Archive for July 2010

P.S. I Love You Foundation: Day At The Beach 2010   Leave a comment

I was a volunteer mentor for the P.S. I Love You Foundation who organized “A Day At The Beach” for at-risk kids from low-income families and shelters.


Posted July 26, 2010 by Anastasia in Events

OC Photo Club Meeting – July 2010   1 comment

I attended the OC Photo Club meeting at the Heritage Park Library in Irvine, CA yesterday evening. Chris Diset and Kerry Garrison were the speakers and the topics were on “manual flash” and “portrait retouch in Lightroom 3”. While I had a general idea how to use the manual flash, I still learned some things about it. I also don’t have Lightroom 3, but I learned some things about that too.

Now, I’m off to experiment with the flash and take some test shots on my dog.

Posted July 14, 2010 by Anastasia in Meeting, Networking, Photographic Education

Laura and Stephen’s Wedding   1 comment

Last weekend, I had the pleasure to photograph Laura and Stephen’s wedding. It was a small wedding held at a scenic private location in Thousand Oaks, CA. While it wasn’t a large wedding, it was still a sweet and nice one.

Congrats to Laura and Stephen! Thank you for sharing a part of your lives with me and having me at your special day!

To view more photos from Laura and Stephen’s wedding, visit:

Posted July 10, 2010 by Anastasia in Weddings

Knowing Your Niche In Photography   Leave a comment

I attended a photography workshop in Seal Beach, CA on Monday that was hosted by the SoCal Photog Shootout group on facebook. The different genres of photographer covered were “weddings”, “babies”, “families”, “seniors” and “commercial/editorial”. There were about 50 photographers and we broke off into smaller groups. Each group rotated into different genres so that everyone would get a chance to photograph each type and from this, each photographer would learn what she/he enjoyed and like the most. The photographer leaders were Amber Fox (seniors), Joe and Mirta Barnet (weddings), John Mireles (commercial/fashion), Bobby Brown (families), and Jen Disney (babies). I think “babies” was my absolute favorite.

The wedding couple were Crystal and Tony. The fashion model was Evan Harney. The family was Robert and Heather & sons. The baby models were Kaya, Rhett, Dylan and Austin. The seniors were Richard and Hanna. The make up and hair accessories were provided by Nicole Enjoli. Bouquet was provided by French Buckets.

Wedding: Tony and Crystal

Family: Robert and Heather & sons

Babies: Kaya

Babies: Rhett

Seniors: Hanna

Seniors: Richard

Fun At The Park   1 comment

I attended a photography event this weekend and it was at Craig Park in Brea, CA. It was also hosted by Joelle Leder from L.A. Shoot This! group.

The models were Rachel Amara, Lindsey Cloud, Devon Ligus, Chelsea Tados, Mera Zero, Ashley Rush, Maite Imbert, JK Delapp, Dean Karasinski, Harper Allen, and Evan Harney. Make up and hair styling was provided by Michelle Cheng, Julia Cheng, Sheena Rush Roark, Jamie Elise & Reanna Rozunko.  Fashion styles were provided by Rachel Amara, Sharon Kohout & Marissa Pipitone. And the group leaders were Kerry Garrison, Allen Taylor, Derrick Yazzie, Lloyd Graves, Isaac Trotter, Stephanie Albao & Sarah Caperton. SPEAKER – Kerry Garrison with & OC Photo Club.

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The models wore vintage style outfits as well as high fashion outfits. I was only able to photograph three models in the allotted time and they were:




Posted July 1, 2010 by Anastasia in Events, Fashion, Portraits