this pretty much sums up the night.
thanks for the laughs grippo/menzel family!
when i found out that krista and tony were avid attendees of the edwardian ball every year, it sparked an idea in my brain for an engagement shoot. we set up a nice little, edwardian tinged picnic, complete with tiny books and superfluous peacock flowers. right now i'm experimenting with some olde tyme edits.
rachel and ariel had a vision of a fairytale feel for their wedding venue. tilden park in berkeley, california certainly fit the bill. rain threatened, but never showed and that allowed us this beautiful soft light for our formal photos.
a hot, hot day was had in berkeley, but we got some great shots nonetheless.
it takes 3 to make magic.
so i finally finished this request for a few fine images for my friend aleks. she's gonna be featured on a lady rider blog way out in the wilds of australia. these represent my contribution to that site.
aleks and her hubby wilder, run a DIY motorcycle shop. there you can learn the ins and outs of your motorbike or just hang out with like minded moto people. check out motoshop!
see more awesome photos of petrolettes.
it occurs to me that i need to keep up on this page. i need to make an effort to be seen, to have my work seen. i feel a little stagnant, dear reader. here is a small taste of some work i'm shooting for someone else's blog! i know, get with it girl!
more to come!
what a pleasure to shoot these ladies on their day of awesomeness. the day started out gray and overcast but that soon gave way to open blue skies and sunshine. squeezed between the bay and the oakland shipping yard is middle harbor shoreline park. it's an oasis of sorts. shore birds and families mingle among the wetlands here. a view of san francisco beyond is easy to see and the telescopic viewers are free! definitely a unique place for a unique family gathering.
ceremony: middle harbor shoreline park, oakland
reception: alameda ballroom
it's true, whether you work at a startup or you are a financial analyst, your profile photo is often the first thing people see before they've ever met you in the flesh. it's important that potential clients see you in your best light, so to speak.
rachel is a lawyer, a fashion lawyer. her online profile was lacking the flair of her real life, so a new headshot was in order. rachel is a founding partner at Law on the Runway, a firm that specializes in copyright, branding, licensing, trademark, you name it!
you want some too?! let's do it!
all images taken with olympus OMD EM-5 and 45mm
so Elainea made a baby with Jeff. this baby is gonna be crazy cute, like crazy cute.
all photos taken with Nikon D300 + Olympus OMD EM-5
my lovely, funny friend Tim was up from Los Angeles for a few days this week. he is one of the most entertaining people i've ever met and he makes taking portraits easy!
all images taken with the Olympus OMD EM-5 with the Oly 45mm.
check out Tim's latest hilarious piece!