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

Martin and Bethany - San Francisco Engagement Photographer

It was Martin and Bethany who reminded me of a very important truth - you can't photograph everyone the same way.

Now generally before any shoot, I think about backgrounds and poses, and I try to visualize the shoot. It calms me down and it makes me feel more prepared. Then when I start the session, I often use the poses and the locations that I've already visualized. And of course I do some things on the spur of the moment too, based on light, and backgrounds, and the personality of the people in front of my lens. Spontaneity is key, that's a given.

So I started off posing Martin and Bethany, and it just wasn't feeling right. That's when I realized that I was doing the wrong thing for them; I needed to give them more freedom to be who they really are: quirky, awesome, and full of fun ideas.

Once I remembered that, it all was awesome. I think you'll agree.

Bethany almost ate Martin's finger.

We found this sign that said Park Ranger - isn't it supercool?

And these steps that completely matched Bethany's outfit!

And of course, we finished the day with some color-coordinated bikes. Cause we're snazzy like that.

Thanks so much you two! It was amazing.