Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010 Wrap Up

Where did the year go? Well, I guess time flies when you're busy....and this has been a busy year! Over 100 photo shoots, 107 to be exact. So here are some of the lovely people I worked with in 2010. A special thanks to Suanny, Kimberly, Giulini, Codie, Maria, Breawna, Mary, Daphne, Suelyn, Michelle, Dorthy, Gilli, Romi, Vanessa, Jayna, Jules, Leticia, Cindy, Alexia, Zuleyka, Jocelyn, Anne, Elena, Alexa, Grace, Jessie, Erika, Carissa, Ramona, Tricia, Tiffany, Cynthia, Destiny, Arshiya, CC, Stephanie, Alyssa, Princess, Sheila, Olivia, Tegan, Lana, Alicia, Nazanin, Alina, Crystal, Laura, Chelsea, Ravan, Jen, Sherri, Vicky, Alexis, Skyler, Madeline, Brande, Nathalie, Sulem, Radhaa, and Kristin.
And a thanks to everyone who checks out the blog, I appreciate it.
Happy Holidays, and I'll see you in 2011!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas

Suelyn came back for a third shoot. She always brings the energy, and delivers every time. I'm sure we'll be working together a lot in 2011. Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Colleen was a pleasure to work with. Very easy going. I don't often get to shoot people with red hair, so this was a nice change of pace.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Daphne's back

Daphne came back for a 4th and 5th shoot. We got some great stuff. More to come!

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Chair

The "Chair shot" is a RyPhoto special.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Here's a series I did of Alexia in the backyard a while back using only the sun and a white bed sheet.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Michelle and I worked together again for the fourth time. We work very well together and she always delivers great stuff. She's very professional, very mature, and very pleasant to work with. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Suelyn came back for a second shoot with me, and she never disappoints.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Energy

Here's Breawna! This was her first shoot ever, but I knew she'd be great!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Behind the Scenes

A lot of people were surprised when they found out that the top image was taken outside. But as you can see, it was shot very simply....with a piece of white board and the sun. A special thanks to my friend, Leo, who took the "Behind the Scenes" shot with his iPhone.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Erika Erika Erika

This was a fun challenge that I've been wanting to do for a put 3 of the same person in one environment.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


As I've said before, cropping can either make or break an image. Sometimes an image will have several cropping options to provide different results/solutions.

Friday, October 29, 2010


I shot this picture with my iPhone of my friend, Becky. We took a field trip with work to the Huntington Library last week. She's standing in front of a large painting.

Friday, October 22, 2010


I had a feeling that Erika and I would be working together again soon, and I was right. We got so many good shots, it was tough to know where to start.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Daphne 3

Daphne came back for a third shoot. We work very well together, and she always does a great job. Keep an eye out for her in the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Close Up

Here's another shot of the photogenic, Zuleyka.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I wasn't expecting to shoot with Sulem. She showed up with another model I was working with, and we just decided that she should have some pics taken as well. She was very pleasant to work with. Smiles don't get much better than that. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

"Animated" face

Haven't done a pin up shoot for a while, but I've been wanting to. When Skyler told me that's what she wanted to do, I knew she'd be great for it. She's got a very animated face, expressive eyes, big smile, etc.
In fact, when I first got in touch with Skyler, I told her that she would make a great "Rapunzel", from the new Disney movie, "Tangled." She then told me that she works at Disneyland, and will be soon be playing Rapunzel at the park!

Saturday, October 02, 2010


Here's CC! Thanks for the guitar loan, Dave.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Zuleyka is a natural at modeling and poses very very well. Her eye contact with the lens is really strong. I was later surprised to find out that she was born the same year I graduated from high school!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Sometimes simple is better.
My good friend, Jen came by to shoot with me again. We had a great time and she's very comfortable in front of the camera.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Here's another pic from my shoot with Erika. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Third Shoot

Michelle and I worked together again this past week. The purpose of this shoot was to model some scarves.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Ramona and I shot together recently and she was a pleasure to work with. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.


Jessie came back for a sixth shoot. We've been working together for a couple of years now, and we always get great stuff.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Give her a hand

Here's a shot of Michelle from our first shoot. This concept was her idea. My buddy Keith was nice enough to assist me on this and lend a hand...or two.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Doesn't Gilli have a great face? I thought she looked like a Disney Fairy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Prop Couch

Here's Lana on my new "prop couch."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Lana came back for a fourth shoot. We always get great stuff. And this time, she chopped off her hair!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Michelle and I worked together last month, and she quickly returned to shoot again this weekend. We work very well together and I'm sure we'll be shooting a lot in the future.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Model and the Dressmaker

I liked this shot with the tall model and the tiny dressmaker/designer. A lot of contrast here, on many levels.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Gia and Madi

I forgot how tough it is to photograph 5 year olds. : )

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Back in Action

After a few minor setbacks, I am back in action.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Another Shot

Here's another pic from my shoot with Vanessa...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


This was taken in my backyard.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Traffic Stopper

Well, as I posted last month.....I had a feeling that Daphne and I would be working together again soon, and we did! There was a road 300 feet away from us, and cars were stopping and backing up to see Daphne in action! She did a great job and I really like the tonal colors in this particular shot.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Classic

Stephanie was such a pleasure to work with. Her and her Mom drove up from San Diego to work with me, and we all got along great. I'm sure we'll be working together again in the near future.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Aussie

I've always found the Australians to be great people, and Tegan was no different. She was very pleasant and easy to work with, and her bright blue eyes were very striking against her dark hair.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Erika did a terrific job yesterday. She really brought a great energy to the shoot and kept it going until the very end.