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Monday, July 28, 2008

allegra and steven's wedding =)

wow folks,

i had an awesome wedding on saturday. allegra and steven got married yorba linda and had thier reception in the backyard of allegra's parents house.

we had a lot of fun and got some really awesome images! here they are =)

live, love and laugh =) allegra and her bridesmaids had a lot of fun that day. who needs stress huh?

ofcourse...i had to put the bride on a tree =) what else do bride's do on a saturday?

some more of my favorites!

this was the single most beautiful image of the day in my opinnion. dr. barragan got really emotional. it must be the toughest thing in life to marry off your daughter. you can see it in his face how much he loves her.

now THAT'S a veil! at one point we tried to put her whole family underneath it.

mr. and mrs. rineer are on thier way to mexico for thier honeymoon in a few hours at the time of this posting.

i was able to show them thier slideshow before they left =) here it is if you'd like to see it:

spud =)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

yay!!! i figured out how to post big pictures!!! woohoo!

hello all,

i finally figured out how to post big pictures on my website! i've been trying to do this for a long time. here are just a few samples from jay and shana's wedding i shot a few weeks back with my friend patrice

here's another

and one more

hope you guys like it...i will be posting many more big images soon =)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

yes i did have a wedding last weekend =) christie and bill

hello readers,

i did have a wedding this last weekend. i just hadn't had a chance to post anything from it yet =)

christie and bill got married last saturday at the beautiful calamigos ranch in malibu. i'd like to thank the catering manager john from the calamigos ranch, he was very nice and fed me =) i'd also like to thank garden's of the world in thousand oaks and dave ferris and his awesome band.

here are some of my favorite pics from the day =)

here's bill getting punched out by his lovely sister. wow...she's got quite a right cross!

we had some fun in a nearby park and here's a shot of the girls hanging out under the sun =) this is my favorite shot of christie walking down the aisle with her dad.the deck had some gaps in between the wooden planks and caused a whole lot of problems for the ladies wearing high heels. christie stepped in one right when she walked down the aisle. she decided to leave her shoes behind but not before we all had a good laugh =)
christie's mom recited paul's letter to the corintians and i was able to get the couple in the background.
and yes...christie and bill had a picnic too =)
here are some more shots at the garden's of the world.
marianne at the garden's of the world was very accomodating to us. it's always a good idea to get permission to shoot somewhere. as most of you know...i've been kicked out of shooting in many places...including the garden's of the world LOL!
and here's the last shot i got at the calamigos ranch =) i love shooting after all the hoopla of the reception is finished. when all the craziness and stress of the wedding is done...we often get some of the best shots of the day =)christie and bill are on thier honeymoon right now, sippin on pina coladas and vegging around on a sunny beach =)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

i'm batman!!! =) hahahahaha

hello readers,

i got to see the dark knight in theaters on sunday with my friend linda from lavish creations.

oh boy...i had been waiting for this one to come out for a long long time. as some of you might know...batman is my favorite super hero! some of you might have seen my utility belt at your weddings =)

why is he my favorite super hero?'s because he's smart...and he's a normal person just like you and me. all other super heroes rely on super powers. only batman can get by with his wits. well...being a billionair doesn't hurt either, but that only proves my point...batman is smart!

i used to argue with my best friend in high school about who's the best super hero, superman or batman. in my opinnion...batman can beat superman any day! why? because you know batman will have a handy piece of kryptonite in his belt. and a nice pair of kryptonite bat boots nearby to kick superman's @$$. what's superman without his super powers? just a dumb, broke, normal guy who can't ask a girl out.

but aside from batman, i've always liked dark villains. villains like the ice queen from narnia, the only villain i know of that's ever stabbed a kid. she even showed up to battle wearing aslan's fur after she murdured him. or benicio del toro as jacky boy in sin city and also that irish dude who liked bombs. some of the other classic villains i like are cyrus the virus in con air, caster troy in face off, or captain dudley smith in la confidential. a good villain is essential to the dichotomy of a story.

all the past jokers were watered down and too PG for my taste. jack nicholson's joker was very good, but still wasn't crazy enough. i like my villains to be ruthless and without any logic or constraints of society. and heath ledger's performance simply took the cake. he is hands down the best villain in the history of villains. and there's talks about him winning an oscar...i really hope he does...because he deserves it. he really made the movie and it should've been called "the clown prince of crime" instead of the dark knight.

it saddens me that this performance will never be done again. i was a fan of heath ledger since "10 things i hate about you", but never so much as after i watched this movie. sadly we will never know what heights he could've reached...he will be missed.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008 look =)

hello readers,

so i figured out how to modify my blog today and as you can's completely different =)

i love making and creating things. i'm usually most focused when i'm making something, and any other time i'm the poster child for attention deficit disorder. be it an image or a blog or a handmade album...a labor of love is no labor at all.

i hope you all like it. i'm not a web designer by any means and there's still a whole bunch i can learn, but it's not bad for the first time right?

i plan on putting up a larger gallery later on, maybe adding some music in the background and adding some extra elements to make it a bit more interesting to look at.

i'm so tired...gonna go get some sleep.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

daytrip to mexico =) and lobsters!

oh boy folks,

i need a break! been shooting and working non stop for a long long time now. so i thought i'd take a day trip down to mexico with my parents to eat some lobster today =)

not that we like lobsters very much...but that was the point of the trip. i thought i'd show you some pictures i took from the various trips i took south of the border.

some of you old school people might recognize this one. this was on one of my business cards years ago and it's from a wedding i took down in las rocas.
on another trip a while ago...we all went down to have lobsters again...and i took these three images. i thought that they looked very cool together...i was trying to be "artsy fartsy" or i just had some bad lobster =)
here's a picture of my dad holding a lobster =) it wasn't taken in mexico but i thought it was appropriate. but nothing puts a smile on my dad's face better than a big juicy lobster. he and i used to go lobster fishing when i was younger ( errr...lobster poaching to be more exact). and there was a time in my childhood when we had lobster for dinner every evening.
so i will try and post up some more pics of my trip for you to see once i'm back. i'm looking forward to some time off...even if it's just a day =)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

trash the dress shoot!!!! yeeeaaaaaaaaahhhh =)

hello readers,

oh my goodness! i had such an awesome shoot today =)

i was able to throw up a quick slideshow. take a look:

we trashed a perfectly good wedding dress...and we did it in style!

harmony was such a trooper and we got some awesome shots on this abandoned railroad.
i don't want to hear any bride complain about a stain on thier dresses anymore.
we found an abandoned couch and got this shot with harmony and the twins peter and chris. (both professional hockey players on the las vegas wranglers)
how cool is that? an awesome dress trashed, beautiful bride, and twins to work with!!! somebody pinch me =)
i love this shot of harmony...the boys kept honking as they drove by =)

i wanted to thank my friend april and her two adorable boys tyler and camron! the boys helped us decorate harmony's dress. they left little handprints for you to find.

i want more of these any of you brides out there who have already had their me up and lets get trashing! this is just a teaser! i'm gonna post more pictures of this shoot along with how we "trashed" the dress later on! come back to see more =)


Friday, July 4, 2008

rock star's brenda and mike's wedding =)

i had an aaaaaaaaaaawesome wedding on the 14th last month! rock stars brenda and mike =)

look at them checking each other out below.
this rocking shot was courtesy of my friend kristina =)
and the wedding party was all about "loooookin good" too!
this why i tell all my brides to eat something on the day of thier wedding =) sadly we've lost many bridesmaids this way LOL
and here's mike strutting around "travolta" style.
and seriously folks...a truck container never looked this good right?
oh...and we should definately feed the groom too!
they danced and they rocked and they stayed up past thier bedtimes. but they looked good doing it =)
and yes...there is a little punk rock inside me and kristina =)
what a great way to end a blog!
two more blogs to be posted tommorow folks =)


roxanne and edgar's engagement =)

on the 6th of last month i took some awesome pics of roxanne and edgar =)

here are some of my favorites:

i think i'd like to shoot the ads for tiffany and co. wouldn't that be a fun gig =)
we were at the new shopping center in glendale called the americana or something like that...basically it looked like the grove =) (it was made by the same people)
we were able to catch the cool water show...but i don't think roxanne and edgar saw it though.
edgar's a police officer and roxanne is a teacher. since this is like the third police officer/teacher wedding i've done...i'm wondering if it happens more often than people realize =)
of course i had to do my signiture shot =) with all the sparkly lights and all.
aren't they the cutest couple?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

amy and byron's engagement =)

on the 7th of last month i got to hang out at the beach with amy and byron. they're absolutely adorable!
amy told me that they met at a party and the first thing he said to her was, "excuse me...i have to go to the bathroom." LOL...well luckily he came back ;)
the couple will be married on august 2nd out in the burbank area.
we're hoping to take some fun pictures of the wedding party at the bowling alley! i can't wait =)

aren't they cute?
one of my favorite shots to finish the blog =)
stay tuned next month for pictures of thier wedding!

erica and anibal's wedding

hellooo dearest readers,

i know i've been slacking on my blogging lately. i've been so busy shooting and running around that i haven't had very much time to just sit down in front of the computer and work. an effort catch up on my blogging...i'm going to be posting a few past shoots per day until i'm caught up. hopefully i'll catch up by the weekend as i have like 10 different shoots to blog =)

erica and anibal got married on may 31st. i'm very happy to be apart of their special day. as you might have read from one of my past blogs, i shot erica's sister cindy two years ago in mexico. it was so great seeing everybody again and i just absolutely adore thier family!

here are some of my favorite shots =)
the ceremony took place at the historic san gabriel mission. (i remember making models of this mission out of milk cartons when i was in elementary school)
i was able to catch this little moment of joy between the couple during the ceremony. i always try to catch these fleeting moments as best as i can...sometimes it means that i have to sneak around and wait for that perfect moment.

nothing like a little eskimo kiss to steam up an already steamy day ;)

and of course we had to have a picture in front of the beautiful bell tower.

i love the first's full of moments like this one that really shows the emotions of the day.

i want to thank my friend robert for coming along to shoot with me. he's an awesome photographer and quite a bad influence on me! here we are sneaking a taste of the awesome cake.

and yes...i got my boogy on with the bride and the groom =) ....must be a blue moon out tonight!