Exciting Career Milestones for Brian Lubocki

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my work is capturing the essence of professionals through headshots. Witnessing their journey and success is truly rewarding.

I’m thrilled to share the success story of Brian Lubocki, a remarkable individual I had the pleasure of photographing.  Brian earned a well-deserved President’s Club award during his tenure as a top PR/Comms consultant at Cision.

His exceptional contributions were not only acknowledged within the company but also celebrated on a grand scale. Brian’s achievement was showcased on a digital billboard in Time Square, New York City.

It’s moments like these that remind me of the power of capturing individuals’ professional essence. Congratulations, Brian, on this incredible accomplishment! Your success is a testament to your dedication and expertise in the field. Wishing you continued success in your career journey! 

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Capturing the Magic of Family: Why I Love Taking Christmas and Holiday Card Photos

The holiday season is a time of warmth, togetherness, and cherished traditions. One such tradition that is popular is sending out personalized Christmas and holiday cards to friends and family. These cards offer a glimpse into the lives of our loved ones and convey the joy of the season. As a photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing these moments for families, and today, I want to share with you why I love taking family photos for Christmas and holiday cards.

The holiday season is a fleeting and magical time. Families come together, homes are adorned with festive decorations, and the air is filled with laughter and joy. When I have the opportunity to capture these moments through my lens, it feels like I’m preserving the essence of the season in a single frame. These photos become a timeless memento that families can revisit year after year, reminiscing about the joy and love they shared.

Sending a store-bought holiday card is nice, but there’s something truly special about sending a personalized card that features your family. The images I capture allow families to share not just their faces but also their personalities, their unique bond, and the love they have for each other. When people receive these heartfelt greetings, it’s like receiving a piece of the family’s warmth and holiday spirit.

One of the most rewarding aspects of taking family photos for holiday cards is seeing families evolve over the years. Children grow, new members join the family, and traditions evolve. Capturing these changes in each year’s photo session is like creating a visual timeline of a family’s journey, and I feel privileged to be a part of that journey.

Capturing a holiday photo (pictured above) of Steve and his family in the Santa Monica Place courtyard, situated at the southern end of 3rd Street Promenade, was a delightful experience. At the time I took this photograph, Steve and his wife hadn’t welcomed their second child into the world. Knowing that this image will endure through generations, allowing their children’s children to witness the enduring testament of the love that began for this young family, fills me with immense joy.

Photography has a powerful way of conveying emotions, and holiday card photos are no exception. The genuine smiles, the warm embraces, and the love that radiates from these images have the power to bring joy and warmth to anyone who receives them. Knowing that my photos can touch the hearts of friends and family brings me immense satisfaction.

Christmas and the holiday season are a time of giving, and there’s no better way to embrace the spirit of the season than by creating and sharing these beautiful family photos. It’s a time to come together and celebrate the love and connections that matter most, and I get to be a part of that celebration.

As a photographer, there is something truly magical about capturing family moments during the holiday season. The love, warmth, and joy that emanate from these photos make them unique and special. I feel privileged to be a part of this tradition, and it brings me immense joy to help families create memorable Christmas and holiday cards that share the love and connection that make this season so extraordinary. These images serve as timeless reminders of the beauty of family and the magic of the holidays.


Capturing the Vibes Royale: A Photography Journey with Musician Eric Gray

Capturing the Vibes Royale: A Photography Journey with Musician Eric Gray

Being a professional photographer has allowed me to connect with extraordinary individuals and explore captivating stories through the lens of my camera. One of the most memorable experiences I’ve had was when the talented musician, Eric Gray, approached me to create the album cover for his latest musical masterpiece, “Vibes Royale.” This is the story of our photography journey that culminated in an album cover shoot at the historic Culver Hotel.

Eric Gray, a self-taught lead guitarist, is a true gem in the world of music. His roots are deep in the blues, but his artistry transcends genres. From Smooth Jazz to Easy-Listening and American Radio Classics, Eric’s music is a testament to his versatility. Based in the heart of Los Angeles, his story began on the bustling streets of Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Culver City, and Inglewood, where he launched his career as a musician. The eclectic backdrop of California’s diverse music scene played a significant role in shaping his musical odyssey.

My connection with Eric Gray began on the streets of Downtown Culver City. He’s a familiar face to locals, often found performing outside the popular Ugo Culver City restaurant. Our initial encounter blossomed into a friendship, and I would frequently visit him after work, enjoying his music and catching up. So, when Eric decided to release his new album, he asked me to be the photographer for his album cover.

On the day of our photoshoot for his new “Vibes Royale” album cover, we embarked on a journey through the heart of Culver City, capturing moments against the backdrop of some of the city’s most iconic locations. One of the places we took pictures in front of was Culver City Hall, but it was our time inside the historic Culver Hotel that truly brought our photography vision to life.

Established in 1924, the Culver Hotel is an iconic landmark in Culver City. Its four-story Renaissance Revival-style architecture, distinctive red-tiled roof, and beautiful courtyard make it a visual delight. Inside, the hotel boasts Art Deco design elements, creating a unique atmosphere that blends history and style seamlessly. Choosing The Culver Hotel as our location was a no-brainer, given its rich history and breathtaking aesthetics.

“Vibes Royale” is Eric Gray’s latest musical creation, following the success of his debut album, “Setting The Mood.” This album takes us on a delightful journey through Smooth Jazz and Jazz Fusion, promising to transport listeners to a world of sonic beauty. The opening track, “Smooth Walker,” is a classic guitar masterpiece that sets the stage for an unforgettable musical experience. Eric’s exceptional guitar work shines through in this track, weaving its magic and leaving an indelible mark on every listener’s soul.

In conclusion, working with Eric Gray to capture the essence of “Vibes Royale” was a photographic journey that transcended the boundaries of music and visual art. The streets of Culver City, with their rich history, provided a perfect backdrop for our creative vision. The icing on the cake was our photoshoot at the iconic Culver Hotel, adding a touch of timeless elegance to the album’s cover.

As a photographer, I’m deeply appreciative of the connections and opportunities this art form has brought into my life. Collaborating with artists like Eric Gray to tell their stories through the lens of my camera is a privilege that I cherish. It is a testament to the power of art and the magic of capturing moments that define us.

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