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Being a good wedding guest
Despite having never been a bride myself, I have a pretty good grasp on weddings. I read more wedding blogs than I care to admit and I have been a guest and/or photographer at quite a few as well.Today I read a great blog post over at Manolo For the Brides on Six Steps to Being the Perfect Wedding Guest.It's a really good article ...
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An Engagement Session all over San Francisco
Last Friday Cole proposed to Caroline atop Mt. Tam and I got to be there to capture it. It was so beautifully set up.On Saturday, Cole, Caroline, and I traveled all over San Francisco for a full-day engagement session hitting up some of San Francisco's most beautiful spots. And while Friday was almost sweltering, Saturday's weath ...
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Marriage Proposal on Mt. Tam
Oh, man. So many pictures over the past few days but I just had, had, HAD to share some of what happened Friday night…Cole contacted me a few weeks ago and said that he was traveling to San Francisco from Dallas and was planning on proposing to his girlfriend and wanted me to photograph the whole thing. Needless to say, I was abs ...
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Best Wedding Toast Ever
I just wanted to share this awesome wedding toast to a bride by her amazingly caring and talented friends.Best Wedding Toast Ever!!!! (Amy's Song) - Click here for funny video clips
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the feminist photographer
In my life before portrait and wedding photography, I was in graduate school for sociology.In undergrad, I didn't know what opportunities there were for sociology majors. I just loved the subject matter and had some incredible professors that I never put much thought into what would happen after graduation. I learned that the mai ...
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Hooray California!
In case you've been living in a cave recently, I want to alert you to an amazing development in California's marriage history*: the legalization of gay marriage!Oh, California, how I love you!About 2 hours ago, Mayor Gavin Newsom officiated the ceremony of two eighty-something women who had been together for 54 years! Tomorrow wil ...
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Karen + Mark: Wedding in Palo Alto’s Garden Court Hotel
I went down to Palo Alto with the talented Julie of Julie Cheshire Photography the other week to photograph the wedding of Karen & Mark at the Garden Court Hotel. I absolutely loved the location. It had elements of a Spanish villa and felt so self-contained, as if it could have been in the middle of nowhere.Karen herself was ...
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Elizabeth + Dave: Wedding in Wine Country’s Calistoga Ranch
I am still experimenting on my blog with different image treatments and this was the perfect event to test them out – let me know what you think!A week or so ago, I shot Elizabeth and Dave's beautiful wedding with Lisa Leigh Photography up in wine country.We started at this great little house they had rented out right around the co ...
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I Heart San Francisco
Sometimes I get bummed about living in San Francisco. The parking is atrocious; I drive a stick shift and live on a hill and I can't even count how many times I've stalled out. The cable car runs right outside my window til 1am every night. And I live in an apartment the size of a shoebox (and that's being generous).But… I reall ...
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Engagement Session at China Beach and Lower Pac Heights
Allow me to introduce… Megan and Gardiner… [ applause ]These two are just cute as a button and we had so much fun the other week shooting their engagement session. We met up in their neighborhood, which is literally right up the street from where I live (granted, California St. is very long, but still). I had scoped it out the da ...
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