Beautiful Gemma! A Venice Beach Actor Headshot Session

I had the amazing fortune of meeting Gemma Marin recently. She instantly captivated me on so many levels. Her beauty, as you can see is undeniable, and the humility with which she balances that gift is awe-inspiring! She is an actor living in Los Angeles, but is originally from Spain. She is incredibly connected and sincere, and has a light about her that no one could forget. Suffice it to say, she has it ALL going on. Her latest gig was a wonderful commercial for Nespresso featuring Danny DeVito and George Clooney. Yes, she got to dance cheek to cheek with George and Danny! I think they should both count themselves lucky. I certainly count myself lucky to have met and connected with this beautiful soul! I look forward to collaborating with her in the future and to having a new beautiful friend in my life!

This session was a true collaboration with my amazingly talented friends, Gabriella Dorsen (hair) and her sister Bria Dorsen (makeup). Silvia Guijarro Parra was our consultant and transportation advisor :-). Working with these ladies not only makes everything fun but they are the consummate professionals making their expert work look effortless!!! I can't wait to do more sessions with them!

Harmony Scott Jewelry Design. Portraits of the ladies.

Last year we started the annual Goddess shoot featuring local women wearing Harmony's inspired designs. This year Harmony's idea was to have her lovely employees and friends wearing her designs in their way, showing their unique style. The idea was to show how versatile her pieces are. One can wear them anywhere from a formal event to working out. I personally wear Harmony's designs in all f these settings. I have been friends (and a collector of her pieces) with Harmony for over 20 years, and have witnessed her grow tremendously as a person, a business woman and an artist. Each piece has a unique energy and vibe and can also be combined to create even more of the same. I hope you enjoy seeing all of the ways that her lovely ladies have combined her beautiful masterpieces. We had the best day tromping around the forests and streams of Aspen to create these images. I cannot even begin to adequately express what an honor it is to work with Harmony and her amazing right hand women. It was a true collaboration!

The Wyly Gala. An evening of art and community in Basalt, CO.

The Wyly Community Art Center is very close to my heart. I have the honor of teaching my art journaling workshops there a couple times a year, and this year I was asked to shoot their annual fundraiser. Over 100 local artists (including yours truly) donated 10 x 10 pieces of art to be auctioned off to raise money for The Wyly and its amazing community art programs. It was so fun to be a part of this festive evening! The theme was "pencil us in", hence all of the pencils in the decor. The staff and volunteers worked SO hard to create a beautiful ambiance full of creativity and fun!

Beautiful Gabriella. Headshots in Venice

I feel so very blessed to have this woman in my daily life. We serendipitously met over a year ago, and since then she has become one of my dearest friends and soul sisters. Whether we are sailing to Catalina, hanging out having deep talks, cracking up over some silly shenanigan, she graces my life with more than I could ever put into words.  She is an angel on this earth who exudes love and compassion out of every pore of her being. When she walks into a room, it lights up and you feel better for sharing any moment with her. She touches everyone she comes into contact with with her grace and beauty. When I count my blessings, I count her as one of the most treasured. She and her beautiful sister helped me on my video project, and these were some of the images from that fun day. I love you Gabriella!!!

Taylor and Ryan's Kauai Wedding

This was one of my favorite weddings of all time to photograph! I will admit that I am a little biased because Taylor is my niece (in law), and Hawaii is where I come from, but on top of that, it still stands out as one of the most beautifully styled and full of heart weddings I have ever witnessed, let alone photographed! It took place at the Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens on the island of Kauai. Legacy Events did an amazing job of planning the wedding, and the venue was stunning!  

(Second shooter: Steph Grant)