Feb 27, 2008

Yummy Chillz Yogurt

We went to visit our friends Jaime and Ace again at Chillz frozen yogurt in Rancho Santa Margarita to get a few more shots of their delicious yogurt. I love going there just to chit-chat with them, but getting to eat the sample fro-yo's is a nice bonus.

Here is the location:
31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688



Strawberry, with gummies and sprinkles.



Mango circled with raspberry and blackberry.






And the best part of this gig? Free yogurt!



Jaime hand-made us a super cute Christmas ornament. Check out the guy on the right, he has a camera hanging on his heck... that's me!

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Dec 8, 2007

Jeannette and Matt's Christmas Photos

Let me start off by saying that this was one of my most challenging shoots yet and I'll tell you why. Jeannette and Matt specifically wanted campy 1970's styled photos so they can send them out as cheesy Christmas cards. They're just fun like that. Jeannette made Matt's "special" reindeer sweater herself, with the intent of making it as old-fashioned as possible. My job was to not make it look as good and artistic as possible, but instead to give it an outdated look.


I think this one works really well. I purposely used direct-flash so it would look the part, and the acting by the trio was perfect. I also gave it a little yellow-tint treatment.


Here are a couple more with better lighting technique and still with a yellowish tint.


I love their expressions here, and the fact that they came up with the idea and put so much effort into it. I can't wait to see how the Christmas cards come out!

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Sep 13, 2007

Jeannette and Matt's Wedding

Jeannette and Matt were married at the Bell Tower in Rancho Santa Margarita on a relatively cool weekend in Orange County. This wedding was unique in several ways: The design was exquisitely done by Jeannette and Matt and everything matched so well. The catering was provided by In-N-Out Burger because that's where Jeannette's parents were engaged.


How appropriate that the front page of The Orange County Register that day had an article titled "Gems Rare."






I love how even the cake matched the theme.



Look at the awesome details and colors on the wedding cake.



Vahhzz...Floral Design by Dean Jones provided the high-end floral arrangements and they were amazing.












Jeannette looks beautiful in her confident pose.






Jeannette and Matt standing in front of the In-N-Out catering truck.



Jeannette surprised Matt with In-N-Out cuff links!



Serving what else but In-N-Out burgers.






Matt laughs at his brother's attempt to embarrass him during the best man's speech.



The walls were adorned with photos from their engagement session.






The guests proved to be a good group of dancers.


Cake
Heidelberg Bakery

Florist
Vahhzz... Floral Design by Dean Jones

Make-up Artist
Ryan
Toni & Guy Irvine

DJ
Executive Entertainment

Click here to view Jeannette and Matt's engagement session

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Aug 27, 2007

Chillz Frozen Yogurt in Rancho Santa Margarita

Our good friends Jaime and Ace just opened up a frozen yogurt shop in Rancho Santa Margarita. We went to taste their delicious yogurt and to take some promo shots at the same time. If you're ever in the area, go check it out. There's a beautiful lake that's literally a ten second walk from the store.

Chillz
31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688



Jaime and Ace, two of the nicest people you'll ever meet.










They don't have a name for this one but I'm going to call it the Jimbo Green Tea, named after me. It's a tarty green tea yogurt with raspberries, blackberries, and coconut shredded on top.




I really liked this mango yogurt too, with my favorite blueberries on top. Yummy.



We'll be back soon!

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