Grand Opening of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail exhibit

Anza Trail Exhibit Grand Opening in Martinez

Last week I was invited to photograph the grand opening of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail exhibit in Martinez. This exhibit depicts the 1775 journey of 240 Spanish colonists that traveled 1,200 miles from the Presidio of Tubac (Arizona) to Alta California (San Francisco). It was a great time with speakers from the National Park Service, the John Muir Association, and local politicians. But the real fun was for the families and kids who go to make adobe bricks, rope "cow"s, … [Read more...]

Traci’s North Beach Birthday Party

San Francisco event Photography in North Beach-6

My friend Kate is one of those people that you don't have to know very long or see very often to be close with. She is just a good person and always upbeat no matter what she has going on in her world (and with two kids and a crazy commute, she has lots going on). So when she said that she was organizing a birthday party for a good friend of hers and needed a photographer I jumped at the chance. We had a blast at Vicoletto and a very cool un-named bar in North Beach. Traci's family had flown … [Read more...]

The Slye’s “Burn away from the Burn” Party

Slye Burn away from the Burn Party-5

When Jeff and Kristin Slye sent out the announcement for their party we new we had to be there.  They are two very good friends that have amazing friends and always throw a great shindig.  If have seen the masses of costume, water and tent filled vans and motor homes leaving headed to the desert in the past week, then you know its the annual Burning Man Party/festival/cultural happening.  Jeff and Kristin have spent many a year at Burning Man but this year they were staying home in San … [Read more...]

Photos from the House with Glass Floors

I received an email from a new client late on Friday asking if I could photograph a friend of her's Birthday party on Saturday. No problem I say - Lucius would already be down so I wouldn't be leaving Sue high and dry with a potentially cranky child. Debbie (the client) mentions that the hosts Jim and Anne can throw quite the humdinger so I should be prepared. Well Debbie was correct - not only was their recently remodeled Bernal Heights home super cool (how many places do you know with … [Read more...]

Heidi’s 40th

One never knows what to expect when you are asked to photograph six ladies celebrating a 40th Birthday party in San Francisco.  I met Heidi and her crew at the W Hotel in SOMA.  Unfortunately rain and traffic limited the shoot but we had a great time none the less.  I was only there for the first hour of the festivities but I'm fairly confident that they would have a night to remember.A few photos below and the complete gallery here (password required). [nggallery id=67] … [Read more...]

AIDS Life Cycle 2009 – Photo Summary

Hellllooooo fellow riders, friends and family,Thanks so much for all of your help and support.  ALC 2009 was just amazing and definitely one of the best experiences I have had in a very long time.  Great riding, great support, and great people.  I'm writing up a longer day by day description of what happened but I wanted to post the photos first.Couple notes about the pictures:I took more pictures as the week went on and I got more comfortable with my place in crowd.  You'll see … [Read more...]

Franklin Square Playground Opening


Great community story.  A few years ago, Franklin Square was a run down park in the heart of the mission.  But now, after years of hard work and a $1.2 million grant from the city, the park looks fabulous.  So glad to see children playing.  Complete photos here. … [Read more...]