Category archives: behind the scenes

  • Mairin & Nikhil | Heirloom Wedding Album

  • I absolutely love Mairin and Nikhil's final products from their two-day Indian wedding celebration. We created a wonderfully large 80-page book to include as many photos as possible while still keeping a beautiful, clean layout. And in addition to their large 12x12" album, they also created two 6x6"[...]
  • Big Trees | Sequoia National Park

  • Four Chicago boys and me. I picked up Vince and his brother Kevin who had each flown in to SFO, and we drove southeast from the Bay Area while Alex and Eric drove northeast from Los Angeles. Our destination: Sequoia National Park, one of the nine national parks in California. We would camp for two n[...]
  • Dining & Boating in Chicago | Travel Photography

  • In mid-July, I found myself taking a spontaneous trip to Chicago to meet Jesse who was there for work. We then commenced with lots of eating and even a bit of boating. Meal one as soon as I got in from O'Hare: Boka, (located next door to Alinea, but we'll be back for that next month). They just c[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Over the River & Through the Woods | Kings Canyon

  • We awoke on day three of our Sequoia/Kings Canyon camping trip and got ready to tackle the 9-mile hike for the day. Our campsite for this second night was pretty perfect, with the sound of the river nearby, tall trees surrounding a clearing, and nice flat ground for all our tents. We packed up [...]
  • 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[...]