Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
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Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

Alcatraz is just one of those tourist destinations that I’ve never really felt compelled to visit. It’s right there in the middle of the Bay, so close and yet so far. But the thing that finally pushed me to buy a ferry ticket was hearing about a new art installation that just opened on the island: Ai…

San Francisco in October
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San Francisco in October

For Jesse’s October visit to San Francisco, I got to do two tourists’ staples that I have still not managed to do in the six years that I’ve lived here: ride bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge and take the ferry out to Alcatraz Island. We’ll save Alcatraz for another post, but here’s our bike…

Sonoma Coast Retreat
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Sonoma Coast Retreat

It’s a three-hour drive from the San Francisco up along the California Coast to Sea Ranch. And since I was making the trek to photograph a beautiful wedding up there, I decided to turn it into a little weekend retreat. On the way up, I stopped at this little roadside cafe in Jenner for brunch.  …

Amanda & Todd | San Francisco Travel Portraits

Amanda & Todd | San Francisco Travel Portraits

I absolutely love this idea: professional portraits on vacation. Amanda and Todd have been married for a couple years and live in a small community in Manitoba, the centermost province of Canada. They run a family grain & bean farm,which always makes their vacations well-earned and much appreciated. They are always plotting their travels, so when Amanda and Todd…

Victoria, British Columbia | Butchart Gardens
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Victoria, British Columbia | Butchart Gardens

We awoke promptly at six in the morning and drove north from our quick overnight in Seattle up to Anacortes, Washington. We drove the car straight onto a boat– a strange sensation if you’ve never done it before– and we were ferried through picturesque islands toward Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria is the capitol city of British…

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Seattle Sneak Peek

It’s a struggle every day as the sun battles the clouds. Seattle’s gray, dreary reputation is redeemed each day around 2pm when finally, blue peeks through, the sun trumphantly takes over, and the city transforms. Sunny, mid-70s– beautiful. I leave you with a sneak peek from the Bite of Seattle two days ago; today’s the…