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Jul 082014
 

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

Anymore, my clientele is primarily referral based and on occasion I get the pleasure of working for the same family multiple times. So it has been with the Kristyn’s family! I’m fairly certain I’ve mentioned this in the past, but, seeing how the point I’m about to make has been one of the best and unforeseen perks I’ve found being a photographer, I thought I’d mention it again–that the relationships photographers develop with clients isn’t typically a one time deal–they grow and blossom crossing generations, family members, and friends.

Having this opportunity to photograph for Kristyn and Neill is awesome–my third wedding in their family. They are such a fun couple and thankfully they trusted me to take them on a bit of a road trip through the North Bay Area stopping through places like Nicasio, Point Reyes Station, and a handful of road side pullouts for their engagement session. Their wedding, like all weddings, is going to be a fantastic reunion of family and friends and that I know so many of their family and friends makes this upcoming gig that much more exciting!

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

North Bay Area Engagement Session, San Francisco.

Jul 032014
 

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

In late June I met up with Lindsey and Patrick to photograph their engagement portraits. We had a great time traveling around the northern section of San Francisco and across the Golden Gate in Kirby Cove. I kept thinking about how the Sierra range some 150 miles east is well known as “The Range Of Light,” and what with those same light rays passing through San Francisco first-it’s no wonder such wonderful luminance exists there in the afternoon! I’m already looking forward to being back with this fantastic couple at the end of September for their wedding!

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

Engagement Session in San Francisco, California

May 202014
 

Couloir skiing in Idaho.

Just on the other side of most any high alpine peak or ridge lie the strikingly beautiful shafts of snow which are isolated by rock walls and are better known as couloirs. In french, it means “passage” or “corridor,” and in terms of ski mountaineering, it means a portal into the ephemeral world of steep and exciting turns. There is a little cirque up north that offers a half dozen or so little couloirs that are fun to get into. Matt Sylvester and I went up for some of these tasty turns one stormy day late this Spring.

Couloir skiing in Idaho.

Couloir skiing in Idaho.

Couloir skiing in Idaho.

Couloir skiing in Idaho.

May 202014
 

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

This past weekend I took my wife and kids out the East Fork of the Salmon river for an overnight backpacking adventure. It’s amazing how much fun you can pack into 24 little hours! The East Fork is an amazing place filled with wildlife, scenic mountains, hot springs, and an abundance of trails. If you are looking to get your kids into backpacking, this is a great canyon to start them with; the only caveat being that you’ll have to ford the river about a mile from the trailhead.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Backpacking with kids in Idaho.

Apr 202014
 

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

I’ve just returned from a trek that covered 65+ miles of hiking over the volcanic lava fields in and around Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve here in South Central Idaho. Our expedition was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness act and 90th anniversary of Robert Limbert’s National Geographic publication which described his exploratory adventure of the surreal landscape and was a primary factor in the establishment of the area as a National Monument. I’ll be working on an essay in the coming days and weeks and will update this post with the transcript. Until then, enjoy the images!

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Backpacking in the wilderness of Craters of the Moon in Idaho.