Participation

Yesterday was another fun day!  I met Mayra (of all places) via Craigslist!  Yes, you can still meet people who are not totally crazy off of Craigslist.  It does happen.  But we met through an ad and we set up this shoot.  It was very casual, just a lifestyle shoot here in Palm Springs.  I…

Intent

When I first moved out to Palm Springs I started looking for people to photograph.  One of the first people to contact me was Patricia.  It took us over a year to finally shoot!  Honestly I have no idea why except for our schedules never seemed to match up.  But we finally met up and…

Feeling Right

One thing I have really wanted to focus on with my work these days is only doing work which feels right, feels good and is something I am proud to show.  This doesn’t mean I am not proud of my older work, I am actually very proud of most all of my older work.  But…

Finding Substance

What is inspiration?  To me there are many things which inspire me, some are locations, some are old movies and some are people.  My friend Roarie is one of these inspiring people in my life.  She is a model I have been photographing for many years, since she first got into modeling.  But there are…

Lived In

A few weeks ago I mentored a photographer at my home here in Palm Springs.  This was the 2nd time I had worked with him, it is always a fun time!  This time I brought in Nicole to model for us.  The mentoring session went really well and the next day I shot with Nicole…

All About Vibe

Today I have started making more changes to this site.   For years I have focused on beauty photography.  Most of my work has been with women, once in a while with men, but even with weddings the bride (for the most part) has been the one who selected me to be the photographer.  I…

The Simple Life

I think I have gotten to a point in my life where I am in love with simplicity and keeping things to a minimum.  I really like how I have downsized my studio, my camera gear and even my computer space.  My full studio now consists of a small laptop bag and a small camera…

The Mood

I am so happy with where my career is right now.  After spending so many years photographing weddings, portraits, editorials, models and actors and so many other events I feel as though I am finally at a place where I can say I am very comfortable photographing nearly any situation with people.  I had an…

It Just Happens

I’ve been away for a bit.  I’ve been busy revamping everything about my website (which isn’t finished yet) and I have been trying to set up new shoots, book new clients and change camera systems all at once!  I’m hoping to have everything updated by the first of the New Year, but who knows, and…

Soft and Pretty

I have a love for soft, pretty light.  I love it when light wraps around a person and creates this wonderful haze which just surrounds them.  There is something very ethereal about it.  I don’t know how or why I started shooting like this, but I think it started when I was in high school….

From The Start

I remember being at a wedding and seeing this one bridesmaid sitting alone at the reception.  My first thought was that it was the end of the night, she was tired and just kind of taking a break from all of the festivities.  She was very pretty, would smile every time I passed by with…

Less Is More

Shooting fashion and lifestyle over the years has given me a different perspective on portraits.  The traditional portrait, while still a necessity of the industry and still something to be understood technically, is something I have tried to stray away from.  I like a more natural feel, a more simplistic approach.  Plus I really do…