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Sensual Wine Tasting Tips 101 – Stop and Smell the Rosés

I took a survey on olfactory pleasures: What are the best things in life to sniff? Some said they love the smell of a campfire on the beach. Others like garlic sautéing in olive oil. Many prefer the

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Day of the Dead In Tijuana – Learn How to Party with Your Now Departed –

Dia de los Muertos is a fall celebration in Latin America dedicated to welcoming the return of the dead. Ooooh don’t be scared, its really quite beautiful. In fact, I am so in love with the

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La Petite Boheme

When la petite boheme Sophia, visited us at the Blue Lagoon my camera was immediately held hostage by her day-glo eyes!!  She has a quiet beauty and an anarchist spirit that I love.  I didn’t

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Magic Carpet Vibes

Model Amber Flowers takes a magic carpet ride back in time wearing treasures from our vintage clothing trove! We are Rock n’ Roll bohemes and we loove jewel tones, rich textures and mixing it

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The Creature From the Blue Lagoon

In the heart of the jungle (at our Orange County residential studio compound) we pay homage to the 1950’s horror film The Creature from the Black Lagoon.   Wearing a mix of hard black leathers

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The Emerald Triangle

The “Emerald Triangle”, the triad of Trinity, Humboldt and Mendocino Counties in Northern California. This is the home of BigFoot herself and secluded StarWars filming locales.  The

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The Birthday Suit

The Birthday Suit, a classic that you made your first debut in, a woman’s most beautiful outfit, a present from God! Any size goes, S M L or XL, all thats required is a love of femininity and

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Model Amber Flowers blossoms in pink

On our studio property in Orange County,where the the bougainvillea bloom a vibrant hot-pink all year long, we photographed model Amber Flowers in our vintage clothing collection. Amber wore a

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Photos with my lover: California desert road trip

The desert always centers me. There is something really wonderful about cruising on the open road with the windows down listening to classic rock. I love the approaching clouds of a desert storm

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Photographs with my lover: Summer in the mountains

In a delightful cabin in the middle of the woods I found a beautiful feather and wrapped it in my hair. It was all I needed to complete my wardrobe for the warm summer day! Finding a feather is a

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Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival

In love with photographing balloons!! They are so magical. I took this photo at the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival. I have many shots of the vibrant balloons that filled the air against

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Photoshoot of fitness/nutrition coach Laura Heikkila

Sexy bitch Laura Heikkila sporting heels & fitness clothes for the promo material of her new venture  Your Fit Concierge.  I think women in their 40’s are super hot.  Traffic stopped for

Childrens Photo shoot on the ranch, Little Cowboys

I love these little cowboys. They are authentic little ranchers. Their days are spent roping cattle with dad and playing on the ranch. Dirt, trucks & guns; they are all boy.

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Erotic Landscape Photos – Mother Nature

I started shooting suggestive landscapes in response to my work getting censored for being “inappropriate”.  It was nudity in the purest and most beautiful form. Its absurd that it

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childrens portrait photographer – simple soulful portraits of Dustin & Jake

Dustin is 14. It’s one of my favorite times to photograph boys; they are beautifully awkward in their transition from boy to man. Jake is 12 and still has the tender sweetness of boyhood. He

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Del Mar Race – Opening Day Fashions – San Diego

In celebration of Del Mars 75th anniversay, I wanted to capture photographs with a timeless appeal. I love  looking at nostalgic pictures of times gone by when ladies and gents dressed to the nines

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Gay Pride Parade – San Diego

The Gay Pride Parade in San Diego was a fantastical party drawing thousands of supporters. A plethora of rainbows and colorful people filled the streets. With a mutual vision of a world free of

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Palm Springs Wedding Photography at Korakia Pensione

Ashley & Josh Ashley & Josh celebrated their wedding with a weekend get away to the charming and rustic Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs. They reserved all 28 villas for guests to enjoy an

Andrew in venice…collectively

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Artistic childrens photography: Stellar Children

Space Travel Nebulae (where stars are born) Arrival of the indigo Luminosity

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Temecula childrens photography of future FMX and motorcross superstar! Ryder

Notice how the story transitions from toy motorcycle, to bicycle, to quad, to motorcyle with dad, to finally the bliss of freedom when Ryder sits on his own motorcycle! I loved photographing this

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San Diego Polo Club – Opening Day

San Diego Polo Club opening day June 2012 provided lots of eye candy for my camera to feast on. Party dresses in a rainbow of colors persuaded me to shoot more color rather than black & white

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Youth portraits Class of 2012

Photographs of Sophia that doubled as a senior portrait session and a modeling portfolio. Sophia has an FMX track that is insane! on her property. I love girls like Sophia who can get on a dirt bike

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In honor of The Festival of Mothers

I believe becoming a mother gives us a stamina that we never knew we had. For the child creates a newly born energy that empowers us with pure mental,physical and emotional strength. It is the

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Wine country scenic vineyard rows

I’ve been building a body of work of Temecula wine country. Im not showing any yet but I thought Id share this one for now. I don’t typically do scenic landscapes, but I must say it has

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My Boys

My boys are so rad. They have long hair but they say they aren’t hippies. They’re not into the peace and love thing but they are anti-establishment, which makes me so proud. I

Wine country portrait of wine maker David Vergari

Photographing the brilliant wine maker for Thornton Winery, David Vergari was awesome. We photographed him during bud break this spring to emphasize the importance of quality grapes in order to

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Temecula Chef Volker Lutz

The beautiful and sexy wine blog Must featured one of my portraits of Chef Volker Lutz. The blog by friends Michael & Karon Cartwright celebrates art, wine and cuisine in Temecula & Southern

Temecula wine country – world of wine event – california

The annual World of Wine event in Temecula wine country, hosted by the Temecula Wine Growers association included the participation of over 30 wineries! The weather was a perfect 80 degrees and we

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Non traditional wedding at Ponte Winery Temecula California

                                                                                           Brian & Gina As a vintage lover myself I seem to get a lot of vintage inspired weddings. Brides that