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One of the difficult things about a blog is that I’m supposed to keep blogging (is that a word?) even when things get busy. And yes, I’ll admit it, I’ve been a bit neglectful. So what have I been doing? Photography, travel, and lots of other stuff too. So to start back onto the blogging bandwagon…I wanted to indroduce the new online gallery that has just come online. Every event that I photograph has always been put online. However, the online experience has just gotten better! Current events can be reached HERE. So what’s the deal with the new site? Well…it’s just all around fantastic.

First off, clients now have a cleaner and more navigable interface. It just makes a lot more sense. And when you just want to look through your big group of photos- that makes a big difference. Photos are now grouped into categories. So if you want to look at family pictures, you can click on “family pictures” and not have to see anything else. How about the “Bride and Groom”? Just a click away. Image previews now have a zoom feature so you can check to make sure all the eyes are open and expressions are good before you order a picture. Live previews for black and white, sepia toned, and bordered prints are now available- so clients can decide what sort of special effects would look best with a print.

Album ordering and image selection is now available online. Canvas prints, full proof sets, and lots of other goodies are now available also. Here are a few screen shots from the new site:



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In a spur of the moment decision, I have decided to head off to Thailand. I’ll be there for this coming week, doing some scuba diving in the beautiful Koh Tao island, with a few unavoidable days spent in the Bangkok area. After spending time in London, South Africa, and Botswana, this will be my fourth country and third continent visited in the past 4 months! I’m frantically getting everything together at the last minute, but am eagerly looking forward to a brief but relaxing break in this amazing place. I’ll be sure to post some pictures when I return, and hope to have intermittent access to email over the next week. Wish me luck!

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Masy and Chris had their wedding at the Rincon Center in San Francisco. After getting ready at the Westin, we took off for some fun pictures around the Embarcadero area of the city, stopping off at many fun and photogenic spots along the way. This photo shoot was a little bit different however, with the whole bridal party coming along. The wedding turned out fantastically well, absolutely fitting for this great couple.









A full slideshow is available here.

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When I first met Cynthia and Christian last fall, I knew that we would have a fantastic time working together. During their engagement session the two couldn’t stop smiling, and I was impressed by the absolute devotion that they show towards each other at all times. Their wedding was a wonderful event, taking place at the All Saints Catholic Church in Hayward, with the reception across the bay at the Historic Del Monte Building in Sunnyvale. Here are a few pictures from the day, with a slideshow HERE. Congratulations to Cynthia and Christian!






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  • Lynda - September 26, 2007 - 1:52 pm

    As far as I am concern Cindy and Christian have a perfect wedding, everything is great. I love every moment of it especially when my I saw my son with a teary eyes while waiting for Cindy to come to the Altar. These two lovers did not hold back any of their feelings, they are so madly in love with each other and so happy together and wants to share their happiness with all their guests.

    One of your guests told me that he attended a lot of wedding parties but yours is the best. Actually everyone I spoke to complemented your wedding from the church to the wedding reception, it is really a perfect wedding indeed.

    Cindy, 9 long years you always stood by Christian, you really have something very, very special. Thank you for loving my son and for making him the happiest groom. “You mean the world to him and he loves you so much”.

    I wish you all the best; I love you both and always remember that I will always be here for both of you. God bless. Mom

  • Lynda - September 26, 2007 - 1:57 pm

    As far as I am concern Cindy and Christian have a perfect wedding, everything is great. I love every moment of it especially when my I saw my son with a teary eyes while waiting for Cindy to come to the Altar. These two lovers did not hold back any of their feelings, they are so madly in love with each other and so happy together and wants to share their happiness with all their guests.

    One of your guests told me that he attended a lot of wedding parties but yours is the best. Actually everyone I spoke to complemented your wedding from the church to the wedding reception, it is really a perfect wedding indeed.

    Cindy, 9 long years you always stood by Christian, you really have something very, very special. Thank you for loving my son and for making him the happiest groom. “You mean the world to him and he loves you so much”.

    I wish you all the best; I love you both and always remember that I will always be here for both of you. God bless. Mom

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.






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  • Peggy Thurman - September 18, 2007 - 11:43 am

    Hi Erin and Nareg,
    Your pictures are just beautiful. Muir Woods was such a perfect setting for your special occasion.
    I wish you the tranquility the woods have to offer, the strength the trees symbolize and the peace that comes with knowing you are with the one you love.
    Love Always,
    Aunt Pegoo

  • Peggy Thurman - September 18, 2007 - 11:44 am

    Hi Erin and Nareg,
    Your pictures are just beautiful. Muir Woods was such a perfect setting for your special occasion.
    I wish you the tranquility the woods have to offer, the strength the trees symbolize and the peace that comes with knowing you are with the one you love.
    Love Always,
    Aunt Pegoo

  • Drew - September 20, 2007 - 7:45 am

    These photographs are amazing, which is only appropriate given their subjects are equally amazing. Congratulations to you both.

    Drew

  • Kim - May 22, 2013 - 7:24 pm

    These pictures are the reason I booked my elopement in Muir Woods in two months! Can you tell me, where in the park is that first picture, where the ceremony is taking place? Thanks!

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!








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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.











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  • Alexander - September 17, 2007 - 11:44 pm

    I like the Owl one.