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One of the reasons why I love my work

Variety.

While I may shoot some of the same venues time-to-time, I can’t express how much I really value the variety in my work.

Just yesterday I did this shoot for Loew’s Coronado. They’re a pet-friendly hotel that allows dogs to stay at the resort, so they were in need of a photo to help broadcast this feature of the hotel for PR purposes. They actually have a dog-surfing contest each year, which puts to shame my 3 efforts of trying to stand up on a surf board while I’ve been out in San Diego.

While it was a bit out of the ordinary for me, I loved the idea of doing something like this.

Here’s Nigel posing for his photo opp.

Loews Coronado Pet Friendly Hotel Resort

Brook Kelley - Awww he’s so cute! I want him <3October 1, 2010 – 3:27 pm

Jerrod K - That’s awesome man. I’d love to switch it up sometimes and do something different like this. Sometimes it feels like it’s just the same stuff over and over again each week. Looks like you’ve found a way to keep things different, with something new going on all the time. Hope you’re enjoying all that you do – and if you ever need an extra hand or anything sometime, let me know!September 3, 2010 – 9:41 am

Tiffany Rubin - Dog surf contests?? Only in San Diego…lolAugust 27, 2010 – 1:04 pm

Mark Stoffel - Nice! Looks like a tough job you got there bud!August 25, 2010 – 10:54 am

Rock and Roll Charity Benefit at the New Childrens Museum

The New Children’s museum put on a charity benefit to help raise money for kids to have more access to artistic resources, and I’m all about it. It was a blast to shoot this event – and it was even cooler to hear about all the new things they have in the works to help kids foster their creativity.

If anyone knows me, they know how much I value my room for creativity. I was happy to be behind such a cause and not to mention that the event had awesome entertainment (Third Eye Blind) and killer aesthetics.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the event. You can also check these shots (or others) in the latest issue of 944 magazine San Diego.

New Childrens museum charity benefit rock and roll gala

J Weber - Those outfits are ridiculous! Haha, looks like a fun time!August 27, 2010 – 1:13 pm

Mel Sweetnam - Third Eye Blind??? Where was my invite dude???August 25, 2010 – 12:08 pm

Marie Cunningham - I love your style Tim! I love the way you did the collage-style layout, cool to see it all come together to capture the feeling of the event. Hope to see you at the next one.August 24, 2010 – 6:55 pm

Alice Bentham - These came out really great, Tim. Thanks so much for attending, I will look for your photos in the magazine.

Take care.August 23, 2010 – 9:02 am

Rockstar Photobooth at Andaz Hotel!

This was another booth I was really excited about. Yeah, even MORE excited than I am with other sporadic events that ask I bring a photobooth to the party.

Why?

Well, one of the main reasons I like photobooths is because I like buying stuff. Not sure why, but I just like the feeling of getting a bunch of new stuff that’s cool to incorporate with photography. By now, our garage is getting full of photobooth props and my girlfriend is wanting to pitch our story to the TV show “Hoarders.”

I’ve got the most random stuff out in that garage – you wouldn’t believe it.

I was particularly excited about this booth though – because I got to add a bad-ass battle axe to my collection of random things. Yeah – that’s right, a BC rich battle axe guitar straight out of a big-haired 80′s rock video. (You can see the real thing in the photos below)

Back in elementary school I grew up listening to bands like whitesnake and vanhalen on my walkman. I had recorded songs off the radio (my parents would never let me buy it in the store) and always liked to pretend I was a lead singer in one of the bands. I had the jeans with the holes in the knees, cowboy boots – you could pretty much say I was the most badass kid in the 2nd grade.

Anyways, this whole idea for this photobooth put me back in touch with that feeling, and needless to say I got carried away with finding all sorts of cool stuff to bring in for this booth. I decided to keep the guitar – as maybe one of these days I’ll rock out and learn to play a few riffs of Whitesnake to make the dream come ‘that’ much more alive!

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed my little story about 80′s rock bands and my 2nd grade rebelliousness. Here are some favorite shots from the night:

San Diego Photobooth at Andaz hotel

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Alicia G - That one of the girl singing rocks! <3 it!September 1, 2010 – 3:35 pm

Steve Averill - Dude! Why do you always do these when I’m out of town?!

Looked like that night was a blastAugust 30, 2010 – 1:04 pm

Mark Jennings - Where’d that guitar come from?? Nice props this go-roundAugust 28, 2010 – 9:51 am

Mindy - Wow that girl’s butt looks like it could hold a drink in that pic lol

I gotta start going to the gym :/August 25, 2010 – 5:21 pm

Gulliermo Torres - Niiiice! These came out sick Tim!August 23, 2010 – 7:49 pm

Jessica C - Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!! OMG I love them! Thanks so much!!!

<3<3<3August 22, 2010 – 1:42 pm

Alexander - These are tight!August 22, 2010 – 12:41 pm

Mistral at Suzie’s Farm

The other day I was asked to cover an event being held at a farm. In all my days working as a photographer, I don’t think I’ve done anything quite like this – but I’m so glad I did.

Mistral, a restaurant featured at the Loew’s Coronado Resort, took their chefs out of the hotel and set up an on-the-spot kitchen at Suzies farm in south San Diego. The whole idea behind the event was to create a 3 course meal for guests made with ingredients freshly picked from the ground that day.

In addition to a tour of the property, guests were given samples of some of the specialty cocktails they offer at the hotel along with some of the best samples of freshly cooked halibut I’ve ever tasted. The vegetable lineup was incredible – enough to make me want to take the girlfriend to their restaurant. (And I’m no veggie guy…so that’s saying a lot!)

Here’s a storyline of the day via photo format – to check out some more info on this event and any future events they’ll be having, click here.

Amanda Luciano - These are awesome photos! It looks like everyone had a blast that day!November 4, 2010 – 6:55 pm

Robert Douglas - These are some cool photos Tim. Great idea for an event too!September 7, 2010 – 1:12 pm

Ali - Wow this post just made me hungry!August 29, 2010 – 6:29 pm

Ben Phillups - What a great concept – cool to see restaurants doing something to promote a more organic diet/lifestyle!August 17, 2010 – 7:43 am

Jon Tran - You have great candid photos in this set. And food photos, great work.August 16, 2010 – 1:08 pm

Eric Vargas - Awesome style in telling the story of the day with this montage…really came together nicely.August 15, 2010 – 11:45 pm

Spoof!

Shot some grad shots for Lindsay this past week, nicknamed “Spoof” because she had once told me she was related to the Maloof’s.

I have no doubt this girl is going to do great things in her career – she’s got a great head on her shoulders and a personality to match, watch out PR world :)

Mike - Sportin the ice in this pic!September 28, 2010 – 2:39 pm

Alyssa Cruz - Aw she looks cute! We need to do mine soon mister!August 15, 2010 – 8:53 pm

Ben Phillups - The maloof family is crazy…was partying with one of them out in Vegas last year…insane timeAugust 12, 2010 – 6:17 pm