I enjoy when I can take my clients to a place that’s both special to me and beautiful. For Eng and Jennie’s engagement session, we headed to Eaton Canyon, where I regularly hike with my family whenever I’m down in Los Angeles. I love getting to see how a couple interacts with each other before the big day. There’s an additional level of trust and comfort for both myself and my clients being able to work together in a more informal atmosphere before they walk down the aisle. With Eng... Read The Rest →
When Tanya and Surya first met at a friend’s party, they spent the night together…Tanya in her bed, and Surya on the couch. C’mon people, this is a PG movie. As the story would go, Tanya’s roommate had invited Surya to her party in hopes of introducing the pair. Her plan worked and the next day, the two had lunch together. The rest, as they say, is history. For their engagement session, we braved the cold and explored Golden Gate Park. Weather forecast said 73 and sunny. Actual weather was... Read The Rest →
Back to back engagement sessions to start off April. After a lovely day in the Presidio the day before, I headed over to the Oakland Coliseum for another beautiful day with just the perfect overcast to shoot JR and Kara’s engagement photos. I don’t know about everyone else, but having an empty baseball stadium all to yourself is not my typical Monday. We had an amazing time shooting in a place that is so dear to the couple, especially Kara. This was another session that was incredibly easy to shoot... Read The Rest →
Spring’s here along with the Spring wedding season. I’m kicking it off with a new set of engagement photos of Rachel and Adam. Although we had a bit of a panic thanks to the poor weather forecasts from the SF news stations leading up to the shoot, we lucked out and ended up with a beautiful day in San Francisco. Rachel warned me about her being camera shy before the shoot, but you could hardly tell from the photos. I’ve always believed that if there’s good chemistry between a couple,... Read The Rest →
Happy 2012. Here’s my first engagement post of the year. It’s a little late coming due to the release of my travel video, but here we are. Over the holidays, Aine and James flew into San Francisco from New York where they had just relocated to from London. Still following? We got together the day after the Christmas and shot their engagement session in Golden Gate Park. No matter how many times I shoot there, there never seems to be a shortage of new places to explore. This time, I... Read The Rest →
When Jamie and I discussed the locations for our shot, she wanted something that was iconic San Francisco but also wasn’t your typical tourist hotspot. We decided to incorporate the Golden Gate Bridge into our shoot without it being the dominant component and found the Marin Headlands to be the perfect location for that. The camera naturally loves these two with their big smiles and the fun attitude captured shot after shot.
Steph and Garry chose two locations that had meaning to them. Garry’s old stomping grounds, the Mission District, with its vibrant murals and culture and Land’s End, where they return to several times a year. I brought a blanket along to brave the San Francisco cold, especially over at Land’s End, but to our luck, the wind was mostly absent. Bonus part of the shoot: grabbing some mid-shoot tacos in the Mission.
It is always nice when you are introduced to a cool new location to shoot and that’s what happened when Alexis and Emilio proposed the Adventure Playground over in the East Bay for their engagement session. Before the shoot, they said it was a cool little playground that was actually built by children with real hammers and nails. Not your typical plastic schoolyard jungle gym, but one actually made from real wood, imperfect and as creative as a child’s imagination. It was too bad we only had a few moments... Read The Rest →
I loved my session with Stacy and Tushar. Not only were they completely in love, but after a few minutes at each location, the session was all about them. I was free to just capture the moment and and their personalities. Updated 8/2/2011: Stacy and Tushar are now married. You can view their wedding portraits and wedding photos.
Ann and Jason. Two friends of mine and completely awesome people who attended University with me. When I first started shooting portraits back in college, Ann was one of my first willing subjects. To this day, those photos are still some of my favorite portraits. When the opportunity came up to shoot their engagement and wedding, I jumped at it knowing these two would bring their great smile and fashion sense along with them. All I would have to do is click away. While back in LA for a couple... Read The Rest →