Avren and Digby’s Rock and Roll Wedding at The Chapel, San Francisco

This wedding was truly epic!

I was really excited when Avren and Digby contacted me with details of their plans for a masquerade-theme wedding to celebrate their partnership. Avren made most of the decorations, and their choice of venue was ideal for the size and type of party they wanted to throw. The Chapel handled the catering, incredible lighting design, custom cocktail, and were extremely easy and fun to work with.

Avren’s makeup by the fantastic Evan at Oui Three Queens Productions, and their suit is by Jake Clothing. Crown by Chelsea’s Flower Crowns. Wedding was officiated by (another) Evan, of Buddhistweddings.

Catering was done in house by The Chapel, pies were from Niles Pie Company, Dj Fox kept folks on the dance floor all night and he was accompanied by Paul Oliphant on the drum kit.

Many more pics below..

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Wasteland Weekend!


Wasteland Weekend is a four day long apocalyptic theme, Mad Max style campout and festival. This was our first year attending and it won’t be the last. I love desert camping.

My goal wasn’t to spend too much of my time doing photography, but I couldn’t resist once I arrived and was glad I brought the Fuji X-T20. All these images were shot with the 18-55 and 35mm 1.4.  I was extra charmed that someone camping near us got married out in the desert complete with a stylish vehicle to take them to and from the ceremony location.

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Somber Days


I used to be more of a writer, thankfully (for my audience) that ended. These days I keep a running ‘to do’ list and rely on photography to remind me of what’s happening in life. This is one I shot last week from my office window.

The scope of these fires burning in California at the moment has been so huge that I feel the need to take a moment to pause in respect for everyone affected by this situation. My brother and his family live in Santa Rosa, and have come to stay with us in Oakland for a few weeks. My parents had to evacuate my 92 year old Grandfather from his care home. We’re the fortunate ones. So many people have lost everything, including their lives, in this fire. ‘Heartbreaking’ doesn’t even begin to describe.

Yesterday was also the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, and another reminder of how quickly things can change. I grew up in Stockton, in the Central Valley area of California and we felt that quake all the way out there. It was terrifying, and so was watching the news footage of how it impacted the Bay Area. This is to say.. Everyone should have an emergency kit. Food. Water. There is a wealth of information on this online, as well as places to purchase fully stocked kits. Much of what is in ours I was able to find via amazon.com, which made it much easier to make sure we are well supplied if when the inevitable occurs.

Thank you for taking this little pause with me, it just didn’t feel right to continue the stream of joyful wedding photos when so many people are still evacuated and uncertain about the future.