Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I worked again with the lovely fit mom Samantha Sage and her beautiful son Levi this past Saturday. It was my third time working with Samantha since our first one from the early summer. We shot near the Torrey Pines, CA area, a few miles away from Solana Beach, CA. We captured beautiful photos of the both of them working out and hiking together. I shot their morning together till the rain started since it was overcast weather that morning. We took a risk on shooting due to the weather conditions. I did pack light for this shoot due to the weather conditions and still shot great photos and some video content of them together. It was fun hanging out with the both of them again and captured some good stuff. Can't wait to show some edited content from this shoot soon. Have a great week!  

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My day at the 2018 Mr. Olympia expo!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from this Saturday at Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas, NV. It is an annual fitness competition for IFBB Pros and other competitors (international fitness bodybuilding) which it is usually held in the month of September. I got to meet a few people I know in the fitness industry and received a lot of free products from other booths including Optinum Nutrition, Stevia, Bang Energy and more. I got to see IFBB Pro Marisa Woo, Kelechi Opara, creator of the Nutritionist+ app & sponsored athlete of Optinum Nutrition, Jodi Tiahrt of Crave Bars, Stacey Naito and more. I have attached a few photos from this event. Hope you like them. Have a great day.

My photoshoot with fitness model Amber Aday

Happy Wednesday! Sorry for the absence for a short while.  I am back again. I wanted to share my recent photoshoot with the amazing published fitness model Amber Day from Phoenix, AZ. It was my first time photographing her and we shot at the El Matador Beach in Malibu, CA area in the early mornings. We captured beautiful photos with her beautiful physique in a variety of swimsuits. Majority of the photos were photographed with the natural light and some flash since we started shooting in the early morning but it was overcast for the entire shoot. It was a fun photoshoot and was great shooting with Amber. She was so much fun to work with. Can't wait to show some edited pics from this shoot soon.  Have a great week.

Fitness Model Amber Aday and I after our successful photoshoot in Malibu area.

Fitness Model Amber Aday and I after our successful photoshoot in Malibu area.


Happy Sunday! I wanted to share some photos from my recent trip at the Hoover Dam which lies between Arizona and the Nevada borders. It was my first time going to this location and it was amazing even though it had some high winds at times.  I captured some great photos throughout this location and they are here via a slideshow. Hope you like them. Have a great week.