Gull on Beach

January 14, 2015 § 2 Comments

During the last week of 2014, I took a trip down to Hermosa Beach to go shooting with the talented photographer Ana Ramirez. She and I took a walk along the pier, and I spied this gull making footprints in the sand and loved its shadow. The perspective from above the beach made for a great angle to catch the shadow of the bird.

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Elephant Seal Snuggle

January 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

Last year, I was able to travel to the Antarctic region – an amazing and unforgettable experience. One moment stood out to me, and luckily I was able to catch all three minutes of it on my GoPro camera.

While in Gold Harbour on South Georgia Island, a juvenile elephant seal lumbered up to me (and others) looking for affection. This was a wonderful moment that I am lucky to have experienced and am honored to share with you. Please enjoy!

This particular day was the day after Christmas, and was an amazing gift.

Welcoming 2015

January 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

It is late on January 1, 2015 and I cannot help but think I was last year at this time, and how my 2014 started.

You see, my 2014 started with a Polar Plunge in Antarctic waters.

Polar Plunge in Antarctica January 1, 2014 Photo: Pam Le Noury, Quark Expeditions

Polar Plunge in Antarctica January 1, 2014 Photo: Pam Le Noury, Quark Expeditions

While this New Year’s Day was much different, namely in that I was pretty cozy all day and the closest I got to cold water was drinking it out of a glass, I am so happy that I have this memory to cherish.

While I know that the way to move forward is not to look back, I cannot help but look back on how 2014 started. My trip to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica has occupied my mind since I got back last January and has changed my perspective of the world we live in. This is a place that I have fallen in love with and want to share as much as possible in order to raise awareness of the importance of the polar regions.

I am still in the goal planning phase for 2015. I had some great experiences in 2014, and am planning some great things for my photography in 2015.

Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

The holidays are upon us – which can often make for crazy and hectic days. I hope that you are able to spend time with loved ones and that you find a few peaceful moments to enjoy the season.

Last year at this time, I was in the Sub-Antarctic region. I will never forget spending Christmas toasting to the great explorer Shackleton at his final resting place in Grytviken, South Georgia Island. The world’s most remote church resides there, and it was a very special place to be on Christmas for me.

I missed my loved ones dearly, but was so grateful to have so much support to spend the holidays on my dream trip among friends.

Thursdays get a little squirrely

December 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Happy Thursday!

Frankie and his family

December 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Frankie is a shih tzu that is part of a very special and adorable family. I was honored to be able to photograph them for their Christmas portraits this year.

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Just a quick note to say, “Happy Halloween!”

I love this time of year – not because it’s cooler here in Southern California (it isn’t) – but because I can wander around the pumpkin patch with my camera and find unique looking gourds.

A resident pumpkin of Forneris Farms, Mission Hills, CA.

A resident pumpkin of Forneris Farms, Mission Hills, CA.

Have a safe Halloween and enjoy the weekend!