outtakes

South Bay Photography Class

South Bay Photography Class

Let me introduce you to two of the most talented photographers in the South Bay! To sign up for classes visit the South Bay Art Department’s website.


Ready, Willing and Able

Ready, Willing and Able

Sometimes between the city council election and city government stories I get to spend an afternoon with somebody who really warms my heart with their attitude and story. Liz Cantine, a Palos Verdes woman who teaches children with special needs to dance, was just that kind of person. She was glowing, chipper, full of energy […]


Redbull Flugtag Dragon Takes Flight

Redbull Flugtag Dragon Takes Flight

Five “Game of Thrones” fans walked into a bar on Cinco de Mayo and walked out with an unexpected idea drawn on a napkin. They would design a dragon-shaped aircraft to fly at the 2013 Red Bull Flugtag. Kristi Davis, a Hermosa Beach resident and pilot for Sky West Airlines, would pilot the homemade craft. […]


SEA lab photo students

SEA lab photo students

I wanted to share this cute photo of two of my photo students taking pictures at the Redondo Beach SEA lab. Thank you for showing us around Tyler! If you live in the South Bay area, be sure to check out the South Bay Art Department! Photography classes are every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.


Hermosa Beach | Exploring a new beat | Easy Reader News

Hermosa Beach | Exploring a new beat | Easy Reader News

Newsflash for everybody who doesn’t talk to me daily (you know who you are) or follow me on Instagram… I’m no longer the Easy Reader News Redondo Beach reporter. After over a year and a half covering Redondo, I relinquished the biggest beach city to a new reporter, and I was moved to Hermosa Beach. […]


On Assignment | Stunt Double | Easy Reader News

On Assignment | Stunt Double | Easy Reader News

Our special “Hollywood at the Beach” issue was topped off by a fun stunt double photo shoot with local photographer Bo Bridges…  


On Assignment | Busted by the cops | Easy Reader News

On Assignment | Busted by the cops | Easy Reader News

I spent a Saturday evening with the police and shot this picture of a minor that was busted for having a water bottle of rum. Unfortunately because of the subject, I wasn’t able to publish it in the paper- but I personally love it. His mom was called and showed up very angry…


Working Life | Pet Transport | Easy Reader News

Working Life | Pet Transport | Easy Reader News

I’m working on a new “Working Life” story that I’m really excited about. It’s about a pet transportation company based in Hermosa Beach that’s being featured in a new TV show called, “Animal Movers.” The people that work there truly love all creatures great and small… (Story finished and HERE)


Photography Class | Model Project | South Bay Art Department

Photography Class | Model Project | South Bay Art Department

Photography class at the South Bay Art Department was really fun last weekend! It was a dreary day, so the shadow and light-themed class was pushed to another day, and we designed a whole new project out of what we found in the studio! Thanks for a fun afternoon Mia, you’re one straight-shooting photographer! If […]


On Assignment | Buzz buzz….. | Easy Reader News

On Assignment | Buzz buzz..... | Easy Reader News

 I’m working on a stinging story… buzz?


Dalai Lama crowd outtake

Dalai Lama crowd outtake

The Dalai Lama came to Long Beach and I had so much fun watching the crowd…


On Assignment | Palos Verdes View | Real Estate Photography

On Assignment | Palos Verdes View | Real Estate Photography

I photographed a magnificent view for a real estate agent the other night. L.A. can be pretty beautiful at night!


Hermosa Beach beauty

Hermosa Beach beauty

  I love Hermosa Beach…


ABC’s Revenge filming in Redondo Beach

ABC's Revenge filming in Redondo Beach

John and I stumbled upon a filming crew on Torrance Beach a month or so ago and lo and behold it was my favorite TV show, Revenge! I’ve been trying to get in touch with the crew for awhile for a Beach Magazine “Hollywood” issue, so it was pretty exciting to find them filming in […]


Balancing Act- A modern day circus family surviving and thriving in the 21st century

Balancing Act- A modern day circus family surviving and thriving in the 21st century

The Weiss family is one of the last modern-day circus families. They travel almost year-round in a 44-foot RV, traveling 3,000 miles and often performing two shows a day. Parents Jon and Laura were high school sweethearts. After Jon graduated from Clown College the couple married in the center ring dressed in their performing clothes; […]


Therapeutic Riding | Ride to Fly | Rancho Palos Verdes

Therapeutic Riding | Ride to Fly | Rancho Palos Verdes

I’m working on a story about therapeutic riding for our ‘health and fitness’ issue of Beach Magazine, and I’m having trouble editing 30 pictures down to 10. I think I’m going to have to cut one of my favorite images out of the story  (my friends and I call it ‘killing puppies’)… so I wanted […]