Wednesday, July 22, 2009

RocknRoll Bride

My photos of Heather are featured on RocknRollBride!!!!
This is one of my favorite blogs of all time. The author is based in the UK but features photo shoots from around the world to provide brides with some rockin inspiration for their big day. 
Go check it out!

Monday, July 20, 2009

More Heather!

I had so many great pics from this shoot I had to post another set! 

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Model Me

What do you do when you have a great setting for a photo shoot and no model? Well, sometimes you gotta take one for the team. I have been dying to get some bridal shots while the beautiful water lilies are in bloom. However, I realized asking a girl to step into the mucky Kern River was a lot to ask. So, I strapped on my river shoes, called for back up and hopped in myself. Two members of my wedding team took these photographs of me in beautiful Oildale, CA. When you book a wedding with me you don't just get me, but as you can see, I come with excellent back up. If they can make an awkward klutz like me look good, just imagine what we can do for you.

After the shoot I had to get my hand in on it too. Sometimes I love photo editing as much as I love actually taking the photos! I did some processing to give it a fairytale vintage look. There were a lot of good shots, but I'll admit I am a bit addicted to the vintage texture right now. So, I picked out some to process that I thought went well together. Now, for my modeling debut... :-P

Links of Love x5! (5)

“The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children”. Mahatma Gandhi

Heather Rocks!

Nothing makes me happier than having a killer photo-sesh with an awesome model. Heather was more than happy to rock a wedding dress for me, jazzed up with her own personal accessories. I especially love her "something blue" Doc Martins! She was also more than willing to strike a few extra poses in her non-wedding attire.

It was so hard to narrow down the photos for the blog, but here are some of my favorites:

Highlight of the shoot - being pulled over by the Kern County Sheriff! Heather and I took a few shots at a bridge. Little did we know what a scene it would cause. When I left Heather sitting at the bridge while I went to get the car (her shoes were cute but not so comfortable) people called in reporting a suicidal bride getting ready to jump! Lucky for me, the sheriff thought it was really funny when I explained we were doing a photo shoot and a run away bride wasn't about to jump off the bridge.

My Week in iPhone Pictures

I have been dog sitting this little Yorkie for a few days. Monday he will go to a new home and Apollo couldn't be happier. Although they are tolerating each other pretty well, Apollo likes being the king of the castle. This pic pretty much sums up their relationship.

This made me laugh so hard I actually pulled over to take a picture. There are a lot of signs posted around my neighborhood, but they are usually for yardsales or lost puppies. So, you can imagine my surprise when I looked over and saw this! It's actually to promote a youtube site, but it sure got my attention.

Across the street from the downtown Mexcali Restaurant in Bakersfield is this totally odd little shop. Brad and I got a kick out of it and I had to take a picture.

As seen on Twitter, this odd little toy was left in the flower bed outside my office. The kids who live in the house next door probably left it there. I was informed after my tweet that this is a toy from Night at the Museum, but if you haven't seen the movie, wouldn't you think this is the weirdest toy you have ever seen? ...(and) I still don't know why Octavius is riding a squirrel.

Teaser: 3 new blogs coming soon!

I have been a part of some really amazing photo shoots lately and have been slacking on the blogging. So, here is a taste of what is to come.

First up is a preview from my photo shoot with Heather. I have yet to find something this girl is not good at. Lets add model to the list of musician, writer, and amazing person. Not to mention, this shoot was responsible for the most hilarious incident to ever happen to me on a photo shoot. It may or may not have involved law enforcement and a suicidal bride on the bridge.

Next, I decided to brave the waters of the Kern river to get some shots I have been dying to shoot. Yet, after realizing I was asking a lot for one of my beautiful models to wade in the muck, I stepped up to the plate. I was the model and two of my photographers from my wedding team shot the photos. My first modeling experience was interesting to say the least. Can't say I will be doing it again soon. I either cringe at the site of myself or get green with envy that there is absolutely no way I can take credit for the shot. I did however, add my own vintage processing style to complete my vision for the shoot... control freak I know! :) Oh and I realize this preview isn't even of me in the river so it looks like you will have to check back soon.

Last up, since I got my iphone I have been documenting a lot of random stuff I see. So, I am starting a new semi-weekly article to show off these random iphone images. Here is one from my week in iphone pictures that really made me laugh.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Links of Love (4)

"Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away." -Dorothy Parker

Links of Love (3)

"The secret of a happy life isn't buried in a treasure lies within your heart."
-Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Red Hot Headshots

Ok, so there may have been a better way to describe my portrait session with Brad today, but lets face it - it was also kind of perfect. You may recognize this familiar face from an old post, or simply because Brad finds himself modeling for me on a regular basis. What can I say? Photogenic people should avoid me if they don't like their picture taken. :)

This time we were actually doing a shoot for his own use. We started off with some simple headshots and then mixed it up a bit. Yet, for a guy with aspirations to be in Stomp or Blueman group, what more would you expect?

Here are some of my favorites.