With so many stunning backdrops to play with, the Palace of Fine Arts was the perfect location to have a creative and super-fun shoot with the Yangs, who were all very gifted at smiling and not blinking in sync. Here’s a look at some favorites from Myleen’s shoot with the beautiful Yang family over the holidays.
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These two are so cute together and we had a fun time in North Beach for their engagement shoot. I’m really looking forward to their wedding as they have so much warmth between the two of them. I used to be a bit ambivalent about engagement shoots but have found they are a great way [...]
So one of the things we’ve heard that folks are interested in is more behind-the-scenes and diagrams etc of how we shoot and create the images we do for our clients. This shot shows one of the rooms that we had to use for some business portraits. A lot of the time space constraints are [...]
Tawny & Craig decided to go the all portrait route on their wedding day. Instead of the usual documentary style of coverage that our studio is known for, we spent a few hours going to classic -and off the beaten path- places in the city. They met me at my studio and we spent a [...]
We recently made a new friend of David Jedeikin when his P.R. Maven sent him to us to get portraits for his self-published travel book Wander the Rainbow. We took some time to chat prior to the shoot and were intrigued by his story. It looks like Amazon may be the best place to get [...]
We were privileged this past week to sponsor Wedding 360′s first Academy for Wedding Planners + Designers. What a great success! Founders Jean Marks & Jubilee Lau were amazing hosts, and I still can’t imagine the time and energy they put into making this happen. Their panel of speakers included Grace Ormonde, San Francisco’s own [...]
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. [...]
We had a great time shooting at The Gap this week and even took time to take some of our own shots. Holiday party season is a lot of fun and our photo booths and photo stations have been busy busy busy!
Listen to Platon’s commentary! This guy does amazing work and I loved his shots of Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster that were in Wired last month. These portraits and how they are made are a great insight into not just photography, but the creative process. My personal favorite is this shot of Madagascar’s leader at [...]
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 [...]
Studio Assistant Extraordinaire, Vicki, stepped in as test model and location scout for an in-studio portrait shoot today. We found some great nooks and corners for natural light. Peace!
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 [...]
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.
I recently did some interior work for Haworth and had the chance to connect with Pablo of Pablo Designs. Haworth upgraded their showroom in SF and i was pretty impress by their zen like work design. Pablo and Haworth have been working together for over 10 years. Pablo is surrounded by his latest LED lamps.
Here’s an alternate take on the photo that we took that ran in this month’s Nob Hill Gazette for their Doers Profiles. I used different toning on the colors to mute the saturation more on this and liked the feel we got with that. The only regret was with the limited time we couldn’t fidget [...]
We probably don’t share enough of these. I was going through some of the Engagement and Portrait Sessions shot this year and thought you might like to see. Around this time of year, we get inquiries about booking creative portrait shoots for holiday gifts. Kind of different, right? For the person who has everything? We [...]
So we shot another Do-ers Profile for the Nob Hill Gazette and it’s published in the current issue. As it says in the print version, in the photo are: Michael Barcun, co-chair of the Museum of Performance & Design’s Song & Dance Gala, A Celebration of Carol Channing on September 26 at the Fairmont Hotel. [...]
Recently I have been doing some test shoots with local models. I have so much fun with these, scouting around and shooting on-location, and they tend to turn into mini adventures. Here are a couple from a recent portrait session with Gabriela, at sunset in Bernal Heights. Thanks much to Myleen for the help and [...]
Here’s Myleen standing in while we were setting up the lighting for a cover shoot for the Nob Hill Gazette. It was at Harry Denton’s Starlight Room where we’ve shot many events before and did portraits of Harry years ago. It’s a pretty nice spot and during the day you get a totally different view [...]