I had the chance to shoot my client Kathy's son throughout his entire football season. Shooting Sports is always very exciting-- a lot of commotion, energy, and fun. Her son plays for Carlmont High School in Belmont, California. I shot her son during all his football games at various locations, but mainly at the Carlmont High School football games. I was able to implement my videography skills as well by recording videos of the games. I hope to shoot more sports events!
As a photographer, I get the capture the many moments that people will cherish for the rest of their lives. It may seem like a lot of pressure for some people--after all these are the events that matter most. But I enjoy it. It mean a lot to me that the photos I take can allow my clients to relive these times over and over again.
Yesterday, I shot a Wedding vow renewal at the Presidio Chapel Church in San Francisco. It was a small, simple, and very intimate ceremony consisting of only Len, her husband, and their three children. It was a pleasure shooting this amazing family celebration!
While I'm very used to shooting weddings, this was something a little different but equally as touching.
Yesterday, I took photos for Michelle's daughter's baptism located in Bernal Heights in San Francisco. I first shot the baptism in the afternoon, and then I shot the reception that took place in the family's home. Many of their family members gathered together to celebrate their baby girl's baptism. Great food, family, and a celebration--what could be better?
Yesterday, I had the chance to shoot yet another baptism. Seems like it's the season for baptisms! Jorge's daughter, Emilia, was baptized at Most Holy Redeemer Church on 100 Diamond Street in the Castro area in San Francisco. Emilia's parents and family members got together to celebrate this very special event.
Earlier today, I shot a little boy's birthday party in San Jose. Harshni, a photographer himself, approached me to shoot this birthday party for his son since he would be busy this day. Who could blame him? Planning and taking care of 20 little kids can be a lot to handle! The birthday party was a success, and I enjoyed working with the little tots. I am hoping to shoot more birthday events in the near future!
I love shooting in the summer in San Francisco: Nice weather, some sun, bay breezes... Although today was a bit overcast and cloudy, I enjoyed this shoot.
I shot the Cho family today at Baker Beach in San Francisco this morning. Baker Beach is one of my favorite beaches here because of the beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. I had the pleasure of working with the Cho's and their little boy and girl. I always have a lot of fun working with families! Joanne Cho's mother and father were also visiting from Canada, so they got to join us for the shoot. I look forward to doing more family shoots!
Recently, I took pictures for Kate Kennedy and her birth announcement for her newly born baby. She needed a photographer to take a couple pictures of her, her husband, and her daughter for the announcement of their new baby. Seems like I have been getting a lot family photoshoot gigs lately, and I can't complain. I genuinely enjoy capturing these special moments that these families will have forever. Congrats, Kate, on the new baby again!
Yesterday, I shot my client Adrienne Clay's extended family at a home in Palo Alto. The family was celebrating Adrienne's in-laws 40th wedding anniversary--how amazing is that? I worked with their family--consisting of their 4 children and their spouses and their 5 grandkids. It could be a challenge to work with children, but I have to say, I think I've done enough family shoots where I feel comfortable enough to take more on.
Kathy contacted me because of the greatest compliment a photographer can have - a referral - from Shanna, whose family I had shot on Halloween day.
Kathy annually gets her kids photographed for Christmas cards. From what I heard, her father-in-law was the one who normally took care of it...needless to say, I had some very big shoes to fill.
It was a nice half hour shoot inside their homes...Mariana and Teddy were full of smiles the whole time...although Kathy and her husband, John, had a lot to do with it with their funny faces behind me ;)
I had been emailing and calling back and forth with Shanna for several weeks...the weather has been uncooperative lately and canceled our first shoot...but fortunately, today was Halloween and Mother Nature wanted to make it a nice day and night for the kids!
Super fun shoot at Baker Beach - my second one there (first was an engagement shoot) and probably only the 3rd time I had ever been to SF's famous nude beach :)
Had a lot of good shots here, as the kids were just full of energy and laughter...such a happy family I could tell!