As a San Francisco family photographer, doing an occasional photo shoot at the Sutro Baths is a must.
Billy Goat Hill
Noe Valley Family Photos
What could be more San Francisco than climbing to the top of Billy Goat Hill, where you can see the entire skyline and rows of Victorian houses all over town? I loved this location suggestion from one of my clients for their Noe Valley family photos.
San Francisco Baby Photos
Sometimes it hits me how influenced my life has become by Instagram. I use it to scope out cool spots to visit when I’m traveling, to scout locations for my clients, and all day long for visual inspiration.
Redwood Regional Park
Nine months is the absolute best age for a baby portrait – so many smiles! From about 8-10 months, babies start to engage a lot more, but conveniently, it’s before they’re walking so they’re not able to run out of the photo session. It’s a great time for close-up portrait and capturing your baby in your favorite spot, as well.
By definition, “headshots” are entirely about your face, and the most important thing about a social media profile picture is your expression. That said, it can be fun to experiment with showing a hint of the background, or even having an environmental portrait in the mix for any press opportunities that arise. Here are some samples as inspiration for a publicity session.
I love Christmas. One of my favorite things in the world is sitting in front of the Christmas tree with a holiday-scented candle burning (Nest makes my favorite), sipping mulled wine, cider, or hot chocolate (L.A. Burdick makes my favorite), and signing cards to all the people I love and appreciate.
Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of my photography heroes, and yet I didn’t know much about his personal life. In regards to art, I have been known to [controversially] say something along the lines of, “I like the work. I don’t need to know the artist because it’s my experience of the work that matters.” But when I read that Cartier-Bresson and his wife Martine Franck were both photographers, I became intrigued by the idea of these two artists’ lives being documented by artists they equally admired. Continue reading “Delights: Admire, Decorate + Make”
If I wasn’t already a farm-stand snob, Five Marys has made it official. When I lived in NYC and I had the occasion to rent a car and drive upstate or across Long Island in the summer, I fell in love with stopping alongside the road in the fresh air and buying directly from local farmers.
Friends all over San Francisco and the Bay Area came out to support the final push party for The Butterfly Joint, a woodworking and design studio for kids ages 4 and up. Here, some young friends are making crafts to take home, courtesy of Yellow Owl Workshop.