Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Here's another shot of Dani. She's got one of the best smiles around.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Here is the lovely Kelley. She was a lot of fun to work with, and a terrific dancer!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Here is Dorthy, one of my favorite models. First worked with her on a Disney shoot in 2007, and have watched her grow through the years. She's a very smart girl with a bright future!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Newsstand: The GOOD News and the BAD News

So when I walked into 7-Eleven yesterday, I was happy to see my first published calendar on the magazine shelf. I was not happy to see that not only did I NOT get credit....all the credit went to someone else! Disappointed.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Really enjoyed shooting with Claudia this weekend. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Skyler's interview with MAXIM online...

You can see a few of my photos in this interview with my Rapunzel model, Skyler Vallo. She also recently starred in a Jack in the Box commercial that you may have seen. (Above image) Here's the link:

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Rapunzel came by...

Skyler, a.k.a. "Rapunzel" came by the other day, so I thought I'd take her to her picture.

Thursday, December 01, 2011


Dani has one of those great smiles that you just never get tired of.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


These shots were taken a couple of months ago, but I just now got around to putting this together. Hope you like it.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Crystal Harris

Crystal was a lot of fun and very down to earth. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More good stuff

Yup, my shoot with Tierra was a home run. So much good stuff!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


You can probably see a little "Mermaid" influence in this outfit if you look closely...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tierra...Great Shoot

My shoot with Tierra was one of my favorites of the year. We got SO much good stuff.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A little more Holly

Here's another look I did with Holly.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Holly Madison as Tink

This was not planned at all.....just a last minute spontaneous idea I had....but I thought it turned out pretty cute. This isn't one of my "full-blown" character creations because it was just as much about Holly as it was about Tinker Bell.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Holly Madison

Today I had a fun shoot with Holly Madison. She's a big Disney fan, and I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Had my third shoot with Zuleyka recently. She's super photogenic. You can see her in the new movie,"In Time", starring Justin Timberlake. In theaters now.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One More Tierra

Had such a great first shoot with Tierra, we plan on working together again next week.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Close Up

Here's another shot of Tierra that I liked.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Here's the lovely and beautiful, Tierra. She was so sweet and very easy to work with. I wish all my shoots went that smoothly.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Tiesheko is an agency model, and a real professional. She was very sweet and we really enjoyed working together. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

5 Years of "RyPhoto"

Well, I've been blogging consistently for 5 years now. So many exciting things have happened in the last five years, and I've learned so much. I can't wait to see what the NEXT 5 years will bring! :)
Just wanted to say thanks again for stopping by to see what I've been working on. I really appreciate it.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Princess Photo theft on the App Store

Apparently "Armando Beltran" from the Desafio Mobile Corp didn't want to get my permission to use my photos.
Not happy.
By the looks of the artwork, I'm guessing they didn't get Disney's permission for the rest of it either.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Arielle was born right after the Little Mermaid came out, but she says the movie did not have anything to do with her parents naming her "Arielle." (Yes, I'm aware that the character's name is spelled "Ariel")
Anyway, her and the make up artist came up with this outfit. I wasn't crazy about it at first, but I guess it kinda works.

Sunday, October 02, 2011


It's about time I introduce some of the other people who help me make the magic. From left, is Evelyn Ramirez (Make Up Artist), Alyssa Gonzalez (Hair Stylist), Me, and Arianna Jimenez (Make Up Artist)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Magnificent Face

Ashley has such a great face and beautiful features. She was a lot of fun to work with. Although she may look very serious here, she really loved to joke around. She doesn't take herself too seriously.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Christi was a lot of fun to work with. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jessie and Descontrol

Jessie informed me today that Descontrol is still using pictures that her and I took together a couple of years ago.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gold baby!

Here are some more shots from my shoot with Ramona Michelle. She's such a class act...really enjoy working with her.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ramona Michelle

Here's another shot of the lovely Ramona Michelle.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Giulini and I have worked together several times and she has become a close friend. She's always been very supportive of me and my work. I'm sure we'll remain friends for years to come.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Remember to have FUN!

Here's another shot of the lovely Anne.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Ramona Michelle

Ramona came back for a second shoot. Haven't seen her in about a year. It's always a pleasure working with her, and I'm sure we'll be working together again in the near future.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Top Pics

This shot of Lucky is one of my favorites of this year. I don't think it will ever go out of style.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Melissa Molinaro

Melissa was in an "Old Navy" commercial recently and has received a lot of attention for being a "Kim Kardashian look-a-like." (Not sure I agree)
Apparently Kim feels that Melissa DOES look like her, because she filed a lawsuit against Old Navy for using her "likeness."
You be the judge, you can watch it here:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Alexia came back for a second shoot. We work very well together, and she's very photogenic.
My friend Hutch is always asking me to post more pics of girls wearing cowboy hats, so I'd like to dedicate this particular post to him.

Corona/ Jessie Camacho follow up

Jessie recently sent me this pic of her posing next to one of the full sized standees that were used in stores around the country. We actually shot that bikini pic in my living room back at my old condo. Jessie now lives in Miami and recently gave birth to a baby girl.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Girls

Last week I got to photograph all of these girls at once. It was a crazy day, but so much fun!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Pyper is just 14, but I believe she has a big modeling career ahead for her. She's already almost 6 feet tall!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lucky Blue

Meet Lucky....he got signed with a modeling agency yesterday, and I photographed him I guess I can always say that I was the first to photograph him as a signed model.

Monday, August 08, 2011

New Lighting

Went to a photography workshop a couple weeks ago and learned some new lighting techniques.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Classy Anne

Here's another pic of Anne that I liked.

Monday, August 01, 2011


Here is the lovely Marissa. She was a lot of fun to work with and super photogenic. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

10 years ago

TEN years ago, to this day exactly, some of my co-workers and I released a movie called "Nerf Wars 2" which we created together. I don't totally remember how it came to be, or how we talked each other into coming in on weekends to shoot it, but it did happen, and it was a very special thing. The fact that a bunch of co-workers came together and sacrificed their personal time and worked really hard to make this silly little movie......well, I've never seen anything like that since.
On a separate note, this also marked the beginning of my switch over to digital photography from film photography, and I never looked back.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Jessica Rabbit/Courtney Black

Courtney stopped by this past week to discuss a future shoot. Her hair color is no longer red, but I thought I'd take a pic of her next to her famous portrayal of Jessica Rabbit.....which is still my most popular image thus far.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Be sure and check out Jessa Hinton at COMIC-CON in San Diego. She'll be signing a few of the photos we shot together recently.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Loren returned for a second shoot and we really got some great shots. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.