Tags archives: northern california

  • Creative Retreat in Potter Valley

  • Soon after I returned from Amsterdam, I headed three hours north of San Francisco for a little overnight retreat with some friends. My friend Eileen is a photographer and a scout for Hipcamp, which is kind of like Airbnb but for campsites and outdoor-oriented stays. So she invited a group of us alon[...]
  • Park Winters Site Visit

  • One and a half hours northeast of San Francisco, tucked away in an expanse of open fields, is an adorable inn and barn that serves as the perfect little wedding venue: Park Winters. My friend Tiffany will be getting married there later this year (and I will be photographing it). This spring, Park Wi[...]
  • Published | Shawna Yang Ryan, Ink Magazine

  • Today marks the 70th anniversary of the February 28 (228) Massacre in Taiwan. Tens of thousands were murdered by the Nationalist government that had fled China and taken over rule in Taiwan, and martial law was imposed for 40 years thereafter. Incredibly, Taiwan has since become a vibrant democracy [...]
  • Portrait Party | February, 2017

  • I've brought back my Portrait Parties! This was the third party in the series after a long hiatus from last year. The idea is very simple: I gather a small group of people, we throw ourselves a little party, and I take portraits of everyone. Each participant contributes to the party too, and we all [...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Tiffany's Lobster Feast Birthday Party

  • Happy very belated birthday, Tiffany! Back in April, my good friend Tiffany hosted a lobster feast for her birthday. The lobsters were flown in from Maine; Tiffany decorated with a loose nautical theme and her own calligraphy; we had the mesmerizing Oceans from Disney playing in the background; and [...]
  • Portrait Party | June, 2016

  • I'm thrilled to share the second in my series of Portrait Parties. The idea is very simple: I gather a small group of people, we throw ourselves a little party, and I take portraits of everyone. Each participant contributes to the party too, and we all get to connect with each other without the pres[...]