Sunday, February 22, 2009

Designer Portraits

San Jose, California
Michelle was looking for some fun, different portraits to use for her interior design business website. We met in downtown San Jose and walked around looking for some cool backgrounds. Michelle is a woman after my own heart - she loves the urban feel of downtown. The distressed brick and old gates remind me of my hometown, Chicago.



We started out with more traditional headshot photos. Michelle is absolutely gorgeous!





Then we saw this gate.





We passed by an intriguing but rather dingy alley. I wasn't sure if Michelle wanted to take photos there - after all she was dressed up and clean. But Michelle was just as excited as I was to shoot here. We walked down the dark, dirty corridor and found this doorway.



The alley was rather narrow. Some workers were moving furniture and we tried to hustle so as to not be in their way. They were super sweet and waited for us to finish taking these photos.



Thank you Michelle for a fun session!!! If anyone is looking for an interior designer in Northern California, check out Studio K Kitchens & Design.



Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!




Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

~ Shakespeare's Sonnet 116


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sin City Valentine

San Diego, California
San Diego is not known as Sin City but I thought I'd give this photo of the gorgeous Miss A. the look made famous in the movie.

I am booking pin-up sessions now in Los Angeles and San Diego. All sessions include a 7 X 7 hardcover album with 15 - 25 photos. Book now in time for Valentine's Day! Of course there's always birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Not that you need an occasion to give your love gorgeous photos of you!