Tags archives: places

  • Presidio Venue Showcase

  • The Presidio is such a special area in San Francisco. It's a national park spanning the entire northwestern corner of the city, and it comprises forests, beach, nature trails, and several gorgeous wedding venues. In short, it's one of my favorite things about the city. I was thrilled to be asked bac[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | November, 2016

  • Snapshots from my Bay Area adventures this past November. A little shadow play at Little Gem. Tai Chi Jian Bing. Scouting Jordan Winery for a surprise proposal! Always lovely to take a little Napa retreat. We picked up some goodies from the Dry Creek General Store and headed[...]
  • Museum Hack at the de Young

  • "Imagine your drunk best friend," said Casey, " crossed with a well-researched museum docent." So described the kind of tone promised by Museum Hack in its alternative, modern museum tours. I was excited to test out one of these "Un-Highlights" tours when they offered me a pair of media tickets. Gra[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Ellie's First Birthday

  • The field of competition for 'most adorable one-year-olds' is fierce, and everyone has their biases, but I'll put my vote in for Ellie. She is such a happy baby, a great sleeper, and definitely has the best head of hair. Plus, she has the best possible parents in my friends Jenny and Kevin. The[...]
  • Chicago | Summer, 2016

  • I love a good summertime jaunt to the windy city. This Chicago trip I got to attend a wedding; photograph an engagement; check out two art museums; and hang out with old friends, three of whom also just happened to be in town for unrelated reasons that weekend. See some favorite snapshots below. [...]
  • Philadelphia | Summer, 2016

  • My visits to Philly this summer have been packed with festivals, colorful art, and lobsters! Take a little peek below. First up, the Italian Market Festival. The Strawberry Festival in Peddler's Village. We heard a lady at the strawberry stand proudly declaring, "No, these are not local![...]
  • New Orleans

  • New Orleans is such a unique city. With such a complex blend of French creole and diverse cultures, a vibrant round-the-clock night life, and the lasting impact of Hurrican Katrina, it's an endlessly colorful and interesting place. We flew down over Memorial Day weekend, staying for three nights and[...]
  • 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[...]