February 1, 2017

The Hanover Family

Twas the night before Christmas… quite literally. The Hanover Family, like so many others, is strewn all about the country most days of the year. Thank goodness I was available to photograph Vivian and her family on Christmas Eve while all the kids were in town. What a perfect night to document your family legacy by planning a photo session on Christmas Eve. The weather was the most interesting part of the photo shoot however, which […]
January 17, 2017

Elements of a Great Portrait

There is no reason to wait to get your portrait taken.  We all have our own excuses. You may want to loose more weight, grow out your hair or get more sun.  In all honesty, none of us will ever feel perfect enough. The elements of a great portrait have nothing to do with how you look but rather how it all works together.  Embrace your natural beauty in whatever state it is is in right now and take […]
January 4, 2017

Contributor Article – Sunsets at the Bluffs and Palisades

Since October 2015 I have been working with the Sunsets at the Bluffs and Palisades as a contributing photographer. It has been a privilege working with Paul Anderson of N2 Publishing. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the families in the neighborhood as well the other sponsors. I’ve made some really nice friends. I especially like photographing the events like the restaurant reviews and cooking events, not only fun but really good food! Woohoo… Bonus! […]
December 22, 2016

The Magazine Shot – Exploration of Retouched Photographs

October 17, 2016

Should You Be Self Branding?

From political campaigns to the Kardashians, we’re surrounded by people who are also brands. So what does that mean for business owners and entrepreneurs? Should everyone be self branding? What is Self Branding? Effective marketing is all about catching the attention of your audience and making them interested and excited enough to turn into paying customers. Branding is so important for big companies. We see certain logos or taglines and immediately know what to expect. […]
September 19, 2016

A Different Kind of Networking Event in SLO County

I was honored to be invited to participate and photograph a very unique networking event in SLO county. Organized and hosted by Lisa Burger ( The event was called Project Prajña. Prajña is defined as “direct insight into the truth taught by the Buddha, as a faculty required to attain enlightenment”. The Purpose The purpose of this event was to generate a new understanding to the people you meet while networking. There are so many networking events in SLO County. […]
August 1, 2016

Personally Branding a Website

A great photograph is a powerful tool to promote a brand and quickly convey a message to an audience.  But how do you personally brand a website? The first step is generating a diverse portfolio of images of yourself. This article will help you understand how you can use a portfolio of images to tell your story in a flash. Websites that have been personally branded take into consideration the whole picture, so to speak, of who that […]
July 5, 2016

Building Your Brand

Developing a successful business is all about image.  Building your brand is just smart business. After your brand takes off this will make all your marketing so much easier because your audience will already “Get You”. Their first impression is based on how you present yourself as well as what others say about you. Therefore, the obvious thing to do is to give your audience the image you want them to see right at the beginning. In […]
January 26, 2016

Capture Fleeting Reality

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer well know for his concept of The Decisive Moment. Which basically means one should capture an image with and intuitive sight at the precise moment. “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture that…you must know with intuition when to click the camera.” Have a favorite photographer or photographer’s quote you’d like to share? Please let me know.  
May 18, 2015

The First in The Surf

May 6, 2015

Confidence is the New Sexy!

“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” Blake Lively Confidence is the new sexy! It’s amazing to me how many people, especially women, are not satisfied with how they look. Let’s take for example, a beautiful woman looking at a portrait of herself. She will fixate on the things she does not like: a pimple, her nose, her arms, or whatever she feels is not acceptable and does not meet her standard of what […]
March 1, 2015

Makeup Workshop

~ Makeup Workshop ~ Thursday, April 23, 2015 / 6pm – 8:30pm Have you always felt like you never quite perfected your makeup skills? Now you can feel like a master! FEE: $10.00 advance payment, $15 the night of the class – Class fee covers the photo shoot and materials provided by Ginici Studios Master your makeup in this two hour workshop. You’ll learn the proper way to apply it for your specific face shape […]
October 29, 2014

Dr Susan Lundgren

I am a photographer and I do glamour, but I have been a photographer for over 20 years and I also love to tell a story. Editorial photography brings the viewer into not only the person but what the person is doing and where they are.  This new photo shoot of Dr. Susan Lundgren with Ptera Wellness , a Naturopath in San Luis Obispo (SLO), CA.  One of my favorite shoots I’ve done this year. I got such a […]
October 22, 2014

Don’t Be An Egg Head – Get great business portraits

Learn how to get great business portraits: How do you ensure a great first impression? Having self confidence in yourself and what you do shows others you have trust in your own powers and abilities. How is your Avatar online or your business marketing portraying you in your business? Sometimes the “Selfie” just doesn’t cut it, and leaving your Avatar blank is worse because your then appear like you don’t follow through with things (incomplete profile) or you […]
September 28, 2014

They Never Forget

August 12, 2014

The Uber Talented Talia

I had the pleasure of meeting Talia 4 years ago when I first moved to the Central Coast. I was immediately impressed by her talent and had no idea at the time that she was only 15. Now that a year has past from her graduating from High School I’ve had the pleasure of performing with her many times on stage and one very special performance at Carnegie Hall with our dance troupe SaJa and […]
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