My cousin, Tracy, was being surprised by her husband, Ray, with a "Forever 21" themed party. Her favorite store, friends and family showed off Forever 21 clothing gifts in a catwalk/runway presentation outdoors. It was a great idea and I of course enjoyed the company of everyone there.
Happy 30th Tracy!
Photographed the "Red Carpet" for an independent film by James Anthony Cotton called The Confessional at the Landmark Clay Theater yesterday. Along with getting a free ticket to see the movie, I got to photograph the actors in it! It was way fun seeing the actors in person, as it of course was the closest to Hollywood photographer I had been to!
The theater was just about full and hopefully the success continues in Chicago and Seattle, the next stops along the "movie tour."
Look for it in a theater near you!
What a great weekend!
The "surprise" birthday party was a bit upside down, as the birthday boy came in from the back and actually surprised the guests who were expecting him from the front! Regardless, it was a nice way to celebrate a milestone age with a bunch of friends. What was supposed to be a few hours at the location actually turned out to be several hours, which is simply a testament to the good natured fun and company that was around.
Happy birthday Pete!
The following morning, October 18, I went to my very first baptism. As mentioned, I had never been to a baptism so it was quite nice to be invited to such a select occasion shared by typically so few. Sloan was the perfect quiet smiling baby through the whole thing. I was very happy with the photos afterwards, especially since there were a few kids around, which always makes taking group photos a little more tricky than usual :) Hopefully everyone' s jaws aren't sore from smiling so much!
I have a 50th birthday on Saturday and a Baptism on Sunday. I was super excited when I got the email saying I got the job for Sunday...I've never photographed a Baptism before! Come to think of it, I've never been to a Baptism...Both events will give me a great excuse to use my new flash diffuser from Amazon. I was originally going to get the Gary Fong one, but a serendipitous meeting with fellow photographers on the way to Oktoberfest swayed me towards Amazon. Glad I made the switch...hopefully the photos will agree...
Went over to San Rafael yesterday and did some product photography for a teacher, Nouzha. She had her students make sculptures with Play-do, marbles, and other fun things. After reading a story, they were allowed to create anything they imagined from the story. I especially liked the composting worm and his butterfly friend. Finished it off today and can't wait to see the final book! She mentioned she has an upcoming workshop coming up in November and asked me to come. Thank you!
Just came back from a place called Crockett, CA, in which I photographed a high school football game. It was also their first game on their new million dollar turf field! Someone told me that - a million - and from the looks of it, I wouldn't be surprised. They killed the other team - I think it was 72 - 0. Yeah...too bad no mercy rule, huh? I actually got VIP access to the field so I got to walk around the sidelines like those pro photographers during NFL games! SOOO COOL! I can definitely get used to this :)
Thank you Jason and Tisha! See below my favorite photo from the game...although too bad the ball isn't in frame!
Photographed the JV game this afternoon...and a little of the Varsity team. According to Irene, my contact parent, it was "the most boring game I've been to!" The team they faced, apparently, wasn't that good...but at least they won! Conditions were the worst I've ever experienced, lighting-wise, so the 135L f2 and 35mm f2 were the only lenses fast enough to stop the action. Wish there was more action other than serve, point, serve, point...but I told Irene I would come to another game. She recommended the Balboa game...can't wait!