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

A Noshfest, and a question - can a turtle and two goats be said to pig out?

Frozen landscape

I know it's summer, but in San Francisco you'd be hard pressed to tell the past few days. It's been rainy, foggy, and grey since Sunday, and so this image doesn't feel quite as out of place as perhaps it should. I was playing around in my trial version of Lightroom 5, and I started doing a few black and white conversions of images I hadn't loved in color. This one suddenly turned into a keeper!

Recently I feel like I've found myself wanting everything in color. And for most of my work, I think that's appropriate. But from time to time, it's good to play with monochromatic compositions. I'll try to keep that in mind.

Martin and Bethany Sneak Peek - San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photography

Sometimes I think I have a syndrome that causes me to share random flower photos on the blog and then let the ones I'm most excited about sit on my hard drives collecting dust.

Not this time! Martin and Bethany had an intimate city hall wedding last week and it was just so much fun. I have to say, I tried to convince Evan when we got married to just skip the whole big party thing and elope at city hall.

Needless to say, I was not successful in my tactics, which really worked out for the best as we had an amazing wedding. But I still have a soft spot in my heart for a wedding of just four or five (or two!), and there is no lovelier spot to be married than the San Francisco City Hall.

Martin and Bethany, these are just the tip of the iceberg. So many more amazing photos await you. Until then, enjoy these.

Caturday! A brotherly hug

A day late! Not sure why this didn't post yesterday as I had scheduled it to, but there's really no time limit on cuteness, right?

That's what I thought.

Film Friday - Street Food

This is from the one roll of Fuji Neopan Acros 100 that I shot, and I think I love pretty much every image from this roll; there's just something about the way it captures light that is so much closer to how I see than, say, HP5 Plus, or even Tri-X.

I still have a lot of film in the freezer that I haven't shot yet, but I may buy a couple more rolls of this one. Just to play with.

Rolling Hills

A Couple Photos from Some Recent Real Estate Shoots

Seen on the Street Tonight

Caturday - Meow!

I'm adding to the proliferation of cats on the internet, and I just don't care!

Have a happy caturday. Go find someone's head to scratch.

Don't forget, amazingly cute kittens and cats to adopt are always here.

Film Friday - Back in Action!

Kodak BW400CN, a chromogenic black and white film, my first roll of it. I'm not totally convinced, but I think I like it.

For a while I kind of forgot about sharing film photos with y'all. I'll admit, the shine had worn off a bit for me. And though I kept shooting film, I put off getting it developed for a couple months.

All of that added up to a backlog of a few rolls (I go through film pretty slowly) that I just recently got around to scanning. Now I've got quite a few shots I'd like to share with you! So mosey on back on Fridays to see them all; I'll do my best to make it a regular thing.

Soft Pink

Lars, Eric, and Maureen - San Francisco Family Photographer

I don't know why it's taken me so long to share this sweet session! It was such a fun day, and the light was beautiful - soft and overcast almost the whole time. I love photographing in San Francisco!

The star of it all was clearly little Mr Lars, only a few days shy of his first birthday and already a total charmer. I don't think I've ever seen a more smiley baby. It was certainly no hardship taking photos of him!

We met up at the San Francisco Arboretum, a location I am definitely going to use again soon! The astounding number of gorgeous, beautiful backdrops was simply stunning.

Of course we had to have a couple amid the California poppies.

See what I mean about the smiles?

I think this next one is my favorite. Eric and Maureen got a large wood block of it to put on the wall, and it printed out amazingly well!

I also just loved the greenery around this bench!

It's always important to make time to watch the ducks go by.

To finish up we did a few shots of Lars on his red blanket with a few toys! I just love the concentration in his eyes!