Still freaking out over how incredibly amazing this Rodeo Beach engagement session was!! The light, the ridiculously stylish and good looking couple, the rocks... everything came together perfectly. Best of all, I didn't even have to drive all the way to Rodeo Beach ;) Sam and I stayed in the city with my best friend @chrissyensley that weekend, so Sam was my chauffeur, which was THE BEST! Honestly, my least favorite part of weddings and sessions is driving home in the dark afterwards. Anyone else feel the same way?!
Excited to be joining the #clickproeditingloop for the first time! I think this might also be my first time sharing a post with multiple photos?! So lots of firsts here ;) Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or a seasoned pro, we all love watching the magic of a before and after image. It can definitely make you wonder, Ohhh how did she do that?? and push you to step up your editing game! Each Monday, we will show how we transformed a RAW into a JPG! Swipe to see the SOOC and follow the loop to see more magic starting with the very talented @kellybellphoto Here’s a photo from my engagement session with Allen and Julie at Sutro Baths. This is the iconic shot that many people look for when they have a golden hour session at Sutro Baths, but it was actually one of the most crowded times I have ever been there! I was surprised, because it was November, but the weather was absolutely stunning so I guess everyone flooded out, haha. I think we saw over ten other photographers there, including a bride and groom in full bridal attire, who I had to photoshop out ;) I almost never pull my photos into photoshop anymore, but this was definitely one of those times where Content Aware Fill was my best friend. Funnily enough, right after this session I literally almost walked into @inlovenessphotography! Of course, I offered her a ride to her hotel and we got to chat along the way, which was so fun. Click Pro is amazing at building a community of photographers everywhere!
Obsessed with this incredible Rodeo Beach engagement session!! I mean, how cute are these two... and their outfits! I love a good suit ;) This was my last engagement session of the year, so it's time to start thinking of new projects for 2019. I might have something in the works with @brannan_events that I am soooo excited about. Stay tuned for more!
In my day job I am constantly learning and growing as an electrical engineer. As a photographer, I am also constantly learning, whether from testing out new techniques, training my eye for composition or taking courses from other talented photographers. That being said, I think it is also fun to learn a skill that doesn’t necessarily apply to your job! Last night, I took an incredibly bouquet arranging class with the amazing Gabriela of @lamusadelasfloras. I have never done any floral arranging and putting together a hand-held bouquet using Gabriela’s techniques was definitely a bit of a struggle for me, but I am so glad I did it! Gabriela’s approach to floral arrangement is just so lovely and it is incredibly soothing and relaxing watching her put together bouquets. She lets the flowers tell her how to arrange them and choose colors and it is incredibly clear how passionate she is about all flowers. Gabriela is beautiful, inside and out, and an incredible teacher. If you ever get a chance to take a workshop with her, I highly recommend it! This is also my encouragement to you to take a step outside of your comfort zone and learn a new skill just for the pleasure of learning. It doesn’t matter if it is applicable to your job or not, as long as it is something you think you might have fun doing. Of course, I did end up waking up early before work and setting up a self portrait session in my @bhldn wedding dress to photograph my bouquet, so it was a little work related ;) Special thanks to our lovely host @luisasborja and the talented ladies who helped us with our bouquets @dafioridesign @sweet_kvitka @simplyjustj I couldn't have done it without you, haha!!
Such a pretty tablescape @thepearlsf with flowers by @seeds.of.clay Catering + Coordination: @carriedovecateringandevents
Sharing a detail shot of our Thanksgiving dinner tablescape! Calligraphy by my talented sister @jenchedesigns Florals with foraged foliage and leftover paper flowers from our wedding plus a few more I made this past week.