February 24, 2008

Preview: Hangar 51

I'll be gone this week covering the Toyota Financial Services Brand Conference in Santa Monica, but I wanted to post a quick preview of "Hangar 51"
It's just been crazy busy here this week so you'll have to wait and see what this was all about! Stay tuned...

February 20, 2008

Destination: Polynesia

As part of my personal project (I'll announce more information in the near future) I'm creating artistic images with dancers in motion. A couple of weeks ago I was graced by Nancy who came to perform Egyptian Belly Dance. And today's photo shoot involved a few awesome Polynesian dancers from Orange County's Island Inspirations. A big thanks to Alewa for organizing this! It's just so amazing to see the Polynesian culture expressed through dance and Shayna performed so beautifully. Here's just a few of my favorites images:





Alewa's sons








Thank you Shayna!

Photography: cultural portraiture, studio portraits, Polynesian dance, Hawaiian, Tahitian, Island Inspirations from Orange County, performers, strobist

February 18, 2008

Engagement Pictures Downtown Long Beach CA

It was a blast with Vanessa, Sam, and Zoe as we wandered through some of the streets and alleys in Downtown Long Beach for their engagement pictures. I loved how Vanessa and Sam were just so relaxed, fun loving, and enjoying each other's company. Their puppy Zoe joined us for some of the photos around town. Check it out!











Engagement portraits in Long Beach, photos session The Pike Downtown Long Beach, urban photos, Los Angeles engagement photographer, Long Beach wedding photography

California Sunset Engagement Pictures Laguna Beach

I've been planning to do Colleen and Patrick's engagement pictures for some time now, but the past weekends when we did schedule it ended up raining on us. So we finally got a weekend with beautiful weather and a stunning California Sunset.








As the sun went down the colors became deeper and richer...



Photography: Colleen and Patrick engagement pictures at Laguna Beach, sunset photos, California scenic spots.
Laguna Beach engagement portraits, Orange County wedding photographer

February 09, 2008

Calamigos Ranch Malibu Wedding Photography

What a gorgeous day it was for Alex and Cynthia's wedding in Malibu. We had such beautiful weather and deep blue skies. The ceremony took place in Stauffer Chapel of Pepperdine University, followed by their elegant reception at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. I actually met Alex and Cynthia during Betty and Simeon's wedding late last year and then again when they visited my studio, where we all immediately hit it off. What I love about them is their trust in giving me creative freedom and quality time for some romantic pictures. They were so relaxed and fun loving during their wedding and it was such a pleasure to spend some time with them!

Be sure to click here to see their wedding slideshow!
Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding:















Photographs: Alex and Cynthia Hsu wedding pictures at Stauffer Chapel, Pepperdine University and wedding reception at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu Mountains, CA. Wedding photography by Greg Bumatay in Malibu.
Los Angeles wedding photography, Malibu wedding photographer, Stauffer Chapel Pepperdine Unversity wedding pictures

February 04, 2008

Belly Dancer

Wow! Does time fly so amazingly fast out here! Either that or I'm just a bad blogger because I haven't posted anything in about four weeks. Actually it's just been crazy busy for me which started during the holidays and the 'busy-ness' never went away. Anyways, better late than never to share my images from today's photo session with dancer extraordinaire Nancy. Here are just a few of my favorites - there's definitely more to come so stayed tuned...














Photography: cultural portraiture, studio portraits, belly dance, strobist, artistic photography