Monday, March 30, 2009

NEW BlogSite!

I finally have my new BlogSite up and running! I will no longer be posting to this blog so be sure to update your RSS feed or e-mail subscription by subscribing on the new BlogSite. I'll see you over there!!

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Kaitlin '09

I've been a real fan of shooting downtown lately so Kaitlin and I decided to rock it like it's hot. You know what's so good about shooting downtown... I always end up running into new crazy people walking around. If you havn't been able to visit your local back alley yet, I recommend it for educational purposes, haha. Enjoy!

Ambeer '09

...and here is my beautiful cousin Ambeer graduating from Clovis High this year. We also took advantage of the beautiful orchards last weekend! They sure do make fore some great pics, don't they? Please enjoy!

I couldn't help but take a pic of my Uncle Gene and his Corvette when we were there. I thought I would share. It was s fun ride back home :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jerry and Alysha

Now I present to you the best man and bridesmaid in our wedding, Jerry and Alysha Jones. They decided that it was time to take advantage of the beautiful blossoming trees right now and I couldn't agree more. We even managed to get a few with their little pup Sheldon before he went all buck wild crazy puppy as he usually does. They tell me he's not that hyper all the time but I'm not soo sure that I believe them :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Alexandra '09

Yesterday Alex, her mom Lori and I met up at the gorgeous Belmont Country Club to shoot her senior pictures. We got to drive around in a golf cart and take pictures wherever we wanted. We almost lost Lori a few times after Alex hit the pedal before she got on... woops! May you know that no squirrels nor golfers were harmed in the making of these images. I was absolutely loving the light yesterday evening so I shot almost everything with the sun in my face which made me half blind 3/4 the way through the shoot, haha. I was definately seeing sun spots. She'll be moving on to my Alma Mater Fresno State (Go Dogs!) this fall and I wish her the best of luck! Rock on Alex, you were a natural!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Snowboard Collaboration Video

Alright so here is the video that my cousin Jared and I put together from the snowboard/ski shoot a few weeks back. It gives a kind of behind the scenes look at how the shoot went down up in Shaver Lake. I think it turned out pretty sweet for the first time ever doing something like this. You should see it on DVD, it's POPS! ...but for now I guess you have to watch it from YouTube :) Let me know what you think.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Shaver Lake - Ride

This last Saturday I met up with a few local boarders in our very own Shaver Lake to get some great action shots. It's been something that I have wanted to do for sometime now and the time finally came around to doing it. My cousin Jared came along with me and shot some video for a kind of behind the scenes look on how it all went down. We are going to incorporate his footage with my still images to hopefully make a great clip. I'll be sure to let you know in a future post when that gets done so you can check it out. Until then, here was just a few of the gnarly shots I got!

Looking down at Fresno on the trip home.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

AMGEN Tour of California

So if you haven't heard by now, you're too late! The AMGEN Tour of California found their finish line here in old town Clovis. I have never been to any type of cycling event in my life and it was pretty intense around the last few corners. Michele and I found a spot 300 meters before the finish line to enjoy the show. All I can say is... those guys haul some serious ass on those straight away's!! I was kind of leaning through the railing a little to try and snap a few pictures of them coming down and they came soo quick I almost got anhialated. A few seconds later it was all over. I managed to recompose and get a few different shots before they were all at the finish line. Here's what I came up with. If you get a chance to go to something like this, do it! Very cool indeed.

Enjoy :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009


You might remember Whitney from a shoot we did about a year ago that I blogged HERE. Well we hooked up for a reunion yesterday and did what we could to make some more great images to add to her collection. Mr. weather caster man said it was supposed to rain... he was wrong like the usual 80% of the time. But the cloud cover made for some great light wherever we went. I absolutely love shooting on almost rainy or really cloudy/overcast days. The whole mood and skies really just get me going. She has such a great complexion to start with it make my job a little easier :)

I hope you enjoy!

I love the Fresno winter skies!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Our e-session

So Jasen came up to my parents place today with Michele and I to shoot our engagement session. What a great time!! Many stories from our adventurous day... too many to share. Here's a few pics from the session that he uploaded to his blog. You can check out even more pictures at

Thanks again man your the best!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Michele's brother, Cody, left for his army training in Georgia this morning and will not return for another 8 months. He has signed on to become an Airborne Ranger Medic and I'm sure is going to be a damn good one. He will be back just in time to be able to stand beside me at our wedding and I will be proud to call him my brother in law and now officially family.

Cody, I wish you all the luck in your new found journey and can't wait to have you back. We'll see you soon!

An Ode to the American Soldier


Noemi Pina

An ode to all of our brave men and women
Serving our country.
Fighting for justice; fighting for us to remain free,
Proudly defending America, our very precious
Lady Liberty.

Our American soldiers left for the Middle East,
To fight terrorism - the man consuming beast.

And behind their families they left
Their friends, teachers, children - all of them, they left behind
But they keep them in their hearts - and
Even this, death cannot unbind.

Patiently, their loved ones await for their return
As they pray and yearn;
Their flame of hope in their hearts brightly burns,
With every passing day of news they learn.

An ode to our brave men and women,
Giving their all, giving their whole,
For a single great cause.
An ode to them our American soldiers!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Brodie's Surgery

Well Brodie had surgery today to help correct his severe hip dysplasia. I got a few pictures of his gnarly scar (about an 8" incision/8 staples) but since it was oozing a little, I thought I would bare you squeamish out there the images. Poor guy he is so out of it right now. He should be good as new in about 4 weeks :) ...hopefully!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ben's Proposal

So my good friend Ben from high school (...that I never seemed to be able to beat back in the wrestling days) proposed to his girlfriend Chase yesterday and I got to shoot every little moment. OK, so here's what went down:

1. Ben calls me about taking some pics when he pops the big questions
2. We scope the spot out a few days before and devise a plan to capture the moment
3. The big day arrives
4. I pose as some random dude about 20 yards away behind a bush taking pictures of the "sunset" with a monster zoom lens
5. Ben rocks his guitar and asks the question on a 100 ft. ledge ( I guess it was a backup plan if she happened to say no...)
6. She says YES
7. It is revealed I was a photo sniper on the hunt


What-what, check out the bling!

In the next two pictures it almost look like they are overlooking the ocean or something but it's actually the cloud cover in the central valley. Totally awesome view above the clouds, nasty weather below! You can even see the coastal range far in the background of the pictures. Gorgeous!!

I wish you both the best in all your future adventures and can't wait to see you guys again!