My Amazing Daughter and Assistant Sasha

My Daughter Alexandra assisting me at the Point Reyes Lighthouse.
My Daughter Alexandra assisting me at the Point Reyes Lighthouse.

I took this portrait of my daughter Alexandra (Sasha) out at the Point Reyes Lighthouse when she was assisting me for an engagement portrait.  She's a very talented photographer and has such a warm and playful personality that people immediately relax in her presence. I wish I could hire her for every assignment!

Black and white film images

These days I've been missing the look and whole process of black and white film. I love the irregular grain and physicality of it. I also miss making contact sheets out of the 36 images in a roll and finding a few gems. Here are a few images I recently scanned.  A few I posted to my Etsy site as fine prints.

Man Sleeping on boat in Venice, Italy
Man Sleeping on boat in Venice, Italy
Portrait of man and his dog in Archedonia, Spain
Portrait of man and his dog in Archedonia, Spain
Drinking wine in Liverpool, England
Drinking wine in Liverpool, England

Portraits of Holly and Jordan at Lake Leonard

I met with Holly and Jordan on December 2nd a Lake Leonard north of Ukiah. It is an amazing place for their wedding in June, 2012. Here's a link: http://www.leonardlakereservellc.com/

I loved the dark clothes and great hats they wore for this practice portrait session. The images  in black and white look like they could have been taken in the 1940s.

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Autumn portraits

Thank you, Paul and Jessica for these great engagement portraits we took out at the Kortum Trail. The old barn has since become my favorite location for portraits. Thanks to my assistant/2nd shooter Ryan for finding this.  

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