Grace and Grit

Lately, I’m thinking less in terms of an image, of this or that picture, and instead visualizing a series of pictures, a kind of photo essay, whenever I take my camera out of my bag. The form introduces a new set of challenges. You have to see a scene, always dynamic, rapidly changing over time. It’s like cinema without the illusion of motion. Take a peek below, and let me know what you think.

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grace grit photo essay bay area photographer san jose red truck tattoos short hair passenger seat baseball hat
grace grit photo essay bay area photographer san jose red truck tattoos short hair passenger seat baseball hat attitude
grace grit photo essay bay area photographer san jose red truck tattoos short hair passenger seat tattoo
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Outdoor Headhsots

Good ambient light rarely disappoints. When executive teams and business professionals request outdoor headshots, I’m always game. The challenge of finding good light in unlikely places is addicting in the best possible way. Scroll and enjoy. As always, thank you for visiting.

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Bay area corporate headshot chocolatier purple hat
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Bay area outdoor corporate headshot brick ivy bruce
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Business Pros

In retrospect, 2020 was a damn fine year
I photographed
Families
Couples
Teens
Kids
Business pros
And a variety of scenes
Here are some of the business professionals I captured
Including a writer, a CEO, a coach, a yoga teacher, a lawyer, a singer-songwriter
And even Utah’s most celebrated outdoorsman

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neilson photography corporate executive portrait headshot cupertino mcclellan ranch shradha gavali
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neilson photography corporate executive portrait headshot bay area jaime mulligan
neilson photography corporate executive portrait headshot utah's most celebrated outdoorsman
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neilson photography corporate executive portrait headshot bay area mitchell leeds
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Teens

Despite challenges, 2020 was a good year
I photographed
Families
Couples
Teens
Kids
Business pros
And a variety of scenes
Here are some of the teens I captured

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neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian eye
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neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian squatting low
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neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian tree stump
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neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian grass backdrop
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neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area berkeley university julian steps
neilson teen senior portrait photography bay area cupertino mcclellan ranch path black dress

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Spring Break

Cooped up.
Must create something.
Anything, here’s a concept piece—
A photo essay on spring break in the time of COVID-19.

Isolation

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Suspicion

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Disorientation

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Resignation

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Asphyxiation

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When shelter in place is well behind us, contact me for kids, teens, couples, family, and corporate photography in the Bay Area. Subscribe to my newsletter for updates, offers, and inspiration.