Monthly Archives: January 2012

I had the privilege of being part of the one of the best Bridal shows in the valley a few weeks ago: The Get Married Modesto Bridal show. This year, it was at Double Tree in downtown Modesto, and to put it lightly, it was PACKED.

The line looked like this for two hours. (I would know, I was right behind the check in table and got the full force of the incoming brides.) It was a little nerve racking at 1st, but before long, we had a hang of it:)

Here is what the Brides saw when they walked up to my booth. I worked many an hour adding some new parts to my booth and perfecting it, but it paid off! I got so many compliments on my booth and met so many awesome brides at the show.

 

 

The week after the show I got a text from Miss Courtney Davies (former Top Model contestant and actress). She asked me to take some updated headshots for her to take auditions. Since the show was over, I figured, why not? I’ve been meaning to go back to good ol Southern California. So I decided to make it a 24 hour trip down south with my new assistant Tanya! Did I mention I have a new assistant? Well I do, here is a picture of my wonderful helper:

She worked very hard along side of me the week before the Bridal show helping me make all the details.

 

Anyways, we drove down very very early on Friday morning (3am to be exact) and shot with Courtney on a beautiful Friday morning. Here are the results!

Don’t worry, we didn’t just drive down there to shoot and then just got up and left. We stopped by Universal Studios and Pinks Hot Dogs before leaving good ol So Cal. It was a very fun spur of the moment trip and I plan on doing that more this year!

I find it almost necessary to do a fashion shoot every couple of months. Maybe it’s because Fashion was the first reason I got into photography, maybe it’s because I read countless fashion magazines and fashion blogs. Whatever it is, I have an addiction.

While I absolutely LOVE weddings and the happiness that surrounds a wedding day, I love to take full control of my creative reins and do a fashion shoot. I think I love these shoots because I have complete and full control over the entire production, something I don’t get during a wedding So when it comes to fashion, I like to just dig in and do it.

Needless to say, I took advantage of the unusually warm January weather the valley has been experiencing and did a shoot downtown a few weeks ago. I’ve been working on clients photos and was working on my booth for the Get Married Modesto Bridal show (my next blog post), that I finally had time to sit down and edit the images we took. I styled the lovely models too along with taking their photos (I told you I like to take full control of my projects) So here they are!

Enjoy!

About 10 months ago, a new mommy to be Erica, came to me to get some maternity pictures taken. Well yesterday I got to meet Erica’s lil bundle of joy, Baby Giselle! She’s already 8 months old! She may be only 8 months old, but she was a natural in front of the camera. She cried only once the whole session and that was for only a few seconds. She just sat there and looked straight into the camera which made my job a lot easier:)

I emailed Katie back and forth during the summer about shooting her wedding in November 2011 and was so excited when she decided to book with me. I could tell in the emails how enthusiastic and happy she was to be planning her wedding since she was eagerly working on all the details for the wedding. We finally met in person in October (she lives in Denver, CO) and I she was even more enthusiastic and happy in person! She put together a lot of unique details and tweaked some of the usual traditions seen at other weddings and made it her own for her and Ben’s big day. I really couldn’t wait to photograph all of them. Almost all the details were handmade by her and her bridesmaids. All of those details paired at the beautiful Whitemore Mansion was a perfect match. All the hard work paid off and the ceremony and reception looked absolutely stunning. Both Katie and Ben (along with all their wedding party and families) were such a fun laid back group and it allowed for some awesome photos. Great Job Katie and Ben! Congrats you guys!

I was SUPER excited when my cousin, Ben,  asked me to photograph his wedding in November 2011. I figured since it would be in Simi Valley that it would be a perfect sunny day for a wedding outside. But the Weather sure has a mind of it’s own and it was very cold and stormy that weekend. But Ben and Tamarin didn’t let it affect their special day. It spoke a lot about them as a couple. Instead of getting upset or bummed out, they accepted it with open arms and made it work. They asked the venue to move the ceremony from outside to inside (excellent call) and the ceremony went perfectly. Thankfully, the wind and rain died down by the end of the ceremony and we were able to go outside to do some shots. Even when it started raining again, we worked with it and broke out the umbrellas and made it work. In the end, the day could not have gone more perfect and Ben and Tamarin said their “I Do’s” and now they are happily married. It was an honor to photograph their wedding and be part of their special day:)