Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2009 Portrait Book

Well I finally got around to having my 2009 Portrait book printed. Nice to have that out of the way. Now it's time for 2010!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Latin Connection-Magazine Cover

I was excited to find out that Latin Connection recently chose to use one of my pics of Jessie Camacho for the cover of their magazine.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rapunzel update: Tumblr!

What is Tumblr? Well, I'm still figuring that one out myself, but apparently it's a new way of blogging that is very popular with young people today. If you'd like to find out more, go to http://www.tumblr.com/about

Anyway, I was happy to see that the Rapunzel pic I just posted received over 1,000 notes on Tumblr within a week! What does that mean? It means the picture has been "liked", commented on, or re-posted over 1,000 times, which means a lot of people are seeing it. I had a good time reading some of the funny comments.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Anne's Return

Anne came back to shoot with me again. She has a great classiness to her, and I think it comes across in her photos.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I recently shot with Suelyn for the sixth time. This time we did something a little different.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Hey, I finally finished!
Disney's latest princess, Rapunzel turned out to be the next project in my line up.
I really enjoyed the movie, "Tangled", and I feel that it's probably the best thing that Disney Feature Animation has done in the last 10 years. I was glad to see it become a hit and do so well.
For those of you that don't know me, I work as a Character Artist at Disney, majored in Character Animation at CalArts, and I love photography. Can you see how these princess projects came to be?
The princesses seem to be the most popular photos in my portfolio, so I will continue to work on them, one at a time. I really enjoy these projects, but they are a LOT of work.....probably more than anyone realizes.
TWO things are required to make one of these shoots happen...a GREAT COSTUME and A GREAT MODEL. Skyler Vallo is the model....and as far as I'm concerned, she IS Rapunzel.
Many of you have heard this story, but let me tell it again. I spotted Skyler's photos on a modeling website called "Model Mayhem." I e-mailed Skyler and told her that she'd make a great Rapunzel. She wrote me back and informed me that she in fact, plays Rapunzel at Disneyland!! At that point, I knew for sure that she was a fantastic casting choice for this project.
Unfortunately, we couldn't take the costume from the park, so I had to have one made on my own, this is a one-of-a-kind. It was made by Erlinda Armendariz. She's very talented and also made my Pocahontas costume and upcoming Belle costume. Hair and Make Up was done by Jeremy Austin. He had to construct 15 feet of hair! Did I say only 2 things are required for a shoot like this to happen? I was wrong, there are so many more things than that.
Anyway, this is the 5th princess project I've done, following Snow White, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Sleeping Beauty. No, Jessica Rabbit doesn't count. : )
I hope you like my interpretation of Rapunzel, I worked very hard on it. I included a behind the scenes shot of Skyler and I just for fun.
Thanks for stopping by.
(Oh, I had to put my name on this one, because the princess pics are often "borrowed.")

Thursday, June 09, 2011


Here's a shot of Jessa in my doorway, one of my favorite places to shoot because the light is so good.

Sunday, June 05, 2011


Jessica Burciaga is someone I'd been wanting to work with for a long time, and I finally got my chance. She's very professional and a lot of fun. I'm sure we'll be working together again soon.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Daphne's back

I've worked with Daphne 7 times now, which is the most I've ever worked with anyone. You can currently see Daphne in Pirates of the Caribbean 4. She plays a mermaid.