Friday, June 27, 2008

Bandit Gets attacked!!!

Well once again my dog Bandit gets attacked. So sad really, because this is the second time he has been attacked. Here are a few pictures... :-(

Maximus has been good and knows that Bandit is hurt so he is not jumping all over his brother like he usually does.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Kristen & Nefi Wedding at the Newport Beach LDS Temple Part 2

Here are some additional additional images from Kristen & Nefi's wedding I shoot with Chelsea from IZLAS.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Lazy Sunday

During the last week, Julia and I have been tossing around the idea of going on a walk along the sunset cliffs and then having lunch at one of our favorite places, South Beach Bar & Grill. Today (after sleeping in) we were actually motivated enough to drive to Sunset Cliffs and then go for a long walk followed by a leisurely lunch. South Beach is one of my favorite places to eat for one simple reason: it has the best fish tacos that I have ever tasted. This is one of the only places in San Diego where, no matter who you talk to, people have nothing but great things to say about it. After a great lunch we took our time and explored our way along the cliffs going back to our car. Now… back home enjoying the Sunday afternoon with the dogs.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Kristen & Nefi Wedding at the Newport Beach LDS Temple

Earlier today I got the opportunity to 2nd shoot with Chelsea from IZLAS at Kristen & Nefi’s wedding. These two got married at the beautiful LDS Temple in Newport Beach and were absolutely fabulous to work with. I wish them all the best in their lives together. Here are a few images from today:

Friday, June 20, 2008

Who am I and how does it affect my “Brand”?

During the meeting Jasmine Star asked a very important question. Who am I? This question took some time for me to wrap my head around. At first I drew a complete blank. Then, after some time and talking to those who are closest to me, I started to figure myself out. Once I really thought about "who I am", I was able to put it into words: (1) I am a thoughtful person who cares so much about helping everyone close to me; (2) I am very detail oriented (as my history as an accountant might suggest); (3) I am a passionate person, especially about the people closest to me and about topics I strongly believe in.

Now that I have put some of "me" into words, I need to find what marketing materials appeal to me. I have spent the better part of two days combing other sites trying to find elements that appeal to me and there are a few that I have discovered for one reason or another that I love what they have done. These three I admire most Becker with [b]school, Jessica Claire with shoot sac, and Doug Boutwell with Totally Rad Actions. These brands really appeal to me and I guess I will have to go from there. More to come…

Thursday, June 19, 2008

San Diego PUG Meeting with Jasmine Star

Last night, our monthly PUG meeting was held at the Handlery Hotel because we were graced with the opportunity to hear Jasmine Star speak about her theory behind branding (along with other topics). First, Jasmine is absolutely awesome. I love the way that it wasn't about just getting the information out to so many photographers, but rather to personally connect with so many. For those of you who may not know Jasmine is one of the hottest photographers around right now. She is doing several events right now like the "Free to Succeed tour" with David Jay. How great is that!!! The few photographers that I really admire are Jasmine Star, David Jay, and last but certainly not least, Becker. I admire these photographers because of their work and their efforts to help other photographers continue to succeed at what they do.

So, what I have taken from hearing from Jasmine speak last night is that I need to really start getting my brand together. This is something that has been neglected on my end. Last night gave me the kick in the pants that was needed to get the ball rolling. Starting today I am going to start putting it together.

I want to also send out a special thanks to Jeff & Erin Youngren for putting this together.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Michelle & Makio Wedding

Over this past weekend I got the opportunity to shoot with Gloria at Michelle and Makio's wedding. It was held at beautiful Manhattan Beach Marriott. These two were wonderful and could not have asked for a better group of friends and family. Here are a few images:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ivonne's Bridal Shoot

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to shoot Ivonne in a Bridal shoot. We met downtown at a park near seaport village and had a wonderful time. Here are a few of my initial favorites...

Monday, June 9, 2008

World's Greatest Models!!!

Well since I have spent time over the last couple of days getting used to shooting Canon's I have decided to hire the Best and Cheapest models I could find. They work for next to nothing and they always love you.

Although I think at some point they wanted me to just go away...

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Thank you Masen and Julia for meeting for lunch. The food was good and the information was GREAT... See photos below:

Photo of Julia taken by MA5EN...

Photo of MA5EN...

Also, all images taken with my new camera... Thanks Masen for the setup help!!!