Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Joey & Michelle Wedding - Cinnabar Hills

What a small world . . . my co-worker Joey got married last Saturday and his photographer happens to be Augie Chang. Augie is this amazing photographer that Newt and Joanne had for their wedding two years ago. Every year, he invites photo enthuiasts around the Bay Area to assist him in his weddings and I was fortunate enough to help him with several weddings last year. A lot of my photographic style stems from his work.

So when I heard that Augie was shooting Joey's wedding, I volunteered to help Joey out and be the second shooter for the day. Obviously, Augie didn't need any help, but I figured it'd be a great learning experience shooting next to a pro.

I love the shoes, especially the ring bearer's.

Joey and Michelle rented a photo booth for the wedding.
The guests were able to make a scrapbook for the couple right on the spot. Check out Joey's expression as he is being "handcuffed" by marriage!

Here is "The Camera Crew" entry to the scrapbook.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sausalito Day Trip

After hearing how much Joanne and Newt enjoyed their day trip to Sausalito, Jenny and I couldn't resist. We started the day viewing the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands. We then had brunch at Lighthouse Breakfast and Lunch Cafe in Sausalito (the Norwegian smoked salmon was delicious!). When we got to downtown Sausalito and saw all the tourists riding their rental bikes, we were bummed that we forgot to pack our own bikes! We then visited the neighboring town of Tiburon before heading back. On our way home, we stopped by Marco Polo in San Francisco for some Asian-flavored gelato. We shared scoops of Lychee, Green Tea, and Mango!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Day (or Year) in the Life of San Francisco

If you recall from a blog entry last year, Brandon and I embarked on a photographic mission known as "A Day in the Life of San Francisco". We set out with our cameras and captured the heart of a city we proudly called home. What we discovered through this journey was that a day was just not enough, not even close. So a couple weeks ago, with new cameras and lenses on our shoulders, we visited the city again, for the fourth time, and captured what is now called "A Year in the Life of San Francisco." It's been a blast sharing this photographic passion with my best friend. We definitely have different photographic eyes and I can't wait for this photobook to be published.

Here is a picture of Brandon working it!

For great shots, sometimes we had to break the law. We did that for the next shot.

Classic San Francisco skyline.

Cable Car: A Symbol of San Francisco

The last time we visited the Palace of Fine Arts, it was under renovation.

Fisherman's Wharf - Crabs anyone?

I love this picture. It looks as if someone is trying to sneak up on the seagull.

You will only fine this in Chinatown: a pearl necklace on one rack and dried salty fish on the other.

The Painted Ladies.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Paula and Aaron

Last Saturday, Newt and I spent the morning taking engagement photos for Paula and Aaron. Paula (Newt's sister) and Aaron met at Genentech, and so what better location to capture the moments than the place where it all began. We had such a great time with the shoot that time really flew by. I was quite impressed by how scenic Genentech is: beautiful trails, awesome views of the water, a nearby pier, and a forklift truck (you'll see!).

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot:

This is my favorite shot of the set

Before they take away the sign and change it to Roche, we figured we better snap a couple shots with the sign.

As we were walking along the buildings, we saw this forklift truck. We said "what the heck!"



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