Author archives: dnoceti

  • UC Davis Arboretum Wedding of Ike and Megan

  • “May I meet this moment fully. May I meet it as a friend.”   For days I’ve been running around in my own head, trying to come up with the words to express my feelings about this wedding and the amazing couple at the center of it. Then today, I sat down for a quick, guided meditation and[...]
  • Crescent Curves of Luna

  • Luna, from Latin, meaning moon. In ancient Rome it was the name of the divine embodiment of the moon. I had that in mind when I was working on these photos. This shoot was sort of impromptu. We’d been trying to hook up for some shots for quite a while but could never make it work. So instead of w[...]
  • POW: David's back with some new tricks

  • What better way to announce a return than with a super hero pinup illustration? This is one of those shoots where I do the shoot with an idea of what I want to accomplish at the end, but don’t really know how I’m going to get to that end point. So the shoot just sits and sits and sits. How long [...]
  • Carving Light from the Darkness

  • Black and white. There's a haunting beauty about it. Afterall, color is life. What are you left with when you strip it from a photo? I remember the first time we were handed black sheets of paper in art school. We were told to draw the light instead of the shadow. It's not something you ever real[...]
  • Dark Waters and the Surreal

  • Here’s more from my shoot with Korah. It was a completely new location for me and our first time working together, but I don’t think you can tell given the work we were able to create. The original idea was to simply shoot some creepy cool stuff with the rabbit mask. While we were able to create [...]
  • Killer Curves and Fashion Photography

  • Here's a much more fashion oriented section from my shoot with Brooke. We did headshots on the portrait backdrop, then moved to dramatically lit, glamour shots on the red couch, and wrapped things up with some more high fashion looking shots on the white wall. It was like three shoots in one. It[...]
  • Impromptu Outdoor Boudoir: Modesto Ca

  • I remember Sam being a little worried about this shoot. She’d never done anything like this before, but I assured her that most of my clients are trying something like this for the first time. What matters is bringing a gorgeous personality, and curves then let me do the rest. Then the power went[...]
  • Modesto Bridal Boudoir To Get His Motor Humming

  • When I tell people that I shoot boudoir in the Central Valley they usually have one of two reactions. Either they give me that sidelong, “tsk, tsk, tsk,” look, or they enter into a state of disbelief. “People actually do that here? I thought you could only find boudoir in the Bay Area?” Oh, an[...]
  • Ink Amongst Nature

  • Journal Entry: I had a model the other day say, “I wonder what goes through your head as you take pictures.” I think this shoot sort of sums it up nicely. Basically, my mind during a shoot is a chaotic mess. It’s why my photos end up all over the board in terms of aesthetics or a theme just as t[...]
  • Art and Shame

  • My first artistic nude! It’s been a long road for me in my development as an artist to get to this point. The biggest hurdle, aside from fear, was shame. Shame seems to be everywhere in our society these days. It’s this strange social construct through which the majority attempts to contro[...]