Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas



Thank you Minted for this year's Christmas card.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bliss Blog


Once again I was so excited to be featured on Bliss' blog.

Mrs. French wrote this about my work: i go through april rocha's amazing etsy shop i come up with ways to decorate my bare walls. at the moment i am thinking i would love to create some type of grouping with these...decisions, decisions! this photo-lady has too much talent. which is why, yet again, i am so surprised she chose my bliss. my sponsors are truly some of the most magnificent women i know...or sort of know. so truly honored to have ms. april rocha in my little group of big talent.

she has a way of combining beautiful softness, with proud architecture and joyful ferris wheels...i can't believe all of these masterpieces come from the same place. such a lovely shop, from such an gifted photographer...thank you dear april for sharing your talent and standing by my little blog.

Once again, thank you Mrs. French.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Last Kodachrome Show at the Rayko Photo Center



I am pleased to announce my participation in THE LAST KODACHROME show at the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, California.

 From Rayko's website:

In 1935 KODACHROME was released as a 6mm home movie film, then for 35mm cameras in 1936, to huge success. In the summer of 2009, Kodak announced that Kodachrome was being “retired, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon,” with the final rolls hitting retailers shelves in early September of that year. December 2010 is the last month that Kodachrome will ever be processed, so in a juried exhibition, RayKo Photo Center celebrates the life of Kodachrome, considered by many the greatest color film ever made, the subject of popular song, and the only film to have a park named after it (Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah). It’s the end of an era…come pay tribute to this beautiful film and the powerful images made with it.

My image was shot on Kodachrome film at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California last summer. The show opened last week and runs through January 21, 2011.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

2011 Floral Wall Calendar featured on Dirt du Jour Blog



My friend Sandy Koepke initially introduced me to the Dirt du Jour blog, a wonderful gardening blog.

The blog recently featured my 2011 Floral Wall Calendar.

Click here to view the blog entry.

Thank you Cindy.

Solo Image Featured on Bliss Blog



One of my favorite photography/style blogs is Bliss.  I was so flattered when she featured one of my images "Solo" in a blog post.

The image is currently on sale on my Etsy site.

Click here to go to my Etsy site and here to view the Bliss blog entry.

Thank you Mrs. French.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Back in the day................


The side of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company building in downtown Los Angeles. Once the manufacturer of bowling balls, pins, equipment, billiards and phonographs.

I was shooting a rooftop garden next door when I captured this image.

It is now a photography and event space called Brunswick Studio.



Not only have I created a desktop calendar but also a wall calendar with some of my floral images.  Great holiday gift for parents, coworkers and friends.

The calendar is printed on high quality, high density paper that's easy to write on and comes bound and ready to hang on the wall (size approx. 12 x 16.5")

Click here to view the calendar month by month and here to purchase.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vintage Santa Monica 2011 Desktop Calendar Now on Sale




The Vintage Santa Monica 2011 Desktop Calendar is finally on sale. last year's calendar was a huge success and once again I'm so happy at how this calendar turned out.

Images included in the calendar:

Rae's Restaurant
Santa Monica Place (old logo)
Gilbert's Restaurant
Horizons West
Santa Monica City Hall
Bob's Market
Whale Mural on Ocean Park
Aero Theatre
Santa Monica Airport
Hot Dog on a Stick
Chess Park, next to the Santa Monica Pier

The calendar is $12.95 and I accept credit cards, checks and money orders. Click here to purchase.

There is also FREE SHIPPING through November 30 and 20% off your entire purchase if you use the code NOVEMBER20.

Oakland Cemetery - Atlanta, Georgia


Friday, November 19, 2010

Oak Alley Plantation


2011 Floral Calendar Now on Sale




This year's CD-size floral calendar is now on sale. All new images.

Click here to view the entire calendar and here to order on my Etsy site.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Adventure in New Orleans

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Rarely do I write long blog entries but I want to share with you my adventure in New Orleans.

I discovered that there is a Six Flags New Orleans amusement park that was closed for Hurricane Katrina and because the flooding was so extensive it never reopened. You can click here to view what is looked like right after the hurricane.

So I went on a secret mission while I was in New Orleans and trespassed on the property.  I scouted the park a couple of days before and discovered the old employees entrance was the easiest way to get in (and trust me it was VERY easy).  It was eerie and exhilarating all at the same time and I can tell you there was not a soul nor a critter in sight.

I created the slideshow in the order in which I saw the park in this state.  You can also view my comments as you watch the slideshow (upper right hand corner of the screen).  Click here to view the slideshow in a separate window.

The park will be sold for scrap metal in January 2011.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sneak Peek of My NOLA Adventure


Is your curiosity piqued?  I hope so.

More to come............

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Love Film - Leanne and Christopher


Yesterday's blog entry was about my sister Leanne's wedding last year.  Even though I thought I would shoot more than I did, fellow photographer Laurie Bailey knew better and insisted that I shoot very little.  

I shot a half a roll of 3200 film (a film that I love) and this is one of my favorite images that I shot.  

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Leanne and Christopher


My sister Leanne got married just over a year ago. It's hard to believe a year has passed by. My family and I were honored to have my good friend Laurie Bailey photograph their wedding.

Happy anniversary and here's to many more years together................

Monday, November 08, 2010

Minted Holiday Card - Clementine and her parents


To see this Minted card (called Citrus Snowflake) and all of the other Minted holiday cards currently available, click here.  

Friday, November 05, 2010

Another Dahlia





Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Has Named Me as one of their Featured Photographers


Minted.ScreenCapture2, an online paper goods store, recently asked me to be one of their featured photographers on their website.  The Recommended Photographers page went live recently and I was flattered to see that they only have five photographers on this listing.  Wow.

The website page states the following:
Minted is proud to work with a national network of esteemed portrait photographers.  The carefully selected photographers listed below have demonstrated incredible skill, dedication and passion toward their work.  If you are searching for a professional photographer to capture lasting memories, we invite you to consider any of our partners below.  

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm on Paper Crave's Blog This Week



One of my favorite paper blogs is Paper Crave and my work has been featured on their blog this week.  It's the best validation of my work when a paper blog loves what I did with this wedding album.

Click here to read the Paper Crave blog entry and click here to view my blog entry about this album.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

5th Annual Pico Festival



I am pleased to announce that I will have two framed prints for sale at the 5th Annual Pico Festival, being held Saturday, October 16 from 11am-4pm at Virginia Park.

My pieces will be showcased at the Virginia Avenue Park Art Pavilions and some of the proceeds of the any art sales will go to "Project Lemon-Aid", to raise funds for the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation fund, "For the Arts," an endowment that provides arts education for students in the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, of which I'm a graduate of myself.

Photography, Music and Theatre all played important roles in my education at SMMUSD.

Click here to learn more about the Festival.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Anthropologie and Sit, Stay, Love. - Part Two





The Anthropologie Sit, Stay, Love event at their Beverly Hills store was so much fun.  The store worked with the Amanda Foundation in attempting to place these adorable dogs in new homes.

Special thank you to store manager Haley and employees Erica, Kim and Ilyssa for posing with these precious creatures.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Here it is









I created this album with the paper loving bride in mind.

I sifted through 80 bookcloths for the album cover and 15 different choices in end paper patterns.

Envelopments has a beautiful paper called "Repousse" and it comes in 7 colors. I chose the Dove color and used this paper for the liner for the album cover image, end paper and invitation page of the album.

Creating an album like this allows the bride to incorporate her invitation into the wedding album, which is the one thing you have after your wedding to remember your wedding by.

The album I created showcases my favorite wedding images from the last few years and instead of an actual invite page I used a beautiful poem about Love from Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poem was printed on Envelopment's Ecru paper.

The choices are endless and that's what makes this album so much fun for me and for the bride.

I showcased this album at last weekend's LA Printers Fair and it was a huge hit with this paper loving crowd.

To view a slideshow of the album, click here.

The view the images showcased in the album, click here.