Sunday, June 28, 2009

SoCal Cigar Alliance 1st Annual Long Beach Smoke

Saturday night was hot, beautiful and smokin. Or you could say it was beautifully smokin hot! I was asked to shoot the SoCal Cigar Alliance event held at the El Dorado Park Golf Course by Albert Espinoza at Taylor's Cigar Lounge. The event was a cigar lovers dream. They had beautiful ladies, a fantastic raffle, a silent auction with some of the best items I have ever seen and cigars galore! They served a wonderful dinner, had a rad band that kept things hopping and did I mention cigars? Of course, being the photographer I didn't have a chance to smoke one, but walking around I was able to savor some of the essence of tobacco and it was smooth.

The night started out super hot, but once that sun went down there was a cool breeze and event goers let loose. I had so much fun walking around shooting the tables, the shop owners (thank you all!) and the best of all the huge group shot out by the golf course. It's fun shooting a group of people, but shooting a group off 100+ cigar lovers as they smoke - yeah, cool just doesn't cut it. It was just plain fun!

Here are a few of the images I shot last night. For all of you that attended and want to see your photos, please see the shop owners and politely ask to see them.

Enjoy the festivities!

Last, but not least... shooting the group shot was a blast! Such a fun group and oh so much smoke!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Joelle - Sneak Peek!

Kymberli, Riley and I had the pleasure of meeting Joelle today. She has a natural presence in front of the camera. Not only was she polite and smiling the entire time, but in case you missed it she's also beautiful! We captured some amazing moments with her and these are but a few of the stunners.

Please, step back, put on the sunglasses and prepare yourself for hotness.

Brandon - Sneak Peek!

I can't believe that it has been almost a month since I last blogged. It's been a busy time of year and it took a session with Brandon to finally get me to get to typing. In case you haven't seen Brandon, my wife introduced him to us here. Today was my first time actually meeting him, but he is totally cool. Down to Earth, laid back and up for anything. He's one of the few models I see that takes direction, works it and sends the camera looking for a cigarette.

We had an awesome time shooting. Here are just a few of the images from today. Make sure to brace yourself because if you can't handle sizzling you had better leave the room.