Archive for January, 2007

Out of the studio…

Friday, January 26th, 2007

I will be out of the studio for the next week.  I will have limited access to email and will be returning all phone calls and emails when I return on the 2nd – Ground Hog Day.  If you need immediate assistance please feel free to call me.  619-913-0913.  Take care – Leigh

Back in business…

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

I’m so sorry if you tried to check my website or blog in the past 14 hours you probably got this funky cannot display website message.  Apparently everything went down about 6:30 pm last night. Luckily I’m a stats junky so I’m always hitting my sites to check them.  Otherwise I might not have noticed things were down. But things are back up now :)

Also if you sent me an email after 6:00 pm last night and have not heard back from me, I didn’t get it, so please resend.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Have a great day! – Leigh

Sarah and Rudy’s African…

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

engagement session. Yep Sarah and Rudy are so cool we went all the way to Africa to shoot their engagement session!

 

And while in Africa we met this really friendly giraffe :)

 

Well in case you haven’t guessed, we weren’t really in Africa, we were at the San Diego Zoo!  Sorry for the joke.  I just couldn’t help myself!  Sarah and Rudy are so fun, I can’t wait for the wedding.  They are actually getting married at the San Diego Wild Animal Park and I know it’s going to be a great wedding.  These two are a bundle of laughs and also my great graphic designers.  They have been working hard and designing all the promotional material I am going to be using in the next year.  I can’t wait to actually get some of the great things they’ve been designing printed and out to my clients.  To say the are talented would be an understatement.  I also know they are looking to expand their graphic design business so please let me know if you are in need of a graphic designer and I would be happy to send you their contact information.  Stayed tuned for a post showing off some of their great work in the next few weeks :)

Ok back to the engagement session.  Often I hear brides or grooms say “I hate having my picture taken.”  Sarah was no exception.  The pic below is literally one of the first ones I took.

 

But things quickly got better!

 

Im not crazy about heights but we did go up in the tram thing to take some cool pics.

 

We stopped by to see the polar bears.  I love polar bears.

 

 

A little bit of the bunny ears!

 

This zebra was very interested in what was going on.  A lot of the day we say the backsides of the animals.  You know how they are – oh here come some people, let me turn around and show them my rear! But this zebra came right up to the fence to get a better look at what was going on. 

 

 

Rudy was making new friends all over the place.

 

Well maybe not with this guy!

 

 

Meercat manor :)

 

We decide this gorilla looked like it would be anyones friend.  Make up your own caption here.  Most of what we came up with I probably shouldn’t post, this is a family blog.

 

Sarah and Rudy assured me this was in no way a reflection of their relationship.

 

I love this pic in the aviary. 

 

 

Going, going, gone….

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

yep thats right 2007 is filling up rather quickly.  I didn’t think it was possible but it looks like 2007 could be even more fun and busier than 2006! This year I’m even heading across the pond for an English wedding in Canterbury, Kent, yippee!!!  Can you tell I’m excited???  Stay tuned for more about that as I plan to take a few days in Paris and will be looking for a fun couple to shoot while I’m over that way.  If you or someone you know is going to be around Paris on 9/3/07 please have them shoot me an email.  A romantic photoshoot in Paris is sure to be a blast :)

Lastly I wanted to let people know I still have one very important date open for 2007 – 07/07/2007.  Originally I thought I was going to be out of town on personal business but that has changed.  Sorry to the tons of people I have turned away for that date but hopefully you contacted one of the referrals I gave you and you will have an amazing photographer nonetheless.  So please shoot me an email if you’re still looking for a photographer that date.

And that concludes this public service annoucement.  Have a great day!!!

The Salton Sea…

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

and the Curtis project.  This weekend the entire fam took a trip out to the Salton Sea to work on what I’m calling the Curtis project.  Since my son is a senior this year we decided we are going to hit some really cool locations and do a series of senior pics.  I had seen some photos of this place called Bombay Beach and it looked so weird.  Apparently in the 1970s this beach was flooded and a mobile home park was absorbed in a bed of sand.  It remains there almost 30 years later, still buried.  It’s a little eerie and Texas Chainsaw Massacre was mentioned more than once while we were there.

This is the first set in the series and a quick slideshow.  Stay tuned for more, coming soon….

 The exciting trip over, IPODS a must

An amazing find … we couldn’t believe it but in El Centro we found a Sonic – yippee!!!

 

A few pics from the shoot.

Chris even sat still long enough for me to catch a few pics of him :)

Melissa’s here…

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

I finally feel like I’m making some progress on my studio! A few weeks ago I received my first large gallery print and put it up on the wall.  All my photographer friends said – make it big, bigger than you think you want.  I thought I did that, but guess what?  I’ve decided it’s not big enough.  So I’m ordering a few more gallery prints that are larger.  Never fear though I still have a great place to put Melissa.

So even though my studio isn’t completely done, I thought I’d share a few photos.  I will be adding a lot more big gallery prints and of course the big screen TV to show amazing slideshows!!!  (after that gets here I have a feeling my family will want to hangout down here with me a lot more often!)  When I’m all done I’d love to have an open house for my clients and anyone who wants to stop by.

 

 

Yippee! I have a new slideshow program….

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

I’m so excited about my new slideshow program! So to celebrate I’ve put together a slideshow from Sanny and Oli’s wedding in Cabo San Lucas.  You may remember them from a post back in November and here’s one of MY favorite pics from the wedding day! Look for many more slideshows to come.