Monday, August 29, 2011

Pasadena Bookkeeper - Galindo Professional Bookkeeping Services!!

I wanted to give a shout out to my bookkeeper Gabriel Galindo of Galindo Professional Bookkeeping Services.

Gabe has helped me transform my company by managing my monthly financials. I've been in business for almost 10 years and have kept records in my own unofficial and untrained manner. Gabe has come in and transformed my bookkeeping and has given me a better vision for my company!!

If you are a small business owner and need your financials in order so that you can focus on what you do best, please contact Gabriel!!; 888-677-1447

In fact, Gabriel is offering a limited time special. He's offering a Quickbooks install which includes set up of your Chart of Accounts and Bank accounts for only $99! This is for local small businesses only.

Don't let your business continue another day without keeping track of your financials! Call today! 888-677-1447

Gabriel of Galindo Professional Bookkeeping Services

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pasadena's Egyptian Theatre

Looking at a catalog of historical photos is an extreme passion of mine! Especially ones that pertain to local Southern California history. There's nothing like identifying a local monument in a historical database of photographs.

The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration is an awesome resource for historical photographs that pertain to Pasadena. One can spend a lot of time going through the images and identifying which structures they recognize today. Pasadena is extremely rich in history!

The other night, while searching the database, I found this beauty:

Photo of Warner's Egyptian Theatre courtesy of Huntington Library


I had a feeling that I recognized that brick and tile pattern on the facade. But the original structure of this theatre is far too beautiful to forget so I questioned myself. I google mapped the address located on the image and sure enough it was about a 2 block distance from me.

Here is an image of her now taken via mobile phone:


A drastic change wouldn't you say? From Vaudeville and early film glory to a retail shopping center. From a creatively imagined piece of architecture with a ton of character and attention to detail to a forced vanilla box. She's passed by thousands of unassuming motorists everyday on Colorado Blvd with her pride deprived. She once was a head turner and now she's left on the curb.

There is light to this story though. The theatre is still intact behind this building. From what I understand, it's a shell of itself inside but still contains many beautiful architectural elements from her original glory. The next time you are passing the intersection of Colorado Blvd and Sierra Madre, please take a moment to see if you recognize her from the images. She's on the South/West side of the intersection.

Here's to a long and better future beautiful theatre!!


Pasadena History, Pasadena Historical Photos

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Point and Shoot Workshop - Small Cameras for BIG Personalities

So today was our Point and Shoot Workshop - Small Cameras for BIG Personalities. We learned how to upgrade our snapshots that we typically make on our little point and shoot cameras. We discussed tips on how to enhance portraits of our little ones. However, not only do the principals we discussed work great for kids, they work great for almost any other subject we photograph.

We buy these little cameras with the intention to carry them around everywhere we go. They capture memories and times in our life that we could never get back. We look back at these images and remember this time and are instantly brought back to what life was like then. In essence, these cameras are joy makers!

Today we learned to enhance that joy by making our pictures far more interesting and visually appealing!

I breezed through what was supposed to be a 3 hour class in about 2 hours. I apologize to today's students if I moved too quickly. Mainly it's due to bein extremely excitied to speak about something I am very passionate about.

Here is an image of today's students demonstrating on how to take an image in low light with your point and shoot without that blur or harsh flash!



If you are interested in learning new picture taking skills, please contact me!

Point and shoot workshop, photo workshop, camera workshop, Pasadena, San Marino

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Create Long Lasting Memories!


Hi Folks!

There is still room left for this! Learn how to maximize your picture taking with your point and shoot! Create long lasting memories of your children that will endure many years! Please call 626-588-2445 to reserve your spot for this coming Saturday, 8/20!



We will be exploring and learning just a few simple picture taking principals that will enhance your images considerably! Some tips you will learn will be:

How to best compose photographs of your kids to make them far more interesting!
What kind of light to avoid when photographing your children or family
The most user friendly software to enhance your photos and remove the dull image quality that digital cameras produce
Where to have high quality prints made to preserve your precious memories
And more..
Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 | 10am - 1pm

Location: FotoNuova Studio - 936 Huntington Dr | Suite E | San Marino, CA | 91108

Cost: $0 - Yes, that's right! Zero dollars!

RSVP Info: Call 626-588-2445 or Email aaron@fotonuova.com with your Name, Contact Number and Email

This learning opportunity is limited to the first 10 people to reserve so RSVP early!! All parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and interested persons welcome!!

Call today to reserve your space!

Till next time my beloved friends...

Aaron

Monday, August 15, 2011

Old California Wedding at the Mission

Our beautiful couple in this wedding story, created an aura of Old California for their wedding. The ceremony was held at the scenic and historic Old San Gabriel Mission. What a fantastic place to shoot a wedding and create long lasting memories. To think, who may have graced the aisles of the Mission in the last 200 years?

The reception was hosted at Marvimon. What a fusion of old traditions and modern touches! The whole wedding absolutely fit perfect for Annette and Damien's personalities! A magnificent engagement!

Ceremony - San Gabriel Mission
Reception - Marvimon
Wedding Planners - Event Professionals
Photography - FotoNuova
Caterer - Event Professionals
Dress - Vera WangShoes - Badgley Mischka
Cake - Cake Sensations
Tuxedo - Burberry
Valet - Jeffrey Valet





































Old California Wedding, San Gabriel Mission Wedding, Marvimon Wedding

Friday, August 12, 2011

Small Cameras for Big Personalities!!

Ahh the point and shoot camera! We all own these little point and shoot cameras but very few folks use them to their full potential. Those little compact darlings that are capable of sometimes producing horror and other times absolute beauty.

We buy them with the intention to capture the memories of our lives. The intention to capture our kids growing from year to year. The intention of documenting our family vacations and reunions. What often happens is we end up with a series of photos that leave much to be desired.

Now, how would you like to impress Grandma and Grandpa with beautiful photos of your little bambinos taken by your little point and shoot camera? How would you like to be the envy of all your friends and family for creating such wonderful photos of your kids with your little camera? How would you like to be the absolute superstar of your Facebook network with all of those amazing images of their kids? Is that something you might be interested in?

Your in luck! We are hosting a point and shoot workshop: "Small Cameras for Big Personalities!"



We will be exploring and learning just a few simple picture taking principals that will enhance your images considerably! Some tips you will learn will be:

How to best compose photographs of your kids to make them far more interesting!
What kind of light to avoid when photographing your children or family
The most user friendly software to enhance your photos and remove the dull image quality that digital cameras produce
Where to have high quality prints made to preserve your precious memories
And more..
Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 | 10am - 1pm

Location: FotoNuova Studio - 936 Huntington Dr | Suite E | San Marino, CA | 91108

Cost: $0 - Yes, that's right! Zero dollars!

RSVP Info: Call 626-588-2445 or Email aaron@fotonuova.com with your Name, Contact Number and Email

This learning opportunity is limited to the first 10 people to reserve so RSVP early!! All parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and interested persons welcome!!

Call today to reserve your space!

Till next time my beloved friends...

Aaron

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Important Annoucement This Coming Thursday!

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Shake It Up!

My daughter is a huge fan of Disney's Shake it Up It turns out that Shake it Up has a clothing line for girls. It was imminent that she had to have some or all of the pieces!

She immediately obliged when I asked if we could have an impromptu fashion shoot with her new Shake it Up clothing.











My 3 year old son Lucian trying to upstage his big sister