Finally. Finally, a gorgeous Friday afternoon. Finally, a somewhat hot and sunny day. Finally, Rachelle and John get to see there pictures. We had a great time cruising the streets of San Francisco; from grabbing a cup of joe at their local spot to heading off to more industrialized locales, it was a good day to photograph. It’s all a box of chocolates I tell you.
(You know it’s Friday with a lame intro like this…)
The photos are much better I tell you!
Taking their dog, Cloud, for a walk.
Bill and Heidi tied the knot at a place that speaks to them and for them, as they are creatures of the outdoors to say the least. Evergreen Lodge lies a few miles away from the entrance of Hetch Hetchy and the West Entrance of Yosemite National Park. With its cute little cabins, rustic setting, and lack of cell service, it makes a pretty good retreat sans distractions.
If you caught the blog a few months ago you’ll remember Bill, Heidi, and I traipsed around Pt Reyes National Seashore (in the rain, uphill, both ways) for some great shots. Heidi enticed me on a walk that was “…only a mile or so.” About 5 miles later, back at the car wet and exhausted, I could only smile and shake with happiness and hunger pangs; the journey was worth it, for we got some great shots. Well, we went a little further this time, but I reckon the shots came out even better. There are a few more than normal, but that’s just because there are so many epic shots, I just had to include them all.
Bill and Heidi, exchanging breath in the Maori tradition called Hongi.
Told you… Enjoy the photos!
You want great photographs? Go to great places, and bring your imagination. A fairly great place would happen to be our backyard: San Francisco. So when Lisa and David contacted me to photograph their very impromptu ceremony at SF’s City Hall, I happily obliged. Ahhhh, the possibilities… There are so many possibilities, and then on top of that, more possibilities. From the architecture, light, and people, one can get fairly overwhelmed when trying to narrow down the options. When in doubt, I try to take my own advice – go with the moment, listen to your gut, and rock it!
A festive City Hall
Hope you enjoy!
In this second part of a two part series “Why I need the big huge lens” I traveled to Santa Cruz and back along it’s coastal road north, Highway 1, to see what I could find. It’s pretty amazing what a pre-conceived “mundane” day can bring about. All I can say is man, I wish I had more days to just photograph.
For those who didn’t catch the first part of the plea with myself and financial responsibilities, I am currently weighing the option of investing in a substantial piece of photographic equipment. Whether my want will become my need, which may become my remorse, has yet to be seen, but it sure was fun using Nikon’s 200-400mm VR F4 lens.
The sign says it all. That's where I am headed.