Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Season Two

CARSON, Calif. - Head Coach Molly Goodenbour and the Toros have begun their second season together with a 6-2 overall record. The team is in the process of a dramatic turnaround under Goodenbour's direction. Here are some selections from their match up against Cal State Los Angeles where they won 77-53.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Happiest Place on Earth

05:30 - Black Friday: I wake up to the sound of heavy rain. I thought it never rains in Southern Cal? I usually welcome a little rain, however today was our Club 33 guided tour. Thank goodness it was scheduled to start at 11:00. By the time we arrived at the park the rain had stopped. For those not familiar, we were assigned a personal tour guide for the day. Our guide shared lots of Disney facts and most importantly, was able to get us to the front of rides without waiting. By the end of the night we were able to get on 16 major attractions and shows. I don't think I'll ever be able to visit the park with normal admission again. Anyway, here are some photos I captured throughout the day.

Club 1901 restroom with a cool picture of Walt Disney

It's a Small World

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

This is Lilly's first Halloween. At six months she is an absolute sweetheart. I don't photograph too many children, but as you can see she was a perfect subject. It was a pretty simple setup. We used black sheets over pillows to prop her up and some props in the background. For lighting I used two Nikon speed lights with light modifiers. Here's some selections from the session.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

No Bull

The 2013 Toros are for real. They were the favorite in pre-season polls to win the CCAA. Hopefully, they will live up to this expectation. They are currently 5-0-2 overall. Here are some selections from a game against the LA Galaxy Academy team where they cruised to a victory.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Poster Girls

The 2013 Toros Volleyball team is forecasted to have a promising season. Below are some pre-season photos I shot for the 2013 poster. Featured are senior Outside Hitter Elizabeth Krieger (#12), senior Middle Blocker Whitney Lee (#18) and senior Outside Hitter Abby Pruza (#17).

With Head Coach Jennifer Adeva and coach J Chapman

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Long Run

This year was a special Independence Day. Our friends and former neighbors which we haven't seen for 10 years were visiting for the Fourth of July. When I last saw them Lauren was three years old and Heather was one. Jessica and Lauren have been Facebook friends so they kind of knew what to expect. Heather was too young and didn't remember any of us. However, after a day or two it was good times as usual.



Friday, June 28, 2013

Expecting the unexpected...

I spent Father's Day photographing Deanna, Matt and Presley in a beautiful setting in Pasadena. I used speed lights with soft boxes and umbrellas for a completely mobile rig. The goal was to leverage the available light and create a mix of standard portraits and some more dramatic images. I also snuck in a few images of Jessica since she was with us. The lead image was shot in an outdoor stairwell with light shining through a window. Deanna and Matt stood directly in the beam of light which was the basis for the exposure. I shot an SB-800 on camera to drop the background out to black and converted it to B&W in post.