Posts Tagged ‘john cudal photography’

100% Combat Veteran Owned, Ares Armor

January 16th, 2012

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 provide to our troops.

 

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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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

orange county wedding photography

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

los angeles fashion photographer

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

laguna beach wedding photographer

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

I had the pleasure of joining the gentlemen of Ares Armor at the range. I got to try the Effin A Compensator as well as the Huskey Amentum Sling.

 

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.

 

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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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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southern california

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!

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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long beach

long beach

long beach

long beach

long beach

long beach

long beach

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

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