Tiki Oasis 2012

Another great rum filled Tiki Oasis has come and gone. This is such a fun event every year. Well at least we have the photos as evidence, even though we may not remember.

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When all the tourists go home

Solana Beach Winter

Click to enlarge: Solana Beach Winter

Winter is upon us and even if we are not used to the overnight low of 43 degrees, you have to admit that having the sun here for most of this winter has been really nice. Great shooting weather. This is Solana Beach. Guess you don’t need a lifeguard when there is not a soul in the water.

Posted in Places, San Diego, Travel

Balboa Park Tower

The California Tower in Balboa Park was built for the 1915 Panama Exposition. Before Panama Exposition the 1500 acres was know as City Park.

The California Tower - Balboa Park, San Diego

The California Tower - Balboa Park, San Diego

The Tower still stands today as a true landmark San Diegans can be proud of, even though she needs a face lift every once in a while.

This photograph was taken in late December, and really looks amazing as a canvas print.

Posted in Places, San Diego

Dave, Jen & family

I really love delivering photographs to my clients. Here are some of the final images they picked for gifts and to adorn their wall. It is an honor to know something you have created will become a family treasure.

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Posted in Family Photography, Portrait, San Diego, Uncategorized

Francisco, Michelle & family

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Thanks to Michelle and Francisco for trusting me with their family photos.

Posted in Family Photography, People, Portrait, San Diego

Josh and Jonna ~ Engagement photo

Josh and Jonna ~ Click to enlarge

Josh and Jonna ~ Click to enlarge

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of shooting and engaged couple up at Palomar Mountain. I have to admit, the hike almost killed me. I had about 50 pounds of equipment on my back and a heavy tripod and light stand. After a two mile hike, we entered a clearing to our destination. What a great place to take a photo, and it was the place they had spent some time together at the beginning of their relationship. So, it was only fitting that their engagement photo be taken here. It was a haul, but it was worth it.

Posted in Engagement Photography, Family Photography, People, San Diego

Labor Day

Driving back from los Angeles, I had to pull over when I saw what I could only guess was an oil refinery. It had just stopped raining and I couldn’t resist.

Labor Day

Labor Day

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Photoshop Pinup; Before and After

I Don’t usually do a ton of photoshop work on an image. But one in particular, I thought, needed to be shopped a bit. OK, A LOT. The model was stunning, but in a pool FILLED with people. It happened at Tiki Oasis where there was no way you could ask 50 people to get out of the water for about 5 minutes. I was able to capture the final moment when Nikki Napalm was finally able to get up on the barely inflated raft after struggling not to get her hair or makeup wet. She succeeded and this was the moment I grabbed. Enjoy the before and after. Um, yes…   I did add her foot.

Nikki Napalm, before

Nikki Napalm, before

Nikki Napalm, after

Nikki Napalm, after

Posted in People, Places, Portrait, San Diego, Travel, Uncategorized

Tiki Oasis 2011 ~ Sunday Photo Gallery

I think my pores are oozing pure rum. What a great time. Thanks to all our new friends. Please keep in touch. Click on the photo for a full Sunday photo gallery….

Posted in Beer, Music, People, Places, Portrait, San Diego, Things, Travel

“Burros, Black Velvets and Other Delights”

Now that the show has gone public, here are the photos of the

“Burros, Black Velvets and Other Delights”

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