Thursday, July 23, 2009

little spots of light

Yesterday while working on a project I came across some little spots of light. It is amazing what you can find when looking for light.

Thanks gang for helping me out. You were well worth the modeling fee.:)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

PhotoWalk -- Laguna Beach -- OC photographer

Yesterday I participated in the annual WorldWide Photo walk. Some of you may remember that last year I went to Old Town Orange. This year I decided I wanted some beach photos so I went to Laguna Beach and met up with about 50 other photographers. I think Orange had more to offer in the means of textures and colors but the beach definitely had more people.

It was interesting watching this girl just stare into the waves. You also don't seem many kids wearing dresses on the beach.

I wonder what this kid was thinking about?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summertime at the Beeeeeach -- OC children photographer

The other day I went to the beach with the kids and played lifeguard.

It was great fun, but ended up a little burnt.

Everywhere we went people were giving us props for taking seven kids under the age of five out in public.

Special note: Maya you can't swim without a life vest! I don't know how many times I pulled her out of the deep end.

This is my little friend Ashton. We quickly became great friends. Isn't she the cutest!

I think I might have to borrow her sometime. :)

Look at this standance. She is such a natural. I can't wait until she gets a real surfboard.

Go Mason, Go! . Love you!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Wiz -- CityWalk -- OC photographer

Last week a friend and I went to CityWalk in LA and watched The Wiz staring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, it was great fun. I think this maybe one of the last Michael events (not posts) for me for a while, but here are some pics from that night. Hope you like.

Oh and Congratulations Maria. So excited for you.

Love this one!

Friday, July 10, 2009

2009 OC Fair ---- Orange County Photographer

Thank you, Thank you very much. I would like to thank the little people in my life for this opportunity to express my talent and love for children's photography. I am very blessed.

Ok, now that I have gotten that out of the way, I would like to announce that this year I won third prize in the children's category of the professional photography division.

My fan club and I.

Thanks for taking the pics Nik.

Love you all.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Emily!

Today is a special day, it is my nieces 5th birthday.

Emily here are 5 reasons why I love you:

1. You don't care what other people are doing you just do want you like.
2. Funny sense of humor, you can always make me laugh
3. Caring and sweet
4. Being the baby of the girls sometimes you get the short end of the stick which makes me love you even more.
5. You remind me of Me! LOL.

Love you Miss Emily!
I look forward to taking you to your first day of school in September.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson Memorial -- Fan style

When I moved from Seattle to Orange County, I lost some of the interesting people that I came in contact with everyday. Being in LA for the Michael Jackson Memorial I was able to relive some of this entertainment.

This guy was so awesome. He made and designed this walking billboard using an LCD TV and a iphone. In his backpack he had batteries that would last a full day. Matt and I both agreed that he ranked #1 for best use of technology.

We saw many people paying their respects by dressing up as Michael. I want to say they were all as nice as the real Michael Jackson.

Great pose!

Lots of people selling pins and T-shirts.

I think this guy has one of the best costumes.

Due to the lack of large turn out of fans, the LA Police seemed a bit bored at times, so I made friends with several of them.

This kid got the cutest costume award.

More police.

This was a Canadian Michael Jackson.

I thought this shot really showed the amount of media and police that patrolled the event.

For the love of the MJ fans! LA Staples center.

Yesterday I went to Staples center without a ticket to celebrate the life of Michael Jackson with other fans that didn't get a golden ticket.

This was so much fun!

I have tons and tons of photos of my adventure with my friend Matt. I think I met over 50 people not to mention all the many police that I made friends with.

I am still amazed by how much he was loved.

Trying to avoid terrible LA traffic, which was rated worst in the nation this morning, Matt and I took the train into LA. This was the first time for both of us and greatly enjoyed it.

One lucky fan that was given a golden ticket while just walking the streets!

This is Elsa. She was a perfect example of the many people exercising her right to capitalism.

I can't remember what this ladies real name was but she insisted on being called Jesus.

Some of the fans behind the police line. So many people with video equipment creating movies to be uploaded to YouTube. Got to love it.

I will have more this afternoon. I am off to have lunch with a friend.

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July on Balboa Island -- Orange county children's Photographer

Happy 4th of July!

Sorry this is a bit late, but this year I was extremely busy trying to promote LoveBug Portraits and having fun with friends. Here are some of things I saw on the 4th.

I know the quality isn't the best, but I so loved watching this kid run around with a blanket turned into a cape.

This girl so has an older brother that she thinks the world of.

So much fun!

Kim, the creator of the Gummy Bear game. This year we got so many questions about what we were doing with Gummy Bear's stuck to our forehead. Duh, playing the stick a Gummy Bear to your forehead game.

One of the many decorated boats in the Balboa parade.

Big and small boats turned out for the parade.

This was almost as fun as the Balboa Christmas Boat parade.

Every year these kids come and sell 4th of July stuff. I love the idea that their parents are teaching them how to make a dollar.

As a side note, I would love to hear about what you think of me going to downtown LA tomorrow to take some photos of Michael Jackson fans. The police are saying don't come unless you have tickets or need to be downtown. I think this could be some interesting photos if you ask me.

How many of you think I am crazy?

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