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  • WELCOME!

    So here is the deal. I’m not much of a writer… as a matter of fact I’m not much of a speller either-and that my friends, guarantees some funny moments here. I love cheese, my family, laughing, theatre, photography, art, and my friends. More or less in that order. No lie though, if someone took my cheese, I’d cut a bitch.

    Here is what you can expect from my blog…everything that is me: funny stories, theatre experiences, sweet photo shoots, videos, stupid things I may have said (or will say for that matter), interesting articles (I don’t read much so don't expect much of these), things that frustrate me, and of course, poems about cheese. Tank you for stopping by!

The One With Steve Limones // Lifestyle

Last week I had the privilege of photographing a lifestyle session for Steve Limones. I’ve know Steve for years from working at Disney together. It feels as though we had been talking about doing a shot for aaages, I am so glad we were finally able to “get er done!” We shot in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, which was SO much fun! We felt very safe… especially at night.. [sarcasm]. Also, the cityscape got me super excited about my move to NYC. We had a homeless man try to sell us books so that he could buy a bus ticket, we ran out in the middle of the street for countless photos, we were heckled by lots of homeless men, the server at Cole’s gave us free drinks after our table was covered with mimosa glasses, Steve almost stole a mint vespa, and we laughed… a looooooot. I can’t even tell you how much fun we had. I think it shows in the photos. Anyway, enjoy the session and please share with your friends!

Steve asked the day before if he could bring his friend Jen Maletto for some Mad Men-ish photos. I wasn’t quite sure how we were going to achieve this.. But I am obsessed with what we got!

This is just me being a nerd. But this was shot with natural light. I couldn’t handle how amazing the light looked when we were shooting. Like a fat kid in a candy shop, jumping up and down.. That was me.

I mean, dear Lord they are perfect!

We started with mimosas at Coles.. then we ended back there with Steve in suit, Jen on his arm, and a Manhattan on the bar. The rest of the photos were shot in quite possible the darkest room in the history of the world. But I couldn’t be more pleased with what we got here. I think the following photos scream Mad Men. Special thanks to Steve’s hair dresser who tagged along for the shoot, Chelsea Feaselman from Salon TM:2. This woman did Jen’s up-do in literally 3 minutes. Fierce.

Not gonna lie. Never ordering a Manhattan again. Oy.

Thanks for clicking!! Isaac James Creative is currently booking sessions in Los Angeles May 7-20, and New York City April 10-May 6. For more info email isaac@isaacjamescreative.com

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The One With My Lifestyle Session by Jodi Tanaka

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I can’t even begin to describe to you how thrilled I am to share these photos with the world.  After weeks of starving myself to get down to a presentable weight, I had the opportunity to do an editorial shoot with the fabulous Jodi Tanaka. I needed some new images for my website and blog. I knew exactly who to call. Seriously, this woman is incredible. We got to drive from Corona to Santa Monica together and catch each other up on our lives [for those of you who don't speak highway, thats just over an hour and 10 minute drive]. This woman fascinates me, I don’t know how so much love, peace, and joy, can come from one person with such fabulous hair. Unfortunately, this post features photos of me so you won’t get to see that fabulous hair. But at some point you will! I am sure of it.

Like I mentioned earlier, we shot on and around the beautiful Santa Monica, CA. The weather could not have been more on our side. I mean, of course some clouds and a perfect blue sky would have been nice. But regardless, it was perfection. Enjoy these awesome photos taken by my dear friend Jodi.

You should know as you look at this photo. I hate sand. I hate sand between my toes. I hate sand in the cuffs of my jeans. I hate it on my fingers. I especially hate sitting in it. I mean, it gets in your pockets and you cant get it out… its the worst. Jodi just has this magical power to get me to do everything she wants.

She said, “Try leaning up against this… Like how the sexy men do it.” And I said, “Uhh Jodi, you expect me to make that pose look good?! Do you know who I am?” She made it work!!! Obsessed with with this picture!

Cold. Cold. Cold. Cold. Cold.

I mean, is this not epic?! Great job Jodi T!

Me and my Urban Outfitters turquoise sunglasses.

Yes. My tie has DOGGIE heads on it. Sit on that.

Quite literally one of my most favorite photos ever taken of me. Seriously.

To book Jodi Tanaka email her at jowiluv@yahoo.com. Do it, now!

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The One With Janet Renslow // Lifestyle

This week I had the opportunity to shoot Choreographer Janet Renslow. We have worked together for years, Janet has both choreographed multiple productions I have been apart of as well as maintained some of the shows I work in at Disneyland. I love this woman. If you have ever had the privilege to work or meet this woman she has some of the best energy around.  Not sure if you can tell, but I adore her.

Here are a couple headshots we shot before our lifestyle session.

For more information or to book your lifestyle session email: isaac@isaacjamescreative.com

The One With Jen and Jim Taibi // Wedding

My Sophomore year of High School I sang a solo at our schools annual solo concert. It was actually the first time I ever performed in public…. ugh, I wish I had it on tape. I sang “Over the Rainbow,” from the The Wizard of Oz [surprise surprise, right?!]. If I am not mistaken, Jen sang Etta James’ “At Last.” The moment I heard her sing, I. was. obsessed[still am]. She is literally incredible. She soon approached me and we immediately became close friends. [Eventually we started dating.... But that's a whoooole other story.] Over the years I have moved 4 times. Nothing has stopped us from remaining close friends.

From the moment her and Jim were together I knew there was something special about him. Seeing them together…  just makes sense. This week I went to Hawaii to shoot their wedding. On Tuesday February 12th 2013 with tears in their eyes, in front of 15 of their closest family and friends on a beach in Maui they promised to spend the rest of their lives together. Oh and to make matters more exciting, Jen and Jim are expecting a little girl here in the next few months! EEE!