Women's March 2017 - Orange County, CA | Orange County Documentary Photographer

Today was one of the best days of my life. It was such an honor to be part of history where in 60 countries around the world, over 3 million people marched on behalf of women. I marched in Santa Ana, CA (Orange County) with over 20,000 people of all ages, race, creed, ability, and sexuality. I was in awe of my community coming together for me and all women.

As one speaker proclaimed, "This was a coming out party for the allegiance of social justice warriors."

I didn't see any "official" press at our event. Surprise, surprise. So I took part in documenting and being the people's press. It's important that our voices be heard, and our ideas shared.

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Be good to one another.

[Picture Life] on Friday the 13th

"Friday the 13th" brings up different thoughts for everyone. For some, it's horror films, and others fear it will be an unlucky day. Some people just go about their Friday normally.  For me, I think about $13 tattoos! For the past few of years I have gotten 4 of these simple design tattoos. So yesterday I met some friends at a tattoo shop in Costa Mesa for some tattoo fun!

Now, I realize I didn't get any photos of the final tattoos (except mine) but I really wanted to focus on the energy of the day. I hope you enjoy!

  Agape Art Collective - Costa Mesa, CA

Agape Art Collective - Costa Mesa, CA

 Jon with Aaron behind

Jon with Aaron behind

 The boys patiently waiting. We waited a total of 3 hours! [L to R: Jon, Jeremiah, Aaron]

The boys patiently waiting. We waited a total of 3 hours! [L to R: Jon, Jeremiah, Aaron]

 Aaron stole my camera and took some photos including this one.

Aaron stole my camera and took some photos including this one.

 This is our tattooer, Sal. He was rad and down to earth.

This is our tattooer, Sal. He was rad and down to earth.

 Aaron stole my camera again and snapped this of me.

Aaron stole my camera again and snapped this of me.

 I always love checking out tattooer's stations. The artwork on their wall tells a lot about what kind of artist/person they are.

I always love checking out tattooer's stations. The artwork on their wall tells a lot about what kind of artist/person they are.

 And now the prep begins for my tattoo!

And now the prep begins for my tattoo!

 Thank you Aaron for snapping away while it was my turn!

Thank you Aaron for snapping away while it was my turn!

 yum! I have a deep love for pizza and I am pretty stoked on this new tattoo :)

yum! I have a deep love for pizza and I am pretty stoked on this new tattoo :)

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BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I enjoy the thrill of putting together a costume.
I decided a month ago that I wanted to be Beetlejuice this year since my hair was kinda green.

It's show time!

So then it became a matter of putting together my costume since I don't like buying packaged costumes (unless it's perfect like my Peter Pan Costume haha)  I bought my pants at Forever 21, tank top at Target, and tie at Party City. I owned the jacket already. Special effects make up was purchased at Spirit Halloween: white cream, green grease, purple and black eyeshadow, liquid latex, and brown browshadow (pre-owned). Shout out to my friend Amanda Fonseca for instructing me on how to achieve make up I wanted!

BEETLEJUICE
BEETLEJUICE
BEETLEJUICE

Lastly, my roots had grown out and I needed them green (plus I needed a hair trim) so I went to Jessica at Gold & Braid Salon in Mission Viejo, CA and I was thrilled with the results of a green shadow root and silver ends. 

Halloween has been twice as fun the last 4 years since I have been able to dress up with my significant other. This year we went as gender-bending Beetlejuice and Lydia Deets. We celebrated Halloween at our friend Ali's birthday party and we had a fun little photoshoot. 

My husband Chris had all the clothes and hat already so I bought some black lace for a veil, created a polaroid, and he borrowed my 35mm camera (I couldn't find my polaroid camera!).

My whole life is a dark room
— Lydia Deets
 Our new friend

Our new friend

I myself am strange and unusual
— Lydia Deets
I’m the ghost with the most, babe!
— Beetlejuice

How was your Halloween? Who did you dress up as?