Archive for January, 2012

January 10

Heading back to Mexico today…there will be no picture taking in this trip…exclusively diving but here’s a quick recap of our previous trip across the country.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

New York —>New Orleans—>Texas—>Arizona—>Utah—>Vegas—>Cabos San Lucas—>San Diego—>Home.


Is it just me, or does the Rice a Roni song run through you head too when you see a trolley like this?

Bourbon wasn't kind to us.

My kinda town.

From New Orleans to Arizona, this is pretty much what it looks like the entire way through...

Boys & Toys. See the grin on Jack's face?

This is how men change tires. We don't need a stinkin jack!


Rather dusty...hahaha.


This is how we like to skip. It's an Asian thing...

I didn't have proper hiking gear...not advised to hike in board shorts...

The landscape in Arizona & Utah is AMAZING!


That harness was wedgie central.

Took him a while...

Jack's a natural...until you creep up under him.

Define little...cause I see nothing.

Oh our way to Zion, taking a break to view the landscape.

Our first boy band picture.

It was one of those...emo kinda trips.

Skipping again.


Where's Waldo?

Hikers used rocks as a navigational tool...

I heart Utah, part 2.

Joe & Dave in their natural states. Feminine & Emo. Respectively.

Me in my natural state, stuck between a rock & a fall...

It was very relaxing up there... more time

Our official album cover. Our agent Daniel gave us the name - Broke Back Canyon.

Got hit by a freak snowstorm out of ARIZONA?!

Something about cactus & snow...doesn't seem right to me.

Trying to find our way to Coyote Butte.

Look north towards Utah, and it looks like this.

Look south towards Arizona, and it looks like this!

After an insane hike through the canyon, we finally found Coyote Butte, and boy was it awesome! I can't imagine doing this in 120 degree heat.

This is "The Wave"

My happy face...

Great view from up top. Couldn't make it to the peak on the left...=(

Couldn't leave such a beautiful place without doing a photoshoot. This will be the album cover for my solo career. PS, this was also my Christmas Card to some. =) did that hat go? =P

Boy band reunited. Broke Back Canyon minus one.

After a grueling night in Vegas, we came to Cabo.

It was suppose to be an epic fishing trip...except the only thing epic about it was the distance we were shooting with our barf.

Even the birds were disappointed in us...

But took the last of our bait anyways.

The sea lion needed a ride back to the beach, so he tagged along. We didn't have much to give him, but our remaining bait.

They weren't happy that we were in their side of the water...even snapped at us a couple of times.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau said white tip sharks are the most dangerous to divers...I learned that after the fact.

January 05

Remember that pesky hurricane Irene that came by back in in August?

The same hurricane that slammed a good portion of the Jersey Shore & Jamaica Queens? Not to mention the Carolinas?  And sent both Home Depot & Lowe’s stocks flying through the ceiling for the rest of 2011?

Yeah, the same one that literally put a damper on a lot of people’s weddings.

Well, Hurricane Irene (The storm) was not stopping Hurricane Ashley (The Bride – no, really, that was her name in college…) from getting married that day. Rain, sleet or shine, and it might’ve been one of the wildest nights I’ve been through. The drive home was interesting to say the least.

The entire wedding was ran on backup generators, but still experience period power outages and oh…did I mention the massive amount of rain & wind? =)

But this was truly truly…meant to be. They’ve known each other since they were toddlers…Ashley even told her mother that she was going to marry that boy Steve one day. Their worlds split after Steve moved away till they reconnected in college with very nostalgic reunion. Long story short, they lived happily ever after.

I like veils in unorthodox positions. =)

It might just be me...but I like a bright back lit just tricky to not overexpose certain areas.


Unfortunately, the first look had to be moved indoors for obvious reasons

But it made it no less special. Especially with the history these two has.

We were able to sneak out for a decent 5 minutes.

Love me a happy go lucky kinda bride.

Brooklake. I've gotten into lots of trouble with this place on getting on the greens. Notice the sign on the says no passing beyond that point...but I never listen.

I really wanted that olive oil bottle. =(

Well, we had to use the sunglasses that were purchased for the outdoor ceremony one way or another.

Steve's mom was breaking down during the first dance. =)

I love seeing a daughter-parent dance.

we were having a flash blinding competition, guess who won. =D

Ashley's brother was getting into it.

I don't know if that'll help the beer flow any faster...

Overzealous. Love it!

Typical right? NO. Relationship: Nephew & Aunt. = Hilarious!

Brought them outside during the heavy portion of the storm.

Literally a 3 second shot, but I was drenched.

Though they didn't want a full Hora, you couldn't have a Jewish wedding without at least the chair raise. =)