This is one of my favorite events to photograph, the Edwardian Ball gets better (and more crowded!) every year. People really bring their full costume game to this event, it’s really a special place.

I was fortunate to work with the Mystic Midway to document their installation ‘Stories of Gold’ and here’s the result.

View the full gallery of my images from 2016 here.

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Second shooting a wedding for a friend, this gorgeous couple braved the winds of Hyde Street Pier for some portraits.

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Happy Halloween! One of my favorite holidays. Costumes, candy, little kids having fun, and all the witches come out during golden hour.

The gorgeous and talented Laika Fox jumped in front of the camera for a session in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Last year we roadtripped up to Portland to photograph a wedding and made sure to carve out a bit of time to stop into New Deal Distillery for a tasting. Of course, we walked out with half a case of their bottles, including both gins because I couldn’t decide which I liked best. In particular I love their ginger liqueur and the ‘Mud Puddle’ (vodka infused with cacao nibs) is particularly delightful.

All shot with Fuji X-Pro1 and the 18-55mm Zoom

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Newborns are so wonderful! They sleep, and eat, and sleep again.

I loved this little guy’s dapper outfit and his super proud big sister made this Sacramento family session lots of fun.

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There are so many wonderful moments from the California coast wedding at Oz Farm, thought I’d share a few portraits.

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From a recent family session in Marin, beating the heat with a trip to a creek.

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Cracks in the driveway, on the hell-strip, in overgrown untended areas, as well as in my neighbors orderly garden.

The plant attracts several kinds of aphids and accompanying ladybugs drawn to the feast. And of course, the Monarch butterfly chooses to lay eggs on it as well.

We were fortunate to watch this butterfly emerge last month, a reminder that we all have seasons to grow, seasons to hide inside a cocoon, and seasons to fly.

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