Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kristina & Oscar's Maternity Session

Recently I had the pleasure to meet & photograph Kristina and Oscar for her Maternity Session. When Oscar called to inquire about our services we spent a little time together talking about options and what locations were best for them. They definitely wanted to something on location and gorgeous. Something to take it outside of the norm. Kristina had missed the opportunity with her first pregnancy so I wanted to make sure she had a fabulous experience and wonderful adventure. I planned it out for location that would yield gorgeous shots, be easy for her to locate and provide plenty of support for her personal comfort and just in case medical support because she was extremely close to her birth date. As she said I am due any day.... Yeah that got a fire lit in my skull about doing everything to the best level for her comfort, happiness, and safety. We nailed it and she loved them! In Kristina's words: They are gorgeous and I love them! Everyone loves the pictures!

I am proud to have made her happy, made some new friends and created a lifetime of wonderful images and memories for her. 

Here are some of favorites:



















Thursday, June 19, 2014

Erik R. Soto Photography Receives 2014 Best of Torrance Award



Erik R. Soto Photography Receives 2014 Best of Torrance Award 

Torrance Award Program Honors the Achievement

TORRANCE June 12, 2014 -- Erik R. Soto Photography has been selected for the 2014 Best of Torrance Award in the Photographers category by the Torrance Award Program.
Each year, the Torrance Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Torrance area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Torrance Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Torrance Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Torrance Award Program

The Torrance Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Torrance area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Torrance Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Torrance Award Program

CONTACT:
Torrance Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@recognitionawarding.com
URL: http://www.recognitionawarding.com

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Amazing People of Enagic - Kangen Water

I have had many positive experiences in my professional career as a photographer but my experience with the folks at Enagic has truly been amazing. Enagic specializes in creating quality, long lasting water ionizers for the health-conscious consumer. Enagic has a wonderfully talented and great spirited group of people. I had the pleasure and opportunity to photograph their President Katsumasa Isobe, their Global Training Director Don Prosser, and their Education Department Director Gotaro Hamagawa. It was day of adventure for sure. We were originally scheduled just to photograph Mr. Isobe but things were going so well and everyone was having such a great time we added on both Don and Go... That's a true positive sign of a fun and adventurous shoot for everyone. We created a studio setup at their location and did outdoor work as well. All around it was loads of fun. I really have to thank Mayumi White of Enagic for making it all possible. Mayumi is the Secretary of National Sales and discovered me. We have all had a fantastic relationship and it continues through our photo coverage another major event for them. It was their Train the Trainers Event in Redondo Beach CA at the Crown Plaza Hotel. All photographs are available for viewing at Our Instaproofs Proofing Site http://erikrsotophotography.instaproofs.com/.

It has been amazing experience getting to know so many people from Enagic. I even did an impromptu engagement session for a couple from Enagic the next morning after the Trainer's event! It has certainly been one of the best experiences and the water is amazing too! 

Please enjoy these Rockstar Corporate Headshot Photography Spreads for Mr. Isobe, Don Prosser and Go Hamagawa. 





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Monday, May 5, 2014

Fast and Healthy Lunch - Carne Asada Spring Mix Salad and Food Photographs too!!

Todays' fast and healthy lunch is Carne Asada Spring Mix Salad with Queso Fresco, Persian Cucumbers, Japanese Enoki Mushrooms, and my Russian River Chardonnay Salad Dressing.

Make sure you sear your meat on very high heat or grill on high heat. This is the best way to get texture and crispy edges, depth of flavors and keep the meat juicy too!!

Let your meat rest a little bit before cutting so it doens't let out all its juices but don't let it get cold either. The hot steak makes the salad.

As always I love to combine my photography with my cooking. Its two of my favorite things!! It was very hard to take a few minutes to get the photograph. I could hardly wait!!

Enjoy!! (The photograph and the salad recipe)






Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sea Mist Russian River Valley 2009 Chardonnay to Make a Favorite Low Glycemic Salad Dressing and fun with Food Photography


Here's a great use of your wine as it gets past its time for drinking. Make a great salad dressing out of it with a mason jar. Mason Jars are well reputed for preserving foods and for drinking but they are really fantastic at making dressings too. This dressing used a Russian Red River Wine a little past its time but fantastic for making a dressing because its not too acidic (vinegary) and not completely wine either. Makes it smooth and delicious. It will be used on a thinly sliced cabbage and greens salad with herb roasted Dover sole soon.

For the recipe I am not gonna give you all the quantities. You will have to figure it out. I just went by instinct again without measuring.

Ingredients:

Sea Mist Russian River Valley 2009 Chardonnay (your favorite getting older wine or just whatever regular wine you have too)
Olive Oil (I like Trader Joe's Spanish Olive Oil. Its a little spicier with more taste)
Garlic Powder
Cumin
Oregano
Thyme
Vegetable Glycerin (its great because its low glycemic sweetner and diabetic friendly)
Fresh Crushed Black Pepper
Fresh Grated Ginger
Ground Himalayan Pink Salt

Add 1 Part of your wine to the jar. Add approximately 1/2 or 1/3 part of your olive oil. Add your all your ingredients to taste.

Seal your jar and let somebody shake it like mad. Your kids will love shaking it up!!

Sample with a chopstick or other kitchen device. Test to see if it needs to be sweeter or if you like it spicier etc..) Adjust as necessary.

Seal and keep in the fridge. You will love it and it will be better than those $6 or $8 dressings and healthier for you too. It only costs pennies!! Plus its your creation!!

Keep creating and have fun experimenting!!

Spring, Summer and Hot Weather Refreshing Drinks - My Water Infusion Delight & Food Photography


Yesterday was a hot, dry and very parching. It certainly felt like a day for a fresh water infusion beverage and a couple of cool product photographs too. So I took out one of my favorite decanters and made this nice mix of Persian Cucumber, Fresh Mint, Sage and a small bit of Rosemary. Yes I said Rosemary & Sage. If they are young and very fresh they are not quite as intense but very refreshing. Using young rosemary and sage is the key to invigorating your drink but not overpowering it. Its really a treat to have fresh herbs growing in your patio. Try this out and you will love how refreshing, clean and invigorating it tastes... One extra IMPORTANT HINT is to lightly muddle your herbs. Don't pulverize them (especially the rosemary). You just need to release the oils to increase the savor. Its really a no calorie drink too!! Enjoy!!!



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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

El Camino College 2014 Cap and Gown Photography and Graduation Photographs

This year Erik R. Soto Photography will be taking Cap and Gown Photographs at El Camino College Bookstore again. We start next week. Please inbox me for details or visit our ECC Cap and Gown Photography webpage. You may also book sessions for Graduation Announcement Cards. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

We can assist any student or college just please contact us to help you out.



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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scenic Family Portraits in Rancho Palos Verdes - Linda & Her Family

I am very happy and proud that Linda recently selected me to create some amazing images and art for her family portrait memories. I had a great time playing (working?) with the grandchildren and their families up in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Sometimes its more play or fun rather than work especially when the kids love sharing affection and fun!! It was a great time working with the entire family and truly a pleasure to provide them with a life time of memories. Here are a few favorites of theirs from the day. Please enjoy :)












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Friday, October 18, 2013

Hot Shots - Headshots, Modeling, Personal, Fitness, Boudoir, Fashion, Musician Portraits & Other Portfolio Imagery & Photographs


A Half Day Adventure with Erik R. Soto Photography on Location and/or in the Studio.
Visit some of SoCal's Gorgeous Locations throughout LA, SD, OC, etc..

Photography & Direction by Erik R. Soto

Imagery Styling & Direction Julia Y.

Some Wardrobe & Accessories Available

Review of Images through the photo shoot with the photographer for guidance and team input

Private Online Gallery for all your proof images to help with final image selections

20 Final Edited Images (10 will receive custom pro editing)

Webpage with your images, stats & info to help you get noticed and our way to say thanks!!
Bring a Friend or Friends for even more Fun and Discounts
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Walk Along Whittier Blvd

Just about everyday I go out for a walk with our dog Morgan. She's a Neapolitan Mastiff. Well I consider it a blessing to be able to go for that walk once or twice a day with her. She and the walk deliver a plethora of pleasure in my life. I see so much beauty in the City of Whittier along our constitutionals. On one special day I was very motivated to capture the beauty, nature and landscape on Whittier Blvd. in the Golden Fall Sunset Light. I wanted to illustrate what I see but perhaps also what other might miss along their journeys. I was motivated as an artist but also an engineer because of the science and architecture that I encounter along the way. Here is a montage of images that help illustrate one of the journeys that we enjoy in the Whittier. (A special thanks to Morgan for being patient while I took the photos too!)



































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