May 10, 2015

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to capture the memories…

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 A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to capture the memories of two very special friends. I met Clavon and Courtney in college about 10 years ago and I’ve literally witnessed the evolution of their relationship over the years. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be around them you would feel the genuine love that these two share for each other. They know how to make each other laugh better than anyone else. And they know how to push each others buttons better than anyone else. But through it all “Clay” and Courtney never let their emotions trump there love and respect for each other as individuals.

We spent the day traveling around Long Beach indulging in various activities that “The Jubrey’s” are regularly accustomed to. We started at the beach, moved on to the golf course, found sometime for a little yoga and ended the day with a romantic night on the town. The plan was to spend about an hour at each location but when you are working with a couple as silly as these two you have to account for the unexpected. The shoot lasted 10 hours! But the memories created will last a lifetime. It was a perfect day for shooting and a perfect day to celebrate love. Congratulations you two! I can’t wait for the wedding!

April 24, 2015

One of my favorite quotes of all time is “Life is short.”

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One of my favorite quotes of all time is “Life is short.” Well last weekend was a quick reminder how precious life really is. Last Sunday I was scheduled to shoot graduation photos with my friend Dariesha. Well early that morning Dariesha was in a serious car accident on the L.A. freeway. She suffered several minor injuries as a result of hitting the center divider. In a typical Dariesha fashion she decided to not tell me what happened because she knew that I would cancel the photo shoot. When she finally told me I was in shock! At first I was reluctant to shoot because I didn’t want to cause any additional pain. But long and behold after 5 minutes of shooting I saw that beautiful infectious smile that can brighten up a room full of thousands. The day started off rocky, but ended on a perfect note! Let this photo shoot be a lesson to you. We should never take life for granted. Tomorrow isnt promised! On Sunday April 19th, 2015, I almost lost a friend. And today I am grateful to share this story and these photos with the world. Congratulations Dariesha! :-D

February 14, 2015

In my personal opinion, January is one of the best months…

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In my personal opinion, January is one of the best months to have a wedding in Southern California. The weather will likely be around 75 degrees and the air is fresh from the Santa Ana winds blowing through town. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of capturing Gabe and DiAnna’s Batman themed wedding at the Pamona Valley Mining Company. Being around these two reminded me how much fun we had during their engagement session last fall. From the time I saw them it was immediate laughter…most of the time there was nothing to even funny going on. There were many great moments from the day, but witnessing the overwhelming approval of both families was by far my favorite. It was an honor to witness, not only two become one, but two family’s unite as well. A beautiful start to 2015! Congratulations you two! :-D