Tags archives: east bay

  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Modern Tea | Editorial Shoot

  • I am so thrilled to share this tea party with you all. If you've followed me for a while, you probably know my love for tea time. But after having seen so many different takes on the vintage/garden party/Alice in Wonderland types of tea parties, I wanted to craft something a little different: a more[...]
  • Art Around the Bay | Spring in San Francisco

  • Art-filled adventures around the Bay from this April and May! First off, Pace Gallery teamLab in Menlo Park. The main exhibits are very instagrammable. They're mostly different light installations that run on infinitely variable algorithms, so they are supposed to factor in human interactio[...]
  • Baby Naomi | Oakland Family Portraits

  •   It was such a joy to visit my friend (and talented florist) Melanie at her home to met her new baby and to photograph her family. Baby Naomi is now three months old! Meet her and the adorable family below. Absolutely precious. Congratulations, Melanie & Ow[...]
  • Far Leaves Tea, Berkeley

  • This cozy little cafe is one of my new favorite tea spots in the Bay Area. Located on San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley, Far Leaves Tea serves traditional Asian teas in a quiet setting. It can be a little confusing to enter the space at first; they seem to have quite a loyal following of regulars, but the [...]
  • Teance, Berkeley

  • Let's take a little peek into Teance, a store in Berkeley's West 4th shopping district. The store sells a variety of single-origin teas sourced from Asia. In the center is a round table where you can order full tea tastings, and in the back is a small cafe area with seating upstairs. We sam[...]