Wedding Planners

Wedding Planners can be many things, one of which is completely worth it on your day. They should be running the entire day, making sure you are not bothered with all kinds of problems that can arise. The best planners have gone over all of your wishes with you, and have built into the time line wiggle room for all of the eventualities that may occur.

That said, some run good control over the day, and some not so much. A good manager is hard to find, and that is basically what a planner does, they manage all of the aspects of the day, so that it runs more or less smoothly, your not bothered by the hiccups of whatever may come.

Weddings that do not hire planners run usually, unless they are very small, in a disorganized manner. Using relatives is a mistake, they should be enjoying the day, and lets face it, how many of us have fantastic managers in our families.

Fun Places for Photos in Pasadena

Pasadena has been a classy town since the DuPont’s, Huntington’s, etc… came for their Summer vacations out from New York.

Lucky for us today, we can enjoy what they built for us, and on our special events days, we can take photographs, often times free in Pasadena.

Some of my favorite places to photograph in Pasadena that are charge no fee are The Colorado Street Bridge, The Langham-Huntington, City Hall,(although at times I’ve been approached about never have been demanded to have a permit), The Civic Center, Cafe’s along Colorado and Union Streets, and the Library in and outside.

For shooting fees, or working in a Gorilla style one can go to: The Huntington Library and Gardens, the Arboretum, Castle Green. I’ve shot several weddings at the above locations.

Some Favorites

Daily Favorites

I have received lots of emails about this image, people think its shot in a studio.  This is an image I shot inView full post »

Etta James, Thanks for the memories

On August 19, 2008 I photographed Etta James in Beverly Hills for a birthday party.  From her wheel chair to her wig,View full post »

Daily Faves

This is a Kodak film, TMZ, ( TMax 3200, shot at 1600 and pushed a stop) Nikon F4, 85mm, f 2.8, 1/80th, NovemberView full post »

Abi + Ryan Wedding at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu

Abi and Ryan had a beautiful ceremony at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. Among the lush gardens and quaint bungalows weView full post »

Simone + Jim, Hollywood Hills Wedding

Simone and Jim’s celebration took place at a private estate in the Hollywood Hills, fabulous food at The VermontView full post »

Heather + Chris Engagement Session at the Santa Monica Pier

We got up early on Sunday, to get the beautiful early morning light.View full post »

Jessica + David, Roosevelt Hotel

Jessica and David, The United Methodist Church in Hollywood, and the Roosevelt Hotel.View full post »

Weight loss – with Sam’s Cozy Corner

Over the years I’ve had many brides do all kinds of diets to lose weight, some have done dangerous diets, some do bootcamps, some have personal trainers.

As a high school athlete that continues to excercise daily, I have found over the course of many trainers and bootcamps the best one. My secret to looking great is Sam of Sam’s Cozy Corner. So there you have it, in a word Sam.

The workout is always challenging but not so much that I’m resisting going back for more. I started working out with Sam when I was a skinny 15 year old, and have over the last decades – yes with an s – always found my way back to Sam.

The best workout at a reasonable rate. He’s located at:

12443 Riverside Dr, Valley Village, CA 91607
Phone:(818) 762-5604

Sam holds a BS in Kinesiology, and is a retired NFL player for the Orioles, Chargers, Raiders, and some others I don’t recall.

This Summer I decided to put my health first, before everything else. Integral to my plan of excellent fitness is Sam – truly.   Today I went for a swim and haven’t felt this strong in years.  I did twice what I thought I would do – that result is all thanks to Sam.