san francisco

krista & tony

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.

aleks rides

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.

mayumi & elena got married

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

headshots, they ain't just for actors anymore.

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 Runwaya 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

a day with tim

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!


 i also too the opportunity to try out the    Brenizer Method    with my Oly OMD EM-5 and 45mm. I think they turned out quite nice!

 i also too the opportunity to try out the Brenizer Method with my Oly OMD EM-5 and 45mm. I think they turned out quite nice!