They are just high school students!

They are just high school students and not professional dancers, that it what I had to keep reminding myself through tonight’s performance of the University High School Dance Company’s show, “Rooted”.  If you live anywhere in the OC or can get to the OC, give yourself a treat and go see this show.  You have […]

Irvine Dance Company Picture

Helping hands.

It’s Apple Pickin Time!

We always look forward to an apple picking trip to Oak Glen in the Yucaipa area of California.  There are so many great things to do in the area besides apple picking, like the corn maze or craft fair shopping.  What is your favorite apple treat?

First Experience With AirBNB

I heard of this thing, airbnb, so I wanted to give it a try.  Bed and Breakfast stays are usually swanky upscale affairs here in the US, whereas in Europe it is the complete opposite.  They can be fancy but usually it is a reasonably priced alternative to a hotel stay in someone’s home. […]


Director Maureen Cunningham

This video was for a women’s conference originally.  We had a poem and some volunteers.  The concept was entirely directed by me, it was a lot of fun, for all of us, I think.  We didn’t have fancy equipment, a lot of time, or any professional actors. [youtube width=”420″ height=”315″ video_id=”T58N7UE8ZMc”]

Teen sisters portrait a treat for me!

These two sisters are absolutely beautiful, their beauty comes shining out from the inside.  They were a real treat for me to work with!  Very polite and thoughtful, funny and kind!  Young people of late have gotten a bad rap, I just want you out there to know there is hope.  With young people like […]

Irvine Modern Portrait Photographer begins.

Portrait photography is changing.  I am very pleased to be able to offer modern portrait photography. So what is so modern about modern portraits?  They can be used for business representation or social media or wall art.  A modern portrait should represent a glimpse into your soul, classy, yet unbuttoned.  Today’s best portrait, should be […]

The portrait photography will commence!

This is a test of the emergency portrait system, this is only a test.  Just checking the light in my natural light studio and had to grab the first passerby, stained t-shirt and all. Grand opening coming soon!



The 28 Day Challenge

As a photographer, I am always looking for ways to be better and to challenge myself.  Just the opportunity has arrived in the form of the 28 day challenge.  What is the  28 day challenge you ask.  It is online based education in which Sue Bryce, a world famous Award Winning Photographer based in Australia, […]

New Youtube Channel

There are times when you have to step out of your comfort zone.  I would much prefer taking your photograph or creating a story on video and not being the person in front of the camera, but times they are a-changing.  The only way that you will know what I can do is for me […]

New Friends

Accepting an invitation to an open house at Raymond Photography has yielded and great opportunity to make some new friends. It was a pleasure to meet The Anthony’s, both of them. Anthony Guerra who is founding a new learning platform for photography and business, HGR Solutions. And Anthony Holguin, who is the President of (PPOC) […]