Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
meet my next subject. his name is shawn anthony, and he is cutest kid on the block! he is almost 2 years old, and like children before him, was the boss of this shoot. generally, when taking photos of small children, i believe the best shots are when one of two things are happening: 1)doing something relaxed and fun, and 2)the last shots of the day.
introducing the best makeup artist in the OC (orange county) Makeup Artist 247! don't take my word for it. The Knot.com, a great resource for brides-to-be, has just voted her Best Makeup Artist for 2008! not only is yesenia a fantastic artist, but she's professional, friendly, and down-to-earth. she has been doing her thang, and doing it well for at least 9 years!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
3 boys. at the park. taking portraits. not an easy feat, but not impossible. i posted some before and after photos. in the beginning, these boys were very shy and quiet, and telling them to smile (naturally) was like pulling teeth. once they got to play awhile, they were so much more receptive and made for some very adorable, brotherly love shots. check 'em out. i'll post more later.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
thank you to everyone that gave their well wishes to our lil' popo. he's doing well. actually he recovered from the surgery better than the rabies shot a few days before! i have to admit, he looked really cute with his cone on his collar. my brother suggested tying a handkerchief to his neck, and making a super hero costume out of it, while he was in the cone. but in his condition, i don't think that would be a good idea (that's just mean---he lost his manhood, we shouldn't make fun of him). anyway, he adjusted nicely to it after about 2 days, running after every passerby and even sleeping and eating with it.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
it's been a little more than 2 years since this wedding. i love this picture. it was a wedding in vegas. small, intimate wedding. just family and close friends. this shot was taken right after they got married. she changed into a reception kimono at the hotel, and i followed them to their car, giving them some private time, to relish the moment. there were so many stares from people around them. gazing at the couple, stopped in their tracks to look at the stunning bride. many asked me who they were, where did they come from, one lady was trying to coax her little girl to run and ask the bride where she had come from, did she come from japan?...it's one of those moments that you just want to keep somewhere sacred and secret, somewhere you can play back again, and feel "that way" again. i don't know what they were talking about, if they were talking at all, but i knew what they were feeling.