San Francisco and a Poncho | Fashion Phototgraphy

This last week I went to San Francisco and fell in love with a poncho.  True Story.

After several 10 hour days I drove another hour out of my way to blow off some steam with a somewhat spontaneous shoot with the lovable Evelyn Frost.  Plenty of fog, beautiful late-afternoon light, a few choice glimpses of the Golden Gate Bridge, some (possibly) ill-advised building climbing and this shoot hands down rejuvenated my creativity and boosted my motivation.  ...then I drove home the 3+ hours and plopped into bed.

Gobble | Commercial Food Photography | Palo Alto

Let me tell you, Gobble is here to revolutionize home cooked meals!  10 minutes.  One pan.  Dinner solved.

I started working with Gobble a few months back and it has been such an experience!  Executive Chef, Thomas Ricci, is nothing short of a genius in the kitchen, he's super funny and a blast to calibrate with!  I get to work directly with Thomas for every shoot and we spend the entire day laughing...and maybe a little work.

Every week I can't help but leek at least one sneak peak of an upcoming dish on Instagram, so if you're interested, give us a follow here....and Gobble too!

La Viga | Commercial Food Photography | San Francisco

La Viga | Redwood City

Most of the restaurants I shoot for invite me to take part in eating the dishes we shoot; I almost never go home hungry.  At La Viga, not only was I invited to eat my fill, but the entire Martinez family came to feast.  What an honor.

10 EAST Kitchen & Tap House | Commercial Food Photography

Recently, I teamed up with 10 East Kitchen and Tap House to photograph some of the top dishes on their menu and some that have yet to come!

I had a great visit with Chef Sam Bans and the staff was great; keeping me well stocked in fresh water and friendly conversation. 

I shot on location at 10 East, backlit with one umbrella and bounced light with white fill cards.  All backgrounds were found in the same room, which was nice, I just had to move around a little.

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Portraits of Seattleites | Seattleite

Before I left Seattle and moved my life back to California, I was asked to shoot some portraits for the Seattleite, a "lifestyle news site for Seattle’s young professionals who are in-the-know and on-the-go."  I've photographed some events for them and was excited to do some portraiture.

First I met Karen Guh, an up and coming designer getting ready to launch her first collection Paychi Guh, whose idea of casmire is a "year-round" statement.

Our time was short but very sweet and inspiring.  We easily related to each other, as we both are building new careers encouraged by our passion.  I had the honor of meeting her husband and adorable son, who helped me a little with the shoot!

You can find Karen's interview with the Seattleite here

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A little behind the scenes action... 

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A few days later, I met Gordon Janow, outdoor enthusiast and co-founder of Alpine Ascents International!

I had even less time with Gordon, but his admiration for the outdoors and travel was abundant by the passion in his voice when he talked to me about the experiences his company provides for others. 

You can find Gordon's interview with the Seattleite here

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Treatbox | Lemon Bars and Shortbread | Commercial Food Photography

Keith invited me back to shoot his new summer products: lemon bars and shortbread cookies.  We always have a great time together and I always leave feeling hungry (that's a good thing!).

This time we took these little delectable's outside to shoot.  No particular reason other than it was a nice sunny day and what better place than a rooftop surrounded by the Seattle skyline.   We found a nice spot in some open shade and again, I used natural light and a white fill card to bounce in some extra light.

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If you're in Seattle and you'd like to place an order head over to Treatbox online.