We are now a Husband-Wife team!!!!We are now a Husband-Wife team!!!!

We are now a Husband-Wife team!!!!

Judy and I were recently married, which makes us a husband-wife team!!!

Would you like some wedding cake?Would you like some wedding cake?

Would you like some wedding cake?

I’m such a dork. Jeni and Jay had their wedding reception at the Milwaukee Public Museum, where Samson (a famous award-winning stuffed gorilla) is housed. They happily went along with this:

It’s official – I suck at bloggingIt’s official – I suck at blogging

It’s official – I suck at blogging

I’ve done about 3 blogs posts in the past year!  That’s really bad.  

Engagement Shoot – Mirna and MarcusEngagement Shoot – Mirna and Marcus

Engagement Shoot – Mirna and Marcus

Today I shot Mirna and Marcus over at the Getty Center in West Los Angeles.  They are getting married in Miami later this year, but wanted some Los Angeles engagement photos over here in socal.

Judy still has “it”Judy still has “it”

Judy still has “it”

On the way back from WPPI in Las Vegas, I was determined to scout the desert.  Judy was my test subject and this is what we came out with.

Commercial Photography – USA SwimmingCommercial Photography – USA Swimming

Commercial Photography – USA Swimming

I was contracted by USA Swimming, the largest swim organization in the country, to do marketing and promo shots for their 2010 redesign.  We pulled in nearly every major US swim Olympian (except Phelps) for the shoot.   Here’s Matt Grevers cheering on a swimmer at the end of the lane… and checking the posted […]

Weekly Pic – Into the SunWeekly Pic – Into the Sun

Weekly Pic – Into the Sun

ALWAYS use the sun in pictures. 

Engagement – Tiffanie and GregEngagement – Tiffanie and Greg

Engagement – Tiffanie and Greg

Today I shot Tiff and Greg.  They’re having their wedding at the Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, which is actually one of the first venues I had second-shot at. 

Weekly Pic – Hills on FireWeekly Pic – Hills on Fire

Weekly Pic – Hills on Fire

Hey everyone! I’m going to start posting a picture for every week. This could be just any picture, but it’s really to show off a single image that I think is special in some way. It’s also so I can get my lazy butt posting more articles. I’ll also explain how I got the image, […]

Engagement Shoot – Afsoon and MehdiEngagement Shoot – Afsoon and Mehdi

Engagement Shoot – Afsoon and Mehdi

Today I shot Afsoon and Mehdi, who are getting married in Iran but wanted their engagement pictures here at home in Los Angeles. We started at UCLA and hopped down to Santa Monica.

Fashion – citygirls – JulieFashion – citygirls – Julie

Fashion – citygirls – Julie

The last girl I have slated for my citygirls series (at least until I have more time later) was Julie.  An aspiring casting director, she currently freelances for music videos and what not.  Here’s what we got.

Fashion – citygirls – AleeceFashion – citygirls – Aleece

Fashion – citygirls – Aleece

I shot Aleece last night (or early morning depending on your lifestyle).  She rocked this black dress that looked amazing in the photos.

Fashion – citygirls – Jody and MyFashion – citygirls – Jody and My

Fashion – citygirls – Jody and My

Tonight I shot Jody, My, and My’s friend Mikela.  Mikela isn’t a model, but is visiting from Italy.  I had to get a shot of her.

Fashion – citygirls – GingerFashion – citygirls – Ginger

Fashion – citygirls – Ginger

Tonight I shot Ginger, who I stumbled across on Model Mayhem. She has a sexier look about her, which really shows.

Fashion – citygirls – PaulinaFashion – citygirls – Paulina

Fashion – citygirls – Paulina

Last night I shot Paulina in the late night.  She has a more elegant side, so I let her do her own thing and work her own style.  I decided to have the whole shoot in black and white, given the location and her clothing.  Also, it has that classic and clean look that makes […]

Wedding Photography – Cristina and DanielWedding Photography – Cristina and Daniel

Wedding Photography – Cristina and Daniel

I shot Cristina and Daniel today at the La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes today.  She got ready at her parents’ home in Lomita.

Fashion – citygirls – ShastaFashion – citygirls – Shasta

Fashion – citygirls – Shasta

Tonight I shot Shasta for my little citygirls project.  We started at my place, since she needed some studio headshots.   Shasta trains horses while she attends school.  So if you see horseshoes, they are not for luck; she has one for every time that she has been kicked by a horse (5 total).

Fashion – citygirls – SummerFashion – citygirls – Summer

Fashion – citygirls – Summer

I’m starting a series titled citygirls and it is an artistic concept in the making.  As I shoot these models, the series will progress into the mood and style that I have stuck in my head.  So here is round 1 with Summer: Let me know what you think.  I’m still figuring it all out.

Fashion Photography- WarehouseFashion Photography- Warehouse

Fashion Photography- Warehouse

This Sunday I organized my first fashion shoot, securing a great team and location.  This was mostly an experiment in lighting, versus a commercial shoot with a marketing objective.  Here are the shots and at the bottom are the credits. Photography by Gavin Photography, assisted by Doug Chan of Furious Photographers Modeled by Judy Le […]

Onetri National Ad ShootOnetri National Ad Shoot

Onetri National Ad Shoot

I shot an advertisement piece for Onetri, a new but expanding triathlon company based here in Orange County.  This was a quickie shoot, with the first part being in a commercial parking lot and the second part in Laguna Beach.

Engagement Photos – Kelly and GlenEngagement Photos – Kelly and Glen

Engagement Photos – Kelly and Glen

Kelly and Glen decided on UCLA and Santa Monica for their pics, so I try to get new pics whenever I shoot at the same location (especially when it is the next week).

Engagement Photos – Caitlin and SudheerEngagement Photos – Caitlin and Sudheer

Engagement Photos – Caitlin and Sudheer

Today I shot Sudheer and Caitlin’s engagement photo session. We all descended from UCLA (actually I ascended from the bowels of the engineering hall, Boelter), so it was pretty cool to visit old hangout spots. Many of these spots were awesome for that midday college nap in the shady grass of a brick building.

Wedding Photography – Steph and NathanWedding Photography – Steph and Nathan

Wedding Photography – Steph and Nathan

Stephanie and Nathan got married down in San Juan Capistrano at this awesome ranch called Rancho Capistrano.  They originally met in North Carolina, but they are settling here in Orange County.

Abstract Smoke PhotographyAbstract Smoke Photography

Abstract Smoke Photography

I’ve been staying up late until 5AM again working on expanding the horizons of my photography.  And no these are not induced by drug use…

All Made Up Makeup WorkshopAll Made Up Makeup Workshop

All Made Up Makeup Workshop

Vivian Tran of All Made Up held a makeup seminar today at S Fine Dining.

Wedding Photography – Theresa and DarrylWedding Photography – Theresa and Darryl

Wedding Photography – Theresa and Darryl

Theresa and Darryl are both from Atlanta, but decided to have their wedding at a friend’s house up in Pasadena.  They are an awesome couple together.  Darryl is really goofy and it shows in the photos.

Milk Drop PhotographyMilk Drop Photography

Milk Drop Photography

I’ve been experimenting with high speed photography, specifically with liquids such as milk. 

Why I use Color GelsWhy I use Color Gels

Why I use Color Gels

I don’t care if you shoot in RAW.  Color gels allow you to control the light sources COMPARED to other sources. 

Family Portraits – My Family for EasterFamily Portraits – My Family for Easter

Family Portraits – My Family for Easter

Somehow I became the designated family photographer.  Go figure. 

A Wedding with No Post-ProductionA Wedding with No Post-Production

A Wedding with No Post-Production

I was shooting for Steve Hoffmann today and got a chance to experiment with my new Pocket Wizard (PW for short) Mini TT1 and TT5. 



We are now a Husband-Wife team!!!!
We are now a Husband-Wife team!!!!

Judy and I were recently married, which makes us a husband-wife team!!!

Engagement Shoot – Mirna and Marcus
Engagement Shoot – Mirna and Marcus

Today I shot Mirna and Marcus over at the Getty Center in West Los Angeles.  They are getting married in Miami later this year, but wanted some Los Angeles engagement photos over here in socal.

Family Portraits – My Family for Easter
Family Portraits – My Family for Easter

Somehow I became the designated family photographer.  Go figure. 

All Made Up Makeup Workshop
All Made Up Makeup Workshop

Vivian Tran of All Made Up held a makeup seminar today at S Fine Dining.

It’s official – I suck at blogging
It’s official – I suck at blogging

I’ve done about 3 blogs posts in the past year!  That’s really bad.  


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I've setup most of the articles on this site to have links to all the photos from any given shoot. Make sure to click on the individual photography galleries (usually as links after the images, but before the comments). This helps establish consistency and it also shows how each wedding or engagement photography session may vary from couple to couple.



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