Baby Soldier

Fun In The Sun

Summer Light

Here’s another fun shoot from the fall of last year.  These two girls were so much fun!  This spring the whole area is covered with wild mustard, making this one of my late spring/early summer locations.

“Our Town”: Newbury Park High School

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Oh Boy!

Every time I photograph Eli, it’s like a little anniversary celebration.  Eli was my very first Tall Poppy client and it’s been great watching him grow and grow and grow over the past two years.  These days he’s running all over the place and I was able to get some really fun candids in the last blitz.  Even managed to get a few with his big bros!

Tall Poppy Kids

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Sweetness

Wow has it been a long time since we’ve shared any of our sessions!  Ash and I have been so busy the past six months and we have so many fun new ideas and locations.  Can’t wait to show you some of our latest.  This group includes our favorites from one of the 20-minute sessions out of the recent “Bubbles & Blooms” photo blitz!  Could Brooklyn and Braden be any more adorable?  And speaking of adorable…Brooklyn simply ADORES her big bro–it’s beyond sweet!

Sorry, “Bubbles & Blooms II” is sold out, but mark your calendars for “Sparkle ‘N’ Splash”!  Sign ups open May 15!

Capturing Life, Love & Laughter

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On The Run

I was asked to photograph the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Baker To Vegas teams in the 30th Annual race held at the end of March.  Baker To Vegas is a 20-leg relay covering 120 miles between Baker, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.  The teams are made up of law enforcement from all over the US, parts of Canada, and sometimes European Countries.  You can learn more about the event at their official website, http://www.BakerVegas.com.

This was the first time I attended the event and we knew we had a long day ahead of us.  We started out from our hotel in Vegas at about 1pm to catch our first team at leg 7.  Our second team wasn’t scheduled to start until 5pm.  It takes about 30 minutes to drive each leg with all the race traffic and safety considerations, so we were really limited to mostly covering just the one team.  We were able to double back and catch at the team captain of the second team shortly after sundown.  We were on the road until about 11:30 pm, returned to the hotel to catch a few hours of shut eye, and were back in action by 3:30am.  I shot in the dark until sunrise and headed back to the hotel about 7:30am for a nap and shower before brunch.

Overall I was really impressed, not only with the race itself, but the runners that were tackling some monster hills in the relentless desert sun.  I have to give a shout out to Commander Stewart for mastering the very difficult leg 7 with a smile on his face.

I’d love to shoot the event again now that I have a better idea of how everything works and speed and access available to me.  It was a great experience.  Another shout out to my driver for getting me where I needed to be–you know who you are!

Sweet Thirteen

Katie needed a quick head shot for an audition, so we hit one of my favorite locations for individual subjects for about a half an hour on a weekday afternoon.   I think we got a nice batch of images that showcase her sweet spirit and natural beauty.