Also, Jordan ripped his pants mid-ninja flying jump kick. When I saw him a couple weeks later at Eric's wedding, I told him it's my favorite story to tell people. I got a perfect picture of the jump RIGHT when it happened.
I had the lucky experience to shoot with my good friend Eric Turner another wedding in Merced at the same church we shot last time.
There was lots of candy again and tons of fruit and good friends and we loved it.
We also loved the pre-wedding burritos we ate just down the street.
The Rescue 2009 was a global event organized by the Invisible Children organization, meant to raise government and celebrity awareness about child soldiers in Africa. We made a public "abduction" and marched in small groups to a "camp" where we spent the night asking public figures to "rescue" us, in hopes that enough awareness and media attention would pressure world governments to step in and rescue these abducted children and press for peace talks amongst warring Africans. It was fun, especially when one of the founders of Invisible Children came up on a bus with the recently rescued Santa Monica group to join our fight in San Francisco. Shot on Fuji Pro 400 H.
Ivory Owl is my favorite band. Partly because my amazing and talented friend Josh composes half of the glory, and my wonderful and beautiful is the other important piece. And mostly because it's emotional, moving and inspiring to listen and watch them play. They played at a friends awesome house, a beautiful venue, and raised awareness and money for Freedom Firm, an organization devoted to fight sex trafficking. It was a wonderful night, perfect weather and beautiful rock and roll music. And Josh broke not one, but TWO strings. During the best song. It was so rock. Click the links and check both Ivory Owl out and Freedom Firm out.