Category archives: behind the scenes

  • Acadia National Park | Maine

  • Autumn in Acadia is simply stunning. Much like my time in Yosemite, we had persistent fog and rain hanging over us. And yet, it was still so beautiful. Fog and foliage make a great match after all.     Sunrise from Cadillac Mountain... the first spot to see s[...]
  • Foliage & Lobsters | Fall Road Trip to Maine

  • Beautiful foliage, delicious lobsters, cute towns, and we even happened upon an alpaca farm. Ahh, it must be fall in Maine. Maine has been beckoning me for a few years now, and Justin and I finally got to make our way up the coast this October. I headed over to the East Coast as soon as I had a brea[...]
  • Yosemite | Rainy Day Beauty

  • I stood on the side of the road, the mist rolling gently through the mountains before me. Calmness. Gratitude. I had never been so glad to see a rainy day. Normally people are disappointed when rain pervades their Yosemite trip. You might normally hope for sunny skies or a classic golden hour and a [...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | Fall, 2016

  • Life has been pretty great this fall, photographing beautiful weddings and hanging out with friends and fellow creatives in my free time here in the Bay. Here are some scenes from around town, August through October, 2016. Wine and cheese with Kayla at Bay Grape in Oakland. A work party wit[...]
  • Philly to Chantilly

  • At the end of August, I headed back to Philly again and made a weekend road trip from there to attend my friend Amanda's wedding in Chantilly, Virginia. Philly to Chantilly! See a recap of the whole week below. First, I attended The Knot's wedding industry event at Bok, a converted high school wh[...]
  • Black Diamond Alpacas

  • ALPACAS! Squee! I have this thing with alpacas. They are funny looking and wonderful, and ever since spotting some in New Zealand, I've been seeing them everywhere. (Or partly seeking them out everywhere.) When one of my clients told about Black Diamond Alpacas in Brentwood, about an hour east of Oa[...]
  • Cincinnati | Summer, 2016

  • I'm thrilled to share these two back-to-back trips to my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. First I went back in August to attend my friend Lauren's wedding (as a guest!), and then I returned in September to photograph my friend Alice's wedding. See it all below! My friend Lauren was wed in this beaut[...]
  • 12 Hours in Boston

  • This was a super quick visit to Boston. We drove about seven hours from Buffalo, since Justin had to be in Cambridge for work on Monday. We arrived in Cambridge around 2am and left again that evening to drive another five hours back to Philadelphia. Whirlwind trip, but still wonderful for me anyway![...]
  • Buffalo, NY

  • It took eight hours, but I drove from Philadelphia to Buffalo in order to photograph Amber and Ben's wedding at Ben's childhood home. Justin joined me the second day, and we got to explore a bit of Buffalo, visit Cat and her family, and even stop by Niagara Falls before driving another seven hours t[...]
  • Annapolis

  • One weekend in July, four of us (Colman, Amaris, Justin, and I) hopped in the car from Philly for a quick weekend getaway to Annapolis. We wandered the main street (literally Main St.), went stand-up paddleboarding, visited the Naval Academy, and somewhat reluctantly but somewhat enthusiastically jo[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | Summer, 2016

  •   Summer in the Bay! And more art-filled adventures. Here is just a glimpse of what June and July looked like for me.   I got back to the Bay just in time for the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley featuring a whole panel on Taiwan. Author Shawna Yang Ryan signs some books, while Ho Ch[...]