I always love it when a wedding ceremony really fits with the unique personality and character of the bride and groom. Nareg and Erin had a really intimate, personalized ceremony in Muir Woods, underneath some fantastic redwood trees. With a small wedding party of close family and friends, we then headed out for a reception dinner at the world famous restaurant The French Laundry. The food looked amazing, the company had a wonderful time, and we got some great pictures along the way.
And I’m back! 2 weeks in the Bay Area, and more than 4,000 images later- I’ve broken back into the wedding photography scene with full force. This past week I grabbed fellow photographer Andi Hatch and took off to photograph the wedding of Gavin and Michelle, a fun couple from New York. As both work in the music industry, the wedding took on an interesting theme- with the whole event being a costume party themed “Rockers and Rappers.” I’ve never seen such a hilarious and lighthearted mix of young and old, all decked out in wigs, flashy “gold” chains and crazy hats. With the wedding taking place at the Green Room, in San Francisco’s War Memorial Building, we had a lot of space to spread out and have some fun. Here are a few of my favorites, along with the full slideshow HERE. Gavin and Michelle: Rock on!
I’ve just returned back to the Bay Area, after spending about 3 weeks in the African bush taking wildlife pictures. My trip stared in South Africa at the Kruger National Park. After that I went into Botswana for 2 weeks, visiting the Okavango Delta, then into the Kalahari Desert. I absolutely love African wildlife, and the amazing feeling that camping out in the bush can provide. Here are some of my favorite photos.
This Monday I was fortunate to visit the Iliso Care Society, a small non-proffit organization run by Vivian Zilo out of her home in Khyelitsha’s Site C. Her efforts were truly inspiring. The organization operates with the help of several volunteers who make meals five days a week, providing food for TB patients, HIV/AIDS victims, elderly, homless, orphans and vulnerable children in the the area. School children who don’t have access to food at home are also provided with a soup meal during their mid-day break. The society also offers a support group for those who are HIV positive so that they can share their experiences in a comfortable home-based setting.
Vivian is always eager to share her project and experience with visitors. If you are interested in hearing more about what she does, feel free to send me an email, or contact Vivian directly at email@example.com . It was wonderful to find such a generous and giving group of people, so interested in improving the lives of the community around them.
For Bastille Day, I went to the South African villiage of Frenchoek. They had a fun little festival, combining the traditional French food and wine celebrations one would expect for Bastille Day, with some unique South African faces. Here are two of my favorite from the day.