Veteran Photoshoot at Cypress College

February 13th, 2013

(images taken from my other blog, JohnCudal.com)

I had the chance to team up with the Cypress College Veterans Organization (CCVO) and photograph some of the strongest women in the world.

For one morning, we pampered these ladies. Provided them breakfast, brought in professionals for back rubs, and a make over.

I donated my services to CCVO so that the female Vets can have a portrait of themselves after their makeover.

Don’t let the term “female Veterans,” fool you. While some are finished with their service, some of the ladies are either in the inactive phase of their contract or still play an active part in protecting our freedom.

For all the sacrifices these ladies gave, one morning is nothing compared to the countless days they put on the line for our freedom.

The CCVO plays a very active role in supporting various veterans get the education and support that they deserve. On weekends you may find the members of the CCVO giving back through various acts of community service, taking part in charity events and finding any way to help those around them.

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Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

Veteran Friendly Businesses | Military Discounts

 

To all US Military Veterans and those who risk their lives to defend our freedom.Thank you for the sacrifices you make that others won’t.

Enjoy your stay : Portraits | Engagements | Weddings

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Uncorked! Laguna Beach Fiat 500e Release Party

February 13th, 2013

I was contacted by the marketing department over a FIAT to take some photos of their first public release of their new fully electric model.

Along with a few local businesses, FIAT sponsored Uncorked! in Laguna Beach. Originally a wine tasting event, the 500e received a warm welcome from the crowd.

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Tristen Nguyen’s Lifestyle Portraits

January 5th, 2013

Tristen was being featured as one of the top dentists in LA and she need some photos of her working with her patients.

I thought we were going to run into some issues with her patients, but they loved her so much that they had no problems being photographed.

Congrats on all your success Tristen!

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100% Combat Veteran Owned, Ares Armor

January 16th, 2012

These guys are nothing short of amazing. Offering a lifetime warranty on their products, and if purchased face to face, will take the time to go ahead and train you on how to use the item.

Shoot with them is always a blast, the jokes are hilarious and come at a never ending rate.

Ares Armor is operated by Combat Veterans, some who just came back from Afghanistan as some of these photos were being taken.

Although lighthearted and goofy at times, Dimitri and his guys at Ares Armor are dead serious about the equipment they sell.

Southern California Product Photographer

Southern California Product Photographer

Southern California Product Photographer

Southern California Product Photographer

Southern California Product Photographer

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Timeless Beauty | Modern Muscle.

January 10th, 2012

Debuted in the 70s with about 151 horses.

This custom/restored Z has a bit more punch than most sports cars today.

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los angeles classic car photographer

los angeles classic car photographer

los angeles classic car photographer

los angeles classic car photographer

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Check it out. My year. In Photos.

December 31st, 2011

A couple weeks ago, I was on the iPad2 on some Reader App looking through Time Magazine, LIFE Magazine and some other publication’s”Year in Photos”. And it gave me an idea, I’ve had a long year, and it’s really been crazy. I haven’t had two projects that were the same, it’s all be such a great and wonderful experience. If we didn’t have calendars, I wouldn’t know where to start.

 Under each photo there’ll be a short story about why I picked it as my favorite photo.

january

los angeles corporate portrait photographerThe Dentist- She was amazing to work with, she initially wanted just a regular portrait session, but after talking for a few minutes, I was able to convince her to let me sit in and photographer her at work.

 

march

socal headshot photographerKaity. Kaitlyn is an old friend from high school. I don’t keep in contact with her as well as I should, I owe her alot. She introduced me to my wife.

april

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The Last Dance, from Alex and Espy’s Wedding. I noticed this gentleman pushing his wife into the wedding venue earlier that day. She spent most of the day in her wheelchair, but when they played the last song, she whispered something to her husband and he helped her up. Alex and Espy told me that she had been battling cancer for quite some time and that their wedding was the first time she got out in a very long time.

may

southern california product photographyAres Armor. These guys brought me out to Oceanside to photograph their Sling. A simple design that can save a warfighter’s life on the battlefield.

june

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Sheree. Me and her go back all the way through high school. After I switched in during the middle of my Junior year, I didn’t know a soul. Sheree was quick to make friends with me and keep me company.

july

military family photographerPinky+Stinky 365. Communication.  A memory straight from my head. After a long day of training we were sometimes rewarded with the opportunity to write back to our loved ones. Most of the writing that occured during lights out took place under a red light to prevent others from waking up. This photo involved zero photoshop work, it was shot in a single frame.

august

apple valley weddingsMTV from Josh and Theresa’s wedding. MTV gave me a call asking if I had any younger clients who were interested in having their wedding day. I had never worked with such a large entity during a wedding with over 6 videographers and a crane operator, and it was definitely experience. This gentleman is a sound technician partaking in some red velvet cake, note the cheeky wedding attire.

september

rifle photosBOOM! The guys at Ares Armor brought me out to a private range in Southern California. I was there to take some video footage of the group for an instructional video for their sling. I’ve been around guns before, but never as a photographer, standing next to what people are shooting at.(No photographers were harmed during that day.)

october

los angeles car photographer4 car pile up. We had just gotten on the freeway, then traffic abruptly stopped. I was able to stop within inches of hitting the car in front of me, but the driver four cars behind me had no such luck. He ended up causing a chain reaction that would delay our photo session for that night.

november

los angeles wedding photosthe boot. I didn’t think it was possible, but this image marked my first year focusing on weddings primarily. I still photograph other things, but 80% of my work is wedding related.

december

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2 year anniversary. She’s my inspiration and I swear she pushes me to be a better photographer everyday. I owe her everything. I thank God for her everday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Year!

 

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Ares Armor at the Range

September 30th, 2011

Ares Armor is a tactical equipment retailer is based out of Oceanside California. Specializing in off-the-wall innovative tactical gear, the Marines that run this store know what works and what doesn’t.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the range with the guys at Ares Armor. While there I was able to test out the Ares Armor Effin A compensator as well as the Ares Armor Huskey Amentum Sling.

I took some video at the event as well as some photos. If you were present and would like to get your photos, please email me at john@johncudal.com for the password. If you’ve already got the password please click this link : Range Photos

without further Ado, here are some of the videos and pictures I took from that day with the gentlemen at Ares Armor.

Thank you for stopping by, please look through my portfolio.

John Cudal

(562)713-2018

John@johncudal.com

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The Dumangas Association | Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel

September 10th, 2011

I had the pleasure of photographing the Dumangas Association’s 2011 gathering at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park a few weeks back.

I had a lot of fun watching them perform traditional Filipino dances and performances, seeing the kids in their cute little outfits brought me back to my childhood in the Philippines.

If you attended the event please follow this link to view more photos : http://bit.ly/dumangas2011  . Please contact your President for the password to the gallery.

 

Thank you for checking out my blog. If you’re here for my wedding photography, please visit Johncudal.com.

Have a blessed day.

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The Spirit of Dance- Presented by Te Varua Ori

August 11th, 2011

 

The large auditorium filled with mist. The lights dimmed low. Loud drum beats filled the room. Loud Shrill war cries from the croud reverberate through the darkness. The Show’s begun.

A grand entrance, as always from Te Varua Ori.

The story of tonight’s show was about a young couple, who meet at an early, is torn apart by war. A tale of romance and action is sure to capture any heart from any age.

Dressed in traditional Tahitian garb, this group of fit young dancers know how to put on a show. Equipped with lively dance moves and ear catching drum beats. This orange county based Tahitian dance team knows how to put on a good show.

Congratulations to Te Varua Ori for another beautiful, heart moving display of skill, talent, and ingenuity.

If you haven’t seen a show from Te Varua Ori, I recommend catching one- it’s sure to rock your world.

 

Images from the show are posted here: Show Images

Images from the Photo Booth are posted here: Photo Booth Images

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Thank you for visiting! Please don’t hesitate to have a look around my blog!

John Cudal

john@johncudal.com

(562)713-2018

If you’re here for my wedding photography, please visit Johncudal.com.

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Presenting: The multitalented Erika.

April 5th, 2011

Erika is a make up artist. A very good one at that.

One day on a shoot, her model didn’t show and that particular photographer asked her to do modeling instead. That single action opened up a new world for our friend Erika.

Erika’s currently in cosmetology school but also works in a tattoo shop in orange county. As if’ this girl isn’t busy enough, she’s decided to get a camera!

To get her to loosen up, I used my trusty model/photographer distraction tool.- My classic Polaroid Land Camera.

We shot near an abandoned shack in Long Beach. The textured background and the unkempt trees surrounding the structure made for some dramatic lighting.

 

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long beach head shots

 

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long beach head shots

 

long beach head shots

 

Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog! Please stick around and check out my other work!

If you’re here for my wedding photography, please visit Johncudal.com.

John Lawrence Cudal

(562)713-2018

John@johncudal.com