I was in New York a few weeks ago, visiting friends, enjoying the lovely weather, and of course shooting like crazy! I spent a warm Sunday afternoon with Tami and Gregg in Central Park. Both Tami and Gregg are from Southern California, but have lived in the city for over four years. They met while on Birthright in Israel five years ago, and it's been love ever since. I knew they'd be a perfect couple to model for engagement photos, and I was not disappointed! Lucky for them, they have Braedon Flynn as their wedding photographer, and I can't wait to see what magic he produces.
Karmah and Dan are getting married at the Arista Winery this summer. They had the idea of shooting their engagement photos in a more urban setting, so we walked around downtown San Francisco. It's amazing what a few blocks hold as far as backdrops and color. We had such a lovely time experimenting with different angles and light. I just love the architectural accents throughout the images!
These are some of my favorites!
I've been staring at these images for quite a while and I just can't seem to think of the words necessary to describe Gladys. I met her when I first moved to San Francisco last summer, and we totally hit it off. She is beyond sweet, and went out of her way to make me feel comfortable in the city. She even shared a love for Hanson with me, and that ain't easy to find at this age. We decided to head out to Point Reyes one day just to explore and challenge ourselves. Also, for the cows. We drove out there on an absolutely beautiful day, snacked at Cowgirl Creamery, and then ventured out into the pastures. There were cows, rolling hills, and green grass for miles around us. It was peaceful, and everything we could hope for. I knew Gladys is a fan of light, that gorgeous light right when the sun sets and shoots out rays of creamy pinks and oranges, but I didn't know HOW much she loves light until that day. The shrieking and the giggling made me love her even more. She has so much love in her heart, and talent as a photographer, that it seemed surreal to me. There we were, two photographers, exercising our craft, and being open and honest about the emotions we feel as we capture memories. These are just a few from our afternoon together. I can't wait until we do it again, Gladys.
I just love this.
What can I say about one of the most inspiring women in my life? I'll try to do her justice...Mary Frances is in one word: amazing. She has the biggest and purest heart of anyone I've ever met. She opens her world to strangers and treats them with the same love and respect she gives her close friends. I met Mary through twitter last year when she and a few other lovely photographers stayed with me in NYC. The world of photography is funny that way, we tweet each other in a familial way, and eventually meet as if we've known each other for a lifetime. Mary most recently went on a trip to Uganda, you can follow her story here, to help a friend through the adoption process there. She's heading to Europe next month with the wonderful Jill DeVries for a trip she was meant to take a year ago. I am so excited to hear about their journey, as Europe is very close to my heart. Fortunately for me, Mary lives near by hometown, so I get to see her quite often. We met up a few weeks ago and I got to snap some quick photos of her and her adorable pup Rilo. We walked around her neighborhood, and she humored me while I asked her to sit on people's doorsteps. Thank you, sweet Mary, for teaching me a few things about life.
These moments were the sweetest. Rilo is just a ball of love.