid […]