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

Desiree and Dan - San Francisco City Hall Photography

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Desiree and Dan, who are also photographers to do a 'headshot swap.' We met at San Francisco City Hall and photographed each other so we'd have new and fresh photos for our websites, profiles, and other professional purposes.

I have never been at a photoshoot with so many other cameras, but it was really fun. It's always nice to see other people's shooting, posing, and interacting styles. So much of photographing people is making them feel comfortable and helping them to open up and be vulnerable in front of the camera. It was also amusing to note how we all were still nervous about having our pictures taken! Some things are universal.

Here are a few of the photos I ended up with. I mostly used the Lensbaby composer with the Edge 80 on it. It's a combination I've used a lot in my personal shooting, but I haven't pulled it out in portrait situations much because it's a little slower to shoot with as it's manual focus. But actually it was easier than I thought and I'm really happy with the results I got!

Thanks so much Desiree and Dan for a great time! I always love meeting up and geeking out with other photographers. Who else will discuss f-stops and fill light ad infinitum with me?

Want to see more portrait images? Visit Quotidian Photography.

Want to book a portrait session? Email me at jessica@quotidianphotography.com. I would love to photograph you!

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