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Has anyone seen this recent video by Pink called Perfect? I am so moved by the video and it’s message that I am at a loss for words, which if you know me, is pretty rare!

I love that Pink is reminding us to be ourselves and we may not always fit in. I think that is one of the reasons I have always been drawn to her music, her struggles, and her realness about life. I think the messages out there in the media that we are constantly bombarded with have a huge impact on us and especially to young girls.

I was one of those funky, edgy, silly, artistic girls that didn’t care (or at least tried not too) what everyone else thought. I was a darkroom junkie with me, myself, and my stop bath having a great ‘ol time just about every afternoon. I wasn’t into sports or cheer or any of the “groups and clicks”. I was just trying to figure out who I was and I sometimes am still doing that today even now that I’ve grown up (sort of) and am a mommy of two amazing little girls. I want them to grow up knowing that I think they’re perfect. Perfect as themselves. Perfect and unique, Perfectly imperfect just like me.  I think sometimes we just need someone to remind us once in a awhile.

You Rock Pink!!

 

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I have been wanting to post the images from this awesome fashion photo shoot that I did in Griffith Park a long time ago! I love to mix things up and do something different so a fashion inspired session was perfect! Myself and some other fellow photographers had a little networking group together called Ambient L.A.  We went out to the old zoo location and just had a blast shooting. A big Thank you to Ben who put everything together including the zoo location, the models, the makeup, and hair stylists. Kestrin, one of the models, brought her vintage style car and it ended up being a perfect accessory to the shoot. I can’t wait to get back there and do some more cool things!! The old Griffith Park zoo area has some cool cages, greenery, and tons of possibilities to shoot in!! If anyone wants to do another fashion editorial style shoot there give me a holler!! Another big thank you to all of the amazing models, wardrobe stylists, hair, and makeup teams!

Kestrin Pantera

Sara Bell

Hannah Bergman

Grant Tanguma

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I’m still in beautiful Palm Springs for the SPA event (Senior Portrait Artists). I have learned so much and it’s been amazing to learn from these incredible photographers. Tonight I won some super groovy new background from the uber talented Scott Crosby!! Yahoo!! Can’t wait to get back home to Valencia (okay that’s not entirely true) and try out some of the great ideas and tips I’ve learned about photography and how to grow as an artist!

It’s amazing to watch some of these photographers work and see how they do what they do. Some are very technically oriented and others are much more carefree and focus more on their connection with the subject rather than having the perfect lighting setup. Very cool stuff. I want to be at SPA year round now!! haha!!

I’m still not quite sure why the Senior Picture craze is not all over the Los Angeles area like it is in so many other parts of the country. At this amazing turning point in a teens life, why wouldn’t they want to mark this milestone with cool photos? I sure did! I remember that I couldn’t wait to have my senior pictures taken!! Seriously!! Anyway, I am super stoked to get home a shoot a ton of senior pictures with all of these great new ideas!!

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