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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.

 

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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I had alot of fun in this particular portrait session. I usually have a blast, but this was legen (wait for it) dary.

Our model today was a beautiful Italian model.

The Lamborghini Murcielago.

With a massive v12 engine pumping out over 560 horsepower to four wheels, this yellow monster is no joke on the track or on the street. Race on the freeway with one of these and you’ll see what it’s like to see a car drive away at 200 miles per hour.

The shoot took place over two days and on the last day we decided to create a timelapse video. Check it out on youtube, the short flick was edited by Brent Matsuno of Berwick Suburbs.

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Wanna see more car photos? Check out more of my Automotive Photography!

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Tonight was the LA chapter of Socal Maxima’s first meet.

It took place in an empty lot in Los Angeles. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved Maximas, so tonight I had a blast.

We didn’t have the biggest turn out but we still had a great time talkin’ about cars and everything else.

When I first heard that we were going to be meeting up in a parking structure, I was pretty skeptical. But after a 4 hour meet, it was great. Nobody bothered us and there’s even some great eateries downstairs.

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If you’d like to see more car meet photos, check out “Fun in 60 Seconds.”

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I had been in the market for a new car now and I’ve recently fallen for the Honda S2000. So I called up my friend Gary and asked him if I could test drive his car.

One thing led to another and I was talked into attending a small car-meet in Long Beach.

I haven’t been to one of these in forever, it was a delight reliving some good ol’ memories.

We found this cool location and did a quick impromptu shoot before it got too cold.

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This is the group that brought me out there. Great bunch of gearheads.

Thanks for reading my blog. If you’d like to see more car photos please click here for a fierce classic celica.

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Timeless Monster

January 3rd, 2011

The engine, a modern day monster roars into life. An homage to the past and tribute to the present, this beautiful machine is one of a kind.

 

I have a friend who has a large car collection. Over the years he has put his time, blood, and money into his projects. Sadly with the economy the way it is, he may have to downsize his collection. With the threat of thinning out his stock around the corner, he hired me to take some photos so he can have something to remember these works of art.

If it’s valuable to someone, then it’s worth my shutter clicks.

As I sat in the car, I was whipped back into the old days, where cars were built to last. The engine, a modern day monster roars into life. An homage to the past and tribute to the present, this beautiful machine is one of a kind.

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