Dallas hairdresser and all-around fashion guru, Gregg Asher, came by for a promo and portrait shoot a couple weeks ago. He brought along some friends to get in on the action, his partner David, his dog Logo and his friend Tara Harper, who is one of the cast members for the upcoming Bravo show, Most Eligible Dallas. Gregg runs a fashion blog, which can be found at www.fashionbaggage.com.
This month I headed back to Los Angeles to shoot Justine and Seth’s wedding at the beautiful Bel Air Country Club. Justine is the younger sister of one of my best friends so I’ve know her a long time and it was a pleasure to be there to capture her special day. We we lucky – blue skies and beautiful weather and a gorgeous outdoor setting. Plus I had my good friend and talented photographer, Brian Thompson, on hand to shoot with me, which made the whole thing more fun. Not to mention the fact that this crew really loved a good party and once the dancing started, it never stopped! Congratulations Seth & Justine – all the best to you for a wonderful marriage!
I love the little ones. Mary Clare was about three weeks old on the day of her first professional portrait shoot. Even with the house so warm the rest of us were sweating, she took a while to fall asleep, but when she did, we got some priceless photos. Her big brother George wasn’t so keen on having his picture taken, but I managed to sneak in a few anyway. What a sweet and beautiful family!
Wanting to expand my range of portrait shooting styles, I asked my friend and soon to be two-time Ironman, Brian if he would bring his bike and come pose for me. What I had in mind were some highly stylized and edited athlete images. Something that would work well as a promotional shot for competitive athletes and trainers. He was a great sport about letting me repeatedly spray him with a water bottle and mounting his bike on a trainer against a gray backdrop made a perfect set-up for some really artistic post-production.
Alicia and Deddy were first married in Tel Aviv a little less than a year ago. But with their American ceremony fast approaching, they wanted some wedding portraits to capture the moment. It was great fun, because the dress Alicia wore was from her Israel nuptials and she would be wearing a different dress for this next event so we could play a little during this shoot, located in Griffith Park during my recent trip back to LA. Something to think about for other brides – a post wedding portrait session in an unlikely or unconventional location, affectionately known among photographers as a “Trash the Dress” session. We don’t usually trash the dress, by the way, but it might get a little dirty. Or even wet.