Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Minted Holiday Trunk Show




I am pleased to announce that I am the host of a Minted Holiday Trunk Show on Sunday, December 4 in Santa Monica.

Place your order at the Trunk Show and enjoy an exclusive offer of 20% of Minted's acclaimed holiday cards and all other items, such as custom stationery and our brand new custom journals.

A professional designer will be on hand to help choose the perfect design and paper for your photo, and accessories for your holiday card.

I will be available to take new holiday photos in picturesque house and garden! If you have already have your holiday photos, then you can bring or email them to

I Couldn't Help Myself





I met Sally and Chris through Archive Vintage Rentals and just had to have them also shoot with the 1962 Dodge Dart. We had such a great time and I wish them the best when they get married this coming Friday.

If you are interested in shooting with this fully restored car contact me at and I will get you their contact information.

You can view my other shoot with the Dodge Dart by clicking here.

James and Francesca

Friday, November 18, 2011




Beautiful Details - Erica and Chris' Wedding



Erica and Chris' wedding had so many beautiful details that the images deserved a separate blog entry.

Town & Country Event Rentals has a new line called the In the Vineyard and the couple rented the line's ladder back bar with shelves and also used their Della Luna line of china and their Fleur de Lys glassware.

The flowers were designed by Lily Pad Floral and Erica and her sister Martine incorporated their late father's ties into their bouquets.

Wedding Coordintor and Event Planner - Lisa Caren May of Pur-Luxe Couture Event Planning
Invitations - Christie in Manhattan Beach
Catering - Made by Meg
Flowers - Lily Pad Floral
Rentals - Town & Country Event Rentals
Vintage Pieces - Archive Vintage Rentals and the bride's own pieces
Audio and DJ - 11H Entertainment
Wedding Cake - Cupcakes Couture

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Erica and Chris' Wedding at Malibu La Costa Beach Club
















I met bride Erica through event coordinator Lisa Caren May of Pur Luxe Couture Event Planning. Lisa and I met at the A Soolip Wedding last year and we hit it off right away.

Erica and Chris got married at the Malibu La Costa Beach Club. This private club is rarely used for large weddings and I was thrilled to be able to shoot Erica and Chris' wedding there. It is hard in Los Angeles to have a wedding with an unobstructed view of the ocean (especially in Malibu). The Beach Club was established in 1946 and is a private club used by residents in it's vicinity.

Erica and Lisa transformed this club into an incredible, visually stunning wedding location. Erica used many of her own pieces and also rented items from Archive Vintage Rentals and Town & Country Event Rentals. There were so many beautiful details I'm going to write a separate blog entry about them.

Music is a huge love for both of them and they had a very specific play list for their wedding reception and I have to say it's the best wedding play list I have ever heard. It was a natural choice for me to ask Chris to choose the music for their wedding slideshow and he did just that.

You can view the wedding slideshow I put together on Vimeo or on YouTube by clicking here.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Sit.Stay.Love event at Anthropologie Beverly Hills









I was honored that for the second year in a row Anthropologie asked me to shoot their Sit.Stay.Love event at their Beverly Hills store.  The event at this store brought animals in need of adoption from the  Much Love Animal Rescue and fun was had by all (humans, employees and dogs!)

It didn 't take much convincing on my part to have the Anthropologie store employees shoot photos with these rescued dogs.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011