First, a little disclaimer: it’s not like I can just lay my eyes on some random couple who just started dating and then proceed to declare, “I see them having a future together! They are going to end up marrying each other!” or “That is not going to work! They’re not meant to be!” For […]Read more "Maybe I’ve Been California Dreaming: Winright and April"
Wasn’t it only a little over a year ago that designer Mark Tenchavez launched a shoe line under his Shandar brand? I mean, to me it feels like only yesterday that I photographed his muses (models Marjay Ramirez and Cielo Ramirez, pastry chef Gayle Urgello, and lawyer Christina Garcia-Frasco) for the catalog of his premiere […]Read more "The Heels Meet the Hills: Shandar Goes to L.A."
Couple of photos that I took of my sister’s best friend Theresa, who’d flown in from Amsterdam to visit us in California for 9 days. Yes, you read that right: 9 days. Apparently that’s all the vacation that some people need, and I salute them, because to the impractical and impossible little brats like myself […]Read more "It’s Fly When Girls Stop By for the Summer 2: Theresa"
There’s a certain quality to driving—or, in my case, riding in cars with friends (‘cause I can’t drive to save my life)—around Southern California that you just don’t get anywhere else. Something about the regal, towering palm trees that line the streets, the ocean breeze that blows against your face (when you’re cruising down the […]Read more "It’s Fly When Girls Stop By for the Summer: Catherine and Eunice"
There is one thing I love more than California, and that’s my little niece Mikaela, who happens to be, well, made in California! To say that I’ve adored her since she was born is kind of an understatement—truth is, I’ve been head over heels with her even before she could pop out of her mommy’s […]Read more "Let’s Hear it for America’s Sweetheart: Baby Mikaela"
It was one of those days. You know, when you feel like you need to go out there and do something new? It had gotten to the point where I felt what I was doing was getting monotonous. I had done couples, families, children, some catalog work… I felt like I needed to expand my […]Read more "The Other Side of Tinseltown: Vince Baguio"
Nothing fascinates me more than a good old California love story. And I’m not just talking about those that we see on TV—you know, like, the love triangles that make shows like The Hills, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and Melrose Place go ‘round. I’m talking about those that we see on the big […]Read more "We’re Young and Under California Grace: Kris and Rotchel"