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I'm a photographer that enjoys Wedding photography, Engagement photography, Quinceanera photography, Sweet 16 photography, Family Portrait photography, High School Senior photography and Head Shot photography. I was born in Brooklyn New York, I currently live in Sacramento California and I suspect that one day I may be living in Miami Florida.

LR Elegant Edibles | Wedding Cake

A Bride & Groom that I know decided to get married and they gave themselves 7 days to put on a wedding. In less than 7 days the she got her wedding dress & he got a suit, they also got a cater and a photographer (me).

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It's Autumn | Chrissy Teigen

Goodbye Summer, hello Autumn. This year is moving fast! My favorite thing about Fall is the colors that it brings. I love all the orange and reds that this season produces, these colors are great for environmental family portraits. I look forward to all the great family portraits that I will be working on this fall season and all the great things that are to come as we approach the last few months of 2017.

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Actor Head Shot | BTS On Location

The truth of the matter is that we’re all self-conscious, self-aware individuals who understand the truth behind first impressions and a bad head shot will make a bad first impression. In the acting profession, the head shot is the single most important marketing tool for an actor. A good head shot could elevate an actors chances of being picked for a production, which will make them lots of money so they can live happily ever after, while a bad head shot will keep them working for tips.

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Ballerina Portrait

I wanted to shoot at sunset, thinking that I wanted the orange glow in the shot, but I lost track of time and missed the sunset, which in all honesty turned out to be great. The true challenge of this shoot was preventing the water from getting the flash wet. Once I got the setting correct it was game time.

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Common Concert | Solar Eclipse

I heard from many that a Solar Eclipse can be felt in your body, well I can report that I have a headache. Traffic is going to be a headache today as Sacramento gets ready for the Common concert "Image Justice" at the Capitol Mall.

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Solar Eclipse | The Evening Before

When the sunlight begins to fade and the sky transforms itself into a canvas of orange, reds and blues; I find myself in a state of reflection & gratitude. It must be an age thing because the older I get the easier I recognize my fears which I'm eager to swap out for Wisdom.

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Male Portraits

Men don't verbalize their insecurities when I'm photographing them. On the flip side, women are usually very verbal and are not afraid to say "I've taken enough selfies to know that you are not photographing my best side".

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July 4th | Make it Sexy

I always liked the idea of driving with the top down and when I got my Jeep Sahara one of our first trips was to the beach. With my hard top down and my girlfriend riding shotgun. These cute images of Brittany with the blue wall behind her, draped in red & white stripes reminds me how fun and sexy my summers were back then.

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CrawFord's Barn | Wedding

This was my first time at the CrawFord's Barn. This small gem is a intimate, romantic rustic barn, that is tucked away in the middle of Rancho Cordova.  This barn which once housed Samuel Henry Cowell's race horses, today bared witness to Alex & Kyle, holding hands and exchanging there "I Do's".  

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Ukulele

A secret about me; I find it hard to have fun. I work, photograph, edit, blog and help with home work. Fun is not something I make time for, but the ukulele seemed to change that.

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La Sangre Te Llama

My fellow Boricua migrated from NYC to Sacramento in the 90's and we learned that we lived only a few miles away from each other when we were growing up in Brooklyn.  When we aren't riding our motorcycles, eating pizza, having a beer or a cigar we are talking about photography.

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5 On Location Photo Tips

Grab your favorite gear.  If this a model shoot practice with a camera body or a lens that you always wanted to try. If it's a paid gig use the equipment you are most comfortable with.

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Photo Booth | St. Francis Freshman Night

St. Francis High School was packed with excitement as the young ladies met with their future teachers and classmates.  Some in the crowd were St. Francis parents and for a few photos we asked the freshmen & alumni parents to pose together.

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Cinco de Mayo | Viva la Mexicana

The colors of these set of images has an awesome Caribbean feel. The images give off a Miami  or Puerto Rico vibe; sexy and sophisticated.

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Senior Portrait | WoodCreek High School

We were suppose to meet at the Capitol Rose Garden for Isabella photo shoot but, that was canceled due to the streets being blocked off for Earth Day activities. We then agreed to meet at the Rose Garden in McKinley Park, but those plans were crushed too due to a wedding.

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Frida Kahlo | Cinco de Mayo

I was intrigued by Arianna's dress, head piece, jewelry, check bones and make up by Azael Designs . I knew that I wasn't going anywhere until Arianna was standing in front of my camera. I felt like I was photographing royalty.

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Apple iWatch | Wrong

"Nope" I said, "I really wanted this product to work for me, but it's just a duplicate of my iPhone and I'm having a hard time fitting into my life." She looked at me perplexed.

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Patrouille de France | Mather Airshow

It was awesome to see the Patrouille de France Alpha Jets at Mather Airport for a special performance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I.

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Everything Bagel | I Stole It

The moment that my wife put it down and walked away; I took it, I have it, I stole it and it makes me happy.

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Willow Ballroom | Photo Booth

Photo Booths are so much fun at weddings. After the "I DO's" and a few cocktails, every bridal party likes to crash the photo booth.  Raquel & Chris tied the knot on 4/1/17. It was fun watching the whole crew smiling and goofing off after a long day of wedding fun. More wedding pictures to come.

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