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The Good Photographer heads over to Entourage Studios a stone’s throw away from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to photograph a recording session with Sascha’s Bloc under the musical supervision of legendary session guitarist Joe DiBlasi.

It’s really challenging to work in an environment where you have to be dead silent since there are musician’s recording and an obstacle course of equipment and cables to work with in a cramped common space.  But The Good Photographer is a total photo ninja, and scored some very authentic session photos of a great band recording their album.

It’s nice to be able to mix up interesting and creative assignments like this in with weddings, it keeps me sharp and the assignment variety keeps my head thinking and spills over into my other work. Musicians are inspiring, they work with their instruments as if they aren’t even there and when you are really good the music seems to come straight out of you.

I think this goes for photography too.  I always aspire to be a virtuoso with my instrument, the camera. Over 20 years of intimate experience with this medium of expression means I have the luxury of keeping my eyes on just “the music”- the light, the subject movement, the composition- and most importantly, you my client- watching for the opportunity to create my next masterpiece.

Here is a link to the video!

 

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The Ventura County Museum is a great venue for a wedding that you should consider if you’re planning to get married in the area.  Great wedding photography here is a breeze as it’s very close to the original Mission and has a spacious park right next to it and a historic area that is filled with tiled fountains and unbelievably beautiful murals of the early history of the town.

What a fantastic backdrop to put the dashing James and glamorous Sarah against.  What fun to to style the wedding like the 1940s and give it a movie cinema theme- from Sarah’s elaborate beading on her dress and finger waved hair to her period accessories and the mini movie slate boards guests received as table place cards.

Thank you for letting me play my part on your day, The Good Photographer has always wanted a Cinematographer Credit!

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The Good Photographer gets out to Signal Hill near Long Beach CA to take photographs of one of my favorite growing families, Amanda, Olly, and Miles.

I can think of no better way to pay back the couple that introduced me to English PIMMS and Lemonade than to present these incredibly beautiful selections of their family.  Good thing I enjoyed said beverage on a separate occasion, allowing me to retain my ability to focus my camera and remain on my feet.  I might have wound up stumbling around happily under the influence of one of the most amazing summer treats I have had in a long time!

Brits to the core, I love their matching Union Jack T-shirts, don’t you?  You guys look brilliant!  And speaking of brilliant, I have a feeling Miles will be a very lucky kid, with his very smart dad and beautiful mom.

I have a special fondness for the UK, for many years ago, yours truly was a simple student studying abroad in London.  This was where I first really got excited about taking pictures of people, and lo and behold more than 20 years later I am still doing something I love with all my heart.

Special thanks of course to my beautiful girlfriend, Michela who held baby Miles’ toys and kept inventing ways of keeping our young supermodel smiling throughout the  afternoon.

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Where are you usually working on a Thursday afternoon?  If you are The Good Photographer,  you might find yourself on the Wet Deck of the W Hotel Hollywood embroiled in a full blown pool party with a club DJ rocking the pool and photographing a special promotions event hosted by Egg Beauty Labs.

Talk about making the middle of your week a little more bearable. If you want to play hooky from work, here’s how you can go this Thursday - Drais Pool Party “Friends with Benefits”- click on Get on the List and start practicing coughing around your boss and mentioning how you can’t turn off the AC at night at your place.  If you can’t make this Thursday, this event will be going on a few more weeks, so see if you can get some friends organized for a timely influenza outbreak sometime in August!

So back to last weeks party- after partying down and swimming in the pool, you had your chance to get a massage in one of the poolside cabanas, or come up to where I think the real action was on the deck above the pool.

Here you could find the good people from Dermalogica, Gelish, Style Bar Beverly Hills and Helen of Troy Hot Tools giving some seriously amazing treatments to some very lucky ladies while some very lucky guys looked on (well, they were all in bikinis).

Whether they were getting their faces pampered, their nails painted with bright summer colors, or hair and makeup done- I think you can see the event was a smashing success.

Also seen- some of Youtubes best known Beauty Bloggers- Sonia Castaneda, Deserey Morales from Dezired Beauty, and Carley Wouters from Ms. Carly California

Kudos to my buddy Barry Shaich, a Renaissance man with a plan, a genius in the beauty promotions biz, and a favorite client of mine who organized this killer event and all the participants who were able to create some serious buzz about their companies.  My only regret is I didn’t get a good shot of the B-Man with all the babes in bikinis around him.

But I did get some killer shots of the event below- check them out and enjoy your own mini mid week vacation!

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I like a good birthday party.

Here we have a beautiful clearing on an idyllic Malibu hillside transformed into a first class dinner and concert venue right in front of  your very eyes.

Does The Good Photographer shoot birthday parties?  Oh, you bet.  Particularly if they get the magical touch of a top Los Angeles Wedding Designer.

I’ll give bonus points for doing it for a super successful surgeon in a cutting edge medical field who is a very generous and down to earth guy.  It kind of makes you wonder where he gets the time to be lead guitarist in his own band.  Seriously.

If you’re looking to set up a high end event like this for yourself, I will be happy to make the introduction to this planner (who doesn’t even advertise anywhere!) and I guarantee YOUR event will be off the charts, just like this one was.

Can you think of a better way to spend a summer night in Malibu?

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