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

Film Friday - Random San Francisco


Film Friday is back! With some random SF pictures, taken a rather long time ago but somehow never shared on the blog. I've been shooting a bit less film lately (possibly because I'm down to my last three rolls and haven't been able to justify buying more until I shoot those, also possibly because of that whole month where my left arm stopped working properly), but I still love it, of course. I don't think I'll ever stop shooting digital for my client work, but equally I don't think I'll ever stop shooting film for my personal work. I like the division; it makes sense to me. And I love medium format so, so much.


I always want to photograph dogs, anywhere I see them.


One of my favorite coffee shop windows, from the inside.



Window selfie!



And some nasturtiums.


Happy Film Friday! Have a great weekend! Get out there and enjoy the sunshine!

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San Francisco Engagement Photographer - Killian and Silvestre at Sutro Baths


I love Sutro Baths. I'm not normally one to play favorites (I enjoy a wiiiiiiiide variety of people, situations, and things) but if I were pressed to choose a favorite location to shoot at in San Francisco, I'd probably choose Sutro Baths. There's just such a huge variety of photos to be found there; lots of nooks and crannies to explore and stunning backdrops to make use of. Plus, it's an awesome place for silhouettes, which I just can't seem to get enough of.

I met Killian and Silvestre there a couple of weeks ago for their engagement session, and true to form, it was magical. Of course it didn't hurt that Killian and Silvestre are pretty great themselves: down to earth, laid back, and fun to hang out with.

We wandered Sutro Baths and came away with some photos that I think really capture the essence of who they are together.






I just love this photo of Silvestre. (By the way, his nickname is Silver. Is there anything cooler than that?)







Silhouettes. Yum.


And the light just kept getting better and better.




 I've been experimenting recently with creating double exposures in-camera with a new technique, and I have to say I'm a little bit addicted.





Thanks guys, for such a fun session!

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Smile SF


One from the long list of shoots I haven't blogged yet! I shot these for a local dentist office a long while ago, Smile SF, combining (maybe for the first time!) my architectural shooting with portraiture. Farah Sefidvash was great to work with as she knew exactly what she wanted, but also listened to my suggestions. For example, I suggested shooting just before dusk to get the best light for the exterior shots.


I loved the use of this purple throughout the office! It's calming, but not as expected as blue would be.




I love the bright, clean feel of the entryway, with the plants providing just enough warmth to be welcoming rather than antiseptic.






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Caturday is Back!


A few cats and kittens for you this Saturday morning. I've got some engagement sessions to shoot, some coffee to drink, and a whole host of blog posts to start putting together, not to mention some photos to edit (like always). Still, I'm pretty excited that it's the weekend. Have a great one, and enjoy these furry felines while you do.








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

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A Couple of Portraits


So . . . . blogging. Hmm. Yeah, back to that. I know I've been away awhile (which we can partially blame on laziness, absolutely, and also partly blame on this really weird unexplained medical phenomenon wherein my left elbow basically stopped working mid-January and has only recently gotten semi-back-to-normal and which was not conducive to typing a lot).

Anyway, I still love this blog. I still want to be here. I have blogging plans, people! They will happen. I know they will. To start off, here are a couple of mini-portrait sessions that I didn't really think needed their own blog post, but also didn't deserve to be ignored entirely.

I have so many sessions in the blog backlog, so expect to see more here soon. More portraits, more weddings, more dogs and cats and guinea pigs. It's all on its way. More film. More photos of jam. I'm still making jam up a storm and I've branched out to pickles as well and I am totally obsessed with Weck jars as new vessels to can things in. And then I want to photograph them all since they're so pretty.






See you soon here, on the blog! I promise.

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