This blog is really, really old (almost ancient); I haven’t added very much content over the last several years. In fact, many of the photos seen on these posts are terribly dated and don’t represent the kind of work that I produce today. Therefore, my best advice would be to skip this blog entirely and wander over … Continue reading READ THIS FIRST: This Old Blog
Whenever someone from the Los Angeles area contacts me for a business headshot or a corporate portrait, I’m always happy to oblige any request. In some cases, my subject may need something quick and will only bring a single wardrobe while in other cases, my subjects may bring several. In every case though I try to … Continue reading Business Headshots
I’m so honored that I had the opportunity to photograph the celebrity wedding of Sean Hayes and Scotty Icenogle. They’re super nice guys and they hosted a lovely, private event. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 20 years, Sean is noted actor, hilarious comedian, and talented producer who is perhaps best known … Continue reading Sean Hayes Wedding Photographer
In 1991 Shannon Bradley-Colleary commissioned a photographer to capture a series of nude photographs. Twenty years later she called me hoping to revisit that time with a similar positive experience. When Shannon first contacted me, she expressed an interest in my fine art–not in boudoir or glamour photographs. I mention this point specifically since some … Continue reading Fine Art Photography & Body Image
I took these simple portraits at the 2012 ECOF Convention. This particular convention celebrates the life and work of Edgar Rice Burroughs. The event was held in tandem with the release of Disney Studios film John Carter. For the uninitiated, John Carter was a character created by Burroughs. Anyway, these portraits were each created in … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – ECOF 2012
The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention is the largest and most diverse convention of its kind for photographers. This year in Las Vegas, with almost 20,000 photographers in attendance from over 50 countries, I was awarded First Place in the 2012 WPPI Awards of Excellence Album Competition (Engagement category). For those of you … Continue reading WPPI 2012 Engagement Album Competition – First Place
Today I found out that I was featured in the Spring / Summer 2012 issue of The Knot Southern California magazine. And I didn’t solicit anyone for inclusion in the magazine! If I had more time, I’d love to submit my work to more wedding magazines. Unfortunately, my work as a wedding photographer is never done and … Continue reading Featured: Knot Southern California Magazine
Lan & Dean’s wedding was at Korakia Pensione bed and breakfast in Palm Springs, California. As a Los Angeles wedding photographer, I’m not always presented with lovely locations like the ones found around these restored historic Moroccan and Mediterranean-style villas. This wedding was a small affair with fewer than 12 guests, but that didn’t stop … Continue reading Korakia Pensione Palm Springs Wedding
Tuere and Danny were referred to me by one of my past wedding couples, Genevieve and Jose. Tuere and Danny’s wedding day started off at the InterContinental hotel on the Avenue of Stars in Los Angeles and ended at The Mark for Events on Pico Boulevard. Tuere is a physician at the Los Angeles jail … Continue reading InterContinental Hotel & Mark for Events Wedding
Elona and Paul were married at the La Quinta Resort & Club (near Palm Springs) on the cusp of summer. I say it was the cusp of summer because it was only Africa hot instead of unbearably hot! But even with the heat, a good time was had by all. The wedding party was a … Continue reading La Quinta Resort & Club Wedding in Palm Springs
Fritz and Sebastian chose July 3rd as the date for their lifetime commitment ceremony. Other folks might call this a gay wedding, a same sex union, or a celebration. I call it two people in love who are determined to spend their lives to together and who want to share their joy with friends and … Continue reading Hotel Maya Same Sex Wedding in Long Beach
Jaime and Amy were married at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Canyon Country in early June. This was the first gay wedding I’ve photographed and I had an absolute blast. It was a pretty easy gig too since Jaime and Amy were so easy to work with on the day of the wedding. Some photographers … Continue reading Robinson Ranch Golf Club Same Sex Wedding
Josh dropped by the studio yesterday and asked me to photograph some of the most challenging objects I’ve ever photographed in my long career as a product photographer in Los Angeles–clear light bulbs on a white background. Previously, my most difficult subject has been a clear wine glass–but these bulbs ended up being even more … Continue reading Light Bulb Photography by Los Angeles Product Photographer
Jenn and Minh had their wedding and reception at the City Club in Los Angeles (333 S. Grand Avenue) on an absolutely perfect Saturday in June. It was absolutely my privilege and honor to work as their photographer. For some of the candid wedding portraits, we left the City Club and went over to the … Continue reading Disney Hall Portraits & City Club Los Angeles Wedding
Fleabass returned to my Los Angeles studio several weeks ago for some more photographs of their latest bass guitars, straps, and a super-secret project I can’t talk about right now. Here are a few images from the shoot.
I am often called upon to photograph events, and today I had the privilege of photographing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Brentwood. His political campaign division, the California Dream, hired me to photograph the event. I found the work quite challenging. It was similar to a wedding but things happened even … Continue reading Arnold Schwarzenegger Votes at Kenter Canyon
Jialing and Lenny were married on Memorial Day weekend at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, California. Some of my favorite weddings that I’ve photographed over the years have been at Verandas and last Saturday was no exception. We started the day with the girls getting ready at Jialing and Lenny’s home in Manhattan Beach. The boys … Continue reading Manhattan Beach Verandas Wedding
Tonight Friedericy Dolls came by the studio for yet another photography session. As a product photographer, I’m always thrilled to see repeat clients. Here are just a few dolls from tonight’s session.
Trish and Tarik’s wedding was at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California. They started their day getting ready for the wedding at The Langham Hotel (also in Pasadena) and that’s also where they finished their evening with a wonderful reception.
Judi and Andy’s beach wedding and reception were at the Annenberg Community Beach House on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Santa Monica, California. Although I’ve photographed many wedding couples on the beach, this was one of my few beach weddings. And man it was [insert cool adjective here].
I met Judi and Andy on the Santa Monica pier the week before their wedding. Although most of the engagement sessions I photograph happen many months before the wedding, this was the only time that Andy was going to be in town (he lives in Maryland). Enjoy this California style engagement photography on the pier!
Genevieve and Jose’s wedding and reception were held at the LoftSEVEN Penthouse in the Haas Building on Seventh Street in downtown Los Angeles. Adding excitement to the day was the May Day Immigration Rally which took over that part of downtown earlier in the day. That being said, since Genevieve is an immigration attorney, we … Continue reading Downtown Los Angeles LoftSEVEN Penthouse Wedding
Dana and Ken live in New York City (although Dana is from Los Angeles) but since they’re having a Pasadena wedding later this year, they wanted a beach engagement session–and what better place than on and around the Santa Monica Pier!
Katie and Evan had a small, intimate wedding for friends and family on a bluff overlooking Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. They are Los Angeles area natives but now live in Chicago so this was a great location to celebrate their marriage. Friends and family stayed at the Malibu Country Inn and that’s where the … Continue reading Malibu Country Inn & Paradise Cove Wedding in Malibu
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Katy & Tony’s wedding at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The day started with Katy and Tony getting ready at the Los Angeles Downtown Marriott Hotel. Then we all went over to Union Station for some pre-ceremony wedding … Continue reading Union Station & Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Wedding
I first met Brianna at a wedding on New Year’s Eve (in Pasadena, California). She was one of the most camera-aware kids I’ve ever met. Friends of her family later asked me if I thought she had any chance of being a child model. I told them that I’d first have to see her in … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Brianna
Monica brought her daughter Monet by my Los Angeles studio today for a few headshots. Apparently she’s going to be famous. She’s up for a role in a commercial so Monica needed something to send along to an agent. While they were here, I went ahead and photographed her son Isaiah as well. And not … Continue reading Family Portraits – Munoz
Last week Daryl dropped by my downtown Los Angeles portrait studio for a few headshots. I’m photographing her sister’s wedding in a few months so I hope I didn’t disappoint! Daryl is from New York and is currently studying Theatre.
Jane dropped by my downtown Los Angeles studio for a few product photos of her cat figurines. She’s ramping up her company, Catatude, and wanted to get some nice product photography finished so she could get them out to her vendors.
Steve came by the studio this morning for a few casual portraits. Among other things, he’ll use them for self-promotion in his real estate investment business. I was really happy he selected me as his portrait photographer as he was super easy to photograph.
Back in January I was commissioned by GIE Media to shoot the cover for the February issue of Golf Course Industry magazine. Cover shoots are always fun, but I had a particularly good time on this project. My subject, Bruce Williams was a super nice guy and I was able to photograph him at Industry … Continue reading Golf Course Industry Magazine Cover Shoot
Jen and Minh selected Santa Monica for their engagement session and boy did they rock it! They were super fun to photograph which made my job crazy easy. And I’ve got to give them props for their cool wardrobe choices. Even though it was pretty chilly, you wouldn’t know it from Jen’s super hot sun … Continue reading Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session – Jen & Minh
Although Katie and Tom booked me as their Los Angeles wedding photographer, they both live in Washington D.C. Therefore, it seemed only natural that we have their engagement session in the city they now call home. If you’re wondering about the weather, I think I should mention it was “butt ass cold” when did this … Continue reading Washington D.C. Engagement Session at National Mall
I met Tricia and Tarik at Union Station for their engagement session. Tricia had arranged for special permits so we were allowed in to an area that’s normally off limits to the public. After we spent some time in Union Station, we drove over to the heart of downtown to visit the roof of Tricia’s … Continue reading Union Station Downtown Los Angeles Engagement Session
I met Gen and Jose this weekend at Griffith Park in Los Angeles for their engagement session. I was super surprised to see how busy it is up there even at 7:30 in the morning. We took a few photos around the observatory (which wasn’t going to open until 10:00 a.m.) and then went down … Continue reading Griffith Observatory Engagement Session in Los Angeles
Linda dropped by the studio day for a few portraits. She needed some new headshots for her application to a Los Angeles civic organization. Although some folks are more difficult to photograph than others, Linda was a pleasure to work with as we created her portraits.
The weather for our fourth day in Yosemite National Park wasn’t very conducive to photography so I decided to leave a bit early and try to capture some of the scenery on Highway 41 while leaving the park. I did however take a few final snaps of Yosemite (including the nefarious tree below; I’ve never … Continue reading Yosemite National Park (Day 4)
These images represent my entry in the 2010 Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) “Non-Event, Informal” category of the album competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was honored with a score of 88. Upon further review by the judges, I was awarded 2nd place in the category. I feel extremely honored by the award … Continue reading WPPI 2010 Album Competition – 2nd Place
These images represent one of two entries in the 2010 Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) “Non-Event, Informal” category of the album competition. I was honored with a score of 83. This score garnered me an Award of Excellence. I wish to thank Carly for her perseverance as we created an extensive portfolio of work … Continue reading WPPI 2010 Album Competition – Award of Excellence
The third day in Yosemite National Park was the “money day” of our trip. Nature photography is often about being in the right place at the right time and day 3 proved that rule. There was five or six inches of snowfall overnight and although the snow started to melt with the rising sun, for … Continue reading Yosemite National Park (Day 3)
This second day of our Yosemite National Park trip was plagued by intermittent rain. Although it was quite cold, it wasn’t cold enough to snow. That being said, the storm did bring some nice cloud cover–which is always a treat in the Yosemite Valley. The wildlife was also out and about and I was able … Continue reading Yosemite National Park (Day 2)
We arrived in Yosemite National Park on a cold and rainy day with a storm clouds wreathing the valley summits from El Capitan to Half Dome. Upper Yosemite Falls wasn’t often visible and the top of the lower falls was also frequently hidden in the mists. Since I didn’t have any serious photography missions planned … Continue reading Yosemite National Park (Day 1)
Jess and Chris worked extra hard to make their engagement session special. They picked great locations, brought tons of cool props, and dressed to impress! It was almost too easy to take some great photos of these guys! We started the day at the Santa Monica pier in Santa Monica, California. Then we moved on … Continue reading Santa Monica Pier & Venice Beach Engagement – Jess & Chris
I met Katy and Tony for their engagement session last weekend in downtown Los Angeles at Pershing Square. I’ve worked as a wedding photographer a few times in that area, but I’ve not done an engagement session down there before. It was a bit chilly, but Katy and Tony were game for anything! After working … Continue reading Downtown Los Angeles Disney Hall Engagement
Michelle and Ben met in the Staples Center at a Los Angeles Kings game on March 18, 2004. But that’s not the beginning of their story together; Michelle and Ben had seen each other for many years. Michelle’s dad and Ben’s parents have been season ticket holders to Los Angeles Kings games–with seats right next … Continue reading Staples Center Engagement Session & LA Kings Hockey
I met Jialing and Leonard at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles for their engagement session. I’m a frequent visitor to The Getty but I’m usually there to visit the amazing photography exhibits. And I do like to take a look at a Rembrandt now and again. I will be working as Jialing … Continue reading The Getty Museum Engagement Session in Los Angeles
A few Saturdays ago I met up with Susan and Charles who were getting ready for their wedding at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills, California. After everyone got madhotsexy, we met downstairs so I could do my wedding photographer thing. Although we were tight on time, I had an advantage–I already knew most … Continue reading Pacific Palms Resort, St. Christopher, & Royal Vista Country Club Wedding
Today the folks from Friedericy Dolls dropped by the studio for a product photography session before one of their big shows. It was great to have them as always, but it was a particularly nice treat for me as I was able to run my new Nikon D3x 24 megapixel camera through it’s paces. As … Continue reading Product Photography – Friedericy Dolls (Part 20)
I have to start this post by admitting that this was the first surprise wedding. Amanda and Jeff decided that they didn’t want to make a big deal of their wedding so they had a New Year’s Eve party at their home in South Pasadena, invited their closest friends and family, and then in the … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Surprise Wedding in South Pasadena
Susan and Roberto contacted me many months ago inquiring about their then upcoming wedding at the Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside, California. They are from Canada so at the time they were busy planning their own destination wedding. I was super stoked that they selected me as their wedding photographer from my web site portfolio … Continue reading Mission Inn Wedding in Riverside
Marsha dropped by the studio the other day for a few commercial portraits and headshots. Although she got stuck in traffic on the way from Marina del Rey to Los Angeles, she appeared unphased when she walked through my door. I don’t know how she did it; I lose my mind when I get stuck … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Marsha
Last weekend I photographed a brief engagement with Amanda and Jeff at the The Gamble House by Greene & Greene in Pasadena, California. As their wedding photographer, I was surprised at their initiative in gaining access to this location (along with getting the appropriate permissions) but the location made perfect sense given their love of … Continue reading Gamble House Engagement Session in Pasadena
I’ve been Alex’s portrait photographer for almost five years so it was great to see her (and her mom) this morning. They arrived at my Los Angeles studio around 9:00 a.m. for a few headshots. Anyway, here are a few photographs from today’s portrait session.
I’ve photographed Anna before, but this is the first time she’s been to my studio near downtown Los Angeles. She’s always super to work with so it was kind of easy to come up a ton of great photographs. She’s currently working on her new LA web site so I hope she finds some of … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Anna
Shiny Thomas dropped by my Los Angeles studio on Monday for a corporate headshot. She needed an image for pediatric dentistry web site. Actually, now that I’ve typed that sentence, I don’t know if I can call a portrait featuring a stuffed monkey a true “corporate headshot.” Taking full advantage of our time together, we … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Pediatric Dentist
I got up early this morning and drove to the Pasadena City College flea market. It was a chilly 50 degrees, but I was warm after walking around for just a few minutes. I’ve noticed that a few of the vendors were starting to recognize me so that’s kind of nice. When I left the … Continue reading Flea Market – Pasadena City College
This morning I had the pleasure of photographing Arthur in my Los Angeles studio (near downtown). Arthur is an attorney and he wanted a portrait that was different from typical corporate headshots. As a Los Angeles portrait photographer, I strive to be a bit different. What do you think? Did I deliver?
A few days ago Diana dropped by my Los Angeles studio for some new headshots. She’s working on putting together a new comp card (aka ZED card). Over the years she’s appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows including Nip/Tuck, Las Vegas, Desperate Housewives, That 70’s Show, Crossing Jordan, and Numb3rs; her most recent … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Diana
When a client selects me as their wedding photographer, the process typically starts with the bride finding me through a search engine, a wedding directory, or through a referral. For this couple, it was the other way around! Back in November 2008 I was approached by CBS. They wanted to film an episode of CSI: … Continue reading Old Town Pasadena & Pasadena City Hall Engagement Session
Here are a few family portraits from today’s session at the Los Angeles Arboretum. It was a super beautiful day and I think everybody had a great time wandering around the scenic gardens. It’s when I work with folks like these that I’m thrilled to be a portrait photographer in LA.
Today I spent most of the morning at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Many of my “keeper” photos today came from the book of William and Wendy Horne who were very gracious in allowing me to photography their boxes of toys and games.
Vicky and Mike’s wedding day was kind of hot (as in temperature) for a fall wedding, but that didn’t stop anyone from having a great time. They both got ready at the Westin Pasadena; Vicky had a huge suite for the girls (the Rose Suite) while Mike got ready with the groomsmen down the hall. … Continue reading Pacific Asia Museum Wedding in Pasadena
Several years ago I began my flea market project. I didn’t know it was going to be a “project” when I started and my vision for this collection of photos continues to evolve. Here are few photos from my first early visits to the Rose Bowl Flea Market and the PCC Flea Market (both in … Continue reading Flea Market – Rose Bowl & Pasadena City College
Today Sprokkit came by the studio for a product photography session. We photographed a signed Fleabass guitar, a hat, some guitar straps, and several t-shirts.
The Walker family asked me over to their home again for a family portrait session. The boys are sure getting big! Look for one of these photos on a holiday card coming soon!
Yesterday I met Susan and Charles on the Santa Monica Pier for their engagement session. Charles is from Hawaii so he really wanted some sand in his photos; Santa Monica was a great place to make that happen. Susan was the maid of honor for a wedding I photographed last year so she was no … Continue reading Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session – Susan & Charles
After Pam and Larry’s fabulous engagement session in Santa Monica, I was certain that their wedding day would be amazing. And I was right! We started the day at Pam’s childhood home Glendale (only minutes from Pasadena). Vanessa Stump, my second photographer for the day, met Larry and the groomsmen at the Courtyard by Marriott … Continue reading First United Methodist Church & Altadena Country Club Reception
This morning I met Joe, Robin, and their two boys at the Santa Monica Pier for a fun beach portrait session. And although it was super foggy, I think we captured some great images. What do you think?
VaNisha contacted me recently about a Los Angeles portrait shoot for East Cleveland gangsta rapper T.L. For those of you who follow my work, you know I’m all about photographing happy smiling people. But when T.L. told me he wanted to look hard, I put aside my jokes and shot him … hard.
Although it’s been several years since their last visit, Renee and her family returned to my Los Angeles studio for another portrait session — this time with a new addition! Although family portraits with very young children can often be challenging, this session was a treat!
I love photographing weddings in Palos Verdes and the one I photographed yesterday was no exception. Denise and Steve were married in the afternoon at Denise’s grandparent’s home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. I wanted to give a shout out to Denise’s maid of honor (her sister). She did such an awesome job–from helping Denise … Continue reading Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding Photographer
Matt Sullivan came by the studio early this morning for a few fitness model photographs. Matt is the General Manager and a fitness trainer at Fitness Together in Pasadena, California (155 West Green Street, Pasadena, CA 93132). Matt needed a portrait for their new brochure and I was happy to take a few snaps for … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Matt (Part 2)
Robin came by my studio bright and early this morning for a few casual portraits. As a Los Angeles portrait photographer, my job can sometimes be difficult. That wasn’t the case today. Robin was a real pleasure to photograph and super sweet. And I was really pumped to discover that she’s a “real” rocket scientist. … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Robin
I was super excited that Courtney and Scott selected me as their Los Angeles wedding photographer! And predicted, their wedding day turned out to be really beautiful. It was also particularly nice since it was the first “mild” day of the season. Both their ceremony and reception were held at the Westlake Village Inn in Westlake … Continue reading Westlake Village Inn Wedding Photographer
Carmen Perez came by my Los Angeles studio this morning looking for a few fresh headshots. And boy did she come ready to look mad hot! In case you didn’t know, Carmen’s red hot dance single Emergency is currently #10 on the UK’s pop charts. It also hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Club … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Carmen (Part 1)
Barbie and Ken recently selected me as their Los Angeles wedding photographer so I was thrilled to get the chance to photograph them this weekend. Although I’m usually really great at working with my wedding clients, I did have quite a bit of trouble getting different expressions out of them–they always had a plastic look … Continue reading Barbie & Ken Doll Wedding Portraits
Anne is awesome! And I feel privileged that she came to my Los Angeles studio last Sunday for a casual and relaxed portrait session. Here are a few of my favorites from our session.
I recently announced a contest where the prize was a free wedding portrait session. To enter, I asked folks to explain why they felt they deserved to win. Kiara and Clay’s response was truly touching. They’re unable to have a professional photographer on their wedding day, so I’m hopeful that these photos will serve to … Continue reading Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Portraits – Kiara & Clay
Claudia dropped by the studio this morning for a quick headshot session. Look for this photo soon on Facebook or Claudia’s jewelry web site!
Nick needed a few headshots to shop around to local agents so he came by my Los Angeles studio for a portrait session.
On April Marie Eden’s last visit to my Los Angeles. studio we did some great work. That being said, April recently contacted me again and asked for another headshot session. Although we had already captured several headshots that were “almost perfect” (her words), April thought we could do better. I don’t know if perfection is … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – April (Part 2)
Earlier this week we had a family portrait session in my Los Angeles studio. These sweet folks were a referral from one of my former brides (thanks Anna!). Mia is 22 months old and Joy is three years old. And although Mia wasn’t very interested in having her photograph taken, we were able to capture … Continue reading Family Portraits – Mia
I’m often asked many questions about our Los Angeles studio. Those curious folks include clients, other photographers, neighbors, and Brewery Art Walk attendees). To answer some of those questions, I’ve developed this brief list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that I hope you’ll find helpful. What is the Los Angeles Brewery? Our studio is located … Continue reading Brewery Studio Frequently Asked Questions
Paul came by the studio today for a few corporate head shots, but I couldn’t help myself so I also took a few casual portraits. And since Paul is the Faculty Director at the Ahmanson Center for Advanced Electron Microscopy and Imaging, he asked me to make another photograph featuring a something he uses in … Continue reading Executive Portraits / Headshots – Paul Webster
As a product photographer, one of my most difficult subjects is glassware–more specifically, glass photographed on a white background. And although there are thousands of photographers in Los Angeles, product photography for catalogs remains a specialized expertise. There are several ways to approach the photography of glass objects and here’s just one example–a simple wine … Continue reading Product Photography – Glass & Glassware
The folks from Sprokkit and Fleabass came over to my Los Angeles studio today for an intense product photography session featuring Fleabass guitars. These guitars are part of a new bass line by Flea (of Red Hot Chili Pepper fame). They come in two sizes (Model 32 and Junior Bass) and four amazing color schemes … Continue reading Product Photography – Fleabass Bass Guitars
The folks from Friedericy Dolls brought a few of their fine-art dolls by the studio today for a few product photography photos. This batch included Picasso, Degas, Dali, and Van Gogh. There were only ten (10) today, so here are all of them.
A few days ago I was in Phoenix, Arizona and I dropped by Clive Cussler’s home for a brief portrait session. Just in case you’re not familiar with Clive Cussler’s work, he’s a best selling author with over 39 novels to his credit. Over the years he’s also amassed an astounding collection of over 100 … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Clive Cussler (Part 2)
Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Kendra Munger again. It’s been several years since I’ve seen her, but I was happy to work at providing her a few new headshots. These were taken inside the open back door of my Los Angeles studio using natural light.
I photographed Cheryl last weekend. She was a real blast! She’s hoping to add some new headshots to her portfolio. Here are a few examples from our portrait session.
Kaye came by the studio last Sunday morning for a retro portrait session. I haven’t really had time to process all of the photos from her session but here are two quick picks.
One of Matt’s friends was over for a headshot session and since he was hanging out on the couch waiting for her to get changed, I gave him a chance to jump in front of my camera. I only took a couple snaps, but here’s my favorite.
April came by the studio last Sunday in the hopes of finally getting a headshot that she and her agent could use. Apparently that’s been a challenge in the past. To be honest, I don’t really see how anyone could have a hard time photographing April (she’s a Los Angeles resident). The camera really loved … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – April (Part 1)
Reshma is certified personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and she came by the studio last week for a few headshots and a few fitness photographs. She works out of a gym in Pasadena. I’ve done some fitness photography in the … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Reshma
These portraits are not the first photographs I’ve taken of Alex. The last time I photographed her was way back in August of 2005; she would have been nine years old back then. Now here she is with braces, about to start high school as a freshman, and still a great model. After I photographed … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Alex (Part 2)
Michele came by the studio for a portrait session last weekend. She also arrived at my Los Angeles studio with an idea. Since Michele is a rock climber, she wanted me to create a sexy photograph of her in her climbing gear. So what do you think? Did I meet her goal? Is it more … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Michele
On Thursday I was called in as a last-minute photographer replacement at the Avery Dennison offices in Pasadena, California. For this executive portrait session I was asked to use a lighting style similar to that used by a previous photographer. As a corporate head shot photogapher I tend to use more complex lighting than what … Continue reading Executive Portraits / Headshots – Avery Dennison in Pasadena
Keeira Lyn Ford came by my Los Angeles studio on Saturday for a few new headshots. I’ve photographed Keeira many times over the years. And as her photographer (or at least one of her photographers), I was thrilled to hear that she’ll soon be appearing in the top 20 of Can You Duet, a new … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Keeira (Part 2)
I drove up to Pasadena last weekend for a baby portrait session. Kris gave Kelly a gift of a baby portrait session last Mother’s Day and I was there to a deliver on his promise. As you might expect, being a baby photographer typically isn’t a very easy gig. However, their daughter was so precious … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Baby Photographer
A few weeks ago I was at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles waiting for some portrait photography clients to arrive. Since I had nothing better to do, I took a few snaps of Walt Disney Concert Hall while I waited. I let me eyes wander over the building and I focused on a few … Continue reading Walt Disney Concert Hall Photographs
Ileana and John asked for a brief wedding portrait session to celebrate their elopement. I suggested that we meet in downtown LA at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Ileana agreed. As their “wedding photographer” it was really easy to make them look great. Right before we started their session, Ileana told me that she … Continue reading Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Portraits – Ileana & John
Jeremy came by our Los Angeles studio on Sunday afternoon for a few relaxed, casual portraits. Here are a few photos from our session.
Victor came by the studio yesterday morning for a brief portrait session. And since he’s from Glendale, our studio was just a few minutes from his home. He was really great to work with, but more importantly, I have to mention that he was probably more prepared than any subject I’ve had in a very … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Victor
Yesterday I was experimenting with some new specialized photo processing software and my neighbor Claudia Endler was kind enough to drop by with a few of her rings allowing me to experiment with a new method of photographing jewelry. I’m thrilled to say that my experiments worked! I’d share more details, but then I’d have … Continue reading Product Photography – Jewelry
I’ve really been looking forward to Pam and Larry’s wedding day. After their engagement session in Santa Monica, I was convinced that their wedding and reception would be one in a million. And I was right! I began the day (last Saturday) at Pam’s parent’s home in Glendale. Vanessa, my second photographer, met Larry and … Continue reading Tournament House, First United Methodist, & Altadena Country Club Wedding
Jean Dousset of Beverly Hills dropped by the studio today for a photo of a recent addition to his jewelry line. As a Los Angeles product photographer, I always enjoy the challenge of photographing jewelry — especially when the jewelry is as beautiful as the jewelry Jean brings by the studio!
Angela and Howard were married last Saturday at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, California. But before that event came to pass, I met the happy couple in their suite at the Manhattan Beach Marriott for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony (with the bride’s parents). After the tea ceremony, we spent just a couple of minutes in … Continue reading Verandas Wedding in Manhattan Beach – Angela & Howard
This Monday I had the pleasure of again photographing Christiane, founder of Inspired Business Resources located in Burbank, California. As a portrait photographer, it’s always great when clients return year-after-year. And although it’s been several years since I’ve seen Christiane, she jumped right into the shoot just like a pro! Here’s my favorite portrait from … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Christiane
Leslie and Jason were married in a beautiful ceremony at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic church in North Hollywood, California. This impressive house of worship is Leslie’s family church so she was really thrilled to be married there last Saturday. After the wedding, everyone drove over to the reception venue at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, … Continue reading St. Charles Borromeo & Lakeside Golf Club Burbank Reception
Editor’s Note: I’m publishing this article on my blog today because it was a very popular page on my old web site. Although this information is now almost 2-years old, you may find it helpful if you’re shopping for an L-bracket. I haven’t updated any other content in this article. Choosing the Right L-Bracket In … Continue reading Choosing the Right L-Bracket | Kirk vs Really Right Stuff
Jule drove a big truck into our studio on Monday and unloaded a literal ton of her sculptures. I’m just glad she had an assistant to move things around! First let me say that her work was absolutely amazing! I would be absolutely thrilled to have any of her pieces displayed in my studio! She’s … Continue reading Product Photography – Rotenberg Sculpture
We had a little party for friends and clients this weekend so I set up a photo booth area. I wish I had more photos of our guests! To be honest, I’m sure a lot more people wanted photos but I think I was too busy saying hello to everyone and no one wanted to … Continue reading Brewery Studio Party Photos
I was in Costco yesterday (buying some new tires) and saw that Clive Cussler’s latest novel, Corsair, has just been released. I’m happy to announce that G. P. Putnam and Sons has yet again printed one of my portraits of Clive on the back of the dust jacket. This particular portrait of Clive Cussler also … Continue reading Publication – Clive Cussler’s Corsair
A few weeks ago Jean Dousset returned to our Los Angeles studio with a few more rings. Here’s a huge yellow diamond engagement ring that I photographed during our product photography session. This ring is available through Jean and will retail in the low six figures. The depth of field (focus area) on this piece … Continue reading Product Photography – Yellow Diamond Ring
Carl is one of the partners in Telemachus — a premier architecture firm here in Los Angeles. A few days ago he came by the studio for a few portraits. Here’s my favorite headshot from our session. He considers this image an example of his “tortured artist” look!
Renwick (Ren) is a really great guy and yesterday I had the honor of photographing him around my studio (located at the Los Angeles Brewery). Here’s my favorite portrait from our session. Ren called it his “CEO photo.”
Claudia stopped by the studio today (she’s a neighbor) for a few portraits. Here’s my favorite from our session!
One of my favorite jewelry artists, Claudia Endler, dropped by our Los Angeles studio on Friday. During her visit, I had the pleasure of photographing several of her new pieces. Unlike the photos I posted a few days ago, the backgrounds to these photos have been clipped to reveal a pure white background.
Carmen Perez visited my Los Angeles studio last Friday for a headshot / portrait session. She was awesome to work with and crazy easy to photograph–as you can see from these portraits. I had a really hard time choosing my favorite photos from this session! Carmen rocks!
Famed bespoke jewelry designer Jean Dousset made an appointment on Friday for an all day shoot. The stars of our product photography session were his magnificent diamond jewelry pieces. In the examples below, you’re seeing the images before they are cut from their backgrounds–a practice often called clipping. I’m showing them here in that state … Continue reading Product Photography – Jewelry
Here’s a portrait of Raul Rodriguez that I took last year for the Pasadena Museum of History. Raul and his hyacinth macaw Sebastian are often seen riding in the Rose Parade (part of the Rose Bowl festivities). This year Raul designed fourteen floats for the Rose Parade! In this photo Raul is clutching his Prada … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Raul Rodriguez
Today I was going through my portrait sessions from last year and I came across this photo of Jane Kaczmarek. She was super sweet and a really awesome subject to photograph. You might remember Jane from one of her most well-known roles as Lois in the comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle.” In that role … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Jane Kaczmarek
I was working on portrait selections for my web site redesign and came across a few photos of Cayman. I came up with this triptych which will eventually be one of the images that will rotate on my new home page. Since it was handy, I figured it might be nice to throw it up … Continue reading Portraits / Headshots – Cayman (Part 2)
Well I finally found some time to take a few photos of our live / work studio at 678 S Ave 22 in Los Angeles! We’re located near downtown Los Angeles in the heart of what is known as the Los Angeles Brewery Artist Complex. Although there are many buildings on the property, our studio … Continue reading Brewery Studio Tour in Los Angeles
Anna and Michael were married last Sunday at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Los Angeles. It was an awesome ceremony! Everybody was really thankful that it didn’t rain as originally expected. And as you can see from one of the photos below, nobody had problems hearing Michael agree to marry Anna. From … Continue reading Los Angeles River Center Garden Wedding
Today I had the pleasure of photographing Tom. He volunteered to be a model for his company’s national advertising campaign. Here’s one from our session (not one of the final selects).
In June of 2007 I received an e-mail from Nikon asking if I would sell the rights to one of my Yosemite photographs (single use). The image in question was titled “Spring Flood” was a photograph that I had recently entered in the Nikon Photo Contest International. Naturally I was pretty stoked about this news. … Continue reading Publication – Yosemite Photograph in Nikon Calendar
Tonight I had the pleasure of again photographing some product for Friedericy Dolls. Here are the photos from our session. As a Los Angeles product photographer, Friedericy Dolls remains my most long term and favorite client. My two favorite dolls from tonight’s product photography session are the tall Asian woman in the purple embroidered dress … Continue reading Product Photography – Friedericy Dolls (Part 18)
Last night we hosted a studio open house / party for forty-five(ish) of the hottest Los Angeles area wedding photographers (and also a few fine art photographers). We even had a few out of town guests including Jerry Ghionis (Australia) and David Beckstead (Texas). I set up a mini “photobooth” in the back part of … Continue reading Brewery Studio Wedding Photographer Party
I first photographed Cayman when he was just a few weeks old (and also when he was in his mommy’s pregnancy photos). Carly brought him over to our studio for a quick portrait session. His daddy, Jacques was in charge of his wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorites!