This is one of my favorite weddings I’ve shot this year. Sure the couple was gorgeous, the girls rocked the entire color spectrum in their dresses, the guys pounded PBR cause it’s classy like that and everything from their invitations to the location was just plain awesome. But above all that, there was a straight up giant Tyrannosaurus Rex to boot. How many weddings have you gone to where you can have drinks under a T-Rex’s butt? Grab a beverage, sit back and take your time to browse through the... Read The Rest →
I first met up with Rachel and Adam in the Presidio where we did an engagement session with gorgeous weather. I joined up with the couple again on their big day at San Francisco’s Marine’s Memorial Club and Hotel. It was certainly an interesting day of shooting that included a Gangnam Style tribute dance, an unexpected addition to the wedding party, and a particularly interesting advice from the best man to tuck the dress shirt into the underwear to keep it well in place. You learn something new everyday. While... Read The Rest →
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Weddings bring people from all over together. Some drive, others require a flight. In this case, Yuki’s family flew over from Japan to see her wed to Ko and then to enjoy a lot of meat at a Brazilian Charrascaria afterwards. I’ve eaten quite a number of delicious wedding dinners, but I can’t help but admire the simplicity in having a reception where the bride and groom doesn’t have to plan the menu, there’s something for everyone, and you can go back for seconds, and thirds — in fact, it’s... Read The Rest →
I met Sven and Tove approximately 15 minutes before their ceremony walking through City Hall. The immediate reaction from the couple was one of extreme relief — that their photographer who they’ve corresponded mostly with via email back in Sweden, actually showed up to shoot their wedding. As it turned out, we were just waiting for each other at opposite entrances to City Hall. I reassured them that I in fact was a real photographer and that they didn’t travel all this way from Sweden to be married without someone... 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 →
I love all things Irish. Leprechauns. Guinness. Meat and Potatoes. I even know the first six lines of the country’s national anthem in Gaelic. So when Aine and James asked if I would shoot their wedding, I only had one question before saying yes: “Will you be dancing to the Dropkick Murphys?” Aine and James celebrated at the San Francisco University Club with friends and family flying in from as far as Ireland and Scotland. They themselves flew in from New York for the big day. I took a cab... Read The Rest →
A lot of people say they love San Francisco, but every so often you get a stronger confirmation that you live in an awesome city. Of all the places where a couple can fly to for a wedding, Clare and Jason chose to come to SF to get married at City Hall. And why not. The building is gorgeous, the restaurant scene is a foodie’s paradise, and the weather is…well, the weather is unpredictable, but if you’ve saved up enough karma points for your wedding day, then it can be... 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 →
This is the 2nd half of my shoot with Jamie, Sinclair and Audrey-Mei. I chose to focus on Audrey and getting in a lot of details and close-ups in the first session, so I wanted to capture the whole family this time. We went for a stroll through Golden Gate Park and and took advantage of the falling leaves and the colors of autumn, which are just splendid. It’s this time of year that SF weather gets a bit of a break before the winter comes and laughs at me... 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.
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.