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I won Best of Class Award for one of my Albums

Nudity must sway judges. I’m really just kidding, but there were three guys and two gals on the judging panel at last night’s PPSDC Print/Album competition. I had entered one of my Leather Craftsmen albums that showcases a series of highly unique [intlink id=”san-diego-portrait-gallery” type=”page”]Fine Art Portraits[/intlink], a few of which were full nudes. So maybe they were swayed a little. 🙂 (One interesting thing of note, the other albums that were entered were Leather Craftsmen too. I keep telling everyone they’re the best around, go check out their stuff and then give them a call.) I didn’t do so […]

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MOPA & My Very First Wedding

I’m actually rather behind on my blog posting, but I wanted to share a very cool thing that came up recently. A few weeks back I was looking through the Museum Of Photographic Arts website to see what was new, and to see how much it would be to get a membership again. While on the site I saw one of my old photos from my very first wedding! The picture (left) was from my good friend Rocio’s wedding, and it was of her Bridesmaid walking down the aisle of the MOPA Film Theatre in a hot red, strapless dress. […]

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I’m not a Green Wedding Photographer – And neither are you.

I love the industry trend of Green Weddings right now. I love [intlink id=”green-wedding-dresses” type=”post”]cotton and hemp dresses[/intlink], I love the detail that wedding coordinators are getting into to minimize the impact on the planet. I really do think it’s great that people have that much care for the world to keep even their wedding day low-impact. You see, I grew up surfing in Imperial Beach, which is just a few short miles away from the Tijuana River, I would see it regularly spew out contaminants into the ocean rendering the beaches locked down for fear of Hepatitis outbreaks. At […]

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I was accepted into PPSDC.

Sweet! I was just accepted into the PPSDC which stands for Professional Photographers of San Diego County, which is the PPA local affiliate for San Diego. And what’s even better is that, due to my website design and development background, they have asked me to be on the Board of Directors as the Marketing and Advertising Director! That means I’ll be in charge of website design and functionality as well as obtaining interest from other to joint the organization. I’m really looking forward to the opportunities in the group. I’ve already got ideas lined up for the website, and I’m […]

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Pala Bridal Show

I’m such a terrible blogger. The big Pala Casino Bridal Show was this past Sunday, and I’m now just getting to it.I’d like to say it was because I was catching up on sleep, but not really. It was my first show, and was initially a bit nervous. But my assistant Esther and I ended up having a great time there. We met some very pretty brides to be. And I really felt that we stood out from the rest of the photographers. We met some really cool vendors as well. Brandy Pellegrino is a Boudoir only photographer, who I […]

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Before and After for the Pala Bridal show

I’ve spent the last few days in a fury of preparing prints, scheduling rental equipment, and general craziness getting ready for the upcoming Pala Casino Bridal expo on Sunday. As I was selecting prints, I came across an image from a wedding I did a few years back here in San Diego for Cameryn & John (above left). It had a great view of the foothills around the Ramona area, but the sky was completely blown out. I thought that it would be a great image if I could do something about the sky. That’s when I remembered that I […]

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Yes… I have moved back to San Diego

As I had mentioned in my last post, I have moved back to San Diego for good. I still have to come back for some photoshoots and a weddings I have booked, so I will have a chance to hang out with some of you Austin-ites again. I just wanted to share a few things Why I moved and why it was so sudden My journey out to San Diego My future here in San Diego as a wedding and portrait photographer ~There are a couple reasons for leaving Austin. I had a chance to take stock in my life, […]

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A Welcome Back to San Diego Wedding – Erin & Mike’s Beach Wedding

Wow… It has really been a very eventful couple of weeks. My divorce to Heather became finalized on July 15th, which was to be our 2 year anniversary. My week long trip to San Diego for my birthday became a moving trip in the Nth hour. And on my drive out, I climbed the 12,000 ft Sierra Blanca in New Mexico which turned out to be the most physically challenging thing I have ever done. And upon arrival, my dear friend, Marne, had arranged for me to photograph two of the most warm spirited and incredible people, as they came […]

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Hot Summer Nights!

Win a Free Engagement Session and 8×10 July and August are heating up! And what better time is there to show off your passion for your fiance with an engagement portrait session on a steamy summer evening. Well, I’m excited to announce that I will be holding a drawing for four lucky couples to score a free engagement session with yours truly and an 8×10 print. Two random entries will be chosen on July 10th and another two on August 10th. The sessions will need to be scheduled before the end of each month. And after the session you will […]

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