Tags archives: northern california

  • 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[...]
  • Portrait Party | April, 2016

  • I'm so excited to share my latest personal project: the Portrait Party. The idea is very simple: I gather a small group of people, we throw ourselves a little party, and I take portraits of everyone. I come across so many people who say they could really use an updated headshot, but instead of just [...]
  • Wine Tasting in Healdsburg

  • Back in March, right after I had gotten back from New Zealand and Australia (which I have yet to blog), I got to join my friend Nancy for a day of wine tasting in Healdsburg in celebration of her birthday. It was such a lovely way to return to California. See some of the beautiful vineyards and tast[...]