I’m a big believer in having personal creative projects that you do just for fun, just for you. So for this year I’m going to focus my personal work on portraits and shooting with strobes. Gotta give credit where credit is due, and where I’ve stolen some ideas and inspiration from. Chase Jarvis’ book Seattle …read more
A few weeks ago I took some fun family portraits at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa and the lighting couldn’t have been any better. I haven’t really advertised or sought after taking family portraits this year since having my first child has changed some things. But I had actually taken the Becker’s family portraits before …read more
I’m not very good at blogging regularly. Last blog post was last November. Quite a bit has changed since that last post. I started a new job in December at UFC Gym, and right before that, we found out Katie was pregnant! Our little boy is due August 7th, and we’ve been trying to get …read more
Old Town Tustin // November 30, 2016 — Had the privilage of shooting some family portraits for the second year in a row with the Vonk family. They’re some good friends and we see them 1-2 times a week, which definitely made taking photos of the kids that much easier since there was that familiarity. …read more
Orange County // November 16, 2016 — I had this idea to bring in some leaves and branches to shoot some product at work. I couldn’t help it but just shoot the leaves themselves and decided to take off my shoes and throw them in the shot as well. I’ve almost exclusively been a natural light …read more
Laguna Beach // October 29, 2016 — Had the privilege of shooting some engagement photos for Nathan and Katrina last night in Laguna. Check out some of my favorite shots below.
Santa Ana // Oct. 26, 2016 — Doing personal work is a really important way to stay creative, to explore ideas, and to just have some fun without any rules (other than ones you choose to give yourself) or deadlines. I’m going to try and start doing more personal work. A few of things I’ve …read more
Iceland // September 27-October 5, 2016 — I originally planned to shoot a ton of video on my iPhone to edit together a little highlight video. I had envisioned shooting lots of fun detail shots like drinking coffee, eating a meal, etc. Basically I wanted to film a ton of B-Roll in addition to the …read more
Vik, Iceland // October 3-4, 2016 — Leg III was spent in the most southern parts of Iceland, primarily around Vik. You can read about Leg I and Leg II in the previous blog posts if you wish. The landscape throughout felt like we were on another planet. This might have been the most diverse …read more
Selfoss, Iceland // October 1-2, 2016 — For Leg II of our trip we stayed in the Selfoss area about an hour south east of Reykjavik. You can read about Leg I and our stay in Reykjavik here if you would like. This is where we began to do more hiking and outdoorsy things. One …read more
Reykjavik, Iceland // September 28 – 30, 2016 — Let me preface this with a couple things… One. I am not a writer/blogger, nor pretend to be. Typically I use this blog to post photos from specific shoots, but this trip to Iceland was something else and I thought it would be fun to write …read more
Fullerton, CA // September 20, 2016 — We finally got some seamless paper backdrops at my day-job. Still waiting for the budget to order some strobes, until then I’m stuck using some small video LED lights. I took some test shots and it ended up being a lot of fun. A couple of them felt …read more
Santa Ana, CA // September 12, 2016 — I want to always be learning. I’m fairly self-aware that I don’t know all that much, and I believe there is always room to grow and always more to learn. I’ve never been a big fan of formal education – e.g. high school, college, memorize stuff and …read more
Fullerton, CA // August 11, 2016 — Did some location scouting this morning, I had driven by this industrial area in Fullerton once before, and decided to go take some test shots to see if it would work for any future shoots. Some quick snaps below.
Claremont, CA // August 6, 2016 — My good friends Brandon & Brittany got engaged, and I had the privilege to photograph it! My wife and a few other friends did a great job setting up the scene, but major props to Brandon for picking everything out and providing a clear vision. My favorite photos …read more
Irvine, CA // August 6, 2016 — My buddy Ricky makes really cool stuff out of wood with his hands. I am pretty much incapable of making anything with my hands. But I can take ok photos, so Ricky and I hung out this Saturday morning to snap a few photos of some recent pieces …read more
Palm Springs, Grand Canyon, Fullerton & Nashville // July 2015 – March 2016 — I have had 3 rolls of film sitting around for some time now, and I finally dropped them off at ProPhoto to be developed and scanned. The oldest roll goes back to July of last year and all shot on my little …read more
Newport Beach // July 2, 2016 — So 2 days ago I shot my first newborn session, and today I shot my second. My favorites of baby Ella and family below!
Irvine // June 30, 2016 — I’ve shot family portraits before, but this was my first time shooting a newborn! Josephine was 7 days new and super fun to shoot. Some of my favorite are below.
Nashville // February 26 – March 1, 2016 — This post is a #TBT since it’s coming a few months after the fact. My friends Spencer & Rebekah moved out to Nashville a few years ago, and I finally had the opportunity to make it out there to visit them and explore a new city. …read more