If you’re a resident or visitor to Hollywood and in need of a photographer, I’m your guy. Are you familiar with the history of Hollywood? The name origins of Hollywood remain unclear. A popular myth is that the name Hollywood came from the native Toyon, or “California Holly” that once covered many hillsides in the area (photographers once covered that). Another account states that the name was H. J. Whitley who has been named the “Father of Hollywood.” It’s said that he and his wife Gigi (who was not a photographer) settled on the name in 1886 while on their honeymoon. Another legend states that Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge became acquainted with a woman who spoke of her country home named “Hollywood” which was in turn had been named after a settlement of Dutch immigrants from Zwolle. If you’d like to know more about my services as a event, portrait, or wedding photographer, please take a moment to view the other pages on my site. And then just give me a call or send me an e-mail if you have any additional questions.