Here’s a look at our American Crown Fall 2012 shoot, which was shot at the historic Alameda Theater. At the very end, check out the behind-the-scenes video from American Crown that shows Jack and Andria in action. Photo Assistant: Damien Maloney Make-up: Julie Dy Models: Jack and Kendra
Last year, Katherine and Corey first hired me to shoot some engagement photos. Their wedding at Valley Presbyterian was going to be so intimate, they weren’t planning to have a photographer, so I was definitely honored when they asked me to be there. Katherine’s vintage-chic and refined style was featured on glamour.com. You can click […]
I had a lot of fun with them on what was an unusually warm spring day. They have amazing smiles! Looking forward to photographing their San Francisco wedding later this month.
…but it’s our job to make it look delightful! This was particularly the case at a recent shoot (our third) we did for American Crown catalog. The Alameda beach is located right on the edge of the San Francisco bay; with it’s sweeping views of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge it offers an ideal […]
A fun afternoon with a very adorable couple. Instead of the popular locations with iconic and picturesque San Francisco landmarks, these two wanted something a little different, and I was happy to oblige. I won’t lie, there was some clearing of questionable street debris to get the shots but it was worth it. Now anybody […]
I previously blogged about a shoot with actress and funny woman Zahra Noorbakhsh and got to photograph her again at the studio last week! Her solo show “All Atheists are Muslim” continues in June in San Francisco. It’s a personal and comedic glimpse into her life, as she convinces her immigrant Iranian Muslim parents it’s […]
I’m excited to share images from Holly and Juan’s winter wedding at Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. I could not ask for a more breathtaking backdrop than Yosemite in the wintertime! They had expressed to me how lucky they felt to have found each other and that sentiment stuck with me throughout the day […]
These two invited me down to South Bay last month to take some portraits in their lovely neighborhood. They are a terrific pair and so sweet with each other. I admit, I love when couples ignore me during a shoot….errr I mean, I love when they get wrapped up with each other and forget I’m […]
It was a bit drizzly the afternoon of their wedding, but spirits were high. Rowena was radiant! It was a lovely day with warm people and delicious food.
Nirav was planning a visit to San Francisco and wanted to surprise his lady with a ring. We set the time and location, I got ready with my papparazzi lens and I got some sneaky shots of Nirav proposing. The proposal shoot turned into an engagement shoot when Hinal said YES!
I really enjoyed spending time with these two during their summer engagement session, so was looking forward to their big day in October. Rain was expected but the weatherman was thankfully wrong again. For anyone keeping track this year, that’s Andria-3, weatherman-1. After sharing the slideshow with them, I received an email from Jenn that […]
The Mexican Party Bus was the ultimate ride to their ceremony in Golden Gate Park. All the flowers at Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden were in full bloom, and despite a bit of morning rain, the clouds held steady for their outdoor ceremony. We took the bus (blasting M.I.A.!) back to the Mission District where the […]
I am privy to a lot of fantastic city views as someone who gets to shoot in a variety of venues. And what a beautiful city we live in! I’m so lucky to live here. These night exposures were taken on some recent shoots. Some exposures are as long as 30 seconds, so obviously a […]
These two had a large ceremony in Korea a couple weeks prior, so they were able to relax a bit more for their American wedding and we got to spend some quality time taking portraits. Hanna looked so stunning in her dress, though all the fabric probably weighed more than she did.
Julia and Kevin were married at the charming Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, a lovely Bernard Maybeck structure surrounded by redwood trees. It’s like a secret garden/oasis in downtown Mill Valley! These two share a love of their families, football, and good food. Their wedding day coincided with both of Julia’s nieces birthdays (who are […]
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.
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.
Ayaka and Ryo are from Japan. They planned everything for their Bay Area wedding while overseas, so the first time I met them in person was just an hour before they said “I do!” This ended up working out just fine because I developed an instant crush on them and luckily for me, they let […]
I have this camera app, Hipstamatic, on my phone that filters everything through its lens to create Holga effects and make the world look dreamy. It’s nice when I don’t feel like lugging my DSLR plus it does all the post-processing for you. Here are some snapshots from my week in Mexico City –glimpses of […]
Adria and Wayne got hitched at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Blue skies and blue waters provided the scenic backdrop. You really can’t get a better up-close view of the Bay. You’re practically at sea level and there’s the Golden Gate Bridge to your left, Bay Bridge to your right, and Angel […]
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 […]