MCRD, Marine Corp Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA is the facility where our United States Marines are built by completing a grueling 12 week intense training course, better known to all of us as BOOT CAMP. My nephew, Christopher was one of the 479 graduating recruits on this Friday, April 3, 2009. The ceremony started off at 10am to the sounds of the USMC band, with the sun shining beautifully. As the recruits came marching out in compete sync, it reminded me of what a great country we live in and how proud I was of ALL the men and women who serve our beautiful country, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Week after week, hundreds of graduates walk on that pavement and become US Marines. Let’s all take our hats off in celebration of those who have served in ANY of our armed forces, past or present. Thank you all for choosing such an honorable job. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
You know the saying, terrible two’s. Well, here comes Maile. This little one is a chocoholic, so I came prepared with the biggest chocolate cupcake I could find. She was all smiles and repeatedly said, “cake, cake”; When it came time to eat it, she wasn’t sure just how to go about doing so. She had a hard time holding it, let alone eating it. Her older sister was happy to join in the celebration of cupcakes too!
Here is my first post regarding shots to go in the new gallery in Sherman Oaks, CA. These images are from a shoot I did last spring. We got some great shots and this little one is just too adorable to not have in the gallery. Little Kan was only 2 months old at the time and such a cute little baby. Boy, this is one good looking family! I started the shoot with some shots of Kan while he was still sleeping, worked our way into some family shots and then we got some great shots of just mommy and daddy. I’ll save those for another post. For now, here is little Kan and his parents. Not sure which ones I’ll go with just yet, but here are some of my favorites.
Well, it’s been a whirl wind of events lately. Really seems like there is not enough time in a day. SERIOUSLY. I am getting ready to join forces with Laurie’s Flash Framers in Sherman Oaks. Laurie has been in the custom framing business for 20 years and has established herself as a top notch, premium custom picture framer. Her work is amazing and what she does with framing is just breath taking. It’s amazing what a difference framing can make. I think there are many people who don’t realize how important framing is or what it can do for a photo. This is why, I am just so excited to be teaming up with her. My photography and her framing will just knock anyone’s socks off! I mean talk about a complete package. I will be going through and picking some of the shots that I think should be displayed for the store front, which will be ONE of my projects today. I think I will go through some of my favorite shoots and pick a few shots and post them here for viewers to vote on. We are trying to get everything ready by end of week, so we can open on May 1st, 2009.
Well, I made it through another week. And, boy was there a lot going on. Yesterday was a long day that started off way early for me. I actually got up at 5:00am, so I could be on the road and head over to Barstow for a “speeding” ticket I got back in February. So, I drove a couple hundred miles and was back in LA around lunch time and right back in the swing of things. I took my camera in hopes of getting some cool “sunrise” shots in the desert, but it was cloudy and the sunrise wasn’t anything worth shooting. So, no pics from that. Hope everyone has a great weekend!