Frank Toncar – Musician!

My daughter’s boyfriend, Frank Toncar, is a musician that has a Reggie Band called Two Days Until Tomorrow. I had an opportunity to take some photos of Frank for his new website. Love his vibe!!! Very talented, playing multiple instruments, too!Reggie Band Frank ToncarReggie Musician Frank ToncarReggie Musician Frank Toncar

Head shots of a Drummer/ producer/ composer!!!

I had the most fun photographing Steve Teipe for an image to use on his new CD. He is a drummer, producer and a composer!!! His style is rock, pop, r&b, funk, neo soul, alternative, indie and beyond. To check out more on Steve please go to his website:

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One Year Lived – Portraits of Adam Shepard

I had an opportunity to photograph author, Adam Shepard. He wrote One Year Lived. He had $25 in his pocket and dropped in a random city and had to survive on his wits. His goal was to get a job, find a place to live and at the end of year have $2500 in cash. I love the premise and getting to know Adam. After meeting with Adam, I decided that an urban location would be perfect and picked downtown Los Angeles. Here are some of my favorites.001002The above image was photographed at the new museum, The Broad. Great backdrop. 004Walt Disney Concert Hall is another great place to photograph with backdrops of the city.

Head shots – Orange County Photography

The type of head shots I do are not the traditional images, in the studio in front of a backdrop. I prefer outdoors for the beauty of natural light. What makes a successful head shot is the consultation. I discover what the client is all about and their needs for their images. I craft the shoot around that knowledge. I am featuring four different clients in this blog and each session was unique and not the same. 
Belen 004 LogoBelen is an Immigration Lawyer that needed a head shot for her web site and some images for advertising. I met with Belen at her office in Fullerton. She picked this office as they’re in an historical building that used to be a hotel and she loved the history & beauty of it. After talking with Belen and walking with her around the grounds of the building, it was a perfect fit to do the shoot there. It reflected her personality and showed her place of business. She used the above image for her website and another image below for advertising.1888927_385165818292170_369400213_oDesi 006 LogoDesi is an actress that does indie films and theater. She needed some updated head shots. For Desi’s Consultation, we met at her home. We talked about her life, movies, traveling and what she loves. Our conversation got me thinking about the Walt Disney Concert Hall with all its stainless curves and I just knew it would be ideal for Desi because of the look and the building being associated with the arts. After seeing the images, she felt good that they represented who she is as a person and actress. Desi 001Adriana is an entrepreneur that is starting a new business and just recently cut all her hair off. She needed photos for her new website and social network. Her business is going to be very hip and she wanted to convey a modern look. Adriana 001 logo
Adriana 053 Logo Retouched  cropped018 LogoMy second time to photograph Pauline. I did some family portraits of her and photographed her son for his high school senior portraits. When Pauline got accepted in to a MBA program at Wharton and needed a professional head shot, she called me. We did some professional images and more casual images for Facebook.001 LogoI had such a great time working with each one of these beautiful ladies creating some strong images for them.