Lessons learned

Shot in an 8′ wide space yesterday surrounded by cardboard boxes. I learned a few things: 1) cardboard bounce adds red to the scene 2) I need grids for my softboxes 3) always have 9′ and 5′ seamless handy 4) I’m much happier when I’m working 5) don’t shoot a 50mm 1.4 at f11 unless…

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…

Jupiter over Los Angeles (self-portrait)

I was waiting for my wife Heather to get home from Dallas when I decided to run up to Griffith Observatory to take a few shots.  As usual, the view was great, but not so usual, the view was very clear. Isn’t the universe awesome? Jupiter has been good to me this year. Canon 7D…

Villains

If you know me, you know I love music. I spent about 5 years as a concert promoter before I became a full-time photographer and have played many concerts in many bands. We threw hundreds of shows from the Vandals to Avenged Sevenfold and the Aquabats to the Horropops. Music makes great photography. I like…

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…

Kill Bill Church and more faces

Heather and I have been meaning to to head out to the East side of town to explore the church where Beatrix Kiddo was (almost) murdered. If you’re a Tarantino fan like I am, you’ll recognize the place. This lovely church featured in Kill Bill pt. 1 has been on our list of locations for…

Nicole’s Baby Shower

We were thrilled when Amber called us in to capture her sister Nicole’s baby shower because we knew there were good lookin’ babies in the family. We had the pleasure of spending a day at the Sheets’ house with Caleb, who you might remember from our first post. This time it was a baby shower…

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….

The Redbull Soap Box Derby ’09

My wife Heather dragged me along to Red bull’s Flugtag a few years back for lots of wacky fun, so when we heard about the Soap Box Derby, we were an easy sell. Accordingly, last Saturday, Heather and I dragged another few cohorts down the hill to Los Angeles to take it all in. Fellow…