Arizona in the winter. One of my absolute favorite places to explore during a photo session. And what an amazing lady to explore it with. Meet Erica. Stunning. That is the only word I need to describe her. Her smile… Continue Reading


Michael Castro // Event Planner Extraordinaire

The first time Michael got in contact with me about getting some promo pictures for his [Event Planning Company], he suggested we meet at a Cupcake Shop in Manhattan Beach. It was at that moment that I knew it was… Continue Reading


Benjamin Godfre Editorial by Gabriel Gastelum

“I’m going to cover you completely in powder.” Usually when a model hears a concept like that he/she thinks “oh Great..”, but not Benjamin. I am pretty sure Benjamin responded to that idea with a “Heck Yeah!” I wanted to… Continue Reading


David LaFlamme :: Editorial :: Industrial Leather

David and I got together a couple of weeks ago to shoot some pictures for an editorial I had in mind. We also ended up taking pictures for a certain iPhone app (which has partly made him app famous), but… Continue Reading

Daniel Ryan // Lifestyle Portraiture // The End

Lifestyle Portraiture Session / Daniel Ryan / Tucson, AZ

I feel like you guys may be tired of my session in this wheat field, but I don’t care. I love them and they have been some of my favorite lifestyle portraits I have taken so far. Who knew that… Continue Reading

Gabriel 365 – Year One

Repost of course, but I figured it needed to be put on the new blog as well. One of my most ambitious (and secretive) projects. The response from family, friends and strangers was overwhelmingly positive. It may be time to… Continue Reading

Deborah + Justin // Seattle Engagement Session

Deborah and Justin Engagement

Deborah didn’t live in my dorm my freshman year, but that didn’t stop us from becoming the most dynamic Asian and Mexican duo ever. After our first hilarious meeting (which involved her pretending to be pregnant and me thinking she… Continue Reading