I photograph executive portraits all the time, and most of the time the subjects aren’t as fun as these two fine gentlemen from Heyzap. Both co-founders were from London and had been friends since their childhood days. Anytime the subjects have a bit of history together, it’s always much easier for them to cut lose [...]
Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know the couple before their wedding. We three got more acquainted checking out the Dogpatch neighborhood near the studio. Jenn and Fred are equal parts silly and sweet! My kind of people.
You probably can’t tell that Daniel doesn’t enjoy having his photography taken but luckily my charm won him over. It’s rarely easy for guys to be in front of the camera and Daniel was no exception but Kim and I (with help from their dog), made sure he had some fun being a fashion model. [...]
I usually suggest to clients to do baby/kid portraits on location/at home but Sofia came into our studio. Sofia, being 1, was full of energy, running around most of the time. We had the lights set up in one location and it was entertaining trying to get her to where the lighting set up was. [...]
Look at that munchkin! Back in May, Natalie helped me out with a t-shirt shoot for Hyphen Magazine. The models were a great mix of staff and Hyphen readers (and future readers, give him 5 years). They’ll be updating the webstore soon with images and updated merchandise at hyphenmagazine.com.
Back in March, I did a cover shoot for Hyphen Magazine at the old studio. The issue’s theme was Inside/Out. It was still cold and wet then (seems like so long ago), and cover model, Pahole, graciously endured hours of goosebumps, as the shoot ran almost a full day through the body painting, make up, [...]
We recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with two of our 2008 wedding couples to capture the next chapters in their lives: parenthood! Tammy and John’s son Dylan had the best temperament we’ve ever worked with. So adorable, and the perfect addition to this gorgeous family. You will see his beautiful cousin’s, Ella and Chloe, [...]
Last month Hyphen Magazine was in need of some headshots of the Board of Directors and leadership team, including head people on the Editorial Team. They use these for press releases, grant applying, basically anywhere they’ll want to put a friendly face to a name. Each session lasted about fifteen minutes and I got a [...]
I recently did some press portraits for Los Angeles based (but San Francisco founded!) super collaborators – Poketo. Founders Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung have been collaborating with artists and designers from all over the world, creating limited edition wallets – art that fits in your pocket!
We had a really fun shoot with San Francisco 49er’s legendary running back, Roger Craig. We shot this white-seamless setup on-location at the Westin Hotel in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Craig was very cool and we had a good time coming up with poses for the new WFN Bay Area Promotions. Keep an eye out [...]
Our February in-studio portrait/headshot promotion was a success. Thank you! We met and connected with some great, interesting individuals. Here’s a smattering of client and photographer picks. Photos taken by Jack Huynh, Gene X Hwang, and Andria Lo.
The difference between a headshot and portrait? A headshot is sternum up, tightly cropped, with a standard backdrop. Some even refer to them as mug shots. Simple, direct, and predictable stylization, which is usually shot at the studio. A portrait, on the other hand, includes more of the body, an expression/portrayal of the individual’s personality [...]
Friend and funny lady Zahra Noorbakhsh is featured in SF Weekly this week for her upcoming Valentine’s Day comedy show “On the Periphery of Love.” We did a portrait session in the studio last year and had way too much fun messing around with props and making funny faces. Her expressiveness and creativity really came [...]
Last week I received a call from Florian of Germany. He told me that he was going to be in SF for a week and wanted to do a portrait session. I didn’t quite believe it because there have been plenty of scams going around about foreigners securing services, trying to pay in advance, etc. [...]
Jack recently shot this special engagement session with Bride & Groom-to-be, Tiffany & Rob. After taking some lovely images at the Legion of Honor, Jack and the couple headed downtown to Folsom Street where Rob’s great-grandfather’s name is still etched on one of SF’s historic buildings.
Meet Gordon Edgar – author, blogger and cheesemonger at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative here in sweet ‘ol San Francisco. I had the opportunity to photograph Gordon for this image featured on the cover of his memoir Cheesemonger: A Life On The Wedge published and distributed by Chelsea Green. Chelsea Green is a unique publishing company that specializes in books on [...]
Take a look at these fun portraits Jack shot for Barbary Coast Consulting‘s new website. Their unique use of the images introduces you to their team and gives you the assured feeling that you’re in the hands of competent, dynamic, and approachable professionals. People you can trust to guide you through the complex waters of [...]
Jack photographed these adorable bundles of joy this past week at our very first Portrait Session Party! It looked like a ton of fun, chasing after the kiddies, catching some great shots. The kids seemed to really enjoy it, too; its always easier to have your photo taken when the pressure if off and its [...]
Well tonight our good friends Chris and Heinz stopped by the studio and since we’ve got a commercial shoot for a beer company tomorrow morning, I decided to test out my lighting on them. The shots came out just like we planned. For commercial shoots it’s always key to make sure you have a vision [...]
Gene is, uh, unfortunately dealing with some legal woes. Good thing he has LegalTube.com, to turn to to find a good lawyer. We did four days of mugshots and onsite printing at The American Association for Justice convention last week. Hopefully this is the last mugshot he’ll ever have to take…
Poladroid is a ridiculously easy-to-use piece of software that you can download for free. You drag in any image and it spits out a Polaroid-like version in seconds. It weirdly satisfying to use because you see the image “develop” in real-time and it even sets of a satisfying click-a-churn Polaroid camera sound. It’ll add on [...]
So Thursday is Bike to Work Day here in San Francisco and we’re always psyched about it since 80% of our studio bikes or takes alternate forms of transit and we’re right down the street from Mike’s Bikes too. We’re offering free portraits for bicyclists and their bikes this day. Just stop by the studio [...]
Check out Andria and Jack’s portraits in the current issue of Hyphen magazine (Issue 17, Spring 2009. Online the lead image is a portrait of the Sutter family by our own Andria Lo. Pick up the magazine or go online and check it out.