Family and Private Portraits

Last year I was hired to photograph 75 actors, artist and directors in China. The assignment was an awesome experience for me and my entire crew, but it also opened up a new door into creating private portraits for families, business executive and more. 

Last week I photographed one of the top conductors in the world, Jahja Ling along with his lovely wife, at their home in San Diego. Over the years I have discovered that I love walking into an environment where I have no idea what the location or home will look like and I have to find and create an interesting photograph. This can be a challenge in some cases but with creative lighting you can make any place look amazing. Luckily, the Ling house was an incredible home with a lot of great places to shoot.

Jahja Ling

If you would like to learn more about how to advance your own photography, or just want to become a better photographer, sign up for my one-on-one classes online. You can learn from the comfort of your personal computer each week via Skype. If you would like to have your personal portrait made or your family portrait made, feel free to contact me via my email to book an appointment at

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