Pusser’s Rum

In a fast-paced, ever-changing world it is refreshing to find something that hasn’t changed in a long time. Pusser’s Rum is a company based on tradition. They blend and distribute from five stills in Guyana and Trinidad. It has been made the same way for hundreds of years. Andrew Spurgin LTD and Snake Oil Cocktail…

French Party

Andrew Spurgin and Janice Dodge pull off another oppulent time-travel dinner. This one took place in Rancho Santa Fe with a French theme and incredible decor and cuisine.

Moulin Rouge Party

It is always a pleasure to work with Andrew Spurgin LTD. This dinner party was Moulin Rouge themed and red, black, and lace were in full bloom. Thanks as always to the team and guests for a fun and visually spectacular evening.

Arriana, Jordan & the Twins

Just a few weeks ago I photographed Arriana and Jordan¬†before their twin daughters, Mia and Julia arrived. The twins are now a month old and were definitely ready for their first photoshoot. Here are a few selects from the session. My cuteness quota is used up for the year ūüôā

David & Felix

Few things are more beautiful than witnessing two people commit their lives to one another, especially when Bali is the setting. David, Felix and thirty friends and family made the journey, coming from three continents, to this small island at the center of the Indonesian archipelago. Bali oozes with its own unique charm. The smiles,…

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The ocean is the lifeblood of our planet. Having spent most of my adult life planning, saving for, and visiting many of the world’s best scuba diving locations, I have truly seen and experienced the plethora of beauty the ocean has to offer. With that I have also witnessed frightfully rapid climate change in every…

Elizabeth & Alfredo

Fifteen years is a long time to wait, but it’s worth it for your soulmate. Alfredo and Elizabeth knew this. They are truly destined for each other and their wedding expressed that perfectly. From the whimsical comic book details to the beautiful Catholic ceremony at the Immaculata Church the character of these two bright souls…

Barrel Smoker Dinner III

On a sleepy Thursday morning I received a text from chef extraordinaire Andrew Spurgin, “can you shoot an event tonight?” I’ve learned that when Andrew invites me to an event it behooves me to make it happen, no matter how short the notice. The third instalment of the Barrel Smoker Dinner Series was no exception….

Katie Kline

Katie Kline is an up an coming actress. We had lots of fun doing different poses (sad poses are hard!) and she was a pleasure to work with.

Ladainian Tomlinson Charity Event

Oggis Pizza in Vista hosted a charity dinner for the Ladainian Tomlinson’s Touching Lives foundation. All proceeds went directly to helping youth in Southern California and Texas. Here’s a few pictures from the event.

Jaynes Gastropub

If you can’t afford a trip to the UK to try contemporary English foodie pub fare – Jaynes Gastropub is the next closest thing. Jon and Jayne, owners and proprietors. have put thought into every detail of their restaurant. Everything from the decor to the food oozes class and charm. If you haven’t been here…

Alfredo and Elizabeth Engagement

Engagement sessions are a fun, easy way to get to know your photographer. Not only do you get some great photos but it gives the photographer a chance to figure out your angles, sense of humor, dynamic as a couple, and begin building your friendship (which helps tremendously when it comes to the big day)….

Scripps Gala

I recently had the pleasure of shooting the Scripps Gala for the opening of the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. This was an incredible event with amazing food for over 900 guests. I worked closely with Andrew Spurgin, who designed the menu and managed a few dozen chefs and many more servers to make it all…

CB Boxing

Special thanks to trainer Paul Valerde, Boxing 2000, and Charles Bosecker for the gig. Visit the CB Boxing Managements facebook page for current info.

Motor Transport Museum

About a month ago I stumbled upon the Motor Transport Museum¬†while in Campo, CA. It was love at first sight. A former mill tower rises to nearly 100′ and makes the museum a landmark. The mill is surrounded by wonderfully aged vehicles dating back to the 1800’s. Inside there are a dozen restoration projects underway….

1964 Christmas Party

It was a pleasure working with all of you, see you next time! Enjoy! *these are posted to a password protected page, please do not share these images without permission, thanks!

Willie Williford

About a year ago I purchased a Honda Insight. It is almost 15 years old but remains one of the most fuel efficient and low emission cars available today. Honda only sold about 17,000 1st generation Insights and an active community has formed around them. I posted some questions in an online forum shortly after…

Mylaina Tighe

Besides being beautiful Mylaina Tighe is a successful claims specialist with The Doctors Company. “I need a headshot that doesn’t make me look like I’m twelve,” were her instructions, I wish now that I had seen her old headshots. Her dog Nico is her trusty companion and so of course the photo shoot was not…

Summerfest Gala – Food

I recently photographed the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest Gala for event stylist¬†Andrew Spurgin. Design is something that I love in all things so I was like a kid in a candy store at this event. Andrew helped transform a beautiful home in Rancho Santa Fe into an opulent Chinese restaurant. The menu, which Andrew…

Leah Zeger

Leah Zeger is a violinist virtuoso. She has been playing at a professional level since her early teens. If I could photograph the people¬†she is gigging with, well, I’d be driving a much nicer car. In these photos Leah is confidently striding the ballroom of the Four Seasons hotel in Hollywood, embellishing her electric violin…

Shane Rutherford

Shane Rutherford is a modern artist living in Cardiff, California. He uses bright colors and bold designs to make everything from canvas paintings to decorative beer openers. Shane contacted me to shoot some of his custom made belt buckles and other products. Though it wasn’t part of the assignment, ¬†just had to shoot him creating…

Justin Mans

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and shooting Justin Mans for Interiors California Magazine. He was a great subject and very interesting to speak with. He travels the world finding incredible antiques and hardwoods. He brings the menagerie of things he finds back to the David Allen Collection showroom in Solana Beach, California. Interior…

Claus Sodenkamp

While I was shooting Leah Zeger at the Four Seasons in Hollywood I also shot a few of the staff at the Hotel. Claus Sodenkamp is a very charming fellow, the ladies seemed to be going back for more more tacos haha.

Butternut Squash and Lentil Soup

I have eaten squash soup with hill tribes in Laos, plantation workers in Sri Lanka, and camel men in India. It is a common dish amongst farmers and reminds me of places far away from cities where food supplies are grown or traded and purchased. My version mixes this simple rural treat with the fiery…

Quinoa Salad

Here is a delicious Quinoa Salad recipe I learned from my mother. 2 cups quinoa 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 red onion, finely diced 1 bunch of cilantro chopped ¬ľ cup lime juice ¬ľ cup golden raisons ¬ľ cup toast almonds 1 jalepeno deseeded and finely chopped 1 tbsp ground cumin 2 tsp salt 4…

Landscapes of Scotland

In the land of smokey whisky, pete bogs, and plaid kilts there is much to be discovered. Scotland was the last country of our four year trip around the world and a fitting place to finish. If you’re like Valerie and I you’ll enjoy these photos most with a glass of finely crafted single-malt, highland…

Landscapes of Portugal

Photos from a brief trip to Lisbon and Porto, Portugal. The lovely Valerie Orosco, Dan Dusek, and Terri Dusek were in attendance. Each day we walked around, took some photos, ate, walked more, ate, discussed what to do next, and then gave up and ate again.

Landscapes of Israel

I didn’t take many pictures in Israel. My attention was focused on trying to grasp what life is like there and how it came to be that way. I have never experienced information overload like I¬†did each¬†day I was there. At night I would collapse into bed mentally exhausted, asleep before my head hit the…

Jordan – the Red Desert

My first impressions of the middle east were formed in Jordan. In April of 2013 Val and I landed in Amman, Jordan’s largest city. We weren’t sure what to expect. ¬†Tremendous hospitality, rich history, and dramatic landscapes are wheat we found there. The kindness of the people is what immediately comes to mind when I…

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna is the deadliest of the world‚Äôs big mountains. One climber dies for every two that make it to the summit. Avalanches scour the entire standard route. Ed Viesturs, America‚Äôs premier high altitude climber and six time Everest summiter, spent 18 hours in the death zone climbing across a nearly flat ridge to avoid this…