Archive for September 2008
I’ve had this fascination about the Salton Sea for a while. I’ve seen countless incredible images that were shot there and have always wanted to take a look for myself. Last Friday I made the couple hour drive out to the desert to see what i could find. I didn’t find the spot I was looking for, but did find some cool locations for future shoots.
I found a lot of destruction and property that has been left to rot. The weird thing is that next door to some of these forgotten properties are houses with people still living in them. And if you have any secret thoughts of stealing the copper wire, don’t bother it’s gone.
I have to be honest; being a guest at a wedding is somewhat painful for me. Because I am there to celebrate the occasion and not document it, I limit myself to one camera, one lens and one flash. When I see the wedding photographer walking around with three camera’s I secretly wish I could dig into my bag of tricks.
This past weekend we went down to San Clemente for Chris and Jessica’s wedding. The wedding was held at the back door to one of California’s most famous surf breaks, trestles. The day started off with a bang; the ring bearer marched down the aisle and when he got close enough to the alter he threw the ring pillow and then stood there and pouted. Classic.
Chris and Jessica currently live in Hawaii and they brought a bit of Aloha back with them for the wedding. Once again, the ring bearer was hard to please.
From my seat I had a great view of Chris as he watched Jessica come down the aisle. As a wedding photographer I’d typically be shooting the bride as her father walks her down the aisle. This photo shows the other side of the coin. The smile on his face says it all.
The evening’s entertainment was provided by Wayne Foster and 14 of his friends.
A few months ago I shot Kora for the first time. She’s now seven months old and I headed back out to Burbank for her second of three shoots. Over the course of a year we’ll be documenting her growth and changes.
As a parent it’s hard for me to notice the day to day changes in Grace, but when I look back at the photos I shot of her as a newborn she looks like a different baby. It was the same way when I looked back over Kora’s first shoot. It’s only been a few months and there have been so many changes.