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Archive for Jan 2011

Hello all. I can't believe that January is almost over already. And with February now looming in the not-so-distant future, it's time to start planning for what will come with it...and that is WPPI. For those non-photographers reading this, WPPI stands for Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. It is a huge convention held in Las Vegas every year and this will be my 9th year in a row attending. What can I say, aside from all of the knowledge I've picked up over the years, I've made some valuable friendships with photographers from all over the world and many of them I get to see just once a year as we all descend on and attempt to take over the strip for a few days. This year I'll fly in on February 18th, catch the Joe McIntyre/ Emanuel Kiriakou show at the Palms, hang out with the Pictage people at the

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Some of you may remember Erin's lovely younger sister Caroline from the blog a few months ago...senior portraits, ring a bell? Well there are few things I love more than working with the same families over and over again. I really feel as though I start to become a part of their family, their memories, their history. I become their historian of sorts, capturing all of the most important life events. Well Erin and Austin were engaged a few months ago and although their wedding won't happen for a few years (until after Austin finishes vet school), I was so thrilled when they asked me to do an engagement session with them while they were in town for the holidays. And what can I say, what a beautiful, sweet, lovely couple. We shot all over and around The Adamson House in Malibu.

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I was so thrilled to meet and photograph the unbearably cute and delightfully sweet Yang children sometime before the holidays. Kiyan and Jaewon must have been the most patient and kind big brothers I have ever seen and boy do they love their little sister, Seri. The three of us basically just chased this little one all over their yard. So cute.

If you've ever been to our house, you know that Gary and I have a pretty large collection of vintage film cameras which merged a la The Brady Bunch when we moved in together. They stare at me every day as I walk by, begging to be picked up, loved, used. So last month I finally gave in and shot a couple of rolls of film with an old Rollei. It was just too much fun. All of you Hassi and ex-Hassi users understand and probably long for the square format and I must say that shooting at waist(ish) height just makes the world look new again. I plan to start shooting with it more often. I didn't use a light meter, just eyeballed the exposure and gave my best guess and was pretty close most of the time. A good photographer exercise I think. Anyway, here is an image

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Hello everyone. I am blogging this evening from Washington DC at the moment but what else is new? I flew in this week to judge Shutter Wars, a photography competition pilot created by local wedding photographer and all around awesome guy, Armin DeFiesta. But more about that in another blog post. Today I want to share with you Monisha & Barry's lovely Paso Robles wedding which I shot back in November. So without further adieu, how about some pictures. I love this one of Monisha, she has such a cute personality and it shows right through this one. The reception was held at Artisan, a lovely and intimate restaurant. Thank you Monisha & Barry for sharing your lovely day and your even lovelier friends and family with me! And thank you to Christine Arnold for coming up to 2nd shoot with me.

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