Category archives: lifestyle

  • Little Isla | Richmond Family Photographer

  • I remember our first staff meeting two Autumns ago in that transition from summer to fall, vacation to work. We were checking in with each other, talking about how we felt about starting this new school year with all the teachers old and new. I still remember what Aaron/Mr. Gardner, the 8th grade En[...]
  • BAYAC Photography Workshop

  • On Thursday, I led a photography workshop for my fellow AmeriCorps members. As part of the BAYAC Recovery Team, we all work in after-school programs at different sites across San Francisco and Oakland. For the next couple months, we're taking turns leading trainings for each other on topics of our c[...]
  • Best of 2009: Weddings & Couples

  • You wouldn't know it now, but I wasn't really one of those little girls who spent her time dreaming of her wedding day. My first wedding experience was in high school, when I was hired to play violin in a string quartet.   All I can remember from that episode is the impossibly long rendition of Pach[...]
  • Best of 2009: Portraits & Headshots

  • As photographers, so much of the work we create depends on who we are and how we relate to the world around us. For me, a large part of that perspective is shaped by the people who come into my life.My friends and family have long supported me in my "creative" and "unconventional" ventures in li[...]
  • Maria & Ryan | Berkeley Lifestyle Photographer

  • Autumn in California may not be as dazzling or dramatic as the famed autumns of New England, but we still have some colorful trees sprinkled about, and whatever we may lack in leaves we certainly make up for with our beautiful, mild weather. The combination makes for a picture-perfect setting.On[...]
  • Ernie Ng | San Francisco Lifestyle Photographer

  • It was during onboarding, the second day of training, that I first noticed you. Stylin in your dark green cardigan & coordinated tie, wearing the orange backpack I'd eventually steal from you, talking it up and already making a name for yourself. We were strangers then, all possibilities still o[...]
  • Cami & Eric

  • She teaches preschool in Arizona; he teaches high school here in California. They fly back and forth, often to meet back home in Seattle, sometimes for a vacation down in Mexico. But they are doing the long-distance thing, and doing it with grace. Even when Cami studied abroad in Italy, Eric still m[...]
  • Sierra & Steve

  • Wow. Are these two not gorgeous!? Sierra and Steve were married last month, and though I wasn't at the actual wedding, I was so excited to shoot this special session with the two. Steve and I taught at the same school last year, and we also shared a special connection since we grew up in neighboring[...]