Category archives: behind the scenes

  • Atelier Crenn | San Francisco Food Photography

  • July started with a bang as we headed to Atelier Crenn, recently remodeled with brand new interiors and an expanded tasting menu. Chef Dominique Crenn is oft cited as the only female chef in the country who has two Michelin stars, and she very memorably writes her menus as poems, with each line repr[...]
  • A Bay Area Fourth of July

  • We opened the second half of 2014 with a lovely week in the Bay Area when Jesse came to visit. Basically, we ate our way around the Bay and enjoyed some Fourth of July fireworks too.   We got to use the remainder of a gift certificate I had to Pizzaiolo in Oakland. And them some ice cream at Ic[...]
  • Houston | Travel Photography

  • My first visit to Houston! I was Jesse's guest to his friend Stephanie's wedding. We were in Houston for only two days, but we survived the stifling humidity to enjoy this beautiful wedding and check out... the mall? See below! Ashton Gardens was such a gorgeous venue just north of Houston. Every[...]
  • East Village & Around Manhattan in June

  • Back in New York City again! I photographed this beautiful Brooklyn wedding in June, and of course I got to spend some time exploring more of Manhattan while I was there. We kick it off with a classic shot of Grand Central Station-- this was en route to our Blue Hill at Stone Barns day trip. But [...]
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns | Summer 2014

  • On an absolutely beautiful early summer day, we hopped on a train from Grand Central and headed thirty miles north of Manhattan to the bucolic Stone Barns Center in New York. Blue Hill is a restaurant located on Stone Barns, their sister farm. We spent the afternoon nibbling on bites from the farmer[...]
  • Amy & David | Naval Blue Leather Wedding Album

  • This is a wonderful, compact little gem that Amy and David created to commemorate their wedding day. They selected a naval blue leather cover for the 8x8" album, and it's packed with some of my favorite moments from the day. A beautiful heirloom! I love seeing and flipping thr[...]
  • Seattle | Travel Photography

  • I visit Seattle pretty regularly but it had been two years since my last visit, so when the opportunity came up to pick a west coast destination for Memorial Day, we flew on over to Seattle. As always, it was a wonderful time with delicious eats and good friends! Our first stop from the airport: [...]
  • Vancouver, BC | Canada Travel Photography

  • We drove off the ferry and headed in to Richmond, BC, for our first stop:  beef noodle soup. And so began our relaxing vacay filled with delicious eats and relaxing outings. Highlights below: I'm not sure if I ordered the wrong soup, but the beef noodle soup at Chef Hung's wasn't nearly as awesom[...]
  • Victoria, British Columbia | Butchart Gardens

  • We awoke promptly at six in the morning and drove north from our quick overnight in Seattle up to Anacortes, Washington. We drove the car straight onto a boat-- a strange sensation if you've never done it before-- and we were ferried through picturesque islands toward Victoria, British Columbia. [...]
  • Bud Vase Workshop | Heath Ceramics Open Studios

  • Over Mother's Day weekend, my friend Tiffany and I got to check out Heath Ceramics' open studios event by participating in a workshop at the San Francisco store. We got to learn about their bud vases and try our hands at pouring one from a mold and also glazing one to keep. It was tons of fun indulg[...]
  • Fancy Times in Las Vegas

  • I didn't gamble or go clubbing or even do much shopping, but I did enjoy a very fancy hotel stay and lots of delicious meals during my time in Vegas. A bit unconventional perhaps, but since Jesse was there for a work conference, I simply tagged along for the week! It also kicked off our little West [...]
  • Afternoon Tea at Laduree & Springtime around NYC

  • A month after my last trip to New York City, I was back again in May to photograph a lovely wedding and to enjoy more springtime adventures. We kick off the post with afternoon tea at Laduree in Soho! The famous Laduree is undeniably cute, but the already-expensive macarons ($2.85 I believe) jum[...]