Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Suanny and I have worked together several times....I've actually lost count. We always work well together and create good stuff.
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Rachel surprised me with how comfortable she was in front of the camera. She's a natural.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009


Sam came back for another shoot recently.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Girl with the Twirl

Elena and I had a lot of fun working together and I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Bringing the energy

Here's Giulini again...
Just realized that I've been blogging for 3 years now. Thanks for stopping by....

Sunday, November 29, 2009


When it comes to ballet, Katya is the real deal.

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Photo location

Here's Giulini.....she was a lot of fun and really brought the energy. I'll be posting more shots of her soon. This was taken on the horse trail behind my house.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Power and Grace

Katya teaches ballet, and it's not just a hobby, it's her life. She was amazing to watch and a pleasure to work with. I've been wanting to photograph a ballet dancer for quite some time, and I think I found the right person.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jessica Rabbit

"I'm not bad, I'm just photographed that way." Those of you who have seen the 1988 film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", will recognize that line, and this character.
I recently realized why I enjoy creating these Disney characters so's because it combines my love for animation and my love for photography. These projects are a lot of fun, and very tough to walk away from. They are extremely challenging, but I find them very rewarding in the end.
Like the others I've done, the goal is always the make the animated character come to life. And I try to do that to the best of my limited abilities and resources.
Let me make something clear here.....YES, this is a real person. Her name is Courtney and she was a great sport through the whole thing. Yes, there is a lot of photoshop work involved to make Courtney "become" Jessica Rabbit....about 30 hours worth.
This is MY interpretation of the character, it may differ from yours.
Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Hard Body

Leonella was probably in better shape than anyone I ever worked with.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Great Mix

Her name is Jasmine Ariel (first and middle name), believe it or not ....and she's German, French Canadian Indian, Brazilian, and African American.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Suanny came back for a third shoot. We work really well together and make a great team. At this point, she seems to know my opinion about something before I can even say it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The many faces of Jessie Camacho....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ice cold?

I added the full shot, and gave it a little more of a "cold" feel.
This was the make up artists' idea, and I thought it'd be nice to do something a little different.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Galardon Magazine

I recently had one of my photos featured on the cover of Galardon Magazine. The model was once again, Jessie Camacho. She has really helped me get my work out there, and I'm very appreciative. And as you all know, I'm a big supporter of the Hispanic community.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Art of Disney Princess Book

The Art of Disney Princess Book finally came out! It only took a year! I was honored to be a part of this with my fellow character artists and designers. For those of you not familiar with the book, every artist was allowed to do their own version or "interpretation" of Disney princess in any medium. I chose photography. Go pick up a copy today!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Heyyy, what's going on with the blogs?? Are people slowing down? I hope not. Don't see a lot of posts out there lately.
Anyway, here's Whitney.....she really brought the energy and had a terrific smile. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.
On a different note, I just packed up my studio (also known as my master bedroom), because I'll be moving on Saturday to a bigger (and hopefully better) place with fresh new shooting opportunities. I'm looking forward to it. I may not post for a couple weeks until I finish the transition. But when I DO finally get settled, the blog posts will be a-flyin' once again!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bullets 4 Peace

This shot was done for a campaign called "Bullets 4 Peace", an organization that takes used bullet casings, which are meant to be reused in streets and battlefields, and turns them into beautiful jewelry pieces that promote peace and compassion. Proceeds from sales help support various charitable organizations. For more info, please check out
This shot was featured in the latest issue of La Costa Magazine.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Magazine Cover!

I recently shot the cover for "Latin Star" magazine, which was very exciting. There was a small entourage over here at my place during this shoot, but we had a lot of fun. As you all know, I'm a big supporter of the Latin community.....como siempre! A special thanks to Jessie Camacho, one of my "All Star" models. We have shot together 4 times now, and we always get great stuff.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bubble Gum

Sheila has a very animated look AND personality.

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Brandy really knew how to pose and did it well. I told her she could teach classes on "How to Pose" to the other models.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


This is a shoot I've wanted to do for a long long time. Pocahontas is the first project I worked on when I started at Disney in 1994. So it always reminds me of that time in my life and how inspired I was at that young age.
This is the third princess shoot I've done, and the goal for me is always the make the character from the animated film come to life. I think to myself, "If this character was a living, breathing person, what would she look like?" And I try to make that happen to the best of my limited abilities.
The model's name is Sherri, and I felt she had the right hair, skin tone, facial structure, eyes, lips and physique to make this character come to life. I had the costume made, it is a one of a kind. And luckily, it fit Sherri perfectly. She was very excited to become Pocahontas, and I thought she did a great job. I worked hard on this, and I'm pleased with the results.
Again this is MY vision of this particular Disney may differ from yours.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Here's Jessie standing next to one of my shots of her that ended up being used to promote the television show, "Descontrol", which she hosts.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Here's a "beauty" shot I did recently of Jessie for a magazine.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Christina's back

Here's another pic from one of my many shoots with Christina.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The return of Vanessa

There are good models, and there are great models, Vanessa is the latter.
Vanessa came back a week later for another shoot, and I'm very glad she did. We got some great stuff once again! Her dark skin and light green eyes makes her very striking.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


This is Suanny, you may remember her from the roller skate shots. Well, she came back for another shoot. We seem to work very well together and were able to get several different looks on the same day.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Wait...a GUY?!

I know this will be a disappointment to a lot of the people who follow my blog, but once in a while I have to shoot a GUY. I gotta show my versatility, right? Anyway, this is Sam, and he did a great job....a real pro.

Monday, August 03, 2009 español!

I recently had one of my photos featured in a Latin lifestyle magazine called, "La Costa." They even gave me credit and spelled my name right. The shot was of my friend, Jessie Camacho, who I've photographed several times. She's the host of the TV show, "Descontrol" on the Spanish television network, Telemundo. And as you all know, I'm a big supporter of the Hispanic community.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Compelling Face

This is Vanessa, a beautiful Peruvian girl I photographed on Wednesday. I've been trying to shoot with her for a while now, and finally got the chance. She has one of the most striking faces I've worked with.

Monday, July 27, 2009


The Amazing Bianca in action...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rob & Amber

I went to my cousin Rob's wedding yesterday. He had asked me to take some pictures at the wedding, and I'm glad he did. It was a beautiful wedding and we all had a great time.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Amazing genetics

Maria....(pronounced "Maur-ee-uh") and I shot together once before. I asked you to guess her ethnicity. She is Pakistani.....but can pull off looks of several different ethnicities. Her face has an amazing structure to it. Great eyes, beautiful nose, amazing lips, killer jawline.....and that's just her face!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Don't mess with Bianca, she will take you down! Actress, model, dancer, stuntwoman....this girl does it all!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Retro Smile

Here's Daniela again...great pin up face.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Effortless Beauty

Kathy makes it look easy. You may remember her from the "Flashdance" photo.