Recently, Zenfolio posted a blog entry where they interviewed me about event photography. It was fun talking to the Zenfolio team, whom we’ve developed a close relationship with since we use them for online hosting and sell prints and other photo-products through their service. They are a really solid platform and they have a great [...]
People are often fascinated by the gear we carry and I know a ton of photographers who are total gearheads. I admit that I also enjoy seeing what gear other photographers are using although ultimately it’s more the eye and creativity from the mind that matters more than what you are using. That being said, [...]
We get asked a lot about onsite printing, and at several presentations I’ve given in the past the first question is almost inevitably “what gear do you use?” Of course photographers are often very interested in gear, and ever since the advent of digital and the advances in technology in general, the gear seems to [...]
I can’t live without pockets. I hate having limited storage options and one of the coolest things I’ve been seeing at weddings lately is pockets in dresses. My most recent wedding had the coolest pockets – integrated right into the stylish wedding gown.
We had a blast at the “Summer Picnic” industry event for our friends at Fort Mason Center in the old Firehouse. Kara’s Cupcakes, Best Beverage Catering, Classic Party Rentals, Winery Collective, Global Gourmet Catering, McCalls Catering & Events, Beautifull, and Fingersnaps were all there to partake in the picnic splendor -lavender lemonade, hot dogs, sunshine and more. Everyone [...]
We had a great time shooting the ISES Napa-Sonoma Chapter Annual Awards Dinner which was held at the Vintners Golf Club in Yountville. It was a perfect day and the golf tournament that kicked off the event was a lot of fun with several holes in one being sunk. The new board was sworn in [...]
The 2010 MPINCC Annual Gala and Silent Auction was held at the San Francisco Design Center and was one of the best industry parties in quite some time. Of course it’s that season and the ISES-NCC gala is also upcoming so don’t miss out on that. Back to MPI, there was so much going on [...]
If you work in hospitality in the Bay Area then you most likely know (or should know) who Chip Conley is. I won’t go into his back story but he’s the founder of Joie De Vivre Hotels, one of the top boutique hotel chains around(and based here in San Francisco). A while back my business [...]
So the big news has been out for a bit now, but we were on hand to take the press shots of Fritz Maytag, Keith Greggor and Tony Foglio that went along with the announcement. It was an honor to meet Mr. Maytag who’s really humble and soft spoken. As someone who thoroughly enjoys beer [...]
Recently during a flight to and from a shoot in NYC I read John Harrington’s book: Best Business Practices for Photographers, Second Edition and it’s got a wealth of great information for all photographers and small business owners. He also had covered some of the info in his presentations at ASMP’s Strictly Business 2 – [...]
We’ve said it many times before that one of the great things about shooting events is the variety of work we get to do. A last minute shoot happened (we often get last minute bookings and are almost always able to respond), and it was for our friends at City Arts & Lectures who had [...]
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, [...]
Though he’s in Seattle shooting this weekend, we’re still sending on the birthday love. Happy Birthday Gene, hope you get some down time to celebrate, Seattle style!
Spring is here and in Sausalito it seems like the weather is always gorgeous and one spot we’ve been to quite a bit of late is Cavallo Point. It’s a great spot and has facilities for events as well, so it’s a pretty popular spot over the Bridge. What better background is there to play [...]
So we were super honored to be a finalist for “Event Supplier of the Year” in the 2010 Spotlight Awards and the actual ceremony was a lot of fun. We snapped off a few shots during the evening and posted them here. It was so nice to see some fellow clients, partners and vendors and [...]
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.
Tuesday night we covered the WWF’s Year of the Tiger event at the Asian Art Museum. One of the most interesting things about shooting events like this is picking up knowledge about whatever it is you are photographing. I didn’t realize that in the wild, there are only about 3200 tigers left in the world. [...]
If you’ve always wondered what the X stood for, here’s your chance to find out. Along with that little tidbit, is more information on why Gene is considered one of San Francisco’s premier event photographers and his part in establishing Orange Photography in the industry. The article is featured in this quarters addition of Northern [...]
If you haven’t been to Crushpad before it’s a great space for events. We were there last weekend for a party that we had our photobooths at and people were having a blast. One of the really cool things were the speech bubble chalk boards that the team from Samantha Smith Productions came up with. [...]