San Diego Lifestyle Photographer // Getting Inked


Marisa turned 20 on Friday.  She asked for a Wii game and a tattoo.  The Wii game was easy.  Tonight was the tough one.


We played the waiting game for nearly an hour, nerves mounting and stomachs in knots.  I say “stomachs” because the other part of her birthday wish being that she not get inked alone.  Acquiring another piece of art was on my list of goals this year.  Yay for keeping resolutions!

Jake from 454 Tattoo was the man of the hour.  He drew up our selections, tattooed us with ink & needle, and even kept the conversation lively.  Definitely check him out if you are looking to get inked.  And aside from Marisa getting a bit woozy in the beginning, we came through like champs.



Marisa’s “Inspire” piece has been a long time in the making.  Inspiring peace & love are her life’s goals…


Initially awed by master film photographer Jose Villa, my phrase, “Film is not Dead,” is inspired by Jonathan Canlas & his love of film.  (If you ever want to see me really passionate about something, ask me why I love film so much more than digital.)  I’m so excited to be taking his workshop this summer… I know it is going to change the game for me.


It’s surreal and exciting to see this on my arm…  A permanent reminder of both commitment and passion to creativity & art.

kim hayes - yes!!! love it! i need to shoot some film in honor of your new ink. ;0

Jamie Lawler - hey Deann. I found your blog as linked from PPT. Your work is so so beautiful. Your passion for finding great light isn’t unnoticed as your images are so lovely! Glad to come across your blog.

Tom - Found you thru J.C’s blog. Dang, you are one heck of a photographer. I can’t wait to see your film work. Go do it!

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