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November 30, 2009 Catch of the day!

My dentist is a photographer and he likes to shoot wildlife.

So sometimes we’ll go out and shoot wildlife together. This is my favorite shot of our photo expedition.

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When Maribel and Maria have parties, they have them big. Real BIG. They rented out an entire venue for their father’s 60th surprise birthday party. There were at least 300 people there. Not impressed?

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They also had TWO food vendors. My favorite being al pastor tacos (shown below). The other was a buffet line. Still not impressed?

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They had an enormous bounce house for all the children to run around and use up all their energy, so they don’t bother the adults. Still not impressed? You should at least be a little bit by now. For a birthday? It’s impressive.

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This is the adorable Kaylene! Last time I photographed her, she was only 1! Now she’s three, and she can say my name! I love her!

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And there’s another one! That’s Kaylene’s little sister (I believe.) Super adorable!

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This is Javier! It’s kinda funny, there was an older gentlemen who walked in a minute before he did and I started snapping photos of the other guy. Then I realized it wasn’t Javier.

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Okay back to the amazing aspects of the party. They had a full on mariachi. I think there were 5-6 of them, I know only two of them are show in the photo.

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I don’t know what these dancers are called, but there were a crew of six very talented dancers.  Still not impressed?

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Well if you’re still not impressed yet..they had a full-on band/mini-orchestra in there marching around and performing on stage.

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This is the very wonderful Maribel. Thank you so much Maribel!

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Maribel dancing with her father.

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Back in my day…we had Gameboys.

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So if you weren’t impressed by all that you must be a baller. And you need to invite me to your parties! But if you’re like me, I think you’ll agree that this was an incredible party filled with fun and good food.

Thanks again to Maria and Maribel!

Erich Chen Photography. Santa Clarita Event Photographer. Los Angeles Event Photographer. Creative Event Photographer. Modern Event Photographer. If you are interested in your own event coverage please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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Dear all,

I would like to take a moment to reflect on the support, encouragement, comments, compliments from my family, friends, other photographers, especially my lovely girlfriend Rosalva.  Even though I am a sole proprietorship (one man entrepreneur) I could not have done it with out all of you and the Grace of God.  I am very grateful to be where I am right now, and I am very excited for the future of my business.  And I mean very excited.  I have many ideas and ventures that I cannot wait to share with all of you but for right now they’re all in my head.  They are aging like wine, because they longer they are in there the better they get. When they’re ready they will be bottled and served to everyone in a nice glass.

Many of you have been my inspiration. Especially those who are photographers, entrepreneurs, teachers, strong and positive people, and the many students that I have taught over the last couple of years.  Please continue to do what you do. Do it with with love, passion, honesty, integrity, and do it well.

This is my giving of thanks to all of you out there. And I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but I don’t think I need to wait for Thanksgiving to be thankful.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all and I hope a safe and wonderful rest of the year. Cheers!

Oh by the way I made this cool looking SAF Project Banner that is now sitting in the Shoot a Friend section of my blog

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November 23, 2009 Meet Todd and Josh (SAF)

This shoot was in Oxnard. I stayed over at Todd’s to shoot him surfing in the morning, but that failed because I didn’t have a lens long enough and Todd and Josh were really far out. But afterward, I did a my SAF project on them, and shot in different places of his house including his half pipe. I also have to mention that Todd lives about a two minute walk away from the beach, on top of the fact that he has a half pipe in his backyard. His place is practically every skater/surfer’s dream house.  It is also the ideal location for a photo shoot!

A little something about Todd. He used to be in a boy band very similar to the Backstreet Boys. I’ve seen his videos of his performances where hundreds/thousands of girls are screaming while he struts across the stage. That was over 15 years ago. Then,Todd and I had a really great conversation about life, entrepreneurship, and the female species. Todd is a great man.

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