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A wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer based in sunny Southern California. Welcome to my blog, where I share my most recent projects and adventurous life behind the lens. To view my wedding portfolio, simply scroll over the categories link above then click on the wedding label. Email me for inquiries, questions, or coffee dates...wink wink.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Third Day!

No sooner than when our friend, Fernando of Air 1, announced he had a few free tickets to see Third Day at the House Of Blues (with our names written all over them), did we have a sitter on speed dial for the kids! Fernando was also nice enough to extend the invitation to any of our friends who were available at such late notice. So we rounded up a couple of peeps who would love some Third Day too!

Here are a few pics with the point and shoot camera.

Mac Powell has an amazing voice...
Since the concert was in San Diego, Rowena and I met up with one of our favorite San Diego photographer's, Melissa Koehler.

Third Day threw a guitar pick out to the crowd and Row swiped it from Robert's hands, hee hee!
Row cracks me up sometimes...I just had to post this one.
Double dates are cool.
Matt, Rowena, Me, and Robert.
More sillyness...we couldn't help it...after all the kids were at home remember?!
Thanks Fernando, we had a great time and Third Day rocked the show as always!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

C28 Temecula Concert

Thousands of families, teens, and shoppers, came out for the C28 Stores mall concert event sponsored by Air 1 Radio and other organizations to enjoy a day filled with talented bands, cool merchandise, and a dynamic guest speaker. If you have never been to a C28 concert I encourage you to try making it out to one of these, it's fun, it's safe, and it's FREE! Yes, FREE! Besides that, the live positive alternative music alone is worth the trip!

This was the only pic I was in all day...these are my cool friends from the band Wavorly. Check out there new CD, it rocks.
Edit: Photo by Mr. Sanchez.

It's so cool to see so many people having a blast!

Seth, of Wavorly...he's got the coolest hair!

Coon, of Wavorly jammin' on the keys.

Aurelio F.Barreto III, owner and founder of C28 and NOTW clothing.

Nick Vujicic, of Life Without Limbs Organization. He was the guest speaker and is an absolute extraordinary man!

Brandon Mills, of Decyfer Down rockin' it!

Andrew Welch, of Disciple.

Jon Micah Sumrall, of Kutless, rockin' the house!

Note: I processed these images in a sepia tone for a more dramatic effect, since I wasn't too fond of the tungsten stage lights.

I regret to say that I don't know this guys name...but I can say he was soo awesome to watch on guitar!
Edit: James Mead on guitar!

The reflection of red lights coming from the Edwards Cinema marquee gave these peeps red hot hands, or were they just clapping too much?

Jon Micah can JUMP!
Coppelia and Eric , staff of the Air 1 Radio morning show. I just love her name.

Eve Maytas, perhaps one of the hardest working girls I know...what would they do without her? I grabbed her for this quick shot with one of the C28 staff employees.
This guy had me laughing all day, while he assured the staff that how he had the C28 merchandise booth all under control!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Got Music?

One of my favorite styles of photography is concert photography. I like the challenge and energy it brings with different lighting and fast motion, while feeling the bass drum thumping in my chest.
Today I'll be out in Temecula, CA. shooting at the C28 Outreach Concert Event , and I am soo looking foward to it! If you live in the area come on down, it's FREE! And if you see me - holla!

Here's a favorite pic from the 2007 Temecula concert.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine Surprise

I'm not sure what this has to do with photography, but I wanted to share with you all how surprised I was to see this bag sitting in my living room yesterday. I thought for sure it would be something cool for my camera, but I guess that goes to show what a gadget-geek I am.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Valentine weekend with your sweethearts!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Go Cavaliers!

When my friend Veronica called and invited me to a little get-together of our high school pals I was excited, but then reminded that our class reunion is just around the corner in 2009. What!? Has it been that long? I mean, seriously, where does the time go? Lately, I have noticed that I remember certain events by the age of my kids..."Oh, our refrigerator is still in good condition, we bought it when Savannah was 1 years old, don't you remember honey?" My goodness!

I imagine as the years go by we will continue to meet all sorts of people and form many more relationships, but there is just something special to me about a group of friends who have shared their teen years together...the awkward double dates, toilet-papered houses, football games, first road trips, and I could go on and on...but I should stop here, ha!

From L-R, Gwen, Missy, Me, Claudia, Gracie, Jennifer, Laurie, and Veronica.

A shout out to Jennifer who brought us all together and who also served as our Senior Class President in high school woot woot! Go Cavaliers!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Just Because

A surprise in our home usually consists of a loose tooth, a potty accident in the grocery store, or an empty ink cartridge in the printer. So, when Robert surprised me with a cool chocolate-colored messenger bag I was - well, surprised! "I thought you could use this for WPPI in Vegas and it's your favorite color, besides, it's totally you" He said.
I think he's right, I love everything about it!

Here's a photo I snapped of my new chocolate Baggalini. It's not too big and not too small, just the perfect size for walking those trade show floors.

It has plenty of little zippers and pockets which I love for keys, wallets, ipod, cell phone, and of course, a point-and-shoot camera so I can journal all our spontaneous adventures at the convention.

When I asked Robert if this was part of my gift for Valentine's, he said "no, it's just because".

Friday, February 1, 2008

February Rocks!

It's been a year now of God's blessings and opportunities.
My first opportunity came as an assistant photographer or 2nd shooter for my friend Dawn Malone . I helped her with wedding coverage and details and in turn this gave me some much needed experience, soon after, I was able to shoot a few weddings of my own.
Another blessed opportunity came with a christian clothing company called NOTW. As some of you may already know, the clothing company supports a non profit outreach ministry that provides free mall concerts at their store location parking lots, along with a guest speaker. Pretty cool, huh? Well, I wanted to support them too, so I volunteered my skills as their concert photographer and for the past year it has been so much fun!
I am so excited to enter my second year in photography, and to use my talents to capture the flavors of life.

This photo was taken last year by Dawn in downtown Riverside.

Next C28 concert is coming up soon! Check it out, the FIRST concert goer to see me and mention this blog post (february rocks) will win a Starbucks gift card!