We had the good fortune of connecting with June Pascocello and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi June, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
When I was 14 years old I would play around with my parents’ camera and take photos of people. By 16, my parents encouraged me to develop my photographic inclination into a career and gifted me my first camera, a Kodak. I remember my mother telling me, “We got this for you because you are so gifted at taking pictures”. The rest is history. I developed the art of taking photos of subject matter and capturing that in-the-moment feeling. By age 21, I landed an assisting job in Miami with iconic fashion photographer, Bruce Weber. He taught me the art of natural lighting and shooting fashion. After some time, I moved back to New York City for an opportunity to work with another iconic photographer, Bruce Wolf who was held in high regard in the advertising world. After being promoted into the ranks of becoming Wolf’s top assistant, I also was given the opportunity in being Wolf’s studio manager. This was an amazing experience as I dove right in. The gift of working alongside Bruce Wolf, the best in the industry, as his assistant and developing a keen understanding of studio management collectively inspired me to go on my own.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I got to where I am today by experience and having a lot fun in what I do. I honed my skills and developed the foundation of understanding what captivates people in photography based on each client’s unique expectations.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I like hidden gems. I would start in Solvang, CA and have some Danish breakfast treats and sight see. Next would be a visit along the coast in Campanil, Santa Barbara with dinner at the Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach, a local Campanil treat. Next few days would be to come back to LA and enjoy my favorite places such as SRF where Ghandi’s ashes are. Such a wonderfully spiritual and meditative experience. My favorite go to after SRF is an early morning breakfast at Patrick’s Roadhouse on PCH. They have absolutely the best breakfast!! The dining can put on some calories, so we gear up for a fun workout at the Santa Monica stairs. That will surely burn any and all calories and get us ready for the next extravaganza meal. We dive into Beverly Hills and have a lunch at the Ivy on Robertson to be followed by a walk up Robertson and check out all the trendy and fashionable shops all the way up into the art galleries around Melrose. The Ghetty museum is another fave and a must see. And round up the week with a great hike at Runyon Canyon and dinner at La Cabanita. Yum!! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The love of my life, my co-executive producer, Carole Antouri, owner of Babe & Babe Baklava. Her baklava is OMG delicious!!

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