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Leaving Los Angeles

OMG, it's a blog update!  The busier I get the worse I am at updating this thing.  As I head out on a massive adventure I hope, nay, I PROMISE, I will do better. Here are a few images that I shot out in front of my house in Hollywood a couple of weeks back as smoke from the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita covered the neighborhood. 

Deanna at Griffith Park

I've been on the road a lot this month, but in a brief moment at home in LA I was able to snag the fabulous dancer/model Deanna Reeves for a shoot in Griffith Park.  We had a great time in the park and I definitely put her to work!  She was powering over boulders, balancing on logs, and running up and down steep hills. Oh the glamorous lives of models.  

Cocktail Quickie

There's a mantra in the photography world that I try really hard to live by and that's ABS: Always Be Shooting.  There's a number of good reasons for this such as keeping you skills on point, expanding your creative horizons, adding to your catalogue, etc, but I also find it really good for the soul.  So much of photography is EMAILING, bidding on projects, meetings, constant technology education, billing, accounting, and on and on.  The business of photography is crucial, but you can't let it take over to the point where it's not fun anymore.  So sometimes I like to set up the studio in my place and just photograph something pretty, like cocktails or food, like these.  

Interior Shoot for Jennifer Muirhead Designs

There's something really satisfying about shooting interiors that quenches that obsessive perfectionist that sometimes resides within me.  I find myself saying things like, "okay, one more inch to the left," and "let's take that blue book out and replace it with the green one."  It's such a great feeling when all of the elements are in balance and the scene comes together into one perfect frame.  

This shoot was for Los Angeles based designer Jennifer Muirhead and the home was a stunning modern Spanish bungalow in Hancock Park. The space was designed beautifully and felt very comfortable, yet with high-end elegant touches.  The house had great art too!  As a photographer I love when a designer uses lots of photography in their designs. 

To see more of her work visit her website at 

Jennifer Muirhead Designs