Folk in LA // Eric Rutherford

Eric Rutherford // Folk in LA

Meeting in the charming Alfred Coffee and Kitchen nestled in the ever-evolving Melrose Place, Eric Rutherford joked that a downtowner “could have come from a different state because it’s a different state of mind.” Therein lies the beauty of the city… Continue Reading

Laganja Estranja // Getting Ready

Laganja Estrana Lifestyle // Gabriel Gastelum

The art of Drag is fascinating to me. The way they can transform themselves so quickly into these personas with amazing range astounds me. I’ve worked with some incredible Drag Queens here in Los Angeles recently and now I am… Continue Reading

Mylee // Perfectly Flawed // Breast Cancer Fighter

Mylee // Perfectly Flawed // Breast Cancer Fighter

Meet Mylee. Mother to a beautiful daughter, in the armed forces for the United States and fighting breast cancer. “I am perfectly flawed” That is what Mylee told me during our session. She explained that once people learn to accept… Continue Reading

Caitlin // Headshots and Lifestyle Photography


I live in Los Angeles. So its safe to say that I take a lot of headshots. It is standard in Los Angeles. A headshot. While I take a lot of them, I don’t necessarily post them all that often.… Continue Reading

Murray // Pool Daze // Editorial

Murray // Pool // Model // Editorial // Gabriel Gastelum

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to do a collaboration shoot with my good buddy Paul. It was by far one of the hottest days I have experienced in Los Angeles so far. There was a pool,… Continue Reading

The Robinson Family

The Robinson Family / Los Angeles Lifestyle Portrait

I’ve known Kendra since the first day I moved into my college dorm room. We lived directly in front of each other and we would always chat with hands full of gummy bears. It’s been almost 10 years of friendship.… Continue Reading

this is Mari Saito

Mari Saito // Los Angeles Performer

Talented. Brilliant. Insane. Mari fits the mold of the most amazing performers in Los Angeles. Those that are so crazy talented that you have to take a moment not to feel like a failure. She does everything. One time I… Continue Reading



[Doug King] is a creator. A recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Doug seems like he can do it all. Paint, Sculpt, Build and interpretive dance. All true except for that last one (maybe, he could… Continue Reading


Gabriel Gastelum Photography 2011

I photographed a wedding in India. I blacked out in Vegas (twice). Toured wine country with my girls. Road tripped from Arizona to Georgia. Helped capture my best friend’s wedding. Moved to Los Angeles. Worked with celebrities. Participated in my first… Continue Reading


Aiden James Releases Best Shot Single

Remember my [session] with Aiden? Well, he finally released his single “Best Shot” and went top 100 on iTunes! I love love his [acoustic version], but the single has an awesome electro upbeat vibe. [Check it out!] Congrats Aiden!! You deserve… Continue Reading


VSCO Film - Photography by Gabriel Gastelum

Film. It seems to be all the rage these days. And thanks to my good friend and fellow photographer [Lonnie] I have slowly become intrigued. I have many friends that actually shoot Film cameras, and super duper props to them. I… Continue Reading