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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.

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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

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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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We were invited to attend Te Varua Ori’s Annual Showcase at Servite High School.

From the first performance of the night, the group put together a beautiful performance.

The night started with a dancer blowing into a conch and ended with the dancers picking audience members to dance with on stage.

But it’s not all waist shaking, war cry screaming, and foot stomping for TVO (pronounced TeeVo). For the past 5 years they’ve participated in the various Charitable Activities such as Lupus International’s Race for Life and have provided enterntainment for those who run in the 24 hour long Relay for Life in Long beach.

Congratulations to Te Varua Ori for a smashing performance!

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I attended the LA art walk tonight on Spring in Downtown LA.

I had a blast walking around but one of the best stops was definitely the Blackheart event the Harlem Place Cafe.

Hidden at the end of a long dark hallway, you’ll never expect what’s around the corner in this cafe.

The moment I walked in I was surrounded by good people, great art, and beautiful music.

The event was thrown by Derekstar, a southern california art collective composed of young talented photographers, musics, painters, and every other kind of artist.

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John Lawrence Cudal

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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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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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