Nothing makes you feel better than working for other small businesses and people you call friends. Getting the chance to do a redesign on Solorio Brewing’s website was one of those times that work isn’t really work. Plus, most customers frown on you drinking on the job, but Jennifer and Raul kept the beer cold and the photos hot. Cheers to another hoppy customer. Check out their new site HERE.
As a customer for 17+ years I was honored to help Koji-san shoot photos of his new restaurant location. Old Satsuma deleted us for many years and reminded us of the time Dina spent living in Japan. After almost 30 years he moved to a new location custom designed for Satsuma. Besides serving the best sushi in Rancho Cucamonga you now have a sparkling new waiting room, sushi bar and more booths to better serve their loyal customers. ありがとKoji-san, See you tomorrow.
Always nice to be greeted with a smile on the job and there is no better place than the dentist to get that welcomed grin. Dr. Amin at the Center for Modern Dentistry is in the process of updating his websites for his two local dental practices and needed some images. The refreshed sites are up and running with a complete rebrand scheduled for later in the year. If you are looking for a great dental team in Rancho these guys and gals are it.
The Altura commercial team was back at it again for another round of shooting. We continued the Face of Altura campaign with a different slogan. This time we met with Daniel and his family at the world famous Mt. Baldy Trout Ponds for a bit of fishing. Daniel and his son fish to get away from it all, it is their thing, but mom and brother were allowed to come this time to support them. I shot support images to complement the campaign for print media. Look for images in local branches and on billboards around the Inland Empire all year long.
Over the last 20+ years I have worked a lot with the Adams family. Now that Troy and Kara have a son that is racing karts and off road the cycle has officially begun again. Little Troy needed a few shots for a sponsorship deck and autograph cards so off to Adams Motorsports Park I went for a quick trackside portrait session. It was Little Troy’s 7th birthday so even mom came out to the track. It was one of those perfect evenings at Adams Motorsports Park that I have such fond memories of.
The Altura commercial team was back at it again for another round of shooting. We continued the Face of Altura campaign with a different slogan and this time a custom theme song. The Gilmore sisters sing together, cook together and even bank together. They even custom wrote a song for Altura that featured in the TV spot. Family comes first, and Altura is part of their family. I worked with the lighting team and shot drone footage to go along with the support images to complement the campaign for print media. Look for images in local branches and on billboards around the Inland Empire all year long.
Headed out to Auto Club Speedway for their annual Lefty’s Track Day charity event. A record number of cars came out this year to support the event. Two of North County’s Corvette clubs drove up for exclusive track time as did one of the local DeLorean clubs. Lefty’s Track Day lets you experience the thrill of driving your car or truck around the 2-mile oval for a good cause! 100% of your track lap and pace car ride donations benefit local schools and Lefty’s Reading Challenge. Donate a children’s book (new or lightly used) and receive a discount on your lap fee! All books received will be given to the Inland Empire United Way’s School Tools program for local classrooms. This year $4400 was raised. Highlights for me personally was riding shotgun in a 1959 Vette around the speedway shooting photos and seeing people in just beater cars go out for a lap. It was a fun event for everyone who came out.
Dina and I took advantage of award travel by heading to the UK for two weeks. Ireland and the Scottish Highlands were on the docket. Along with sheep, distilleries and castles we had no shortage of sights to see and amazing people to meet. Friends mocked me for taking the drone on vacation, but it earned us a free room and captured angles only available to birds.
So glad to be a part of Cherie and Robert’s big day May 25th, 2017 at Serendipity Garden Weddings. Together with the award winning Stan Lim we documented love, captured stolen moments, and shared in the passion that only weddings inspire. Congratulations to the happy couple, and cheers to a lifetime of memories together.
After 5 years of nothing the lemon tree randomly produced 1.5 of the strangest lemons I’ve ever seen. Rest of the fruit and veg look a little better. There is an ongoing debate on what that lemon actually is. Some say it is a Citron, others claim a Ponderosa Lemon, and few even think it is a sick tree and needs to be pulled out. Probably sick tree but hate to pull something that provides privacy from the back yard neighbors. Either way strangest lemon-like fruit I’ve ever grown.
Spent a great Friday out at CalSpeed shooting Duane Lawson’s karting team sponsored by Destiny Innovations and Supply Inc. and Piston Bones Team Graphics. It was a Tr-C Karters practice day that allowed me to catch up with many old friends I hadn’t seen in years. Snapped a few pic, shook a few hands and delivered hamburger payment to settle debts. Great working with Duane Lawson, Steve Jasinski, Logan Calvin and Miles Calvin on and off track.
Spent a beautiful Sunday with Niki, Jim, and their three kids on an engagement and family portrait shoot. Adding the kids into the mix made for a great time and some out of the ordinary engagement images. The only this missing was their dog, but he didn’t make it in time for hair and makeup. “Sean’s photography is breathtaking! So many family and friends keep saying how they’re the most beautiful photos they have ever seen. He made us feel completely at ease, which made the entire photo shoot fun and relaxing. It was an amazing time and our photos turned out awesome. We are looking forward to having him shoot our wedding in January!” – Niki the bride to be.
It is a rare occasion when you are able to combine two shoots into one. We were lucky that everyone’s schedules aligned and that the wind died down for a perfect Sunday morning photo opportunity. Niki and Jim were celebrating their new engagement and brought along their three kids for family portraits. Justin, Jamey, and Brendan were all great sports and took direction like pros. We had multiple locations and multiple wardrobe changes to keep things looking different. Congratulations to the happy couple and their wonderful family.