Saturday, February 28, 2009

{jade & mike wedding://feb 21 2009}

We had the pleasure of working our first wedding of 2009 with Jade & Mike. They are such a sweet and fun couple. Their ceremony was held at Grace Brethren Church and the reception was at La Mirada Golf Course. We had a great day and got some awesome shots. Enjoy guys!

{jerry ghionis workshop}

This past week I had the privilege of attending one of the most inspiring and educational workshops I have ever been to with Jerry Ghionis. Jerry Ghionis is a Multi Award winning master photographer and he has won the last 6 out of 7 wedding album of the year awards. I have been following his work for the past couple of years and was thrilled when I got one of the last few spots available for his LA workshop. Jerry has been the inspiration behind many of my images, and I was so excited I was going to have 5 full days to learn and see the master at work. I have to say I learned so much more than I had bargained for. Jerry didn’t hold back, he showed us everything step by step from what inspires him, to how he gets such amazing images, even how he works with his clients from the moment he meets them to the final album review. Thanks Jerry for an awesome and inspirational week, you are an amazing photographer and a wonderful guy. The energy that you have and produce along with your stunning images made it a week to remember and I was able to absorb and learn so much. I can’t wait to take it out onto the field and put everything I learned into practice with my clients. I also wanted to thank our models (Roberto & Kim, Melissa & Rene, Suzie & Rene) Sally his assistant and his wife Georgina!

It was also great to be able to network with all the other photographers, some from LA and some from around the world. Can’t wait to hear how everyone is doing!

Thanks everyone for a fun, heartfelt, entertaining, and educational week. You all Rock!

Here are some images I took behind Jerry's shoulder as he was teaching us:

Here is the first assignment we had (finding the right light). We had 10 mins with the couple and it was so nerve-racking cause you were going to have one of the top 10 photographers critiquing your image. In all the years I had been photographing I had never been so nervous, lol.

look how cute Roberto and Kim are…awwww:

My second assignment was with Melissa & Rene. Again, we had 10 mins with the couple. I wast much more relaxed the second time around and we all had a good laugh and good time:

I told Rene to make Melissa laugh and she just started cracking up and couldn’t stop ( I so wanna know what he said to her, lol)

{kelly & rick anniversary}

Happy Belated Anniversary to Kelly & Rick.

Congratulations and heartfelt wishes. Wishing you joyful happiness and love in everything you do.

Hope you guys are doing well. I would love to hear from you!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

{rachel & ron anniversary}

Wishing a Happy Anniversary to:

Rachel & Ron

Best anniversary wishes to you,
Bringing years of joy and fun.
May each year keep getting better,
we hope the good times have just begun.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

{pre-spring special}

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{happy valentines day}

Wishing you a Happy Valentine Day and all the best for the rest of the year! ; )

Friday, February 13, 2009

{fang & jason anniversary}

Wishing a Happy Belated Anniversary to:

Fang & Jason

Congratulations and heartfelt wishes. Wishing you joyful happiness and love in everything you do.

{wppi 2009}

WPPI 2009 is finally here (feb 14-19) and like every year it's held in vegas.
I am so excited. WPPI is short for Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. It is a convention for all wedding and portrait photographers to go and learn and be inspired. I love going every year, not only cause it's vegas (and lets be honest who doesn't love vegas) but because I always get extremely inspired and gain so much knowledge from the other amazing photographers in the industry. It pushes me to try new things and be more creative.

Last year was incredible, Jerry Ghionis , was so amazing. I can't wait for this years panel of experts. One day I'd love to be one of the photographers on the panel.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

thank you jen

(photographed by Julie Bianchi)

hi everyone,

I just wanted to say thank you to my friend Jen of
Nunn Better Design. She is working on my marketing campaign and is doing an awesome job. I can’t thank her enough!

She does awesome work, to view some of her samples
click here . Her wedding invitations are incredible. I can’t wait to see the complete campaign…thanks for everything Jen!!!

some of my favorite images...