Thursday, July 31, 2008

Jennifer & Woody's Wedding

Jennifer Skowlund & Matt Woodlief's Wedding
at The Arrowhead Inn in Durham, North Carolina








I met Jennifer Skowlund over 20 years ago when we both went to St. Monica's Youth Ministry. We hit it off the minute we met each other. I was so honored when she asked me to shoot her wedding to Matt Woodlief in Durham, North Carolina at her mother's bed and breakfast. The Arrowhead Inn is so beautiful and the perfect atmosphere to get married. Check out the slideshow of her wedding below or click here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm So Proud of my Dad






My father, Ronald E. Rocha, who worked as an electrical engineer for Hughes Aircraft (which eventually became Raytheon) for 37 years has found a new passion after retiring in 2004 -- electric hybrid bikes. My father has been hired as a consultant to Aerobic Cruisers, a Memphis-based electric bike company and he's specifically working with them on battery and motor issues. My father is working on something that is going to lessen our carbon foot print. How great is that!

A local television station did a segment on the company which I found on YouTube.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wedding Shot with my Holgaroid Camera




Jennifer Pawlack and Mark Claussen
Descanso Beach on Catalina Island

There is something out there that is even faster than a digital camera.........after 60 seconds I could literally hand to my bride an image of her in her exquisite wedding dress. With what you might ask? With my Holgaroid camera.

A Holgaroid is a plastic toy camera with a polaroid back attached. I used Chocolate Type 80 film which I bought from unsaleable.com

I first shot Jennifer with this camera as she was getting ready at the Zane Grey Hotel and then shot both her and Mark after she was married at Descanso Beach.

I'm totally in love with how these images turned out.


Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July





For whatever reason I just love fireworks and every year the City of Santa Monica puts on a fireworks show at Santa Monica College. Because the track is being redone at SMC, it was held this year at my old junior high John Adams. My friends Scott Musgrove, Patrick Toomey and his sister Kathy and Lindsey Emerson all joined me in the festivities.

And no holiday for me would be complete without my favorite cookies Mother's Frosted Animal Cookies in the very appropriate colors of red, white and blue.