Mark & Lauren

I am very sensitive to the fact that for every wedding photographer you see at a wedding, there’s at least one or two good friends or family that didn’t get invited. Sure, some have the budget to go as big as they want, but most of my clients make a pretty big sacrifice to have…

Julie & Ryan

I’m still thinking about this wedding. Julie and Ryan are one of those couples who exude togetherness. To anyone around, its quite obvious that they’re meant for each other. It’s hard to explain, but they just fit. It’s romantic and sappy perhaps, but I believe there is true love and I’ll go on the record…

Meant to Be – Jonathan & Charity’s Wedding

Jonathan and Charity are some of our closest and dearest friends, so you can imagine how elated we were when we found out they were getting married. These two are meant for each other. It’s not every day some of your best friends get married in a mind-blowing building built in 1929 in Santa Barbara,…

Jesse Rosten’s iPad photo shoot.

I wish I had taken this shot. Better yet, I wish I had had this idea. Jesse Rosten, one of my favorite sources of inspiration for all things camera and video, came up with the idea of lighting an entire shoot with iPads. Turns out, he broke out the meter and at ISO800 1/60, he…

North Lake and South Lake

I decided to process some shots from last fall.  North and South Lake near Bishop, Ca. These are HDRs of about 7 shots then contrast adjusted and then converted to black and white. I love the black & white custom filter function in Photoshop; careful, you can mess around for hours.

Jennifer & Jason

You know, once in a while, something comes along that is just perfect. Sometimes, its a mate.  Not only are these two perfect for each other, but they were also the perfect client. Heather and I are new to weddings and could not have found a more interesting couple to shoot for our first big…

The Salton Sea and Joshua Tree National Park

If you like to see a slideshow of these images, please click here. In southern California, we don’t have to stop doing outdoor stuff just because of winter. While it’s pretty cold in the high desert where I live, all it takes is a short drive to reach a climate more to suitable to adventure….

Towsley Canyon & Route 66

I’ve decided to merge two posts here. One is about a trip down Route 66, the other about a San Gabirel Mountain hike. It was an adventurous weekend that reminded me how fun and exciting being a phtographer can be. You don’t even need a camera really, all you  need is a sense of curiousity…

Hiking Saddleback Butte

~4 miles, 1000 feet, easy A friend and I hit up a local hill for some views and elevated heart rate. The Station Fire put us out of business for a while; it closed down many of the roads heading into the Angeles National Forest, our favorite stomping grounds. Not to mention we can hardly…

Expansion at Arbor Lofts Gallery

(For a slideshow of these images, please click here) Heather and I headed down to the Arbor Lofts to check out the Expansion show. Before we took two steps towards the door, we saw giant fireballs in the courtyard courtesy Rex Campbell. Here’s what we found….

Fall in Bishop, Ca 2009

For a slide show of these images, click here. Heather and I took the majestic highway 395 North to Bishop to take in the changing color and too much good bread from Eric Schatt’s Bakkery. A few friends who shall remain nameless once made the five hour journey just for bread and turned back and…