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Kids on the Beach

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Just another gorgeous day shooting family photos in La Jolla.

John

Windy Day, Portraits Away

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

We scheduled a day of shooting portraits near Julian, located in the mountains near San Diego. The day actually started out foggy down near the coast. The sun quickly came out though and, as we headed up into the mountains, the Santa Ana winds began howling too. By the time we arrived at the Menghini Winery, our designated shoot location, the wind was cutting into us at gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour. It was a bit much and just too cold so we moved down the road to avoid some of the wind.

Still, it was a tough day with the wind and dust constantly battering us and getting into our gear and eyes. Around mid-day, a cloud of smoke appeared on the horizon - that was the start of the Witch Creek Fire which, by this writing, has consumed over 200,000 acres and hundreds of homes.

Of course, when we shooting, all of that was far away and not in our minds. Instead, everyone put on a smile and the blustery day made for some fun shots.

John

Baby Ozzy

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

I photographed the wedding of Eric and Samantha at Rancho Valencia earlier this year. Well, they wasted no time and now they’ve got a little addition to the family. He’s only three weeks, but he’s feisty and a hungry little boy. Here’s one of him and daddy.

John

La Jolla Children’s School

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

For the past several months, I’ve been working with the La Jolla Children’s School to provide them photography for their website and promotional stuff. It’s been a great fit - everyone is super friendly and they love the work.

Well, they’ve invited me to be their official Artist in Residence. I’ll be doing a photography program with the kindergardners this fall and some other programs with the older kids later on in the year. I have no idea how to teach little little kids so that ought to be interesting. The kids are absolutely adorable though.

Today, I was out at the school and took some shots of the fifth and sixth graders in class and out on the playground.

I love this one. This kid reminds me of when I was young. There’s this photo of me as a kid with a little red sweater as my grandfather was about to walk me to school. This boys innocent smile captures that same feeling.

John

Paige & Chris - Balboa Park, San Diego

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

The ceremony was held in the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. There were about ten other weddings there that day, but we were in our own little bubble and never felt apart of the madness. Here’s the link to the Japanese Friendship Garden

San Diego Style Weddings Magazine

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Every year, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine throws a party when they come out with their new issue. This year, the event was held at Bernard Gardens which is a huge mansion in Fairbanks Ranch. It was fun seeing all the usual suspects at the party. Here’s something from the photo booth with Jessie our studio manager on the left, me in the middle, and Lauren, our marketing manager on the right. Note the new, short haircut that I’ve got. Let me know if you like it or not. (Jen, my wife, doesn’t like it.)

It’s fun to see everyone at the party flipping through the magazine to see their photos and see how their ad looks. Not only did our ad run, but we got a wedding published. To save you the trouble of looking it up, I scanned it and posted it here just for you! (I blogged about Amanda and Alan back on my old blog: >Old Blog Post)

John

Kelly & Mark - Stingaree, Downtown San Diego

Monday, October 1st, 2007