A photograph captures not only
what is seen, but what is experienced.

Before After

With a camera in hand since… erm, the eighties… and professionally since 2001, I’ve covered a lot of ground: corporate, editorial, entertainment, documentary, sports, product, and food for clients like Disney, Nike, Samsung, Cadillac, CinemaCon, the Milken Global Conference, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Galaxy, Fuel TV, the National Hydrogen Association, and Ideal Media. My work has been published in magazines, books, art galleries, and on refrigerator doors.

I changed my focus to simply documenting life as it happens after relocating to Santa Clarita, California with my wife and daughter.  Presenting your life from my unique perspective is a challenging and rewarding responsibility that I approach a few different ways:

  • Family documentary, just you and the most important people in your lives, at home or wherever you feel at home in a relaxed, family-led session, whether you want classic portraits or a longer “day in the life” experience that will fill a book with a few hours of your real-time family love and interaction, or both.
  • Milestones and celebrations, as you come together to mark an occasion, my focus is the experience you share and capturing it to tell the story of that day.
  • School portraiture, an easy way for us to reach out and hold on to those fast-changing years that will never come again with artful, frameable portraits of the young’uns. If you know a school director please call me at (323) 393-3080 to get started, or read this for more information.

When I’m not working I may or may not be drinking Vietnamese coffee, volunteering my time to my daughter’s Girl Scout troop, applying condiments at a taqueria, making Filipino food, reading/writing speculative fiction, and/or scarfing down a lemon-flavored confection. I also keep busy serving my local Catholic church, Saint Kateri, as head of its Media and Communications ministry.

But let’s get back to photography.

Life is a life event.

I cut my teeth on events. I’ve been capturing the essence of organized experiences for a while now. What I enjoy even more is revealing the story behind unscripted moments, the milestones and the mundane, the family moments you cherish that make you think this is so us, but will inevitably be forgotten. So because Nat Geo hasn’t called yet, I’m here, ready to document your story for you and future generations.

If this sounds good let’s connectThis is a privilege I take seriously. It’s nothing less than your family history.

“The photographs show true transparent undeniable love between a father and son. No fake forced smiles or statue poses, nothing but true accurate natural images and a live background location that acted as a superb backdrop! I urge you to talk to Jerome about what you want to achieve, Jerome listens to you, gives you ideas and feedback, but more importantly, he delivers a great product to you that will always be in your memory and can’t be repeated.” Ron G.

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“The photographs show true transparent undeniable love between a father and son. No fake forced smiles or statue poses, nothing but true accurate natural images and a live background location that acted as a superb backdrop! I urge you to talk to Jerome about what you want to achieve, Jerome listens to you, gives you ideas and feedback, but more importantly, he delivers a great product to you that will always be in your memory and can’t be repeated.” Ron G.

“The best thing about Jerome’s work – besides his great photography  is his interaction with his subjects. When we hired him for baby photos, he got on the floor during playtime, was right there with us but never intrusive, and was able to catch those perfect smiles without the staged feeling that most photographers bring. As my kids got older, he was still able to easily capture natural poses with genuine smiles, and always with beautiful, creative results. He’s our go-to for family photography, and we highly recommend him!” Susy C.

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“The best thing about Jerome’s work – besides his great photography  is his interaction with his subjects. When we hired him for baby photos, he got on the floor during playtime, was right there with us but never intrusive, and was able to catch those perfect smiles without the staged feeling that most photographers bring. As my kids got older, he was still able to easily capture natural poses with genuine smiles, and always with beautiful, creative results. He’s our go-to for family photography, and we highly recommend him!” Susy C.

Our walls are filled with fantastic photos taken by Jerome and we get compliments on them by everyone who comes into our home. His photos always come out more amazing than I was hoping for. He truly listens to what it is we are trying to capture in our photos and his creativity is phenomenal! We love his photos and recommend him to everyone! Kellie D.

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Our walls are filled with fantastic photos taken by Jerome and we get compliments on them by everyone who comes into our home. His photos always come out more amazing than I was hoping for. He truly listens to what it is we are trying to capture in our photos and his creativity is phenomenal! We love his photos and recommend him to everyone! Kellie D.

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