After being fortunate enough to be published in the San Francisco Chronicle this past Sunday – and yes, we had a full page, no ads, it was awesome! – I’ve been asked by a few people to see more pictures of this unique wedding. I can’t say enough about how amazing it was to photograph Alicia and Mike’s big day. Beyond the klezmer, the delectable food, and the home brewed honey wine, the community was just amazing.
I’ve never quite seen a wedding community dance for quite this extended of a time… It was epic! Continue reading →
Sometimes you’re just at the right place at the right time. And sometimes that’s enough, but if you don’t have the right people, the place and time are almost meaningless… well at least for photography. And actually, as I think about that a bit more, it’s a truism that rings throughout everything we do. Pleasurable, fulfilling life experiences become so much richer when place, time, and personality come together.
So here we are at Golden Gate park enjoying a remarkable spring day when we come across a gang of people.
I recently photographed a wonderful marriage in City Hall. Kim and Tim (the Im’s) looked stunning especially with the grand architecture and history surrounding them. They are fantastically warm and kind people who have been in love for some time and finally tied the knot.
For me, it was great to be a part of their wedding and to witness what happens in City Hall. After delivering their finished photos, I spent some time finalizing a few pics in a low-contrast, high ISO feel with grain and old times. This isn’t typically what I offer clients (unless they ask specifically), but I thought the BW finish and the feel of the event worked nicely. Continue reading →
I’m very excited to start a new mini-project celebrating unique landscapes and people’s connection to them. I will create a file that includes a bit of a description of the place, a photo of the place (of course), and a monthly calendar!
The first one, December 2012, is a celebration of quiet and peaceful places among a matrix of urban areas. The Mt. Hamilton Range, east of San Jose, is just that place. A number of private landowners have helped preserve this dramatic landscape filled with true wild-ness, aka wilderness!
I was recommended to Cara and Zach through mutual friends and it’s been nothing but fun from day 1 at Ben and Nicks. We shared a beverage and talked about the idea of a wedding, the role of photography and realized we would be a good match. These two are enviros to the core and I can’t tell you how great it was to be a part of their big day. They are both doing great things with their lives, spreading good will and advancing science. Congrats to them on throwing an amazing celebration with some of the kindest, warmest people I’ve ever interacted with.
Here is a brief spin through their amazing day at the Robert Young Estate Winery in Healdsburg. This venue was incredibly storybook-like with grapes, mountains and white picket fences. The staff was wonderfully warm and I enjoyed my time there greatly!
Many of my wedding photography appointments have been initiated with “We’re getting married and, so and so recommended we talk to you.” And I can’t imagine a better way to start things off. There’s no pretense, only a conversation. I don’t apply for any awards on Martha Stewart’s Weddings or the Knot so no one comes in expecting a $10K photography extravaganza that may be on the cover of some wedding association magazine. I just talk, listen, dream, collaborate, plan, and shoot. The results are pretty rad. (Or so the couples say!)