Category Archives: Portraits

Stunning Elegant Engagement

Tweet Stunning Elegant Engagement with Inga and Xuan I photographed Inga and her fiance Xuan at her home in Arcadia for this stunning elegant engagement. This gorgeous estate embodies such a romantic setting that she felt it a perfect location for their engagement. With the help of, Jeannie Wong, of Allegro Event Inc. we styled this engagement shoot using the natural settings of […]

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Family Studio Portraits

Tweet Family Studio Portraits with the King Family This fun family studio portraits with the King family was shot at my studio in Old Town Pasadena. And boy did we have fun! In fact, there was this one uncooperative toddler who made it a hilarious session. She did as she pleased showing up on camera whenever […]

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Early Spring Anniversary Celebration

Tweet Early Spring Anniversary Celebration This early Spring anniversary celebration with Chiali Meng and her family had all the right ingredients for a fabulous family portrait session. First of all, this location is so unique.  The location looks like this only but once a year in early Spring. When the almond grove starts blooming in this time of […]

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Sisterly Love with Zoe and Zaley – Children’s Portraits

Tweet Children’s Portraits – I had Zoe and her little sister over my studio for a children’s portrait session. This super cute duo really showed their sisterly love as they settled in and made my studio their play room. I love doing children’s portraits because kids do the darndest things that adults wouldn’t normally do, like dress-up and […]

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Men’s Fashion: Sprezzatura – The Art of Man

Tweet Men’s Fashion I love men’s fashion, but what I love most is that’s it’s tasteful, seems effortless and done right. The word “sprezzatura” comes to mind; it’s what the Italians define as “whatever one does…appear to be without effort and almost without any thought…”.    So I ask… “how does one attempt sprezzatura in men’s fashion for weddings where […]

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Old Town Pasadena: A Style Of It’s Own

Tweet Old Town Pasadena is one of my favorite places to go. It’s where my studio is located and it’s where I do my photo shoots and studio portraiture (go to creativestudio321.com to see my studio) . But when I’m walking about Old Town, my favorite thing to do is photograph the people on the street. I just love […]

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Introducing Desi Baytan Portrait Studio Series: Barry Holiday Portraits

Tweet We did the Barry’s family pictures at my Studio in Old Town Pasadena with an apropos Holiday style scene. To brighten things up a bit, I drew a cool wintery mountain scene on top of a gray backdrop. Plus a white Christmas tree and fuzzy white area rug to top it all off for […]

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Katrina and Jordan Engagement at Pasadena

Tweet Katrina and Jordan enjoyed an intimate setting for their engagement at our Studio in Old Town Pasadena.  Soon after, we walked the streets for some outdoor shots. At the Burlington Arcade this handsome couple shared a salted caramel ice cream float from Float, an adorable little coffee shop. If you’re wondering about Katrina’s beautiful curls, credit […]

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Wild Horses

Tweet Who doesn’t like horses? I mean, they’re beautiful and mystical creatures. These are beautiful pure bred Arabian horses from Cal Poly’s W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. My kids and their friends got to see them the day before the opening of the annual Pumpkin Patch festival at the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch. They […]

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San Luis Obispo

Tweet August was that time again for my annual trek up to San Luis Obispo where family and friends took time to get away. We came right in time for Thursday’s farmers market where Higuera Street is closed off for people to roam freely to enjoying food, fun and entertainment. And as usual, I brought […]

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