A little while back I had my own photography shop on Ebay selling various portraits and landscapes mostly from around Europe that I had taken [phew, a long time ago now]. It actually got to be pretty popular and over the course of a few years I sold roughly 700 or so prints to various collectors. I actually still occasionally get little notes in my email box from people telling me my photo is up on the wall or the recipient of the gift still loves it.
There's nothing that gets me more excited than an elaborate Indian wedding. Hands down, my favorite weddings to shoot. So when I heard all about Aarti and Sukrant's multi-day wedding extravaganza, I was ready to go grab my camera and get shooting! Our first shoot of many to come was an engagement session at Malibu Creek State Park, one of my favorite outdoor locations in Los Angeles.
One of the best parts about being a wedding photographer is you get to be a part of the many great milestones of a person's life. Sometimes starting off with engagement photos, then a wedding, and often times a year later the babies start arriving! Tanya and I have been really lucky to be a part of this amazing couple's life for a little while now, first shooting Molly and Bill's Wedding back in 2009 [as well as their terrific engagement & day after session]. We've also gotten to know many of their friends as Bill was a long time pastor in Granada Hills. They've even shown up in other people's weddings we've shot, it's really fantastic. So when we got the call to come meet their brand new baby, we were thrilled!
There's nothing quite like meeting a newborn child for the first time, and I love every opportunity I get to do it. Baby Amelia was born to my friends Kelly and Joe, who I first met when I shot their gorgeous Firestone Winery Wedding way back in 2008.
In going back through some of my old projects the other day I realized I never post on here [that's old news] and there are some great little shoots that are sitting around collecting dust. This is one of them! It was a real treat when I got a call to come shoot some product photography for a great little company called Kelp Designs. They are headed by a great creative individual named Katie who creates beautiful paper products like greeting cards, book notes, and wedding invitations. I was brought in to show how great these things look in person! I should note this is not their current line, and you should check out Kelp Design's website for their current products.
Now that I'm based out of Seattle, something I'm starting to get rolling again is my Seattle Headshots photo sessions. Recently I shot Jessica, who is currently on tour with the Theaterworks production of Seussical. Jessica is an actress I connected with over in New York and runs an absolutely hilarious video blog about life on the road with the show [see entries one / two]. I last worked with her in the beginning of last year, but with new hairstyles comes updated headshot sessions. I think these new ones came out great.
On our even continuing tour of Seattle's local parks, we headed over to Magnuson Park located right along the banks of Lake Washington. The University of Washington is right around the corner, and you can often see their sailboats right off the coast. It's a nice little place with shoreline trails and great water access if boating is your thing. We did a nice little walk around the paths and since it had rained recently Lily saw this as an opportunity to play in its swampy goodness.