Arrows in the Quiver
I've been so behind on catching up with our life that I forgot to post the most amazing news we've had this year. Last summer my wife gave birth to our third and beautiful child, Shane. Shane came into this world with absolutely no complications... on that Monday morning, Annie and I headed to the hospital to get ready to meet Shane. The delivery room was filled with tons of laughter, jokes, smiles, and hugs! My wife is a champ... truly there is no vocation like motherhood and all mothers should be celebrated if not for the mere fact of child birth. Enough words... I'll let the pictures tell the story now:
Cheers to a blessed rest of 2014!
Fall is here! We're a bit behind on blogging, but we have some great photos to share with you all! This past weekend, we got to shoot with Viviana and her daughter Rebecca. We have had the most wonderful honor to be a part of this family's life, capturing their family time together for the past 3 years! And that's really what we're all about - making moments and connections that transcend your normal photographer-client relationship. Here are some of our pictures from past shoot as well as our most current shoot this past weekend!
2014 - *On this note - this is a dead set of railroad tracks. I do not encourage / support photography on live rails - very dangerous!
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It was a beautiful afternoon when Corin (who I know as Cj), his sister and I put together a shoot for his graduation portraits. We decided to shoot at a local park that had a horse ring. I absolutely loved the ranch-like quality of this shoot. Besides that, Cj was an excellent model... I mean "student" to shoot with! As the shoot began to unfold, we were unable to shoot in the middle of the ring because there were a couple of horses running around... luckily for us, with a little bit of charm, we were able to get some stellar horse portraits!
A DAY AT UCLA
Libby found us on YELP and was gracious enough to give us a try and let our work show for itself! We're so thankful she did... I've never been on campus and UCLA before, and I was completely blown away by the architecture. The school alone is SOOOOO big that although they had several graduation ceremonies going on at the same time, you wouldn't notice it due to the fact that the campus was so incredibly large and separated well. Being able to find spots of solitude to shoot Miss Libby was not a difficult challenge in the least. Check out our work with her below!
Introducing Jane Hudson Designs
I have to take a minute to give my awesome wife Annie and the start of her company... Jane Hudson Designs. I took some time to shoot her doing work. Jane Hudson Designs specializes in wedding invitations and cake toppers... Hope you enjoy... but first, check out her website:
A Sunset in San Diego
Toook my family out south a week ago for a fun filled day in San Diego which included going to the zoo, sightseeing, and sunset chasing. I can't say that California is the most beautiful place to live because I haven't even come close to visiting half of our states, but I can say that the sunsets and the coast are absolutely breathtaking.
Coffee. Lots of it.
FLOWER POWER HOUR
A few weeks ago, I took the family out to Carlsbad to the flower fields to escape from the series of earthquakes that hit our area (I'll post up pictures on that soon!). About 70 miles away from the earthquake's epicenter, we found sanctuary in the serene gardens and family entertainment. Check it out!
(below: My daughter is 3 now... this is her, "smile for daddy face").
Today was the day! Got to run the Coaster Run 5k for Nathan's school, the speech and language center in Buena Park. I had an amazing time getting to meet people who were running and united with purpose. I'm proud to have met people along this journey and some of the amazing kids and families that are walking on the same path as us (no pun intended... Or was it?). Thanks to everyone who donated for Nate. Words cannot express our gratitude here with our family. P.S. This post was made entirely mobile from my phone. Pardon the low quality images!!
I refuse to be what everyone says I am... so I shall become... the ANTI-MALL!
All jokes aside, I had a chance to visit the anti-mall in costa mesa (?). Not sure how I ended up here, but it was a pretty awesome experience. I've never gravitated towards the title of "hipster", but i've always been fascinated with the style and culture of what is "hipster". The anti-mall was a great spot to shop, to look at style, products, knick knacks, and just things that you don't see everyday... Here are some photos from my adventure!!!
Anytime a shopping area has a used record store... I automatically fall in LOVE! So many great records to choose from, and the set up was pretty schnazzy!
Only in California.
There it is... go check out the anti mall if you have a chance... it's a fun and refreshing scene that nothing like your conventional mall -- ...and I'm guessing that's what they were going for!
Walking Through A Charred Forest
In June of 2013 a wildfire broke out in Southern California called "the Powerhouse Fire" burning miles upon miles of forest in the Angeles Mountains. During a recent business trip I had time to run out into some of the wilderness, which, if there were no fire, would have been much more difficult to navigate through. What an amazing experience!
My friend Roice ran up the mountain side... spot him above and below!
The crazy part about it all was that I only found out about the fire after visiting a retreat site that should have burned down along with this fire. For some reason, the fire burned wildly around the retreat and it was spared. Take a second to look up "Powerhouse Fire" from June 2013, and if you get a chance, visit the Oaks Camp & Conference center sometime and they'll show you an amazing map of the land that was spared out of the tens of thousands of acres that were burned up. Simply stunning views. Cheers!