Gabriel Gastelum


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Sometimes you win the lottery with couple. and when that happens you make magic. some great moments on my editing screen lately. I can’t wait for these two to get married

You know those sessions? Those incredible engagement sessions? Those sessions where you go to the location and take pictures and yell “SHUT THE FUCK UP” after each shot? This was one of those sessions. Like a perfectly baked cake with the right amount of icing. This session was just delicious. Wow…Obviously I’m incredibly hungry while […]

A rare one. A maternity session! This is a super late post. So late that little Lennon has already been born, gone to college and started a successful career in the non-profit sector as a lawyer. Kidding. If you hire me for a Maternity session. please don’t expect those type of portraits you see at […]

Sometimes it astounds me how things work out.  Becky sent me an email saying that she had asked on her Facebook if anyone knew any wedding photographers. We had ONE friend in common, and she recommended me. A meet-up in Los Angeles and some laughs later, bam we were besties.  Becky and Bennet met while […]

That Seattle diffused light. Please give that to me every day please.  If I could do every engagement shoot in Seattle. I would If I could photograph friends in love all the time. I would. Leo and Jess are just the best. I’ve known Leo since my college days in Seattle (my liver hurt just typing […]

I met Kati and Steven last year through some mutual friends. It was like:  “Oh we just got engaged!” and I was like “Oh I’m a wedding photographer!”  BAM.  I say this a lot. I love the couples I get to work with. But the awesome thing is that a lot of them become really […]

“I want to do the engagement in our hometown. It just has so much meaning to me.”  Marissa and I grew up in the same little border town in Arizona. The reason so many of us have been able to leave that town an conquer the world is because of our strong roots there.  So […]

RJ & Will.  These two share their lives. Literally.  They share their daily life with hundreds of thousands of viewers every single day. From the awesome days, to the bad days, to the boring days, fun days, puppy struggles, ALL OF IT. It floors me that people are able to do this. To wake up […]

“We have a surprise for you guys, not only is it Eva’s baptism today, but it is also our wedding” To be honest, I knew what was going to happen before they announced it. That morning as they were setting up for the baptism, Mar told me she had a confession, that it was also […]

I met Elaine & Kurtis at a Santa Monica coffee shop almost a year ago. They bought me a donut so we all obviously became besties at that exact moment. Elaine is also a big fan of So You Think You Can Dance and we talked all about our favorite dancers. I love it when […]