Good evening from Esquire Photography HQ everyone! As I’m sure you’ve been keeping up on all the exciting events I’ve been sharing on Twitter & Facebook - I was recently chosen as a Google #GlassExplorer AND invited to perform on stage in New York & Edinburgh, Scotland for the parody: Miserable Lesbians all the while kicking off the EPIC Military Discount Program.
ALONG WITH! I was invited by my friend & fellow Toscar Alumni: Gene Franklin Smith to photograph the private reception for the Malibu Playhouse in Malibu on Sunday where I met long time actor: Dick van Dyke.
Fast forward a little & last week I was invited to attend the Open House at Pictage and with my invitation – I received a note to submit one of my favourite photos. I wasn’t sure which photo to choose & asked you guys to choose which photo I should submit – which you, the readers, viewers, fans & friends practically unanimously chose was the portrait of Emma that I did for her photo shoot in Paris, France.
Well last night was the event & while I was there, I had an opportunity to chat with celebrity wedding photographer; Joe Buissink. He’s a totally great guy, down to earth & recently he had the opportunity to photograph Michael Jordan’s wedding. I so totally am eager to see those photos!
The Open House was totally awesome at Pictage – with a completely full room of amazing photographers from around Southern California. But what was a regular open house to me – was drastically changed as “Pictage Monty” invited me to his office. When I walked into his office he had the portrait of Emma printed out & on a table with a marker and… he asked me to autograph it so he could hang it on the wall. Can I say: WHOLLY NACHOS & NEWCASTLES!?!
I was completely humbled, flattered & felt totally honoured that he would ask me to do that and of course me, being me – I had to record the entire experience so I could share it with you. Which is what I have below for you in a fun video of the two of us.
Pictage has been serving Esquire Photography for nearly a decade with prints, off-site backups and all of my albums as well. They’re a fantastic company with terrific leadership and what is even better about it is Pictage is a company that’s run by photographers for photographers. So for me; “they get it” with my needs and what I love to do for you, my fans, clients & friends.
Before you scroll down & check out the video I put together with Monty & I at Pictage and you’re wanting to chat with me about a event or wedding, totally feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below or contact me anytime day or night.
I hope you’re having a great week and stay tuned for more amazing events that I’m sharing from Newport Beach, all the way out to London, Paris, Germany and Switzerland.