Jan 15, 2008

Athletes and Aces in Newport Beach

The annual Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center Athletes and Aces Casino Night was held at the Island Hotel's Palm Garden in Newport Beach. The event is hosted by baseball great Robb Nenn and his wife Jendy, and includes many other athletes that contribute to such a great cause. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to shoot this event because it's a star-studded event and filled with fun.

Chris Pronger of the Anaheim Ducks watches as two attendees square off in a Nintendo Wii baseball game.

Charitable Anaheim Ducks Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Samuel Pahlsson pose with the Stanley Cup.

Signed sports memorabilia were donated by the sponsors and sold via a silent auction. "Jiggy" so happened to be in the background so I quickly snapped a shot of this Ducks jersey.

Former Angel Chuck Finley being playful.

Robb and Jendy speaking to the crowd. I admire athletes who take the time out to really give back to the community. You can tell how much they care by all the time and effort they put into it.

Darin Erstad signs the harley that was sold off during the live auction.

Jim Everett has a good laugh on the bike.

Darin and Jessica Erstad, another great couple who help with this cause.

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Aug 23, 2007

Charity Golf Classic in Laguna Niguel

The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center asked me to shoot their Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Laguna Niguel Country Club. I really enjoy working with them because the people at the CAPC that put together the events are awesome and the cause speaks for itself. This event was a little more serious than the Jessica Erstad "Not So Serious" Women's Golf Outing that I covered last time, but it was still fun as always.

I think the golfer who got closest to the hole won a free lease to the car for a weekend.

There were a few of these beautiful classic cars on display.

UPS is one of the major sponsors for the event.

Silent auction items included sports memorabilia like this Jose Molina autographed baseball.

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Jun 21, 2007

Jessica Erstad's Charity Golf Event

I was asked to shoot The 4th Annual Jessica Erstad "Not So Serious" Women's Golf Outing benefiting the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center at the Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda. The theme was "Christmas in June" complete with a Santa greeting guests. Jessica and the CAPC did such a great job with the event in raising money for the center. I am a big fan of these events because it is for a good cause.

The event was held at the Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda.

Santa was great at getting the guests prepped for photos.

18 holes of silly games. This one required you to put in a bell on the green.

I'm glad that there are people out there like Jessica trying to make a difference.

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Apr 7, 2007

Child Abuse Prevention Center's Bright Futures Ball

The theme was "Spring Time in Paris," organized by the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center. It was a classy fund-raiser in Newport Beach to aid the battle against child abuse. I was more than happy to do my part in helping this organization. I started doing wedding photography because I had a passion for it, but to be able to use photography to help with a worthy cause is so satisfying.

The program for the night in the well decorated ballroom.

Jaguar was one of the major sponsors for the event.

My favorite shot of the night.

Former Angel and baseball great Bobby Grich attended the event.

Some of the entertainment for the night.

Link to the event website

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Jan 23, 2007

Irvine Hyatt Banquet

This was a really fun event to photograph because the guests came to party! They loved the props that were available, such as sombreros and fake guns. As much as I love photographing weddings, once in a while it's also fun doing events where everyone is all smiles and the drinks are flowing.

The girls couldn't help but giggle over the fun poses.

Everyone had a great time dancing.

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Oct 29, 2006

Office Halloween Party

What a fun night it was covering this office Halloween party! Most of the guests had awesome costumes, with my two favorites being a couple of Johnny Depp characters, Jack Sparrow and Edward Scissorhands. They decorated a section of their office as a haunted house. It was scary even to the people who worked there.

The dolls were tied up and some were even "bleeding".

I realy like this decapitated figure.

It's the Burger King guy.

The most popular costume was Edwards Scissorhands.

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