I have been working for the past year with my dear friend Rosalind Creasy, on her monumental reference book “Edible Landscaping”. This is both a beautiful, a groundbreaking, and useful text covering how to integrate edible plants into your garden, decrease your environmental impact and eat healthier along the way. I took some of the photos for the book (including author portraits), and spent a great deal of time as the photo editor, doing pre-press preparing for the hundreds of photos from around the world that were integrated into the book. It’s currently sold out in only a month, and a best-selling garden book on Amazon. Take a look below and place your order if interested!
I’m recently back from the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Death Valley, and the White Mountains. It was a wonderful camping trip, VERY cold and windy, and a good chance to put my camera to use outside of the wedding context.
One of my favorite stops was the Bristlecone Pine forrest in the White Mountains. Truly a spectacular location with the oldest trees in the world (over 4,000 years old).
Mariko and John’s beautiful wedding day took us from the gorgeous Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto, to the rolling California foothills, and finally to the decadent Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. The pair have been together since their college days of in the Freshman dorms, Spanish class, and John’s early attempts to woo Mariko over what was apparently terrible Chinese food. They have made it through separations by distance, graduate school, and even corporate consulting to arrive at this wonderful moment together. Currently based in LA, John and Mariko’s Family came from Oklahoma, England and all over the world to celebrate. With some of the most wonderful people I’ve met, and two of the most beautiful wedding locations in California, this was certainly a wedding to remember.
Many thanks to Peter H. Chang and Chris Fuzi for their assistance during the day.
Peter’s photo below.
Peter’s photo below.
Chris’ photo below.
Fusion remains one of the most difficult products to produce in the wedding media world, especially when attempting to capture a photojounalistic and real interpretation of the people, event, and place. However, I’m really excited about the potential for this new medium, blending the manipulation of time and imagery techniques to present a really engaging look at the flow of a wedding day. Below is the latest project from Tiara and Derek’s wedding outside of Honolulu, Hawaii, jointly produced with Peter H. Chang who does all of the wonderful filming.
Megan and Brian were married at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, a cathedral/church than manages to be both quaint and grandiose at the same time. We took photos at Pier 9, and then on to the magnificent Julia Morgan ballroom for the wedding reception. The fall colors and decorations were perfect, and everyone had a wonderful time. Check below for some favorites!
A favorite photo that tells the story of the busy rush of mom and daughter getting ready, while bridesmaids preparing the dress. I love complex images that you can look at for so long, always finding new details and nuances.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral in San Francisco.
While I started with just photography, my studio is quickly branching into the multimedia world of fusion films. Mariko and John’s wedding was covered almost entirely with still photographs, but my associate Peter Chang and third assistant Chris Fuzi did a bit of video capture with me throughout the day, with an extra bit of timelapse photography thrown in for good measure. Below is a montage from the wedding day that, while not comprehensive, does show a nice glimpse into the people, place and moments that made the day so special. While Peter does the advanced editing for our full fusion projects, this is a clip that I put together for fun. So with all the qualifications in place, and no expectations of extra glamor, enjoy the sneak peak of John and Mariko’s beautiful wedding at the Stanford Memorial Church, with reception at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.