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of offense and defence

I'm not usually a big fan of the words on a t-shirt around a picture thing, but I love this shirt from SackWear, it manages to seem horribly offensive and yet isn't really. Actually I'd probably like it more if it were offensive... offense is the best defense they say. And they would know.

new at nerdy shirts

There are so many of these samey-same sucker money from the poor 80's kids tees, but I have to admit that the gang at Nerdy Shirts make me shed a single tear of joy every time I cast my eyes upon theirs. Sigh.

$10 gift code at american pig

American Pig... weird name, cool stuff. We've just discovered that if you sign up for their mailing list, you'll be rewarded with a $10 voucher code to aid in your t-shirt buying adventures. That means you could pick up this nifty "World Grenade" shirt for only $4.99 or this Russell Forester design "Red White and Glue" (our favorite of the moment) for $19.99. BARGAIN!

Downtown Long Beach Photography

I got together with a group of photographers (thanks Sean, Drew, Rudy, and Britney!) in Downtown Long Beach for a photo session with my newlywed friends Marissa and Andy.

Long Beach has so many cool spots for shooting and it's fun to just walk and look around!

And of course, there's Birtney's studio:

(click on any image to view it larger!)
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threadless winners announced

The results are in for 'Boys Like Girls loves Threadless' and the grand prize winner is our favorite Threadless offering in a long while by Frank Barbara . The Christmas $10 sale may be over but the goodness just keeps coming. A special shout-out to the yellow nipples. Cool.

funkyness at chocosho

Check out Mauve Feather Flight at chocosho, designed by Moonblood T-shirts with a funky Native American-esque design. We think the super-long tee is just tops and we're going to go and buy 5 immediately.

Merry Christmas!

This year Reb, Lily, and myself wanted to see some Christmas lights so we made a short trip to Naples in Long Beach. We enjoyed our walk around the island and paused at each house that had amazing Christmas lights. Here's a couple of images from our walk:

The residents here really love to decorate their beautiful homes and they host an annual contest. It was also nice to see that everyone here were super friendly - it looked like we were in a Christmas movie where people were singing or saying "Hello and Merry Christmas!" The only thing missing was the fake snow falling down.

Reb pointing out one of her favorite houses.

$10 sale at the cotton factory

Our new favourite shop ever is having an ass kicking $10 designer tee sale! These are my personal favourites, I'd buy them but I'm off to buy a giant sandwich.
Makes me so happy.

welcome to duds!

Welcome to duds, your home of funky t-shirts and other such related duds. Keep visiting, we'll be up and running in no time, but while you wait, here's some music, and a few links to check out on the right.
Ok, I lied about the music.

Ritz Carlton Wedding Photography Marina del Rey

I'm 7 for 7. This year I had seven weddings happen on a day when it was supposed to rain. Each time people start to worry, I try to reassure them that I have a perfect record, and they kind of just say "huh?" God is truly on my side because each time when the rain was forecasted to come down, it would either stop long enough for the ceremony to proceed beautifully, or it would just turn out to be a gorgeous day for photography! So I'm stoked to do my last wedding of this year ending in a perfect record.

Nora and Robert are a loving and romantic couple which made it so easy to capture intimate moments this day. Their wedding ceremony started of at the Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey and concluded with an incredible ten course dinner at Prince Seafood.

I owe a HUGE thanks to Britney and Miguel who came out to shoot with me. They both came out with tons of killer images! (Click here to see the preview slideshow of our images) One of my favorites from the Ritz Carlton:

I love this!

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Pamela in Downtown Long Beach

I got together with friend photographers Britney and Jasmine to do a fashion shoot with Pamela. Pamela is an incredible model that Jasmine graciously set us up with. And Britney was kind enough to host at her studio in Downtown Long Beach. Here are a few of my favs: (click on any image to see it larger)

And here is Jasmine and Britney

Ladera Ranch Portrait Party

Amanda is an amazing makeup artist from Orange County. She commissioned me to do portraits of her makeup artistry and her good friends came over to model for us. They all did so well it turned into one of the funnest portrait sessions I've done! Here are a few of my favs: (click on the image to see it larger)

If you're a bride looking for a talented makeup artist, contact me about Amanda. That's her on the bottom right!

Reb is TWO!

Happy Birthday to Reb! You know the saying "how time flies when you're having fun" - totally true for me. That's because she's so awesome to hang around with. She's growing up so fast and I'm not missing a moment of it!

(Click here to view more pics on Rebekah's blog)

Rancho Las Lomas Wedding Photography

This time I was second shooter for my friend Britney for Christy and Mike's wedding. It was a gorgeous wedding at such an amazing place that I don't even know where to begin! Rancho Las Lomas by far has got to be the most interesting place for a wedding.

It has it's own private zoo with exotic birds, white tigers, lamas, a reptile zoo, zebras...

Totally fun place for a wedding!

And one of my fav shots of the night

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Wedding Photography Summit House, Fullerton

Josie and Jason had planned their wedding day to be at Summit House in Fullerton. The news forecasted rain, but God had other plans. It started to sprinkle when Josie and Jason's ceremony began, but the skies cleared up and everything came together beautifully.

This is Brandon!

This day was very special because it was also Jason's birthday!

Afterwards we headed to Hillcrest Park for a romantic photo shoot (Click here to see my fav pics in a slideshow)

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Anaheim Hills Golf Club Wedding Photography

It was tough at first for Yadira and Jerry because they had to move their wedding date a couple of times. One of those times was due to their church getting burned, and the repairs weren't going to be done in time for their October 14 date. But October 6 couldn't have been a better date - Yadira and Jerry's wedding day was picture perfect with deep blue skies, gorgeous weather, and a beautiful place for pictures! They got married at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church and during the ceremony they were serenaded by a mariachi band. We did all the photo sessions at The Hills in Anaheim Hills since there were so many great spots.

I love this!

(Click here for a slideshow of my favorite pics)
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Wedding Photography Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Congratulations to Sheri and Kurt! We started the day with a photo session inside the Long Beach Hyatt, then we walked around The Pike in Downtown for some fun shots. The shot below shows Sheri in front of a beautiful art installment in the hotel.

The Long Beach Convention Center

I always have a great time when Britney comes along to shoot with me - as she got some amazing shots of the wedding day (Click here to view the slideshow with some of our pics)

Their son Kysen enjoying the ceremony!

I totally love it when I'm honored as a guest!
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