the funnest california trip

This has been the 4th time this year that I am traveling to California to photograph a wedding;  this had to be the funnest, and the busiest trip so far.  Here are the images from the trip.

Wednesday: Flight out to CA. Meet Vadim and Elana

I was picked up by two wonderful photographers from Latvia, Vadim and his wife Elana.  We stayed up ’till 2am talking photography and showing each other Photoshop techniques.  You may view their work by going to their website bazaly.lv.

Vadim is playing with Lightroom.  Elana getting ready to go to sleep.

Next day I was picked up at 6am to go speak to a High School class regarding photography.  This took place at Reedley High School.  It was a lot of fun.

Thursday: Go to Reedley High School.  Do a creative photoshoot with friend.  Have dinner with Victoria and Edward.

Some of my notes

Next: creative photoshoot for a friend. (More pictures to come in the future).

Later that night I’ve met with Victoria and Edward, a couple whose wedding I photographed back in June.  You may remember their now “famous” wheatfield shot.  Oh, and we ate out at In&Out Burger, which has to be the best burger place on the planet.  I make it a mission to eat there every time I’m in CA.

Friday: Meet Andrey photographer. Do a quick photoshoot for his family.  Meet with Anna & Alex, and their friends.

The next day I met up with a friend-photograher Andrey (see his website by clicking here).  I did a quick photoshoot for his family, and then took an hour to show some Photoshop techniques to him.

And later I met with Anna & Alex whose wedding I shot back in May (remember the bride sitting on a window shot?).  They took me out to a great restaurant where I’ve also met Anna’s sisters and some of their friends.  Overall the night was lots of fun, including conversations about all sorts of things, everything from politics to cruel jokes 🙂

Saturday: Vasiliy and Betty wedding.

And finally, here are some shots from the Saturday wedding. In Sacramento.


8 Responses to “the funnest california trip”

  1. September 29, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Very nice work, I’m glad to see your excelling and always moving forward in photography. I’m back in school now so i’ve taken a short break from the photography road.


  2. September 29, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Its really cool to know that you’re always moving forward with what you love doing.. let it always be like that!


  3. 3 bride-sitting-on-a-window-shot 's sister
    September 30, 2008 at 3:35 pm


  4. September 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Daniel you forgot to mention other 10,ooo things you had to do between all those meetings…:) seriously:)

    But yes CA people like your skills and tanets a lot:)!!!

  5. October 2, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Gorgeous! Looks like a fun trip too! I wish I could make it out that way. Love the pop culture remakes. Fun stuff!

  6. October 3, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Hey Daniel! Thanks for sharing your time with us ! It was a great experience sharing ideas and photo techniques with u ! U R awesome, gifted photographer and a great person too! You`re very welcome in Latvia!!!!;)

  7. 7 Liliya (from WA)
    October 28, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    ha ha… i love in-and-out and i HAVE TO go every time i’m in california… this year went 3 times.. and.. great pictures!! 🙂

  8. 8 Annetta M
    October 29, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Don’t you just LOVE trips to Cali? They are just my favorite! Get pictures and fun blog.

    PS. Thanks again for meeting with us last night and for all your help!
    I’m so excited to take those pictures!!!

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