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

Kristen and Kyle Married - Santa Cruz Mountain Wedding Sneak Peek


It was a gorgeous, beautiful sunny day in the Santa Cruz mountains when Kyle and Kristen got married. Many more photos to come soon; this was an epic day!





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Kittens and Cats for Caturday



Starting off with some kittens for you this bright Caturday. A super cute little tabby first.




She was a little nervous about being photographed.


And then this lovely black and white sweetheart.




Last but not least, this black boy. You may recognize his unusual coloring; that's because I photographed him before! I love this cat. I wanted to take him home; Evan said two cats is enough. I mean, how do you know if two cats is really enough until you have three? No sense of adventure, that Evan.






Ah well. You can't take home all the cats.

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

*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*

Film Friday - Montreal in Color



Next week, black and white. But this week, color. I think this was a roll of Fuji Reala, which I decided to buy purely on a whim (I like trying new films). I have to say I'm not overawed by it, and so I don't think I'll buy it again. But despite my lukewarm feelings about the film, I still feel like sharing these photos with you.


I love photographing green things. Maybe you've noticed? These first three photos are from our trek up Mont Royal, the tallest hill in Montreal, and the one that the city is named after. I spent so much of my life in that park, especially the last summer I spent in Montreal before I moved back to California. It's a place like no other, with all kinds of activities happening there regularly, mostly on the weekends. (To see some great medium format film images of the park in action, check out Kate Hutchinson's blog.)

We, however, hiked up it on a Friday, and so it was pretty empty except for joggers.


And then we got to the top and saw the city in all its glory.


As I travel more, I'm beginning to realize that San Francisco, while it's an excellent place in so many ways, has pretty terrible clouds. We pretty much never have such fluffy, cheerful clouds as these in our skies. (Cloud experts: what are these? Nimbus? Cumulus? Cumulonimbus? Omnibus? Just kidding about that last one.)


And then we visited that hallowed spot: the McGill campus. What memories we revisited there! I loved that school, and it was a great four years. It's also a pretty great campus.





Next week: more Montreal (mostly) but all black and white. Get ready!

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Winny and Terry, Part 2 - A Fisherman's Wharf Engagement Session


You may remember Winny and Terry from their first blog post what seems like eons ago now. They wanted to do two engagement sessions, one more casual (hello Giants wear and AT&T Park!) and one more formal at Fisherman's Wharf.

I had never photographed a session at Fisherman's Wharf before, and while I knew it would be absolutely gorgeous, I was a little concerned that we would be photobombed at every turn by tourists running amok. I'm pleased to say that that wasn't an issue at all, and while it was busy we were able to find lots of lovely spots and have them all to ourselves long enough to get the photographs we needed.


It was a warm evening, and the fresh smell of the water mingled with the sweet scent of waffle cones and the yeasty aroma coming from Boudin. We ventured first to the water's edge to look out at the boats.


And the only photobomber we found was a rogue seagull, searching for whatever scraps he could find. Seagulls are welcome to photo bomb my pictures any day!




Strong evening sunlight made for some fun shadows.



And some great silhouettes!




We finished up with a couple of portraits with the Petzval lens, and then a couple more by the water's edge.




Winny and Terry, thanks for two wonderful sessions! I know you're perfect for each other, and I can't wait to see what you end up doing next!

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Small Animals for Caturday



Today for your viewing pleasure I've got some small fluffy things. No, not cats or kittens, but almost as good. Enjoy!




















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

*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*