So Happy New Year everyone! This is going to be a great year! I wanted to share a couple new things going on with me. I’ve started 2 new business ventures for 2009 with my good buddy Tim Halberg
We both have successful wedding photography businesses and find that we have to refer couples out when we’re not available. We solved this problem by putting together a team of 4 amazing photographers under one roof that we can refer to. Each photographer was hand picked for their photographic style, professionalism and fun personalities.
Meet the team of Fotocielo
The other business we started is so great! We all know how much fun photo booths are, they’re usually the biggest hit at any event! We’ve been asked so many times where to find one but couldn’t find a high quality photo booth in the Santa Barbara area so we filled the need and built one! This past weekend both the PhotoBooth
Here is a slideshow of images from the event.
I had the honor of assisting KarenOld County Courthouse
Jim and Gary were an awesome couple. They’ve been together now for 18 years! The wedding was beautiful, packed with friends and family to cheer them on. The courthouse was really cool to shoot at… tons of old school character.
Here are some of my favs.Old County Courthouse Santa Ana Santa Barbara Wedding Photography Leave A Comment »
So what can I say… John is now a married man and he married someone so amazingly wonderful, Paola. John and I go wayyyy back, before we were born. Our parents were friends first and then we grew up together. He is one of my very best friends and I’m so happy for both of them. This is an awesome thing for him but not so good for me… you know what kind of razzing I’m going to get (have been getting) now that he’s married!?!? I might be the last man standing in our group of friends… ouch!
Anyway, they had a beautiful wedding in upstate New York at the Monteverde at Oldstone Manor
My whole family, minus two who couldn’t make it, flew/drove out to the wedding and my cousin Carlocord sponsors
There are a bunch, but here are some of my favs!New York Santa Barbara Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photography Leave A Comment »
What a great weekend, busy and fun! Friday started Adriana and Michael’s wedding weekend with a rehearsal at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Everything was beautiful and everything went as planned, talk about awesome planning! Adriana was especially beautiful in her dress… the bead work was incredibly detailed. Her dad walked in and saw her for the first time in her dress and just stared. I did the same when I saw her too! The ceremony was held in the lower area of the museum, right in front of a vine covered trellis. All the bridesmaids started crying when Adriana started walking down the aisle. Michael also lost it the first time he saw her.
The dinner was served in the upper courtyard by Pure Joy Catering
Michael surprised Adriana with a horse and carriage ride that took them from the museum to their suite at the Canary Hotel downtown. Here are some favs from the day.
The girls started their day out at Mishay Salon
The guys on the other hand were having a blast in a different way. Jammin music, dancing and an open bar. On a side note, there was this incredible sand rail at the house that I couldn’t stop drooling over. This thing was amazing, polished aluminum everything, full electronics and an aluminum block Corvette engine that puts out around 500 horse…… ok sorry, back to the wedding!
We all had a blast at the wedding and it truly was an honor to be a part of such a special day for Adriana, Michael and both families… thank you so much!Santa Barbara Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photography Leave A Comment »
So here’s some really exciting news. I’ve recently teamed up with Cade Carper of Open Door Directories
Ventura County’s directory was a huge success and this magazine is going to be even better. This directory will have a circulation of 60,000 issues distributed all year long throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito and Santa Ynez. With full color images printed on heavy stock paper, this magazine is nicer than most national magazines out there for sale.
I did a preliminary design for the cover for everyone to check out. The bride pictured below is Stephanie Lodge. She was married in Hollywood, CA last September and is the founder of Zencierge
I’ll keep everyone updated on when this directory will be released. If you’d like to be added to a mailing list, go ahead and emailemail Santa Barbara Wedding Directory Santa Barbara Wedding Photography 7 Comments »
Every once in a while, I get to keep the kids with me over night and it’s called “Camp UR”, which stands for camp uncle Ricky. I love having them over, they’re so much fun. Well, they’re really into skateboarding so here are some pics of them being goofy on their boards.
What’s so great about these kids is that they are best friends. They get along so well and never…. well I guess I shouldn’t say never, but very rarely fight. I love these kids!Santa Barbara Portrait Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photography Leave A Comment »
I just wanted to let everyone know that my re-designed Santa Barbara Wedding Photography website is up and running so if you get a chance, visit the site and let me know what you think! www.rickymia.com Santa Barbara Portrait Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photography 4 Comments »
My niece, Sarah had her Girl Scout
When they graduate, they call it bridging so they all walked over the bride at the park to signify their accomplishments! I had to look all of this up online! haha
They all sang their songs and when Sarah walked across the bridge, she had to recite the Girl Scout Promise and Law
Jordan was a little rockstar too. Here he is, the little brother at his sisters Girl Scout Ceremony surrounded by what else…. girls! haha He kept himself busy with his scooter doing jumps the whole time!
Here are some pics.Girls Scouts of America Santa Barbara Event Photography Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photography Leave A Comment »
I had the privilege of attending a Holiday party put together by Armando MartinezSanta Barbara Club Wesflora Inc. Scott Topper
I had a ton of fun and met some really great people. Here are some pictures from the night with DiaKatie and Nick Armando Melissa Musgrove Holiday party Santa Barbara Club Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer Santa Barbara Wedding Photography 1 Comment »