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Apr 14, 2014 / 1 note

Harken Press // Video


I recently had an awesome opportunity to create a short film about Brynne Meyer who owns and operates Harken Press, her letterpress stationery and greeting card business.





Brynne specializes in wedding stationery, announcements and greeting cards. She also does logo and branding design. It was really interesting to learn her process and how the press works. It is an Original Heidelberg made in the 50s. Brynne had to put a lot of work into it to refurbish it and get it back into working order.




One of the most intriguing things to me were all the moving parts. It’s like a real life steam punk machine, only it runs on electricity, not steam. I had a lot of fun planning out all the fun little shots of parts turning or spinning. And hearing about her story really made this a fun project and I am so happy to share it with you today.





Another thing that struck me is the fact that Brynne mixes all of the inks herself. This proves especially challenging for weddings which need to be consistent and match the colors of the rest of the wedding decor. 




Brynne is super cool and a lot of fun to work with. If you’re looking for some unique stationary for your wedding, baby announcement or party invitation check her out. And while the video above tells her story, if you’re looking to learn more about the actual letterpress process check out this other little video we put together. 



You can find Brynne’s work at her website harkenpress.com and you can find her greeting cards for sale at Make Good in South Park, San Diego. Thanks for reading and watching!

Apr 14, 2014 / 1 note

Harken Press // Video


I recently had an awesome opportunity to create a short film about Brynne Meyer who owns and operates Harken Press, her letterpress stationary and greeting card business.





Brynne specializes in wedding stationary, announcements and greeting cards. She also does logo and branding design. It was really interesting to learn her process and how the press works. It is an Original Heidelberg made in the 50s. Brynne had to put a lot of work into it to refurbish it and get it back into working order.




One of the most intriguing things to me were all the moving parts. It’s like a real life steam punk machine, only it runs on electricity, not steam. I had a lot of fun planning out all the fun little shots of parts turning or spinning. And hearing about her story really made this a fun project and I am so happy to share it with you today.





Another thing that struck me is the fact that Brynne mixes all of the inks herself. This proves especially challenging for weddings which need to be consistent and match the colors of the rest of the wedding decor. 




Brynne is super cool and a lot of fun to work with. If you’re looking for some unique stationary for your wedding, baby announcement or party invitation check her out. And while the video above tells her story, if you’re looking to learn more about the actual letterpress process check out this other little video we put together. 



You can find Brynne’s work at her website harkenpress.com and you can find her greeting cards for sale at Make Good in South Park, San Diego. Thanks for reading and watching!

Mar 27, 2014

Darah // Solo Portrait





Earlier this month my friend Darah approached me about shooting some professional head shots for her as she has just been citified as a StrengthFinders Coach. I was happy to do it for her and she was nice enough to allow me to explore and experiment with a few non-traditional portrait poses as well.






I don’t often do solo portrait sessions but I am very interested in some of the really fun and whimsical portraits I see coming from periodicals like Kinfolk. One photographer in particular that has made an impact on me is Parker Fitzgerald. While these portraits of Darah are a far cry from Mr. Fitzgelrald’s work, this is a new skill for me and I hope to be able to practice more. 






Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear what you think about Darah’s portraits and if you haven’t already head over and check out Parker Fitzgerald’s work and take a look at Kinfolk as well. Until next time. 





Mar 23, 2014 / 1 note

San Diego Vintage Flea Market

Erin left early this morning and met a friend in Oceanside for BabyFest which left me at home by myself. After a leisurely spent morning of coffee and breakfast while watching Hannibal I decided to get cleaned up and get out on my bike. I grabbed my camera and headed out the door. I had a few errands to run and eventually found myself in North Park where I stumbled upon the San Diego Vintage Flea Market.






I parked my bike and pulled out my camera and started shooting. There were lots of cool vendors with fun vintage and vintage inspired pieces. Definitely a lot of character. I hadn’t been out shooting just to shoot in a while and this was just the place to do it. 





I was eventually stopped by Michelle, who introduced her self as the founder of the market. I thought she was going to ask me to stop shooting without permission, but it was just the opposite. She asked if I could send her some of my photos for her to share. And I was of course happy to!






It couldn’t have been better timing as Michelle told me they only hold the market every other month. I had a lot of fun and even picked up a couple little goodies for Erin and I. We’ll be back for the next one for sure and you should go to! Support these small local businesses!




Mar 21, 2014 / 1 note

Ricardo + Grizelda // Art Deco Wedding


On February 15 Erin and I had the awesome privilege to shoot Ricardo & Grizelda’s wedding film. Not only are Ricardo & Grizelda a great couple with great style, who know how to have a lot of fun, but they had their wedding at The Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles CA. 

Having never heard of James Oviatt or his building before I wasn’t sure what it was all about, but when Grizelda told me that it is a historic Art Deco style building from the 1920s in downtown Los Angeles I knew it was going to be amazing! And we were not disappointed! Everything there is 100% authentic and it shows. From the carpet to the Tiffany windows to the hand carved walls and ceilings. It’s all spectacular to look at and even more so when you think about the era it was crafted and all the hard work that went into each detail. You can read more about James Oviatt and the Oviatt Building here.

Grizelda and Ricardo fit right in with Ricardo’s tuxedo and Grizelda’s two dresses. Her reception dress really embodied the Art Deco / James Gatsby vibe of the whole building. To add a personal touch, Disney’s Lady & the Tramp was being projected out on the rooftop courtyard during the reception and they also added a little latin flare to the scene when it came time to get everyone out on the dance floor! 

The entire night was a blast and we hope to have a chance to shoot their again. Ricardo and Grizelda’s love combined with the history of the building made it a great night and a really fun project. I hope you enjoy this little highlight video. Thanks for watching!

Mar 21, 2014

Grizelda & Ricardo Art Deco Wedding from csttsn on Vimeo.

Highlight reel from Grizelda & Ricardo’s Art Deco style wedding. Shot at The Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles CA.

Music :: Louis Armstrong - Aint’ Misbehavin’ (Public Domain)

Mar 21, 2014

Grizelda & Ricardo Art Deco Wedding from csttsn on Vimeo.

Highlight reel from Grizelda & Ricardo’s Art Deco style wedding. Shot at The Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles CA.

Music :: Louis Armstrong - Aint’ Misbehavin’ (Public Domain)

Mar 21, 2014

Grizelda & Ricardo Art Deco Wedding from csttsn on Vimeo.

Highlight reel from Grizelda & Ricardo’s Art Deco style wedding. Shot at The Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles CA.

Music :: Louis Armstrong - Aint’ Misbehavin’ (Public Domain)

Feb 14, 2014

Evan + Shyla Wedding Film

In addition to shooting photos for Evan & Shyla, I was also able to create a short wedding film for them, with the help of my little brother shooting video while I shot photos. 

Evan & Shyla are such a sweet couple and the song Shyla sings to Evan at the end was a surprise to Evan. It was such a beautiful gesture for a bride to do for her new husband. I have to admit that even though I have been watching the footage for days and hours, every time I see Shyla singing to Evan it tugs my little heart strings. What can I say? I just love the love!

Thanks for reading. Enjoy their video! And see their photos in my previous post here.


Feb 14, 2014

Evan + Shyla Wedding Film

In addition to shooting photos for Evan & Shyla, I was also able to create a short wedding film for them, with the help of my little brother shooting video while I shot photos. 

Evan & Shyla are such a sweet couple and the song Shyla sings to Evan at the end was a surprise to Evan. It was such a beautiful gesture for a bride to do for her new husband. I have to admit that even though I have been watching the footage for days and hours, every time I see Shyla singing to Evan it tugs my little heart strings. What can I say? I just love the love!

Thanks for reading. Enjoy their video! And see their photos in my previous post here.


Feb 14, 2014

Evan & Shyla Wedding Film

In addition to shooting photos for Evan & Shyla, I was also able to create a short wedding film for them, with the help of my little brother shooting video while I shot photos. 

Evan & Shyla are such a sweet couple and the song Shyla sings to Evan at the end was a surprise to Evan. It was such a beautiful gesture for a bride to do for her new husband. I have to admit that even though I have been watching the footage for days and hours, every time I see Shyla singing to Evan it tugs my little heart strings. What can I say? I just love the love!

Thanks for reading. Enjoy their video! And see their photos in my previous post here.


Feb 14, 2014

Evan & Shyla Wedding Film from csttsn on Vimeo.

Evan and Shyla are a beautiful couple and I was really excited to be able to shoot their wedding. See some of their photos at csttsn.com/wedding-photography.