Sunday, December 24, 2006

La Venta Inn Wedding

I had the pleasure and privaledge to photograph the wedding of Deirdre and Agustín. I was very pleased that they selected me as their photographer as they are very kind and down to earth instructors of art.

Their wedding was awesome. It took place at the beautiful La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes. The ceremony overlooked a dramatic ocean landscape. The great food was catered by New York Food Company .

The really, really fantastic string music was provided by the Bravo String Quartet . Deirdre and Agustín had them play for the ceremony and dance. Supremely elegant.

Here are a few photos...

Thanks! FotoNuova

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Athaneaum, Cal-Tech Pasadena

I had the privalege of photographing a Bridal Portrait session for Monica and Matthew this past week. The location for our shoot was at the Athaneaum on the Cal Tech campus in Pasadena. The place is amazing to say the least.

These two were brilliant and very natural in front of the camera.

Here are a few favorites...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Headshot Session

It's been awhile since my last post. It's been a busy few weeks to say the least. I'm getting around to posting the last few weeks of photographic ventures.

This one, happens to be a headshot session with Jennifer Couch. Jennifer is a model/actress. Most of all, she is a really nice and down to Earth person.

After our session, I asked Jennifer if I could take her portrait. She obliged...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Muscle Beach

I was recently commissioned to photograph the Muscle Beach Championship at Venice Beach. This was my 1st time attending a Body Building competition. I was not sure what to expect.

I will say that the inborn stigma I had for body builders was torn down on this day. The organizers, judges and competitors that I interacted with were some of the kindest people I have ever met. In fact, they all seemed very nurturing and had a good respect for each of their competitors.

I also have a new found respect for this sport. Imagine when flexing and exerting all of your energy towards the muscles within a specific region of your body. Then sustaining those muscles for a long duration while the judges review. Then repeating this exercise throughout the other regions of your body. Some rounds took many minutes.

Some of the more interesting photos where of the expressions of these athletes.

Others were of angles and body symmetry

Lastly, no Muscle competition would be complete without..

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Festa do Espirito Santo

As a personal project, I sought out to photograph a traditional Bullfight. I attended the Festa do Espirito Santo in Artesia where the Portuguese Hall conducts bloodless Bullfights. I attended one years ago and have always wanted to document one.

I have always loved the ceremony and pomp of Bullfights. The music is powerful, moving and out of this world!

I would like to preface these photos by stating that this was a traditional Portuguese Bullfight. Therefore the Bullfight was bloodless. No animals were harmed.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Kelly & Mac - Wedding

Kelly and Mac celebrated their wedding at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. I had the absolute pleasure of photographing their wedding.

Guest flew in from all over the globe. In fact, Kelly and Mac first met half way around the world in China. Imagine that, finding your soul mate thousands of miles from home.