Tuesday, January 31, 2012

San Francisco Engagment Photographer-Tina & Stephen Peek

Just wanted to post a few from Saturday's engagement session. More to come since  I'm not nearly done editing. Have a great day everyone!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Wedding Albums

Apologies for the lack of posts lately! January is a weird month for wedding photographers. Not as much shooting, lots of meetings for 2012 and 2013 weddings, lots of album designing. It's fun in a different way than wedding season is. I really enjoy meeting with clients over a cup of coffee and hearing all about wedding plans and proposal stories. I'm kind of a girl like that :)

I also really enjoy the album design. It's so fun to see which images couples pick, what paper type they want, what style of cover, and then laying out the images with personal little designs that relate to each couples wedding aesthetic. There are so many options to choose from these days, that it really makes it so each album is very unique and fitting to each couple. Whether you want a big 12x12 album with metallic paper and 100 images, or a 8x10 one with a canvas cover and matte paper, it's all possible. And printed on archival photo paper that will last lifetimes, and bound into a hard cover book I might add. I think they all turn out quite nicely and I wanted to share some of the samples I've got laying around! I hope you like them as much as I do!

Sarah & Joey's 10x10 album with an acrylic cover

Inside spread with linen texture paper

Amy & Jack's 10x10 album with real leather cover and luster paper

Panoramic photos print fabulously because there is gap in the binding

Thick, durable pages

A spread with ultra glossy Metallic paper

Megan & David's 12x12 album with a black leather cover

Friday, January 13, 2012

Heyo! It's Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th! I'm not superstitious at all, so the only time I care when the 13th is on a Friday is in April. My birthday is April 13th and weekend night birthdays are the best!

Regardless I figured I'd honor the day and fulfill my attempt to put more personal things on the blog in one sweep. So here we go with 13 things you don't know about me. I hope we have some things in common :)

1. Every Christmas I tell my husband what I want is for him to take swing dancing classes with me. It's been about 5 years of this and he's still refusing. One day, he'll break down. And it will be amazing.

2. I have an extreme hatred for anything pickled.

3. I once went hangliding while traveling in Switzerland. Despite the fact that I got air sick and threw up immediately upon landing, I've been dying to try it again. Anyone want to go with me?

4. I'm still good friends with multiple people that I've known since the 2nd grade.

5. Despite my best efforts, I have a really hard time keeping plants alive. I've killed cacti on more than 1 occasion.

6. I still have slumber parties with the girls. Wine, pizza, and lots of laughing. Sometimes it's so much better than going out.

7. I never intended to be a photographer. In college, the art classes were so impacted that you could only register for them if you were an art major. I had always loved photography, and desperately wanted to take a class, so after trying to get in for a year I decided to declare myself a photography major. I just wanted to take a few classes and had every intention of switching my major to sociology in a couple semesters. I fell in love with photography, and never looked back. I ended up graduating with a degree in Art Studio (emphasis photography), and a minor in sociology.

8. I have an enormous extended family. 8 aunts, 8 uncles, and 38 cousins. This is not even counting my cousins spouses, kids, or my in laws.

9. I always get a bit teary eyed during the father daughter dances at weddings.

10. My pet peeve is when people purposely misspell words for advertising purposes. Kwik Kleen, Fast Foto. Grrrrr....drives me CRAZY.

11. I used to constantly dramatically change my hair. Long and blond to short and black to a platinum blond bob, and more in-between. After 4 years of this, I developed an allergy to hair dye and now I'm stuck with the same blondish-reddish-brownish color. I dream of going bright red.

12. I love refinishing old furniture.

13. When I was younger I wanted to be a professional wakeboarder. I never got beyond jumping the wake, some grabs, and 180's, but still love to do go up to Shasta and wakeboard.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

San Francisco Portrait Photographer- The Wilson Family

I love this family. Lindsay was my college roomate, and her family lives in southern california right by the beach, so naturally we would visit and stay at their house. Her dad makes amazing pancakes and takes you golfing, then gets you kicked off the course for sneaking beer in his bag. Her mom has more energy than anyone I've ever met and is ball of laughter and conversation. Linds and Amy live in San Francisco now, and we have dinner parties and drinks often. They are one of those families that just genuinely enjoy hanging out together, and it was such a pleasure to photograph them! Love you guys!