I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Nathaniel - One Year Old!

I can't believe I haven't shared this session before - it was such a beautiful day. It was Nathaniel's first birthday, and although he started out a little frowny, he got smiley pretty quickly.

He was a little cautious with this cake at first, but then he got into it.


And then it was time to get clean!

Such a handsome family.

Thanks guys for such a fun session! I love it when clients come up with such great ideas for photos and really put effort into planning the session. Then we end up with great photos like these!

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Film Friday - A Whole Roll of Velvia After a Storm in the Dominican Republic

For this Film Friday I thought I'd repeat the exercise of putting up a whole roll of film (which is 12 photos when you shoot 120 film in a 6x6 camera, as I do). I did this once before with a roll of black and white film in Montreal, but that roll was shot over two days, while this roll I shot in maybe an hour and a half after a rainstorm one evening.

I love the moodiness of these photos, but I also can't help but think that they're a bit too dark to really feel like me, and I'm not overly pleased with the way the shadows are rendering - no real detail, but they don't go to black quite either. I've played with them in Lightroom and so they're better, but still not quite the way I want them. I don't know if it's an issue with shooting the film in a way that doesn't show it to its best advantage, or if it's been scanned wrong, or if this is just maybe how it's supposed to look.

Anyway, that aside, there's still a lot I love about these beach shots. They're much less sunny than the photos I've posted in the past two weeks. I'd love to hear what you think in the comments.

We walked along this beach almost every evening to find a restaurant for dinner, hand in hand. Evan pretended to be annoyed when I would stop to take a photo, but I think he's really become inured to it at this point. We were often the only ones on the beach, although rarely some other wanderer might pass us by. It was a lovely feeling to stroll and listen to the waves breaking, or lapping quietly, depending on their mood.

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Jillian and Eliot - Overdue!

I photographed this stunning, amazing wedding last year and somehow it never made it onto the blog. Here are a few photos, and I promise (cross my heart!) that a proper, full-length post of images will be up soon. It was a truly incredible day. You'll see.

Kittens and Puppies for Caturday

I'm not really sad, this is just my face.

I watched a video on the internet recently about kittens.

OK, maybe more than just one. But one in particular struck me, a video called Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens, wherein some dudes (who are maybe not petite, but whom I wouldn't call giant exactly) pretend to be nervous around cats, then they meet some kittens and ultimately they are charmed by them (spoiler alert). Not all that far-fetched, really. Who isn't charmed by kittens?

In that spirit, this Saturday I have some kittens who would like to charm you. They're pretty darn cute, really, and so I think they can pull it off, but if not, there are a couple of puppies thrown in at the end just in case. Enjoy!

Kitten belly!

Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.

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