Posted on January 23, 2019
I love my job.
I’m often outdoors,
And I get to meet new people.
Like this family from Redwood City.
We met at McClellan Ranch in Cupertino for a family session.
It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite locations.
Like me, Mom is a Chico State grad.
Baby’s eyes are distant-mountain blue.
Stunning, just look at them.
Mom has a magic touch.
But Dad does, too.
We wandered from one setting to the next.
Someone’s curiosity was piqued.
Before long, we found a fence.
Everyone knows photographers love fences.
They make great neighbors.
We found a clearing at the ranch.
And Family sat down and made googly eyes at each other.
Baby was indescribably happy, as a result.
As the sun was setting, Family was game for one more shot.
More than game, what a beautiful setting!
We said goodbye.
Family drove away.
I went home.
A week later, it happened,
As it always does when a shoot is over.
An image in the collection stands out.
It becomes the icon by which the entire collection is known.
I love this image something fierce.
Everything about it.
And I hope you do, too.
Contact me for kids, teens, family, and corporate photography in the Bay Area.
Posted on September 30, 2018
It’s three o’clock.
The sun is hot, the sky cloudless.
In the heart of the Silicon Valley, the valley of profit and loss,
Between the green western and yellow eastern foothills,
A rural woman stands amidst the wreckage of streams and orchards.
Nearby, the Guadalupe River is littered with plastic debris
And choked with abandoned grocery carts.
Walnut and almond orchards, peach and apricot trees
— Turned under long ago —
Are buried beneath a concrete layer of commercial activity.
She stoops, lifts, hauls, and sweats profusely.
Her eyes blaze fiercely.
Two diamonds gleam in her ears.
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