Good evening from Orange County everyone! This is one super excited Newport Beach wedding photographer that has an incredible treat for you tonight.
Earlier this year, you may have seen the Urban Glam Portrait Shoot I did with Jane Lavin in Los Angeles. I really loved the first video I did of her portrait photographs, but I’ve always felt like there was something missing.
Fast forward to the Gary Numan concert & I meet this absolutely awesome couple in front of the theatre when everyone was leaving. They were super cool, really friendly and rocked some totally killer fashion as well.
Fast forward a little to my birthday last month when I was dancing to INXS Ive – an INXS tribute band at Slidebar in Fullerton with my best friend; Danny (who moved to Spain today! So exciting!) and who do I see again when I look to my right – that same really awesome couple that I met at the Gary Numan concert. I’m like… Wholly Nachos & Newcastles! How cool is this!
We didn’t get to chat much that evening, but we were able to exchange information and I discover they’re in a local and really awesome Electronic group named; Darvoset. I checked them out online, fell in love with their music and over time – I’ve had the honour of getting to know Kristine sharing stories and our daily adventures. PLUS! I’ve been enjoying their music quite a bit, practically on a daily basis and even got Linda – my client of nearly 10 years, turned BFF, turned rock star Client Concierge – who’s getting tons of awesome testimonials from my brides and grooms hooked on Darvoset too.
Oh! Also, I wanted to add that this Darvoset is not a drug, but an electronic band. Ok… Now that I cleared that up – I am excited to say that I received permission from Darvoset tonight to use one of my favourite songs; “Want It” in the slide show I created with some of my favourite photographs I captured during Jane’s Urban Glam Portrait Shoot in Los Angeles.
I am totally honoured & Kristine & Jay from Darvoset are definitely deserving of the world famous; “Wholly Nachos & Newcastles” award. YEAH!
So! Before you check out Jane’s Los Angeles portraits accompanied by Darvoset’s uber-amazing electronic dance music and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Wedding Photographer (Previously a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer) that loves music & fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
Whether you’re in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, or down in San Diego – I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a terrific start – cheers!
PS, Darvoset is PERFORMING LIVE on October 8th at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. I’m definitely going straight after I photograph Adrienne & Jeremy’s wedding. Who you might remember from their completely EPIC Laguna Beach Engagement Shoot at the Montage Resort Laguna Beach I recently did with them. So if you’re going, let me know as Kristine has assured me my bedazzled and blinged out “VIP, Backstage, All Access, Cool Guy” pass will give me an opportunity to capture some cool photos. She also told me that Rainbow Brite has nothing on my VIP pass. Something to do with “Rainbows & Unicorns.” Hmmm…
PSS, I’m sure you’ve seen some of the quotes I’ve been sharing on Twitter keeping the “Butterfly Effect” moving forward – spreading positivity. Well, tonight I thought I would share some of my current favourite quotes that are pillars of strength for me & I would love to hear which one you like or which ones are important to you. Here are mine:
- “I never wanted to be a businessman, I just wanted to change the world.” – Richard Branson
- “Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever.” – Keanu Reeves in “The Replacements”
- “A Man Can Change His Stars.” – The late Heath Ledger in “Knight’s Tale”
- “Rise & Rise Again. Until Lambs Become Lions.” – Russel Crowe in “Robin Hood”
The Super PS, I’m still on the search for a couple TOTALLY AWESOME replacement photographers to join the Esquire Photography team in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, San Diego and Ventura. If you or some you know understands the importance of wedding photography to brides & grooms along with a zeal for working in the wedding photography business, totally contact me ASAP. Thanks!!!