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Genius Network Annual Meeting in Scottsdale

Genius Network Annual Meeting in Scottsdale

I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. at the Genius Network annual meeting in Scottsdale. Joe Polish founder and creator of Genius Network®, put together quite the lineup of speakers this year. The day continued into the night with a private Q&A dinner and ended with RFK Jr. in a DeLorean! What a way to end the year in a time machine that can perhaps take us into a better future!

My first Cover Shoot Without Any Humans!

This was an editorial cover shoot for Modern Luxury magazine Scottsdale. They have markets in Los Angeles, New York City, and Miami to name a few. We shot on location at an AirBNB called The Brexley in North Scottsdale.

My first Cover Shoot

cover shoot

I was photographing several editorials of people when the publisher said that they wanted the cover to be of the house. The publisher sat with the owner of the home and viewed photos from a previous shoot that an architectural photographer shot a few years back.

They saw what their options were and then turned to me to see if I had any interest in capturing the house in a different way for the cover.

I was thrilled to have this opportunity and for the rest of the day, I studied the sunlight and how it touched the house, the backyard, furniture, wood, trees, and the water.

It’s a very different approach when shooting architecture that I quickly fell in love with. The next day I showed up and photographed four editorials for the feature and at the end of the day, at sunset, I went out into the backyard to shoot what would be my very first cover for Modern Luxury magazine.

First Tee’s 20th Anniversary Celebration At Ocean 44 In Scottsdale

Lovely evening capturing First Tee’s 20th anniversary celebration at Ocean 44 in Scottsdale. First Tee of Phoenix is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of providing affordable access to golf and golf learning facilities for young people in Maricopa County – particularly those who otherwise might not have an opportunity to play.

Some of our local supporters include former governor Doug Ducey, Rene and Bob Parsons, former vice president Dan Quayle, and the Phoenix Thunderbirds. Thank you for all that you do for these kids.

 

Kevin Carroll, The Katalyst

If Only My Photos Could Talk, You’d Hear The Greatness Coming From Kevin Carroll, The Katalyst.

I photograph several corporate events each year and Kevin Carroll, the Katalyst was one of the best keynote speakers that I’ll never forget. I caught myself a few times not shooting but just listening to Kevin’s words. He’s a dynamic, Ted-talking’ author whose life story and career will fuel you with positivity and drive to go after what you want. Check him out at kckatalyst.com and on the gram @kckatalyst.

So grateful that I got to meet him and snap a pic of him onstage with everyone at the US Bank event in Scottsdale Arizona.




Time To Travel To Learn About Something

Taking Some Time To Travel To Learn About Something New!

Taking some time to travel to learn about something new. That was most of my July this year. I wanted to go someplace far this time and Tokyo has been calling me for a while now. I left my “big girl” camera at home and just went, and just traveled, with no real solid agenda.

Time To Travel To Learn About Something New

Time To Travel To Learn About Something, I spent days wandering the streets in Shinjuku…Kabukicho, Akihabara, Harajuku, Kappabashi Street, Asakusa to name a few. Buildings on top of buildings on top of skyscrapers. It was pure magic.

I could not get over how polite and clean this city is. It’s like roaming 100 years into the future but on another planet. The people were so kind, and I was in awe of how massive Tokyo really is with its 38 million people and 23 unique wards. The streets and subways seemed to never end.

I spent some time in the quaint neighborhood of Minamiaoyama and enjoyed some teppanyaki, karaoke’d the night away in Roppongi, and couldn’t tell you how many times I walked up and down the tiny alley of Omoide Yokocho. A small narrow lane filled with 60+ open-fronted hole-in-the-wall restaurants all serving up sizzling food and things you’ve never even seen before. So much history in that small space.

I left Tokyo and headed to Kyoto which is about two hours via the Shinkansen bullet train. Stayed and spent most of my time in the Gion district. Shrine after shrine, it never got old. If I had to say one thing that inspires me and keeps me motivated, it’s travel. Arigato Japan!

 

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