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I am a California-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, specializing in visual storytelling with beautiful contemporary and fine-art images. This site also showcases a wide range of my other types of work as well.
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Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm Baaaack

Wow! It's been so long since I've posted anything on my blog....but all that is about to change. Fellow photographer, friend and computer whiz Rustin Cerveny has redesigned my blog for me and now I am so excited to start writing again! Thank you Rustin.
I'll be keeping up to date with what I've been shooting but I also think that quite a number of shoots over the past year might be worth a mention...so bear with me


My very good friend Natalie Bovis-Nelsen aka master mixologist The Liquid Muse just had her first cocktail book published. Preggatinis features mainly ( though not exclusively ) her non-alcoholic cocktails for mothers-to-be. It's very exciting ....particularly because she recommended to Globe Pequot Press that I shoot the images for the book!
Natalie and I had a great ( though thoroughly exhausting ) time styling and shooting over 3 days. Thank God some of the drinks did have booze in them is all I can say! The book is looking great....very bright and fun. It'll make a fabulous baby or bridal shower gift, check it out at Amazon. Meanwhile, here's a few of the shots ( pun intended ) to get your mouths watering.

Hot Hot Hot!

Occasionally I'll fantasize that, along with a make-up artist and a hairstylist, there's an event planner living in the crawl-space in my attic. You know those days when you can't get away from the computer/ printer/post office and there's a group of people scheduled to show up at your place at 7.00 ?
Well I don't think he wants to move in any time soon but I'll certainly clear out the winter clothes and christmas decorations if Jeff Brown of Brown Hot Events changes his mind!
I had to dig out some images taken last year for his Ruinart croquet party at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pasadena ( because Ruinart wants to use them for advertising purposes...always validating! ) and I was reminded of how elegant yet fun and whimsical his designs can be. At this event everybody was dressed in white; a pianist played at the white grand piano on the lawn; guests were chauffeured in white vintage cars with yellow bows; and after lunch at a beautiful, canopied table, a champagne-fuelled game of croquet ensued!
I worked with Jeff recently at an event he designed for Veuve-Cliquot at the W hotel in Westwood, and for a Breeder's Cup party where the entertainment was Dancing with the Stars......I tell you, sometimes you don't need your OWN social life if you're a Californian photographer...you can live vicariously through everybody elses! Ha!
Elegant as always, here are slideshows from those events.