Friday, June 19, 2009


My modem crashed last weekend :(  The new modem finally arrived yesterday and it took several hours before I could get up and running -but here I am - back at the keyboard.

Last week I was able to work with the family of a newborn, Luis was 18 days old when these images were captured.  I tried to get his mother to allow me to come a few days earlier so he would still be curled up like a  pea pod - but he sure is cute even though he has already begun to stretch out his little arms and legs.

I really do enjoy working with expectant mothers and their newborns.  Be sure to refer any moms who are interested in a maternity portrait or photos of their newborn (less than 3 weeks old is preferable)  I'm still building my portfolio, so there is no sitting fee and parents can purchase prints at reasonable prices.

Please forward my contact information



Telephone (H)         714-527-8298

I'm on Facebook:  but I'm not sure that is the best place for a potential client to be introduced to me.   I'll keep the both the Facebook account and my mind open, but in the meantime, send any referrals to flickr - I just established the account and should have some portraits posted by the end of the month.  They can also call me for a link 
to private collections.   

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

My friend Barbara and I spent the day at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens last week.  We missed seeing the Corpse Flower a.k.a. the Big Stinky but had a wonderful time wandering around the desert gardens.  (June is a great month for seeing the desert flowers in bloom.)  Later we strolled up the hill to the Japanese gardens and peeked in at the Bonsai Court.   It is impossible to see all 14  gardens in one day and we didn't even try.  We walked slowly and leisurely and when we got tired we flagged down one of the little trams and hitched a ride back to the car.  

Here is a link to some of the images I captured.  There are a bunch of them so you may want to view them in stages :) More time on your hands?  View the slide show.

A special thanks to my Cerritos walking group who gave me the heads up about the free day at The Huntington.  

Monday, June 1, 2009


This image was captured from the floor beneath the capitol dome in Sacramento, California.
Every week someone asks me if I have a web site where they can see my work, and every week, I shake my head and say no - not yet.  I'm sure some people who would be willing to model for me, take my lack of a web presence for a sign that I am not really serious about this work.

I still have so many unanswered questions. How do I get people to model for my fine art projects. What is the best way to get my images out - so people will be able to recommend me to people who want a special portrait of their parent, or their child? How much time am I willing to spend building a referral network?   When someone wants to purchase large prints, who will help me with some of the technical aspects of the work? (Do I really need to know how to create archival prints or cut mats?) Where do my travel images fit in with the contemporary portraiture and other personal projects I have started? How many hours am I willing to give to the commercial aspects of this work?

Although I still don't have the answers to all my questions, I've decided to take the plunge. I'm working vigorously on my website, and those of you who follow this blog will be the first to know when it's time to pop the champagne corks.