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Notice: I will book budget photography jobs per request. I am retired from photography because I am financially stable, not because I am unable. But photography still brings me joy. Please ignore my package/pricing. I will only take budget customers per request. I served Ventura County for over a decade. I've been to hundreds of weddings. Email me.

* If you have a normal budget, I am not a photographer for you. And PLEASE, I will not work for free. Expect to pay something. It takes me 5 hours just to get ready.


Hair Extension - Highly Recommended

I went to Simi Valley today to give wedding album to the customer.  The bride and groom just bought a house in Simi Valley, and they were unpacking. The bride and I set on the family room carpet, surrounded by boxes, and we looked through the wedding pictures.

Then we came across this picture below.  "Nice hair" I said.  Then she explained that she used a hair extension.  "I highly recommend hair extension to any brides at the wedding" she added.

So, I thought I pass that news to all the brides who's getting married.

PS. I come highly recommended, she said. Smile

Moorpark Bridal Hair


Happy 4th of July from Camarillo

Happy 4th everyone.

It started out little gloomy in Camarillo.  But it's clear now.  I hope I can see the firework from home.  There will be fireworks at Adolfo Camarillo High School tonight.

I have a wedding (web) album to finish by this weekend.  There are about1000 wedding pictures to retouch next 3 days.  So, I will enjoy the day off by catching up on wedding pictures.  I try to finish web wedding album as soon as possible.  The newlyweds are waiting...

I have a big dinner coming up (baby back ribs, steak, potato salad, etc...).

Drive careful~!


Costco to sell designer wedding dresses at 40% off

FYI:

Designer wedding dresses are now available in 3 Costco warehouses in Southern California.

costco wedding dress


Ventura County Derby Darlins (Web Album)

We have a very cool Roller Derby league in Ventura County.  I was invited to photograph Bomb Squads on their intraleague Championship.

The event took place in Ventura Fairground on January 15, 2011.  Web album was completed the next day.   I would like to take this chance to inform you that I can do sports photography anywhere in Ventura County.  Check out my web album.  There are 200+ images.

If you want to get involved in your community, Ventura County Derby Darlins always welcomes support and volunteer works.  Visit their official website Ventura County Derby Darlins.  They are dedicated bunch of people who keep the spirit of Ventura County alive.

* Click here for web album (Ventura County Derby Darlins - Bomb Squads.  Jan 15, 2011)
This is a proof album (no cropping, no red-eye fix, etc...). 

Sports Photographer Ventura California

Ventura County Sports Photographer


Double Rainbow At Old Town Camarillo

* This blog is about using a cheap point and shoot camera.

It's been raining a lot in Ventura County.

There was a short moment when It was raining hard in Camarillo, but the Sun was out.  Then I saw this beautiful double rainbow over Camarillo Plumbing (at Old Town Camarillo).

So, I ran out of my car with an umbrella.  Pictures like this is possible because I was using a cheap point and shoot camera.  I don't think I would sacrifice my professional camera to take pictures in the rain (for fun).  I keep my work cameras away from moist as much as possible.

Sometimes I use professional cameras in full rain without an umbrella.  But that's when I photograph a wedding.


Valencia - July 4, 2010

* This blog is about using a cheap point and shoot camera.

It was early morning 4th of July 2010 at Valencia (1am).

Valencia to Camarillo is roughly 1 hour drive (ZZzz...).

I stopped at red light before I got on the freeway.

I saw Magic Mountain sign and quickly got my camera out.  I had time for just these 2 images.
Before taking these pictures, I set exposure compensation at -1 step (shoot darker - to compensate for dark sky & bright signs).

There was a car behind me, so I had to hurry and get on the freeway.

It was a long drive back to Camarillo.

Valencia Photography

Magic Mountain


Coffee Cup: Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Crowne Plaza hotel at Ventura Beach


Photography Fitness: Wedding, May 9, 2009

I believe I set the record today.

I burned most amount of Calories (3396).  And I worked the logest hours (11 hours).
I was extremely tired today.  But it was just as rewarding.

* I was in pain.  I better get into a better shape.


Photography Fitness: Wedding, March 13, 2009

Today's wedding was at Wedgewood Golf Club & Banquet Center

Key stats:
Burned 2482 Kcal. Worked 7.5 hours. Walked 7.2 miles.  Average heart rate 125 bpm




Coffee Cup: Secret Garden, Moorpark

Secret Garden, Moorpark, California

Secret Garden, Moorpark


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