Staff promo photo and headshot sessions don’t have to be stuffy, the wonderful folks at Worldreader brought props!
All the feather boas and silly glasses can’t distract from how incredibly cool this non-profit group is, they’re bringing free e-readers and books to over nine countries in Africa and serve many people more through their mobile app. Literacy is the first hurdle for so many people to overcome and I was really impressed by the passion and enthusiasm everyone at their San Francisco office brings to their work.
Autumn is beautiful here in the Bay Area, we usually have warm weather, clear skies, and sunshine for October, which makes for lovely outdoor images. This was my first Halloween wedding, and it was one of the more unique ceremonies I’ve photographed. Ann and Jack were married in Oakland, in the company of some of their closest friends and the tele-presence of Jack’s parents via skype. Jack loves the old Bay Bridge, so as a surprise Ann had arranged for two guys to cycle us across the new Bay Bridge which recently opened for a portrait session with the old-fashioned, but iconic former bridge. I have to admit, I have so many memories of driving over that bridge during some of the most important moments in my life, it was a bit emotional to be so close as it’s slowly dismantled, although I now have some very joyful associations after this day.
Many more images below…