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Boating on Oregon's Clear Lake

Clear Lake Outing

  Saturday the family took a little trip up to Clear Lake off the McKenzie Highway. It is an absolutely gorgeous little lake, and a spot I will definitely have to return to for some landscape shots to add to my Beaver State collection. While we were there a group was setting up the picnic area for a wedding later in the afternoon. With such an incredible setting I was jealous of whoever got to photograph that event. But I […]

Local boys canoeing around Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines

Travel Photos from the Philippines

I love to travel. I have always enjoyed experiencing life in other cultures and there are so many to see and experience that I have only just begun. I had the opportunity this past May to travel to the Philippines to visit some friends who work on the island of Mindanao. We spent a few days in the city of Cagayan de Oro at a place called Appletree Resort before moving on to the city of Iligan. I brought back […]

Portrait of Shary Barton in Lyons Oregon

Portrait of Shary in Lyons Oregon

  Shary is my mother-in-law. My wife’s parents have been very generous in helping us to move into the area here, so I would like to extend a huge thank you to Lee and Shary.

Evening approaches as the sun sets over a field on the outskirts of Albany, Oregon

Evening Approaches in Albany, Oregon

  We are enjoying our new home here in Oregon. And since we are in a new state, I am starting a new landscape project titled for this new state. The Beaver State will be a collection of images from Oregon just as The Golden State is a collection of images from California. I still have plenty of photos from my time in SoCal, so I will continue to update both projects. This shot was taken a few days ago […]

We Have Moved to Oregon

I have moved north and I am no longer in the LA area. I am now in Lyons, Oregon and I am available in Salem and the surrounding area for anyone looking for a wedding or casual portrait photographer. It is great to be here and I look forward to many opportunities to serve the communities of Eastern Oregon in the years to come! As I get settled in here I don’t have any of my typical photos to blog […]

Shawn and Liliana Family Portraits

A couple years ago I photographed Shawn and Liliana’s wedding, and a few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing their newest family member – little Juliette. I had a great time hanging out with the family and capturing these images. Enjoy!  

Shelley Maternity

My sister Shelley and I recently spent a day taking photos together in Santa Barbara. Along the way I grabbed a few shots of Shelley, who is expecting her second child in September.

Santa Barbara Mission

  I took my sister Shelley out for a brother-sister photo day. In all the years I have lived in California, I have only seen Santa Barbara from the freeway. So we headed up the coast to check out the area. After a stop in Ventura we ended up at the mission in Santa Barbara. After visiting, I have to say that everyone should spend a little time in Santa Barbara. We photographed the mission until the sun began to […]

Jorge and Ashley’s Wedding

In December I got to take engagement photos for Ashley and Jorge and last month I shot their wedding!  My cousin Daniel joined me once again in covering the events of the day – from getting ready at the Ayres Suites in Yorba Linda, to the ceremony at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, to the fun filled reception in Ashley’s uncle’s backyard.  Music was provided during the ceremony and at the reception by the band Mariachi Oro de Jalisco. […]

Rose Hills Buddhist Columbarium

I took this shot from a fire road that my family often hikes on in the hills above Whittier off Turnbull Canyon.  We often hike here around Sunset on Sundays, and the view on a clear day is quite lovely.  The temple in the foreground is in Rose Hills Cemetary, and in the background you can see downtown Los Angeles. You can buy this image here.