July 7, 2009 Film , Miscellaneous

Last week I had a birthday. It was amazing. Best birthday I can remember. There are only a few things that make me really happy... two of them are amazing food and being surrounded by friends. This year I got both.

Monday night Cyndie and I left Makenzie with some friends and drove up to LA. We got a room at The Roosevelt Hotel, one of the coolest hotels ever, and had dinner at Spago, Wolfgang Puck's signature restaurant in Beverly Hills.

I've wondered for a long time if Spago was all hype or if it really was all it was cracked up to be. Let me tell you it did not disappoint. Instead of ordering off the menu we decided to do the 10 course tasting menu. After three and a half hours we rolled out of the restaurant... stuffed from one of the most amazing meals we've ever had. The meal cost more than the rent on our first apartment but I have to say it was totally worth it. Also, we sat right next to Sidney Poitier and his family. Awesome.

The next day we hung out at the hotel for a while then headed back to the OC where we were having a bonfire with friends out on the Balboa Penninsula. There were probably 10 photographers there so I was thinking that several would have their cameras but only one person did. Jory brought an old Canon AE-1 and one roll of film.  He just blogged the images from the day so I stole a few for my blog too.  Thanks for the images Jory!
Yours truly. Jory and Val, Jasmine and JD Star ;)

Steven Taylor, Victor Sizemore

There's a blurry Jessica Claire, Jasmine and Cyndie back there.

[July 19, 2009] Melissa Blue said:
It looks as though you have rounded up some of my favorite photogs! I should move to OC just so I could hang out with you all! Great website and pics! Keep up the good work!
[July 31, 2009] Maria said:
I Love how all of you photographers are such amazing friends and get together, even though most are very busy! I recognized quite a few names!
[September 15, 2009] Megan Zeller Photography said:
I love to see that such successful photographers still have TIME to hang out. That is so great to see because I always have this image that all you guys get to do it shoot/edit/blog.
[September 16, 2009] Indianapolis Wedding Photographer said:
Happy Belated Birthday. What a great day you had!