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Brooklyn Bridge
       
     
Silhouette Mountain
       
     
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Matador State Beach
       
     
Malibu Pier
       
     
Pacific Beach Sunset
       
     
Blue Hour
       
     
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Karl the Fog
       
     
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Light rain in Central Park
       
     
Philly Views
       
     
Laguna Mist
       
     
Featured Post of Pacific Beach on 10 News
       
     
Malibu Coast
       
     
Dumbo Carousel
       
     
Dumbo Carousel

Night falls and the illumination of the carousel inside the glass box comes to life.

Ventura Harbor
       
     
Ventura Harbor

This is one of my favorite shots! I was so stoked to capture it.  The reflection on the water and gradient from the light orange to the water below is my favorite element. 

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Brooklyn Bridge
       
     
Brooklyn Bridge
Silhouette Mountain
       
     
Silhouette Mountain

The rolling clouds create a beautiful crown around the hills of the Ventura County coastline

Oxnard Shores sunrise
       
     
Oxnard Shores sunrise

Quiet morning in the canals of Oxnard shores

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Matador State Beach

Yesterday I had a maternity shoot at Matador State Beach.  I knew the family from elementary school and had not seen them in years.  It was beautiful to see their now growing family. 

I had never shot at Matador State Beach and was excited to see the caves captured by so many photographers.  After climbing down the stairs we realized the tide was extremely high, barely even leaving a beach and the caves were almost submerged. The caverns would be exposed when a set rolled out but safety of your clients should always be your main concern. 

After the shoot I had to send up the drone to capture the last light of the sunset.  I wanted to the composition of the image to appear divided in half as if it was a folded paper.  I knew the orange tone in the sky would compliment nicely with the blue ocean water.  You can see here in the photograph how high the tide was and how close the shoreline is to the cliff edge.  

I will definitely be returning here again.

Malibu Pier
       
     
Malibu Pier

Long exposure capturing faint Malibu Pier lights reflecting off the waves below. 

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Pacific Beach Sunset

Aerial viewpoint of Crystal Pier Hotel that jets out from the popular Garnet Avenue and Ocean Blvd intersection in Pacific Beach, San Diego.

Blue Hour
       
     
Blue Hour

The Fifth Avenue Clock is illuminated as blue hour begins. The Flatiron Building peaks from behind.

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Karl the Fog
       
     
Karl the Fog

Karl the Fog rolling above the city of San Francisco on a cold day. 

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Light rain in Central Park

A gloomy stroll through the windy pathways of Central Park.

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Philly Views

Woke up for a spontaneous trip to Philadelphia to go exploring. Jumped on a greyhound, roamed the streets, checked out the Liberty Bell and did a taste test at Pat and Geno's. Before the end of the day my friend and I grabbed a pint of Oktoberfest at Morgan's Pier and had some great conversation. This was such an awesome view and was a change of pace from the city. 

Laguna Mist
       
     
Laguna Mist

Laguna shoreline has a cooling layer of mist hovering in the air that refreshes the body on a hot summer day. 

Featured Post of Pacific Beach on 10 News
       
     
Featured Post of Pacific Beach on 10 News

http://www.10news.com/lifestyle/family/list-10-places-in-san-diego-to-people-watch?page=2

Malibu Coast
       
     
Malibu Coast

This image brings me a sense of peace.  I've been wanting to capture an aerial landscape at blue hour as I love those deep hues you can only get after golden hour fades.  Blue hour actually only lasts about 15 minutes so I knew I had to have the drone in place with the composition I wanted to ensure I would get my shot.

I would say this essence of photography is a great metaphor for growing in your career.  There is so much work that goes into preparation, gathering the materials, developing your skills, attempting great shots and failing, being patient, and then positioning yourself in the most ideal way so you are ready for the opportune moment.

I've learned an incredible amount from self teaching, from visual design to time management.  As a freelancer, your success lies solely in your hands and you must overcome hurdles by pushing yourself outside of your comfort zones, self promotion, and subjecting yourself and your work to critique and criticism even when you have a personal attachment to the things you create. 

What fuels me is knowing that my best work is ahead.  With only picking up a camera a year ago I know I have an incredible amount to learn but have made great strides since my beginning.  I am so grateful to be able to learn from those who have paved a way before me and I look forward to the new things I can create as my skills mature over time.