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    Please view my most recent work in my blog below, or browse my portfolio by clicking the link above. For more information about me, faq's, and pricing, please follow the information link.

I’ve known (& photographed) this beautiful couple Liliana & drummer Paul Marrone (who plays in Radio Moscow, Birth, Psicomagia & Astra) for years & was so happy to do a shoot with them & their new gorgeous baby, Luna! This was shot at their incredible home (which I aptly named Hobbit Castle a few years back – you can see why…).

~~~~ Portraits/ Editorial/ Lifestyle/ Couples/ Families/ Kids/ Pets/ Bands etc ~~~~

This deal is at a fraction of my regular rates! All details HERE.
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Also, I’ve been POSTING A BUNCH ON MY INSTAGRAM lately if you don’t already follow me there: @featherlovephoto

I LOVE the tones in this underexposed Polaroid (Impossible Project Film) Of Lily & Luna.

They have one of my favorite houses in San Diego. Great taste!

Another dreamy Polaroid…

  • December 29, 2017 - 1:03 am

    Vector - Awesome, Your color choice is amazing.
    Overall great view

ADOBE asked me to give a talk at their sold-out Creative Jams event in San Diego. I chose to do my talk/presentation about how I break photographic rules and use several forms of experimentation to keep me inspired. I wanted to talk about my “weird work” and not the “regular work” (- which is generally inspired by the “weird work”).

I was nervous — the room was sold-out, packed with 500 people, and the talk was livestreamed to all of Adobe’s social media followers….. !
Also it was real noisy, and I’m kind of shy… but so I did it anyways.

#Polaroid #risks #RandomChaos #film #pointandshoot #holga #35mm #layers #expired #workshops #Holga
My workshops which cover this type of subject matter:

There are a few sound problems in this video, but overall you get the idea:

  • April 30, 2017 - 12:10 pm

    Fotograf Warszawa - Really interesting, great speech and pictures. I like polaroid too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • May 2, 2017 - 2:41 pm

    J. La Plante Photo - So true about the “weird work.” I particularly appreciate that if you do the weird work that inspires you, the clients that inspire and trust you will follow!

I shot this a couple of years ago and am only getting around to sharing it now.

The beautiful Rue Magazine who I have shot for several times (HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE, they also did a huge feature on me and my studio HERE) asked me to photograph their collaboration with GAP for their “Back To Blue” campaign. Here are some screengrabs from the online magazine, plus a few outtakes.

You can view the full spread in Issue 21 pages 56-71 HERE.

Check out the rad behind the scenes video at the end shot by Arian Soheili.
wardrobe styling: Jen Pinkston // hair & makeup: 1011 Makeup // models: Erika Finney & Josh Payne

And a few outtakes…

Here’s the behind-the-scenes video shot by Arian Soheili:


  • April 28, 2017 - 7:48 am

    Julia West - Aww these are so sweet, I love every single one!

  • October 22, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Fotograf Lublin - Very cool session. Nice seats, nice models and cool shots. Nice to see.

Book a half-hour session with me for only $350! I’m offering this special for a limited time only.

Subjects must be in the San Diego area OR be willing to travel here. This is a great opportunity to have a unique and beautiful portrait session of you/ your family or for couples etc. The price includes all of your images edited and post-processed as well as a personal online gallery to share with friends/ on social media AND your high resolution files available for download at no additional charge. I will be shooting on digital but we can also add film (Polaroid, 35mm etc) for an additional charge (I highly recommend this option!).

This is a great deal at a fraction of my regular rates!

Please read all the details below and contact me asap to book your spot before this offer expires:

I Just wrapped up another shoot this weekend with the gorgeous actress/ musician/ muse/ friend Sarah Carter (Falling Skies, Rogue, Hawaii 5-0, et al) who came down from LA for to work with me again. This photo above is a teaser from this weekend – all images will be up on my blog very soon! (You can view some of my previous work with Sarah: HERE, HERE & HERE.)

You can view more of my work on my Portfolio, and of course, this very blog is brimming with my photographs…

I’ve been published in the NY Times, People Magazine, Martha Stewart, Rangefinder, Harper’s Bazaar, Huffington Post and many, many more. I’ve shot for GAP, did a talk featuring my work for Adobe, worked with celebrities and have been featured and renowned in dozens of print and online publications worldwide.

More details about the $350 special:

The shoot INCLUDES:
– A half-hour session with me.
– I come to your house in San Diego (travel fee may apply) or another location. My house is an option too (check out my Instagram).
– You receive 10-15 high resolution downloadable files to make prints from and a beautiful online gallery website for sharing.
– We can add film – 35mm / Polaroid / Holga in addition —*I highly recommend this, here are a few Polaroids below:

These sessions can include editorial-style Portraiture / Artists / Musicians / Family / Pets / Couples / Kids / etc.
Or purchase a portraiture/ art session for a loved one as a unique and personal gift.

Please email me: with:

* the subject MINI SESSION
* include a few dates you have available
* what type of session you are looking to shoot (portrait/ family etc)
* what part of San Diego you live in (for clients coming from out-of-town, we can find a location or shoot at my pad)

Payment options are available, please ask.

Below is another Polaroid of Sarah Carter I took from one of my workshops she modeled for:




One of the most beautiful weddings I had ever shot was Kate & Tyler’s in Charleston, SC. a couple of years ago.  You can view all those photos HERE. When they saw the special I was offering for $350 half-hour shoots (for a limited time!), they contacted me and we set up a time and place. These are a few of my favorites from that shoot.

This gorgeous wedding that we shot in Yosemite got tons of press and social media attention. Check out our features in the Huffington Post, Refinery 29, Elite DailyGreen Wedding Shoes Part 1 AND Part 2, and for tons more images… They built a small town for this event, and it took a village:

florals: Coarse Gold Flower Shop // bridesmaid dresses: Daughters of Simone // hair stylist: Hallie Lopes, O’Neal Gouveia // videography: Asher Moss // catering: Pardini’s Catering // music: Psychedelic Warlord // wedding decor design: PowWow // wedding coordination: PowWow // bride’s dress: Daughters of Simone // power: Event ProWest // lighting: Event ProWest // dance floor: Event ProWest // sound: Event ProWest // tents: Under Canvas Events // bathrooms: Under Canvas Events // sleeping tents: Shelter Co. // dress patterns: D & E Customs // drone footage: Enrique Meza – Meza Films // band: Brothers NYC

  • April 3, 2017 - 12:36 pm

    Darek - This is something extra ordinary. So much good vibes . thanks for sharing it.

  • April 3, 2017 - 1:19 pm

    Derek - Brilliant, love seeing your work

Sara & Andy’s stunning wedding that we shot in Big Sur was just FEATURED ON GREEN WEDDING SHOES!! Tons more photos + details about this wedding and awesome artist couple can be found on Green Wedding Shoes.

…Sara’s Proenza Schouler dress is my favorite…!

I shot this on a combination of digital, 35mm and Holga.

Venue + catering: Ventana Inn Big Sur, California // event design + planning: Sara and Andy and Corina Beczner of Vibrant Events // florals: Kate Healey, Big Sur Flowers // wedding dress: Proenza Schouler // shoes: A Detacher // hair + makeup: hair by Liliana // groom suit: Lanvin // paper goods: Sara and Andy // cake: Edith Meyer Cakes // music: DJ Andy Maltz + friends


  • June 8, 2015 - 10:21 pm

    Kismet Nakai - Love the double exposures ! (and the brides dress is fab!)

  • August 25, 2015 - 8:47 am

    Becky Male - This looks like such an amazing wedding, lovely location, I love the brides dress too.

  • January 18, 2016 - 11:22 am

    David Wilkins - Beautiful images, great to see some film work

  • October 6, 2016 - 12:33 pm

    Curtis Wallis - Such a unique view on a wedding. You it has been so long since really seeing 35mm you forget how nice it could look. Beautiful

  • October 19, 2016 - 5:29 pm

    Curtis Wallis - Great artistic eye in these images. Really have some unique images.

  • May 17, 2017 - 8:07 am

    Robb McCormick - The flowers and design of this reception are incredible. What a gorgeous wedding.

I shot this lookbook a while ago for the beautiful duo over at Gypsy Stardust. BABES.
35mm, Holga, Polaroid & digital.

001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016Here’s the behind-the-scenes video, shot by Sonja Lueschen: