Happy Tuesday everyone As always, another great week of image creation and artistry, meeting with new people and life as I know it.
First off, last week began with a terrific headshot session with veteran actor Joseph Cardinale, the father of a friend of mine from my Movement for Actors
class over at the Edge
. Joseph has been an actor now for 30 plus years, and has done everything from film, TV, musicals, theater, you name it! It was a fun and enlightening session listening to Joe, about his experiences, his life, how proud he is of his children and grandchildren, and life in general. A huge thank you goes out to both he and his daughter Tina for allowing me to photograph him for future roles! We got a lot of great shots, and I’m certain he’s going to have a hard time choosing which ones to use!
Joe isn’t this intimidating when you meet him, it was just a prop he had in his pocket, so we decided to use it. Works though!
This is more like it
Friday I had the unique opportunity to photograph my good friend Ele Keats for a personal project. Superb, sensual, provoking, enticing, sexy, alluring, teasing, beautiful photographs that you guys won’t be able to see! Sorry! They’re for one dude only, and that’s NOT me! Maybe if we’re lucky she’ll let me post a few, but for now, all the images we created are for her cool boyfriend Jason – what a lucky guy! Enjoy the photos you two, and thanks to Ele for asking me to create them with her. Oh, and thank you to my art director, Cindera Che, and our terrific MUA Christine – you guys rock! Would love to do more work with you again!
On Sunday, I met up with my next bridal couple, Mike and Sandy who has so graciously asked me to photograph their upcoming wedding. I know Mike from my high school days, and from photographing his big sister’s wedding back in 2008. They have asked me to photograph their big day and I’m so excited to do so! What’s even more cool is that these two have been going out for 10 years now! Wow! You go guys! Can’t wait
Here’s a quick photo of them:
Finally, the reason why I also entitled this entry as “Life in general” (aside from mentioning it in the opening paragraph) is that yesterday, Monday, I visited my Tita Becky (aunt in english) in San Diego who isn’t doing so well. I hadn’t seen her in about four years, ever since my grandmother died. Seeing her again after all these years was great, and quite frankly reminded me that sometimes we let our own lives “get in the way” of spending time or seeing those who mean something to us. I have to admit that I am guilty of letting these years go by without having seen her, and it truly is something I regret. As she lay there, her spirits were up, talking, and sometimes joking as I have always known her to, ever since I was a kid. Her mind as sharp as ever, yet her body battling for its survival. You never know what life will throw at you, what lies around the next corner, or what tomorrow may bring. But what I’ve learned is that people don’t usually give up; they don’t fault you for not having seen them in a while; every moment counts, and that there are always people there to help you even when you don’t think there are any. As my aunt battles through this disease, I am comforted in knowing that she is surrounded by people who are there to make sure she gives it her best shot, regardless of the outcome.
Paraphrasing “Ferris Bueler” – LIfe goes by really fast, and if you don’t stop and look around, it’ll pass right by you. The lesson here is to stop, take a deep breath, look around, and cherish what you have, cause sadly it won’t be here forever, but the memories you keep of it will, and should you honor each moment, then these good times will never leave or pass you by.
Thanks for stopping by everyone. And have a terrific week