Always a pleasure to work with people I’ve know a long time as they continue their journeys through new work ventures. Dale needed some updated head shots for her new website and I was more than happy to meet up with her to take some relaxed photos amidst catching up. Here are just a few favorites from our photo session together.
I’m so glad that I get the chance to help out other small business owners as they grow! After branding Plaid Love Threads, we took the opportunity to do some head shots of the owner, Valerie, to use for her business. Needless to say, she shined in front of the camera and her photos turned out great.
Pop Secret put together a consumer contest promotion for the most creative fort their customers could build. Since it was such a fun kit, I staged a photo session to highlight the pieces included to show what the final prize package included.
I don’t mention it much on my blog, but my last corporate job was in the production department at an advertising agency. During my years there, I learned so much, got my hands onto so many new projects and worked on some big name clients. More importantly, I worked with some great people.
One of those people was Andy. Although he was in a different department, everyone at the company knew each other. This is one cool guy, and I always enjoyed talking photography with him. He’s got great technical skills and has so much knowledge about gear. As I was pursuing photography on the side, he and I would chat about lenses, light and experience.
I still return occasionally to help out doing freelance work and am happy to be called a “friend of the agency.” When Andy asked me to take some headshots for him during one of those stints, I agreed, but was definitely nervous, considering his knowledge. We headed up to the rooftop and had a quick photo session. Pretty sure I caught his best side.
I always like to share the variety of projects I get to work on. Awhile back I was asked to do some spec work for Darcie Kent Vineyards in Livermore, working on some bottle shot photography. Below are the two I completed, which I am happy to share on my website.
I had the pleasure of returning to this beautiful old home in the Oakland, CA hills to do a new set of photos. Since I visited last time, a lot of time and effort has gone into making the rooms and common areas of this bed and breakfast more beautiful and welcoming for guests. The full set of photos extensively covers the rooms, which you can learn more about on their website. I’m choosing to share my favorite photos, that show all the natural light and details that make this 1890s house a lovely space.
It’s always so fun to see my photography go out into the wider world, especially into print because it’s another medium my career path took me into. The Livermore Winegrowers Association brought a little something to my attention, that I’ve been published in Walnut Creek Magazine! The photos I took at the event were included in the September/October 2014. Take a look.
In preparation for an upcoming event, I stopped by www.lvwine.org today and, to my delight, found some of my photography incorporated into their new website design. I shot an event for them last summer and had a lot of fun working with them.
Rachel came to me with an interesting project that I couldn’t resist. With an eye on acting and theater, she wanted photographs that worked as headshots, but that were more contemporary and showed some personality. With that in mind, we met up at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and got to work. She made my job easy, since she was very natural in front of the camera. Best of luck in all your endeavors Rachel!