100 Images from 2013

Here are 100 inspiring, artistic, fun images from weddings, engagements, and family shoots in 2013. I shot in backyards and family ranches as well as on parks, botanical gardens, and more commercial venues. In 2013 I pushed myself to try new things and continue to grow my art.  I made an effort to get out … Read more

Sunset Sibley Park Engagement

Sarah and Liam pulled up for their Sibley Park engagement session in their sweet little BMW 2002. They wanted to do their engagement session in a place that had rolling hills. I racked my brain trying to think of somewhere close by. Sibley turned out to be a great spot. We checked out the labyrinths, … Read more

Downtown and Port of Oakland Engagement

I met Lisa and Nick a few hours before sunset for their whirl wind downtown Oakland engagement session. We started out with some tasty beverages at the Commonwealth Cafe and Public House on Telegraph. If you haven’t been there for coffee, yummy eats, a drink, or to watch a soccer game – you are missing … Read more

Tilden Park Engagement – the Berkeley Hills

Wendy and Shac brought hot chocolate, marshmallows, a blanket, and their dog Ernie to their Tilden Park engagement. Wendy is a school teacher, Shac is a computer guy. Their first date was a breakfast date followed by a trip to the flea market (my kind of date). We met at Lake Anza in Tilden Park, … Read more

Cal Academy Engagement

I met Lauren and Red at the Cal Academy for their engagement session. It was a little funny being there without a kid. It seems like the place where you either go as a kid or with a kid. But tapping into our inner child didn’t seem to be very difficult, and the Cal Academy … Read more

Tilden Park Engagement Session

When we arrived at the merry-go-round in Tilden park on Thursday, it turned out to be closed. We shrugged it off and had some fun anyway. Here are some pics from Robyn and Josh’s Tilden Park engagement session. Next time I’ll look at the merry-go-round schedule before planning a shoot there. Enjoy!

Berkeley Rose Garden Engagement

Pamela and Jimmy’s Rose Garden engagement session in Berkeley was so much fun. The ever changing weather forecast kept us wondering if we were going to get hit with rain or sunshine. Everything aligned, and we had a wonderful engagement session. We went to the Rose Gardens in Berkeley and then progressed down the hill … Read more

Erica and Alex’s Albany Bulb Engagement

Erica, Alex brought their dog, Tank, to their Albany Bulb engagement session. They also brought a couple of their friends for extra fun. We walked around the Albany Bulb and took engagement pictures in the old Albany dump turned art park. Erica and Alex were super fun and tackled the adventure like champs. I can’t … Read more

Windy Berkeley Marina Engagement

Two days after my son was born, Renee and Brian, for their windy Berkeley Marina engagement session. They brought their beach cruisers, a quilt, and wonderful smiles. So much love and fun exuding from these two. In the Berkeley Marina, we hit up Cesar Chavez Park, the Berkeley Pier, and some random sailboat in the … Read more