How's everyone doing?
I've been shooting many weddings! I shot yet another one at San Francisco City Hall. I have probably shot more than a dozen weddings here that it almost feels like home to me ;).
Melissa approached me with the need for a professional photographer for this very special event. There were very few people--around 8 to 10 people. But the event was still just as precious, and I think I captured the event well.
Congrats again, Melissa!
One of the greatest things about being a photographer is I get the capture the moments that matter the most. As a photographer, the picture I take allows my clients to savor that moment and feeling in a picture and relive it over and over. It's a huge job, but it's very rewarding. Last Wednesday, I did my first videography gig for a marriage proposal. We shot at Sutro heights Park near Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Argel, has been planning this very special occasion very carefully and meticulously, so I knew I had to do an awesome job. He drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco, changed into a tuxedo for the proposal, and hired Andy Kong to play "Secrets" by One Republic as he climbed up to propose to Jessica. All of their friends and family were there to share this special moment with them as well. It was a very fun experience. I am hoping to work more with videography! Congrats, again Argel and Jessica!
Just wanted to share with you guys a shoot I did for a wedding recently!
Yesterday, I was the professional photographer for Linda Merola and Liam Galbreth's Wedding.
The wedding took place at Moon Mountain Road in Sonoma, California. Such as beautiful place for a wedding! Great scenery and such a romantic atmosphere. It was a very intimate wedding with around 35 guests.
While I took pictures of the ceremony in the afternoon, I also took photos of the families and the newly formed family :)
Linda specifically wanted photos of her and her groom, the couple and Liam's daughters, the entire wedding party, the couple with the bride's mother and family, the bride with the extended family, and the same for the groom's side of the family.
I am always more than happy to listen to my clients' needs! There's nothing worse than having a picky photographer. Who wants that??
Anyways, looking forward to more weddings!
Yesterday, I got the opportunity to work with the company Terraboost as their photographer in Dublin, California. In order to spread awareness and further interest about the company, I took pictures of customers using their hand-sanitizing advertisement products. I shot at two locations-- at the Safeway on Dublin Blvd. and the Safeway on Tassajara blvd. This photographs will hopefully ensure that Safeway continues to utilize their product. I think Terraboost is on to something-- advertisements while sanitizing hands is a great marketing tool! I hope to get involved in more marketing and advertising!
Shot a very cool event a couple days ago, so I wanted to share it with all my readers!
On Wednesday, I shot a corporate event for America's Cup (you can check out their website at www.americascup.com). It was a client appreciate party celebrating the America's Cup racing in San Francisco. This was a very big event--with about 200 guests at the La Mar Cebichería Peruana restaurant at the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. It was a very fun and exciting event to shoot!
Hopefully I will be able to shoot more corporate events in the near future!
This month, I had done a series of shoots for a couple of academic events at Stanford University. It felt great to be on Stanford's campus, knowing its prestige and greatness. Not to mention the campus is absolutely beautiful.
The first event I shot was held on September 10, 2012, where a New York Times Reporter and Writer spoke to Stanford students.
The second event I shot was on September 17, 2012 where a panel of guest speakers spoke to students about their experiences.
The third event I shot was on September 19, 2012 where photography students presented posters they created and then spoke at the podium about them.
I haven't shot many student events before, but I feel like the pictures came out great and very professional. Would love to work with Stanford University again or with other colleges as well!
Hope you all are having a great summer.--I know I am.
I've been getting plenty of gigs this summer, and I couldn't be more excited.
Yesterday, I shot my client Melinda's daughter's birthday party. Her daughter turned 3 years old- finally past the terrible twos :P.
The party was held in Oakland, specifically the Rockridge Area. I know many people have their preconceived notions about Oakland not being "nice," but people are very wrong! I think if people visited this part of town where I shot this party, they would change their minds. It was located in a quaint, sunny, neighborhood. There were about 40 guests with adults and plenty of kids!
I think the pictures turned out great!
Looking forward to more birthday gigs.
It's been a great week. A couple days ago, I was able to work again with my client Jamie Abalos. I had previously shot and set up a fun photo booth for her son's Toy-Story themed birthday party (I wrote a blog about it not too long ago!). They had such a good time with me, that Jamie recommended me for a Genentech party at Solage in Calistoga. Jamie works for Genentech, which works with the development, production, and marketing of human therapeutics.
I feel honored that she recommended me!
I think this event went great :)
Hope you all have a great weekend!
I've got more updates for you all.
A couple days ago, I got the chance to work again with the company PayPal. This time around, I shot their new Speaker Series called TechXploration in San Jose, California. It is a free tech-focused speaker event where Valley-based luminaries discuss technological innovations, information, or insight on the industry.
For this TechXploration event, Simon Phipps (Director, Open Source Initiative (OSI) and Blogger and writer for InfoWorld UK) discussed Open Source's history and significance, and API's Copyrights and standards' implications. Fun fact, Phipps lead the open source movement for Java, Solaris, UNIX, and Sparc--How awesome is that?
There was a bunch of great food, music, music, prizes, and a number of guests!
Yesterday, I shot a children's birthday party. It was my client Upender's son's 3rd Birthday Party. It was held at this Indian Cuisine restaurant called Suraj in Redwood City. Lots of fun and lots of yummy food! I love Indian food!