October 11, 2018

SLO Brand in the West, East Wellbeing and Tea

I loved working with Jill Stollmeyer of East Wellbeing and Tea.  She is a super nice and gracious person. I really enjoyed capturing a complete portfolio of what she offers and who she is.  Photographed her amazing staff performing several forms of massage, acupuncture & cupping. I also captured the tea bar and front counter, staff, and a skin care products as well as her organic tea blends. Finally, I was able to take some […]
August 18, 2018

Portraits of Grace Cutler, an Authentic Brand

Authenticity, compassion, Focus, fun, balance, equality, leadership, positive role model, free spirited. These are just some of the attributes that we came up with for Grace Cutler when defining her brand. An Authentic Brand Once a theme is developed during the defining of a brand the overall goal is to capture the persona of that brand. In this way people associate those primary characteristics when they see the persons face and/or hear or think of […]
July 7, 2017

Meet the Rainey Family

  Their journey began when Jenn and Dave met during a blind date at Giuseppe’s in SLO by an acquaintance who was determined to set them up. This is a summary from the story told by Tara Hobb’s, who wrote The Rainey family article for Sunset’s at the Bluffs and Palisades Magazine. Both June and July’s featured “Meet your Neighbor” article, Tara sends me them well in advance so that I get the “story” before I’ve […]
May 15, 2017

Meet Linda Waldon

Linda Waldon is an amazing style consultant who helps me with many of my clients photo session. On this day it was all about her let me tell you she is all about style. We set-up a full day photo shoot, did her makeup and used her husbands awesome art studio as part of the backdrop for her session. She now has an eclectic selection of images she can use for her own website and content […]
April 13, 2017

Polly Mertens Target Marketing Strategy

Meet Polly Mertens with Get Busy Thriving. Polly is a Recovery Coach who helps women recover and stop bulimia (or anorexia) forever. Polly wanted portraits of her that were dynamic and beautiful and ideal to brand her. Our target marketing strategy for attracting the right client to her was to show what a happy life one can have after recovering from bulimia. After struggling with bulimia for 20 years she has made a full recovery herself. It has become her mission to help […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
August 9, 2014

Sail Away From Safe Harbor

August 5, 2014

The First Folio – Irene Neale

Irene Neale, a great client and now a great friend. She was so fun to photograph. We were so into the session we both had to call our next appointments to tell them we were running just a little late. Her purpose for being photographed was to give her husband a very special anniversary gift after more than 30 years of marriage. I had no idea to what extent the effect would be. This is […]
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