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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Roots Project at Drew School in San Francisco

I've been looking forward to blogging about this post!  Back in February, a man from Paris, France by the name of Patrick Blanc (yes he has GREEN hair, his favorite color is GREEN and he some long fingernails), traveled to San Francisco to see his Vertical Garden design come to life at Drew School, just off of California Street and Broderick Street in San Francisco.   Drew School New Roots Project includes the new assembly wing, the Vertical Garden and a Rooftop Garden designed by Rana Creek.  I was assigned to take photos of the day-to-day progress of the planting of the Vertical Garden and a few weeks later to take photos after the scaffolding was taken down.  Here are some of the photos taken of Drew School and the Vertical Garden.  Enjoy!

Thanks for viewing my blog today!  If you live in San Francisco, you ought to take a walk or drive by Drew School on the corner of California and Broderick Streets.  The Vertical Garden is quite amazing!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mother's Day Mini Session - San Francisco *AND* Travis AFB

Mother’s Day Mini Sessions – APRIL 30, 2011 in SAN FRANCISCO *and* MAY 1, 2011 at TRAVIS AFB.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what a perfect time to have some updated family pictures taken.  How many family pictures do you have with either Mom or Dad missing from the picture?  Well, here’s your opportunity to create some memories with the entire family in the picture!  

A mini session is a just as it sounds, an abbreviated portrait session, with each session lasting approximately 25 minutes in length.  I will capture your family’s candid moments, as well as take a few posed portraits.   Mini sessions are ideal for families with 3-5 family members.  You can bring your family dog if you'd like too!  And if you're expecting or don't have kids, feel free to book a session too!  Heck, get a group of your closest friends together for a mini session if you'd like!

Here are the details:

When - Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Yerba Buena Gardens in SOMA District of San Francisco

AND - Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Travis AFB (exact location TBD)

Available Sessions:           
2:30pm – 2:55pm
3:00pm – 3:25pm
3:30pm – 3:55pm
4:30pm – 4:55pm
5:00pm – 5:25pm
5:30pm – 6:00pm

The cost for each mini session is $175 and includes:
·      Shooting time and post processing
·      15-20 edited images uploaded to my online gallery for proofing
·      1 8x10 {OR} 3 5x7 metallic finished prints of your choice
·      5 watermarked images of your choice for your Facebook page or blog
·      Slide show of images taken from the mini session
**Contracts will be mailed out if time permits or they will be provided on the day of the mini session.  A price sheet for purchasing additional prints will be provided at the mini session as well. 

If you’re interested in booking a mini session, please email me at: or message me on Facebook.  Please tell me a little bit about your family and include your ideal session time and your second choice. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

San Francisco Maternity Shoot

First came Flicker... the Vizsla.  Then came Cillian... the first born son.  And soon there will be Fergal... Fergal is just a name place holder, until their second son is born, which will be any day now.  

Nancy and Niall are some of our really good friends here in the city and we couldn't be more thrilled for them!  Matt and I can't wait to meet little Fergal and to have a baby added to the mix of great friends and good company.  I'm sure there will be lots of adventure added to this already fun and loving family.  And I can't wait to find out what Nancy and Niall name their son.  It's a big mystery!

 Congratulations Nancy and Niall!  We wish Nancy a smooth delivery and for a healthy baby boy! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Going Away Party in Carmel Valley and the $900 oil change

Scott is moving from San Francisco to Chicago due to his job.  So, he decided to have a weekend party at a posh mansion in Carmel Valley with some of his closest friends.  He wanted to have a photographer come and take some pictures of their weekend together and that's where I come in!

The night before I was to drive to Carmel, it had poured and poured and was extremely windy.  Matt wasn't going to come with me, and I knew that our car needed an oil change.  So... we went and got an oil change.  I had a coupon for $19.99 and we thought yay!  We'll be in and out with an oil change for $20!  The appointment was going to take an hour, so we decided to go find a coffee shop.  Then we got the call... we were already on our way back to the shop, so we waited to hear the news when we got there in person.  Matt and I said we'd pass on everything for now since we just wanted an oil change and didn't want to be sold on anything else.  :)  BUT, our alignment was WAY off and all of our tires were about split due to the alignment.  We needed all new tires!  And it was already 5pm on a Saturday afternoon.  We had no choice but to buy the tires and have our alignment fixed.  We told them to change the air filter too.  Our $20 oil change turned into a $900 oil change!  Grrrr!!!  It had to be done and we couldn't pass on this fix.  And when we say we would pass on everything, we were thinking windshield wiper blades, upgraded oil, etc...  The poor guys at the garage had to stay an extra two hours to get it all done.  We were hungry, our poor dog had been home alone all day long.  So, we stopped by Chevy's for that really yummy steak salad that I love, to end the evening.  We were sat in a booth and behind us were these two guys who didn't know how not to use the "F" word and or how to talk about women with respect.  One of the guys was talking about a girl that wasn't a "10" but an "11!"  They were completely drunk and when they left, we got to enjoy the rest of our meal.  We got home and Biskey was so ready to go potty!  It was literally raining sideways the weather was so bad.  And I was just hoping that the drive to Carmel the next morning wouldn't take 5 hours.

I got up the next morning and thankfully, the storm had passed through the night.  I had a peace of mind driving our car with the fresh oil change, brand new tires and an aligned alignment.  (I hate the potholes in San Francisco, which is probably what caused the bad alignment!).  I got there and toured the mansion.  All I can say is wow!  So, here are some pictures of Scott and his friends at the mansion.  They were quite creative and had a great sense of humor!  Good luck Scott in Chi Town.  I'm sure you'll love it there!

I don't know when the last time I had laughed so much during a photo shoot, but my cheeks were hurting by the time we were done.  Unfortunately, there is one gal missing from the pictures.  Poor thing was so sick with food poisoning and a hangover.  Yikes!

Thanks for reading my blog today.  Please contact me if you'd like to schedule a photo session!