Ashley: Graduated

It’s only been almost four months, but Ashley is finally on the blog. One of my best friends in the whole world, she and I manned the Photo Editor helm for the Biola Chimes this past school year. I couldn’t have been more thrilled when she asked me to shoot her grad photos. Here are my favorites from the session right before she graduated.


Congradumalations, again, Ash!

P.s. Any photo peeps out there who can suggest a new blog template?


Big Bear

I’d intro this blog with a story, but Mike tells it pretty well enough. So, I’ll tell it from my point of view. Looking to finally get out of the confines of La Mirada and experience the great outdoors, my friend Mike and roommate Chris decide it’s a great idea to head up to Big Bear and take sick pics – at…  4 in the morning. Once there, I realized that my hole-y vans, one pair of socks, and pitiful two layers of clothing was not enough to fend off sub-15 degree weather. Big Bear 1, the rest of us 0.

But I’d still call it a success, and with the slight beginnings of frostbite’s effects starting to wear off, here are the results of our little photoventure. Hope you enjoy!

So there’s that. God’s creation is truly beautiful, and to have a couple hours to try to capture it with a frosted lens is truly an honor. Peace.

Kelsey: Pointin’

Happy 2012! Here’s the first J.A.M. post of the new year. Last semester, I had a chance to work with The Point Magazine, and Kelsey was and still is the editor in chief of that esteemed magazine. We did her chief photos around downtown Fullerton one afternoon, and these are some of my favorites. Random note: it’s looking like this is going to be a very vertical post. yeah…

Of course, no photo shoot is complete without playgrounds.

Taylor and Rachel: Chillin’

Here’s a fun shoot we did a month or so ago. There’s some backstory on this one.

So, I was doing product photography in a Biola studio, and my friends Taylor and Rachel both happened to be there. Naturally, they wanted a photoshoot. So, we got them in front of the white backdrop and took some zany, funny photos. Little did I know, I would later that night wipe the card without downloading their photos to my hard drive… so I naturally owed them a new shoot. Here’s what came of it! It was super fun, and a long time in coming. I understand.


BOOM. Peace.


Rachel and Taylor (teaser)

Weddings and stuff on the way, but this was a pretty fun shoot that I’d like to preview before then!  These two are super fun

San Francisco: iPhoneography

Recently helped with a wedding out in San Jose for Mike Villa Visuals, and was able to sight-see around San Fran the next day with Ben Winchell. We figured it’d be pretty hipsterish to walk around town snapping iPhone shots. Without the luxury of a super-sweet sensor, I’d say iPhoneography is a great way to get practice by forcing  you to focus solely on composition. So, here are just a couple I shot, edited with the iPhone 4 and resized in Lightroom.