Friday, October 24, 2008

the bump . the everett family

Baby Mia is here and I'll show her sweet face and tiny toes when my film is back from the lab! 
Until then, soak up the beauty of Shannon's belly. Isn't she breathtaking? I am in awe of pregnancy and find it to be such a beautiful experience. Shannon grew a human being. weird. amazing.

We met a few days before her delivery to capture this exciting time. Luckily, I've had the pleasure of shooting the mommy-to-be and her sisters over the years, so it's an honor to be a part of this new adventure as she shares it with her husband!

  Bryn, Shannon, enjoy parenthood!!!! cover Mia with kisses, always.  

Sunday, October 19, 2008

katayoon + mikael . the wedding

These two were set up by friends two and a half years ago... By the end of that first meeting, Mikael told Katayoon that he loved her and would marry her some day... The feeling was mutual and four months later, they were engaged!!!! 

bridal salon: Had dress made

tux rental/purchase: Bought suit at Saks

bridal gown designer: Dadson Elliott

bridesmaid designer:J.Crew

wedding shoe designer: Stuart Weitzman

make up artist: Hilla Peer

hair artist: Joy Tilk Bergin

wedding coordinator: Kimery Sherwood, 310.452.0230 (

ceremony location:Walt Disney Music Hall, Blue Ribbon Garden

reception location: Marvimon

invitations:Mia Bella Paperie

florist: Geidra Kiskis of GD Designs

table/ decor rental:Unique Tabletop, BBJ Linens

catering:Sason Catering

videographer: 36Zero

bakery/cake: Vanilla Bake Shop

lighting: G2 Audio & Lighting

ring designer: 123 Infinity Diamonds

Thursday, October 16, 2008

a study in red . by benjamin james

My great friend, Benjamin James, will be using the studio this evening to showcase his amazing work... the theme within the photographs is red; please join us! All proceeds from purchased prints go directly toward ProjectNightlight, a foundation Ben has been a part of over this last year. Project Nightlight uses short films, music and apparel to educate and give children the tools to recognize and report abuse. Tonight, Ben's art will be seen and available for purchase.
Visit us at:
Skye Blu Studio
55 Waverly Drive Suite 102
Pasadena, CA 91105

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

stagg street studio . thom douvan & friends

I've had the pleasure of working with Thom in the past, so it was exciting to hear he was interested in some stills of the recording process as he and his fellow musicians (credited below) work on a new album. They played and I shot at Stagg Street Studio!

Thom plays jazz and soul music, having worked with some of the original Funk Brothers and the studio musicians at Motown.  Thom's music is an eclectic blend of various elements of American roots music:  jazz, soul, folk, and even bluegrass!  Thom's first CD, "So Shall We Learn," will be released in 2008, with his second CD, "The Backstory" following shortly thereafter.  
Thom is proud to feature Mitchel Forman on keyboards (who has worked with Mahavishnu Orchestra, Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Mike Stern), Trey Henry on bass (who has worked with Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Flora Purim, Airto, Kenny Burrell and Herbie Hancock), and Michael Barsimanto on drums (who has worked with Billy Preston, Ivan Neville, Jethro Tull, Andy Summers and Freddie Hubbard).  The lovely and talented jazz vocalist, Diane Hubka, will favor us with a Kenny Burrell song he wrote for his wife, "Then I Met You."

Thom Douvan   

Trey Henry

Michael Barsimanto

Mitchel Foreman

Diane Hubka

Ricky Taylor