My Grandfather, the Reverend George MacPherson Docherty
I learned on Saturday of the passing of my paternal grandfather, the Rev. George M. Docherty.He was a great man who raised 5 children and witnessed the death of two, my own father being one of them.He was also the man behind the controversial addition of "Under God" in the pledge of allegiance. A simple search of "George Docherty" ...
December 1, 2008
Thanksgiving at Hidden Villa Farm
I have no doubt that I was in good company yesterday: absolutely stuffed!I went to Hidden Villa Farm with Coye and Julie to spend Thanksgiving with Andrew, Julia, Becca, and Lorena.We had a fabulous evening of fantastic food, frisbeeing, farm animals, and conversation (sorry, just couldn't keep the alliteration going).Here's a tast ...
November 29, 2008
Betsy & Mitch: A Halloween Wedding in New England
Betsy and Mitch's wedding was the kind many wish they could have. It was perfectly intimate and devoid of pomp and circumstance. It was more like a festive family get-together that just happened to be celebrating a very beautiful bride and groom.Betsy and Mitch married on Halloween in Betsy's family's stunning New England backyar ...
November 22, 2008
Stephanie & Adam: a winery wedding in Gilroy, CA
Other photographers out there will know what I mean when I talk about client crushes. Photographing a wedding is a very intimate process and you're practically stuck on the couple all day long so it's incredibly important that they like you and you them. Some couples, however, just go above and beyond and are incredibly kind, inc ...
November 14, 2008
Professional Photographer Cover Contest Honorable Mention!
Some very exciting news…I've received an honorable mention in Professional Photographer Magazine's Cover Contest!According to the magazine,"The contest drew more than 50,000 entries from photographers around the world. Those who placed or received honorable mention did so against high odds.First prize was awarded to Heather Smith o ...
November 13, 2008
I really hate leaving home base for too long. I get back and feel like the sky is falling. I think the dust is finally settling and I can get back into the groove again. I wanted to share some of my pictures from my trip to Scotland a few weeks ago. My grandmother is not doing very well so it was a last minute thing to get acro ...
November 12, 2008
November Desktop Images
Every month I feature a new image for download for you to use as your desktop background. Click to download it and see it at its huge size and resolution.To me, November means cold and crisp. In San Francisco it can mean cold and foggy. Very cold and very foggy. These pictures were taken on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bri ...
November 1, 2008
Sorry I won't be around for the next two weeks. I am going to Scotland on October 20th, returning to San Francisco on October 29th and flying out to Connecticut a few hours later to shoot a wedding on Halloween.Unfortunately, my trip to Scotland is not one for fun or weddings, but to see my grandmother who has been struggling with ...
October 19, 2008
Free Photoshoot + DVD
Here's a deal for you…My grandmother in Scotland is very sick and probably won't be around much longer. I'll be flying out to see her this Sunday. When I get back I'll need to turn right around and fly to Connecticut to shoot a wedding on Halloween. This means I'll need to be away from my sweet pooch for about 2 weeks. I just h ...
October 16, 2008
Family Session in Palo Alto
Last Monday I photographed this beautiful family at their home in Palo Alto. Keith and Mariela are the proud parents of adorable Ethan and Hailey.I got there a little early and was able to grab some pictures of Keith and Mariela alone while Hailey was still asleep. Not a surprise, but they haven't had too many pictures of the two ...
October 11, 2008