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Jo wanted to do a glamour shoot. She liked the idea of having her hair and makeup done and being pampered, and most of all, having beautiful photos of herself she could proudly pass on to her grown kids and commemorate her life.

One of the last branding shoots I got to do before going into the twilight zone of our collective COVID-19 experience, was with a very cool lady who is a Senior Director of IT Operations for a large organization based in Irvine. 

Christine has been climbing her com...

At the end of last year, I got to photograph a powerhouse of a woman who, along with her family, had just moved to LA from Texas in pursuit of the LA dream.

Acting, comedy, business consulting, Metrisa is a powerhouse of talent, ambition and smarts. 

After hiring me for...

Of all the creative sessions and wonderful clients I had the pleasure of working with this year, I am especially grateful for my time with the inspiring, NiK Kacy

NiK is a designer of gender-neutral fashion and footwear, LGBQT+ rights activist, promoter of trans right...

If you’re the sort of person who enjoys displaying and gifting photos of your loved ones, then this special holiday gift guide is for you. 

I know that there is a strong digital-only wave that has unfolded across the portrait photography world. But photographers for the...

Yeney and her wife were already married but they wanted to bring family and friends together to celebrate their union and their love. They created an especially magical experience for everyone by renting a luxury home in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, which provide...

As a branding photographer, it can be tricky to matchup new headshots with old ones, as environments, lighting conditions and shooting styles all vary from photographer to photographer.

It became clear that she was in need of self-renewal. Over the last few years, she has suffered through the loss of immediate family members, including most recently her mother, for whom she personally cared for until the end. So she was feeling ready to reclaim her l...

From fitness to glam to family - a designer portrait session in three parts.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many people who comfortably inhabit their own skin. These sessions become a playful exploration of a subject's personality and at times, their ability to flow between masculine and feminine qualities with some incredible results....

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I'm a Los Angeles based portrait photographer who captures the "it factor" in every day people. I serve LA County, Ventura and North Orange. Available worldwide.


Mon thru Fri 10am - 7pm
Sat & Sun - by appointment