Orange County Food and Wine Celebration

We just wrapped up another amazing OCFWC and wanted to thank the amazing chefs that are the real stars of this incredible event. If you’ve never heard of the Orange County Food and Wine Celebration, it is an annual fundraising event put on by the Roosters Foundation of Orange County. As described on their website ( “It’s an unforgettable dining experience of fine wine and delectable chef creations.”

 The OCFWC offers guests a gourmet five-course meal paired with fine wines by one of our premier Orange County chefs and it is all prepared table-side. These talented culinary artists go all-out to impress each other and their guests with “inspired table designs, cuisine fit for royalty, exquisite wines perfectly paired for each course and five-star “white glove” table service.” Put a note on the calendar now and don’t miss out on this amazing event next year. It is a fun night of food, music, an extensive upscale live and silent auction and an after-party with the chefs.

A huge thank you to the following chefs:


Travel Photography

We love to travel…what a great way to create images of famous sites, and our family standing in front of famous sites. 

We also love to people watch, and use our paparazzi skills to document what is hip and happening in this generation.  This is a photo that we took on a gorgeous beach in Oahu. These tourists were having so much fun next to us. Seriously, doesn’t this make you smile when you look at this image?  We love the fact that in, oh, about 50 years, this will be a priceless moment in time…their clothing, haircuts, cellphones, will be styles of the past…Just like when you see photos of your great grandparents on the beach wearing their bloomer suits! So next time you travel, take time to photograph the “Essence of Today”.  

Mike Trout Press Conference

We love photography, and we love the Angels, so how much fun is it when we get to the Mike Trout Press Conference with our cameras. Believe it or not, we were in a sea of fans shooting on their cell phones above their heads.  We took the opportunity to bring our 5D Mark IV Canon camera with a 70-200 lens and planned our adventure sliding through the crowd to a perfect angle. We are thrilled to have Mike Trout in our town for 12 more years.  He is not only an amazing player, but also a very sweet soul.  After this conference we ditched our camera and traded it in for baseball, beer, and peanuts as we watched the Freeway Series commence.  Go Halos!

Reuter Homes

We had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a talented Home Designer, Mark Reuter of Reuter Homes.  We took images of him and his team at one of his “Masterpieces-in-Progress”, and it was so much fun to find angles which show the projects all around him. We used the natural lighting with just a touch of fill flash to make sure it felt as if you were right across the plans, talking to Mark.  We love his expression, showcasing his personality and his expertise in what he does.  If you have a chance, check out his website at  

Newport Center Animal Hospital

We recently had the pleasure of photographing Dr. Anthony Rizk of Newport Center Animal Hospital. Dr. Rizk graduated veterinary school in 2010, completing his clinical training at the University of Illinois. He completed his undergraduate work at UCLA.

Newport Center Animal Hospital & Pet Hotel Suites (a five-star pet hotel and state of the art veterinary facility) has been a mainstay in Fashion Island-Newport Beach for over 40 years. They are committed to providing the highest possible degree in pet care including veterinary services, boarding, and grooming and bathing. To learn more about NCAH or to seek their services visit them at

Sock Hop 75th Birthday

We’re ALL SHOOK UP for this amazing Elvis inspired birthday we did to celebrate Marsha’s 75th. We’ve done some amazing parties with Marsha in the past but we have to say this one definitely takes the cake. It was fun to see all the guests arrive in their 50’s inspired attire and really be transformed back to this era. Every details of this event was picture perfect and we are so grateful we were they to capture it all. Catering and Event Design: The Turnip Rose Flowers: Pearl Barro Navo AIFD