Carmen Electric

CarmenWhat a wonderful shoot this was. Great light, weather, venue, helpers, client, etc… Thanks, Carmen! And thanks Lake Oak Meadows for your hospitality - again! More here!


16This one at Briar Rose Winery, a beauty of a little winery in Temecula. Thanks to them! And thanks to Mac for doing so well! More here.

Lake Oak Awesome

18A_5282Oh sheesh, I love this place. Perfect venue, lighting, and a family that loves to pose. Hat trick for me! See more here.

Mary and the Family

12Another sweet former student with sweet baby and Marine hubby. Great time at the Sports Park. Thanks! See more here.

Sweet Megan

1I've know this sweet kid since she was a baby! She's the daughter of a student of mine from the '80's. (No comment!) Managed to shoot at two venues here - Wilson Creek Winery and Old Town Temecula. Well worth it. Got a lot of classy shots. Yay for all of us! See them here.

Christmas Eve

brianChristmas Eve at Calvary Murrieta was… so nice. Thanks for asking! Here are some highlights…

That Family, Part IV

28Well this handsome family asked us again to shoot 'em up. Only this time for an announcement; she's pregnant with Child #3. Love these guys a lot and very excited for them. And thanks to Lake Oak Meadows for so graciously allowing us to shoot there. See more here.


Several generations for this big shoot in Murrieta. Good time had by all as we tried to beat the sun, a common angst-ridden characteristic with good light together with a load of people. See here. And here.

Concert at TVHS

7P7A9834Got a chance to shoot the Christmas concert at Temecula Valley High School. Sheesh! The only person with a good angle was the conductor. And I was not about to ask her to move. Regardless, it was a good time had by all. Happy

Mein Sohn

This was a pleasure - shooting my son and is girlfriend. Blesses me to see my son happy. A few more pix here soon.

Bee's Niece

A little edgy sort of engagement shoot starring my niece and her fiancé. Coronado in San Diego and no pain-in-the-butt permits to worry about. Love you, sweetie! Here are some more pix.

Family at Sunset

Sheesh this was a weird one. Got stopped by a state park trooper in Newport who took her job very seriously. We apparently needed a permit. Why? She had no answer. Yay. So could not use any reflectors because they were "professional." (She said this as people with phones were walking by and on their way the beach to take pix.) But Michael and I made the most of it and the photographs came out pretty nicely, methinks. They are here. Thanks, Kim for trusting us again to capture your family moments!

A Little Thanksgiving Help at Church

Not our style at all but we were volunteered to do a "family portrait" shoot of nearly 70 families at a Thanksgiving Eve service. Used the lights we brought. But added lights came from the parking lot. And the basketball courts. And a hot air balloon lighting up behind our "set." Interesting time. Winking

Vets Day Parade

This turned out to be pretty cool. I only went to the parade in Murrieta to get pix of the vets, which is always special, but turned out shooting the whole place up. And then got picked up by the local online paper who published almost everything I send them. You can see that here. Thanks, Patch!

Another Fam Shoot

Fun shoot under cloudy, wonderfully lit, skies in Temecula for this young family. Two colleagues of mine at school and their little dolly. Another repeat performance - third time for them. Always good when that happens. Here are some. Thanks, you guys!


TVHS waterpolo
Did a favor for a friend and shot a waterpolo CIF game in Temecula at the high school (TVHS). Was fun! And had two nice lenses to cover it. See some here!

Home, Sweet Home

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 12.03.41 PM copyA friend at church is selling her home and asked me to shoot it. Omgosh, what a stunningly beautiful home. Was a pleasure to shoot it, and was fun seeing the pix on the home-selling website. Thanks, Kristyn!

October Wedding II

7P7A6925South Coast Winery in Temecula was the venue for this beautiful wedding. All-in-one place for the event made it convenient for us. Amazing view and grounds. And the sweet caterer manager was the BEST, always making sure we were taken care of. Thanks to my helpers, Judith and Michael! And thanks Tiffany for trusting us. Pix here.


6This was kinda cool. Got a chance to drive up to Morro Bay with my boy who was first shooter at this "will you marry me?" photoshoot. I was second photographer. Proud of my boy and happy for these two. See more here.

The Other Family - Again

Yay for a new lens! Yay for a fun family! Yay for the Santa Rosa Plateau! Got to photograph this family for the 6th time. Things worked out quite nicely I must say. Thanks to my boy, Michael, for the lighting help! More pix? Go here.

October Wedding I

Fun time at Chino Airport with the wedding of the daughter of a former student. The airport was an awesome backdrop for the pictures as you can see above. Will post soon. Thanks, Charlye!!!

The Family - again Winking

Had the great privilege of shooting these guys again. This time at Briar Rose Winery in Temecula. Great place for this stuff. Love the kids, love the family. More pix… go here. And thanks Briar Rose!

Angela at the Vineyard

We got to do a shoot out at Wilson Creek Wineries today as three weddings were going on simultaneously. Just a fun shoot to add to our portfolios. Always a pleasure with Angela and Michael when we do a shoot. Light-hearted and no pressure. Go here for more.

2017 Route 66 Cruisin Reunion

Had a great fumes-filled time in Ontario tonight with my best buddy. Old and stunning cars all over the place. You can see some here.

Improv in Salem

Literally last-minute unplanned impromptu photo shoot with mommy and baby at my daughter's house the day before the eclipse. Such a cute "couple," I couldn't stop shooting. See some here

More Moores

14What a great family these guys are. This shoot was at Wilson Creek Winery. This venue is always nice and the people there are always generous with the use of their grounds. What's fun about this family is the kids - for both shoots we have had with them they seemed like they genuinely enjoyed each other and were not afraid to express it. That makes it easy for me. Thanks, all of you! Michael helped and Bill lent me his 70-200mm, f2.8. And fellow photographer Cynthia made some pretty astute and timely observations. Thanks to you all! See some highlights here.

Mel Again

Had the great pleasure of shooting this sweet family down at Oceanside Pier. Only had to contend with a thousand people. And weird windy weather. And a bevy of other photographers. All good! Came out nicely. Michael helped of course. And the sweet baby was a doll. This was our fifth shoot with this family. Always sweet. See here.

Biker Chick

7P7A4589-Edit-2Fun backwoods shoot in De Luz with friend and colleague. A colleague who happens to own an awesome and loud Harley. 85mm Canon lens the whole time. Thanks again to Bill for the opportunity to use it! Go here to see more.

Quick and Easy Wedding

Talk about last minute weddings. Wait, maybe we weren't. Regardless, former student married her navy boyfriend before he shipped out. Nice, backyard wedding, short and sweet and to the point. Winking Go here to see some pix.

BroAm 2017

Jon Foreman at BroAm
Wonderful day at Moonlight Bay in Encinitas, CA. Switchfoot's annual BroAm was in full gear with surfing and music. Got loads of nice pix of both.

Switchfoot pix can be found in my Flickr folder here.

Surfing pix can be found here.
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