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Santa Barbara

04.17.2008

Sorry I've been a bad blogger this week. Lots of stuff going on over here. I am in Santa Barbara today on my way to Carmel for a wedding this weekend. Check out the view from my friend DJ's pad:

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Miscellaneous monday #28

04.14.2008

_____ Sorry for missing last Monday, I was flying and didn't have much to say anyway. This week I do. _____ Ok, my website is down for the 4th time this year. My hosting company is starting to really drive me nuts. I have a dedicated server, but it is just having issues and I have no idea when it will be back this time. They are stumped and...

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April 12th Wedding at Arroyo Trabuco

04.13.2008

Wedding season is here, and so is the summer heat. It was over 90 degrees in South Orange County on Saturday as I photographed a wedding at the Arroyo Trabuco golf course just a few miles from where I grew up. Amanda Auer from In The Now Weddings provided the coordination and My Flower Girl took care of the florals. The day went very smoothy...

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Caden sings to Addison

04.11.2008

Please forgive me for being a proud uncle, but I just had to share this video taken at the hospital yesterday:

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Addison Jane

04.10.2008

Why is Caden so happy today?

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the perfect sunday

04.08.2008

After a long day of shooting (9 hour wedding coverage last Saturday), I can't think of how my Sunday could have been more perfect. First of all, I was able to sleep in... that' always a nice treat, but I am lucky because I get to do that often. Next, Jess and I headed down for the incredible Sunday Brunch at the Grand Wailea where we were...

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April 5th Wedding, The Four Seasons, Maui

04.05.2008

Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot a fabulous destination wedding with the one and only Jessica Claire at the Four Seasons Resort on Maui. It truly was a glorious day. The weather was spectacular, the bride was radiant, the details were amazing, the light was tasty and everyone was super duper nice... it was truly my kind of wedding... it's...

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rehearsal dinner, island style

04.05.2008

It looks as if it is going to be a glorious day today as I blog from the balcony awaiting room service to deliver my breakfast. Here are just a few images from the rehearsal last night. The wedding is going to be awesome and I can wait to shot you some photos tomorrow.

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Audrey Taylor turns 2
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