An Academy Award Winner in the Making

The minute you meet Marc, you can't help it.  You will break into a huge smile.  At only 12 years old, he already lights up the whole room when he enters it!

 

We first met Marc a few years ago, when his mom brought him to Prasad Photography  for a headshot session.  Since then, we've become great friends, and a few weeks ago he was back to update his resume with some new headshots.

We love working with Marc - he is a good sport and the camera loves him!

Everyone loves Marc and Buddy is no exception.  Our Labradane just wanted to be near him the whole time!

In addition to acting, Marc is a multi-talented young man.   His special skills include competitive alpine skiing (!), snowboarding, swimming, guitar, creative writing, and we could go on and on - check out his dance form!

Do we have here a future Hugh Jackman in the making??  With Marc's handsome good looks and delightful personality, we're sure he will become a big star!

Marc's got the looks, the talent, and the personality to succeed in any venture he decides eventually to pursue.  We're looking forward to sharing the journey with him!

He's already a big star in our eyes -- and Buddy's too!

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The Brilliant Ballora Bunch

It is difficult, in this industry, to pinpoint exactly what makes a portrait session particularly unique or amazing. However, there are those rare (and wonderful) times when you can put your finger right on that point. Particularly, say, when your subjects are fuzzy! 

 

Well, to be fair, only some of the subjects were fuzzy. But who can say that about their clients? Yes, that's right, now we can.

Let me back up.

We met the lovely Judy at the YMCA. She has a son and daughter-in-law who, she felt, were long overdue for a family portrait. She spoke with Prasad, ordered a gift certificate, and we all went about our business. Later that afternoon Prasad spoke with the couple about their portrait session. Within moments we knew this would be a session unlike any other.



Enter Greg and Kristin Ballora, their son, Beckham, and Greg's mother, Judy.

Finally, and without further ado, enter...

THE PUPPETS.

 

Greg and Kristin are puppeteers in Hollywood. Not only do they make their own puppets, but their puppets star in PBS shows as well as in PIXAR films.They have worked on blockbusters such as Spiderman 2and 3 and Team America World Police, and Greg has done quite a bit of work with The Jim Henson Company.

In addition, Greg is the official puppetmaster for Disneyland! He makes sure all puppets and their puppeteers are on their best behavior and working well together. The relationship between a puppet and its master can become rather complicated, it seems.

Greg and Kristin work together like lyrics and a song. They complement each other so well and know just what to say to elicit the most hilarious or appropriate response from one another. Watching them improv together is better than any planned routine, I'm sure! 

To top that, they have been working with 10 (going on 40) year-old Beckham, who is next in line for a career in puppeteering. I must say, he is quite good! (And we do have our eye on him for our 10 year-old granddaughter, so don't get any ideas).

We had such a terrific time working with this talented and brilliant family, including their gorgeous (and also fuzzy) dog, Calvin. The session was unlike any other and the subjects were quite unique and such a blast! Prasad couldn't keep away from the puppets! Even given all of his experience, I'm not sure he's ever photographed characters quite like these! 

 

"Nobody says you must laugh, but a sense of humor can help you...cope with the unexpected, and smile throughout the day."

-A.L.

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Next Best Actor

 

If you want to hear about the most handsome little man, read on.

 

Marc is 9 years old.

And absolutely adorable.

He dreams of becoming an actor and therefore came to us looking for a great headshot photographer in Newport Beach! We were happy to take on the job for several reasons. One: he is a delight to work with. Two: he's a ham and the camera loves him! And, perhaps the point which most behooves us, three: we can say "we knew him when!"

We had such a wonderful time photographing this little man. He was full of energy, charisma and charm. It's no wonder, after meeting his mother, Dr. Amy Conrad. She is a fantastic woman who hones her pediatric skills in both Mammoth and Newport Beach, trading the beautiful mountains for the beach halfway through each week. We asked if she would consider adopting us because deciding between Mammoth and Orange County is next to impossible. Living in both is a dream! However, her hands are full with Hollywood's next greatest actor so she could not take us on just yet.

 We loved working with this adorable family and can not wait to watch Marc's career soar!

 

 

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