Some of my favorite moments from 2014. Top row left: Taja emulating Carrie Bradshaw in an ode to Sex in the City, Eliana’s Pink horse, Green Bench outside Bluebird, Kings Road London, Debra at 9 months, Dave on the piano at Sonic Fuel Studios, Carolina headshot taken on rooftop, London Eye Capsules, Night shot of […]
So I was in London in February for work then again in June with Katy and Meagan for fun. February was cold, dark and rainy and I had to work. June was sunny, warm, the sun set at 10 o’clock at night and we explored London like tourists (we were!). Rebecca went in July for […]
Here’s a summary of my life in photos for 2013. It started out with my usual trip to Cannes and London but this time Janet came which made it a bit more fun. I got to show her a tiny bit of Europe and London. She was in awe and I loved it. […]
I’ve been experimenting with lighting. Natural light photography is great and beautiful and I love it but I wanted to see if I could control the situation. Also, I want to try a continuous lighting setup. No flash for me! With the advent of LED and CFL lighting why would anyone want to mess with […]
Marissa is making a big jump in her life. She’s going to live in London! She’s going to grad school! This is BIG. When we met to do one of our regular photo shoots she was positively glowing. So happy for her and can’t wait to shoot her in London!
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Back from my trip to Boston and DC – more to come. In the meantime, this is incredible. Photographer Ian Ruhter made a truck into a camera and takes large format photos. All by hand. He makes these photos. Incredible and inspirational.
I mentioned a few days ago that I got the Lytro camera and although cool, I returned it. I just didn’t see a need. I like my “regular” camera or what Janet called my “big girl” camera. I originally got a Canon 5D and was thoroughly challenged. I learned how to shoot in manual mode […]
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 […]
I might have mentioned this before, but there’s been a baby explosion in my office the past few years. In a mere four years there’s been 9 babies born and there’s one more on the way. 10 kids! So I took photos of Elaine’s little one Elle here. She’s a cutie and was only 10 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mama got a new toy. A LensBaby. Sweet! I’ve only taken a few pictures with it but already I know I’ll be having fun with this one. Can wait to take it outside an really see what it can do. Didi’s kind of “over it” right now…
Marley is now here! She was born 3 weeks ago and is just super cute. Kat is so in love with her. She will be a great mom. I went down to the OC to photograph her and she was such a good baby. I even got to hold her for a few minutes. She […]