1. The Open House at SODO Park (Herban Feast)

    SODO Park Herban Feast

    SODO Park Herban Feast

    Herban Feast

    Appetizer station

    SODO Park Herban Feast

    Herban Feast SODO Park

    Shrimp and grits

    Herban Feast Sodo Park

    Bacon wrapped figs

    Herban Feast SODO Park

    Pistachio salad

    Sodo Park Herban Feast

    Quinoa and halibut

    SODO Park Herban Feast

    Herban Feast SODO Park

    Sodo park Herban Feast

    Herban Feast Sodo Park

    Sartorial shot… Gitman vintage x NDG Selvedge x Quoddy Mocs 

    Herban Feast Sodo Park

    The SODO Park venue is definitely one of Seattle’s most unique open spaces. It’s like a cross between a loft and a barn with Pacific Northwest appeal. A few weeks ago, we attended the open house party hosted by Herban Feast at their rustic urban space, SODO Park.  The complimentary event gave us an opportunity to check out the venue space, try the Herban Feast cuisine, meet their partner vendors such as Cake Envy, and refresh in cocktails.

    The Herban Feast food is tasty, which is often hard to come by when you have mass-produced wedding food.  The menu that night consisted of many goodies such as shrimp and grits, pistachio salad, quinoa, halibut, and bacon wrapped figs.  So in all, it was a pretty delicious dinner!  The SODO Park by Herban Feast experience was very exquisite and I definitely considered it for my wedding. 

  2. Kickin it @ the Bon Odori Seattle

    Bon Odori Seattle

    Crowded

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Drums

    Seattle Bonodori

    Beer Garden Sake Bombs

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Kiddos can’t get in to the Beer Garden

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Departed the Beer Garden to hang with Angelo and Arn

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Yaki Onigiri grillin

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Yaki Onigiri

    Grilled Mochi

    Grilled Mochi

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Freshly Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Somen

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Happy food goers

    Seattle Bon Odori

    Crowded Crowded Crowded

    The Bon Odori Seattle is another event that I have been attending since I was 15.  This is one of Seattle’s most awesome summer cultural activities. You got good food, a beer garden, some dancing, sun, crowds, and kicking with the homies…. I don’t know about you, but sounds like a great time to me.

    now I’m on vacray status…

  3. Bitin’ at the Bite of Seattle

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    Mainstage

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    Backdrop - fountain and Space Needle

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    The line for the Alligator on a Stick 

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    the HOTTEST SELLER - Alligator on a Stick

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    the annually coveted Alligator on a Stick…. crackin’

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    Claire flossin’ the alligator

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    Palace Kitchen’s Tommy D grillin’ up some steaks 

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    Tom Douglas in the mix

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    Din Tai Fung Xia Long Bao err day err day

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    $10 sampler dish from the Alley with proceeds going to Food Lifeline. Some of the  participants were Tom Douglas, Din Tai Fung, and Salty’s.

    Bite of Seattle 2012

    The Bite of Seattle is the city’s most celebrated food event bringing together all the food diversity Seattle has to offer. I have been attending this annual event since I was 14 so lots of good times here.  The 2012 Bite of Seattle was definitely another great time… You can’t beat a summer Seattle day with food, sun, hanging out, and sights! 

  4. got it done… the Proposal 6.16.12

    Pre-funkin to ease the nerves. Wearing Band of Outsiders gingham shirt x Rag & Bone knit tie x Shipley & Halmos navy khakis x Quoddy mocs 

    Still got the ring but it can’t fit in my pockets.

    Here at the Seattle Sculpture Park planning the proposal spot

    Jumping for joy

    At the “&” sign for you & me. 

    no caption needed

    She said “of course”

    engagement stroll

    cheers

    A few weeks ago I proposed to my inspiration, motivation, the person that keeps me hustling…. basically the most wonderful lady in my life. This is one most happiest days for both of us. I look forward to sharing a bank account and a tax return in 2013. Thanks to all the family, friends, and social network for the kind words. 

    big photography credit to my good friend Miguel Marino for some great shots. holla at him. 

  5. YOLO Crew (Craig Yamada’s Bachelor Party) - Vegas Son!

    YOLO Seattle

    What…..they lovin the crew…they lovin the crew…..

    Seatac Airport

    Seatac Airport en route to Vegas

    Got upsold on some shots 

    Redrock Canyon from the pleezie

    half the crew getting YOLO at McCarran 

    Is this the real Ceasar Palache?

    UFO in Vegas

    Pull up to the Palazzo (temporary home)

    No pictures on the casino floor…. 

    OK USA!

    Syncing up with the crew….Bromance (@MIG1024 and @UWCraigery)

    Refreshments

    Saluting the flag… that girl want a photo

    hmmm nights get hazy… photography and drinking dont mix

    Sun come up at 5am, I wonder if they got cabs still….

    I love for the nights you don’t remember with the people I can’t forget. We live for these days to run with the crew, get reservations for 20, bottles on ice, and watch Celine Dion. I must say photography and drinking don’t mix therefore the photo taking stopped after the first 4 hours of my trip. HAHAHA. Good times and I’m glad we were able to send my homie Craig the Bachelor out right. YOLO - Yamada Only Live’s Once

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"Everything is Purple" My Space Needle and Experience Music Project Photo Shootout (Seattle Center)
You already know the Space Needle is the most iconic architectural piece in Seattle. The structure rooted up in the 60s with a futuristic mid century swag. Long and behold, it remains futuristic with the mid century influence. I don’t care how touristy it gets, I love shooting it and have taken way too many instagrams. I’m lucky its my backyard and get to see it quite often.
I dropped by on the 50th anniversary to do work with the camera. I harmonized my what I saw with a purple theme, cause I repp UW and listening to A$AP Rocky. It was an awesome time. In all, if you represent Seattle, you love the Space Needle!
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    Space Needle Base

    Experience Music Project EMP

    Experience Music Project EMP

    Experience Music Project Seattle

    Experience Music Project EMP

    Experience Music Project EMP

    Experience Music Project Seattle Center

    Bamboo Blades Seattle Center

    Bamboo Blades Seattle Center

    Space Needle Space Needle Experience Music Project EMP

    "Everything is Purple" My Space Needle and Experience Music Project Photo Shootout (Seattle Center)

    You already know the Space Needle is the most iconic architectural piece in Seattle. The structure rooted up in the 60s with a futuristic mid century swag. Long and behold, it remains futuristic with the mid century influence. I don’t care how touristy it gets, I love shooting it and have taken way too many instagrams. I’m lucky its my backyard and get to see it quite often.

    I dropped by on the 50th anniversary to do work with the camera. I harmonized my what I saw with a purple theme, cause I repp UW and listening to A$AP Rocky. It was an awesome time. In all, if you represent Seattle, you love the Space Needle!

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La Brea (LA’s Street Fashion ave)
La Brea Avenue is LA’s streetest fashion forward spot. Fashionistas, americanas, hipsters, cool hunters, and streetwear enthusiast all gather here to excel their retail game. So we definitely made a point to do some strolling. La Brea greets you with Shepard Fairey, graffiti (paid and non-paid), Unis, Stussy (KAWS art), Undeafeted, American Rag, Animal, and others to hold down the neighborhood aesthetic.
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    La Brea (LA’s Street Fashion ave)

    La Brea Avenue is LA’s streetest fashion forward spot. Fashionistas, americanas, hipsters, cool hunters, and streetwear enthusiast all gather here to excel their retail game. So we definitely made a point to do some strolling. La Brea greets you with Shepard Fairey, graffiti (paid and non-paid), Unis, Stussy (KAWS art), Undeafeted, American Rag, Animal, and others to hold down the neighborhood aesthetic.

  8. Griffith Park Observatory - Hiking Status

    The Griffith Observatory hike is the quintessential LA weekend activity. It was a great time for the YOLO crew to getaway from the hustle to enjoy greenery, sun, the crowd, and observe sites… and take photos.  Not a bad trail at 2.5 round trip, so pretty leisure. Awesome time!

  9. Angry Birds trying to smash the Space Needle!
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    Angry Birds trying to smash the Space Needle!

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You’re are going to Hollywood!
Before I post the food and retail photos, above are some scenic shots of Venice and Hollywood.
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    You’re are going to Hollywood!

    Before I post the food and retail photos, above are some scenic shots of Venice and Hollywood.

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Turn up the lights in here baby! Extra bright I want y’all to see this….
My favorite architectural work in my hood, the University of Washington Medicine Complex in South Lake Union. Very inspiring, sharp, sleek, midcentury, and modern.   
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    Turn up the lights in here baby! Extra bright I want y’all to see this….

    My favorite architectural work in my hood, the University of Washington Medicine Complex in South Lake Union. Very inspiring, sharp, sleek, midcentury, and modern.