Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chairs in the Attic

It's funny how we can pass by a spot over and over again and never think about photographing a portrait there. It could be for a number of reasons: ugly area, too dirty, unappealing, drab and dreary. Well this is one of those spots.

While photographing Celeste's Quince, we walked up to the balcony of the restaurant (Tamayo Restaurant in East LA) to take some photos. The only way to get up there though was to go through the attic. As we passed through I saw all those chairs and thought "This would be a great spot for a portrait!".

Sooo… once we completed the portraits on the balcony I stopped, grabbed another chair, asked Celeste, my model to sit down and prop her Chucks... er... shoes on the chair and started shooting away. Needless to say, the guy that was escorting us really looked at me funny at 1st… up until I showed him the photos. Same with the restaurant manager.

With all the weddings, events, and quinces that they’ve had there, guess they never had a photographer take a photo in that spot before. Hehe…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and spice
and everything nice
that's what little girls are made of

Sunshine and rainbows
and ribbons for hair bows
that's what little girls are made of

Tea parties, laces
and baby doll faces
that's what little girls are made of

Friday, September 3, 2010

Living in LA

When I was growing up in San Diego, I never thought that I would ever make a move to Los Angeles. I had jobs that took me over to LA but that's about it. I loved my hometown too much to leave it. With plenty of sunshine, friendly people, and the beach ever so close by, who wouldn't.

Fast forward to the present. I now have been living in LA for the past 14 years. I'm married to a beautiful woman that was born and raised in East LA. We have 2 boys both born and being raised in LA. And my son Ben is a true blue Dodgers fan (I never ever thought that that would happen).

So do I miss living in San Diego? Of course I do! Do I regret moving to LA? After looking at my family, NOT AT ALL!!!