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Mar 20, 2009

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About Me

**Attention** I am no longer accepting TF shoots.  If we have one in the works already, don't worry, it's still on.  In the future, my rates are $225 for an hour session, on-location.  Thanks for understanding! smile


I'm one of 3 partners/photographers in a local photography + design company called DCPG. I am DCPG's business manager as well as a full-time photographer and have my own division within DCPG shooting couture-inspired portrait photography. 

I love the lighting possibilities and control in studio photography, but also love the spontaneity and versatility that comes with shooting outdoors.  I like to mix it up - studio lights, ambient light, speedlites, even LED flashlights and $10 home depot worklights have made it into my photo setups. 

99% of the time my MUA and hairstylist is Rina Parrilla.  She also handles wardrobe styling as well.  Occasionally I will bring on an outside hairstylist or another assistant.  Me and my crew are super easy to work with, fun and very professional.  We love what we do and it shows in our work and at our session.  I've been known to feed our clients dinner or even bake cookies/cupcakes.  I want to have a relaxing, comfortable and creative environment for all parties involved.

I am down to shooting anything/anywhere, even nudes or crazy stuff, as long as its tasteful. Most of what's in my port is actually a bunch of non-models that we just made over, but I'm open to doing portfolio development for current/aspiring models too. This is not my side job, it's my real job, so I'm careful with my time. I tend to be booked about 4 weeks out. Rates start at $225 for an hour session, with Rina as my MUA included. Considering that she is also a wardrobe stylist and does some hair as well, so it's a pretty good deal, especially if you're just starting out smile

(this is rina, btw:)


I do not give away or even sell unedited images at all - no exceptions.  My post-processing is a big part of my style, so giving away a CD of raw images is like giving away half-finished work. I also ask that when you do get your photos, please respect my copyrights - don't edit them in any way or give them to someone to edit.  My digital file rates are reasonable and I have several levels depending on your needs - just ask.


Message me on here or you can email ciesther[at]  My work can also be found at the following: (look in the Malaya galleries)


I am located in Virginia Beach, VA but am available for travel anywhere, worldwide.


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actor headshots

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See my lists for my work that's floating around MM!

Published Work

Portfolio Weekly (editorial/concert) / Taste Magazine (portrait, food & restaurant interiors) (headshots/promotional photos)


Czarina Parrilla: MUA & Wardrobe Stylist #1158369
Jennylyn Gabana:  MUA #353328
Stephanie Warthling:  Hairstylist (she recently relocated to Los Angeles - I'm looking for a new hairstylist!!)