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A fine art gallery plays host to an intimate Los Angeles wedding.

Ansel and Jackie made the decision to leave friends and family to start a new life together in Oregon. When it came time to plan their ‘destination wedding’ was more like a reunion since they actually brought the party back to Los Angeles.

They made it a simple DIY wedding with all their core friends and family. A bride prep at the Westin Bonaventure and a touching ceremony at The Loft at Liz’s where the bottom floor doubled as an antique hardware store, and the venue itself was an artists’ studio and gallery.

The Loft at Liz’s is one of those great locations that really challenge the value of a scenic beach or rustic nature venue with a cityscape’s charm. With the couple’s design touches the venue was nothing less than perfect.

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Single Cover Art ‘AOK’ Tayf3rd f/ Garrett Douglas

Months back, I had the opportunity to do a quick shoot with TayF3rd and Garrett Douglas. Even though we weren’t exactly sure how the pictures would be used, we shot with the hope that they’d be used for an upcoming promotion. The duo recently put out this single through Big Boy Music (Big Boy’s Neighborhood / Power 106 Los Angeles) and, boom, I got to design the image using my photography!

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The Container Yard – High resolution images of the latest street art in the DTLA Arts District

DTLA’s Arts District is famous for its vast amounts of street art. You can see murals on walls along every street, alley, and walkway. It’s only fitting that when you transform an old warehouse into anything it should include the passions of the community. Located at the abandoned factory that invented Mochi Ice Cream, this newest addition to this arts corridor might hold the most murals done by street artists at a private location.
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A rustic San Diego wedding

The country-chic setting for this beautiful North San Diego ceremony and reception was charmingly memorable for its 150+ family and friends.

A chandeliered dancefloor framed by a dramatic cloth-draped ceiling made the wood-planked, 40-foot maintable the center of attention. Pink and white table bouquets highlighted the mismatched tableware. To top off the imagery, when I overheard scattered conversations of a winning college football coach and a beautiful ballet dancer it simply seemed that I pieced together my own fantasy backstory for this wedding. Stories like this only come alive in the movies. Now I know it can actually happen in real life.

Take a look at some of my captures from this fabulous, once in a lifetime event.

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Pasadena Engagement Session: Kristen & Jon

Great chefs know how to combine and plate their ingredients to create a delicious dish. A great hostess knows how to efficiently seat and attend to guests to make the resteraunt flow smoothly. Jon and Kristen met while they were working at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion restaurant in Pasadena. He was great at handling the back of the house as the chef; she was tops in handling the front of the house as the hostess. They were perfect in their roles and from a restaurant’s perspective these two are simply a great pairing that goes well with each other’s life.

Since they worked, met, partied, lived, and will get married in Pasadena it’s only fitting that this photo session include Arroyo Seco Park and Pasadena’s City Hall. Here’s a quick look into their engagement session.

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Backstage Pass: Powerhouse 2014

There’s a whole other event happening behind the scenes while concert goers see the show from the fan’s section. Backstage, the usual loiterers are entourage, event and artist staff, ‘homies’, EVERYONE from Power 106, random celeb VIPs, and occasionally artists that are yet to hit the stage and are simply tired of chillin’ in their green-room.
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