Bay Area Family Photography

Outdoor family photography in the Bay Area rarely disappoints. Grasses, oaks, cottonwoods, sycamores, creeks, ranch-style fences, and other rural vestiges. Among all that beauty, it’s incredibly gratifying to capture eyes, freckles, curls, and even the totally 100% unscripted kiss, I swear! Take a peek below.

Contact me for kids, teens, couples, family, and corporate photography in the Bay Area. 

Corporate headshots

Ambient light rules the world
That’s a plain fact
But sometimes you can’t utilize it
When that happens, strobes are a game changer
That, and reflectors, casting soft light
With each outing,
I develop more control over highlights, mid tones, and shadows
Take a peek at this recent set
Thank you!

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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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Back to Basics

This is water

That’s the name of the photo
It’s never occurred to me to name an image before
But after I finished the edit, I realized I’d been addressing it by name all along

I celebrate brute physical realities
Stones, rivers, and trees
Eyes and freckles

Elemental things
They resist political wish and spin
They are what they are through themselves and no other

This is water

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kids

2020 finished strong
I photographed
Families
Couples
Teens
Kids
Business pros
And countless scenes
Here are some of kids I was lucky to meet:

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Contact me for kids, teens, couples, family, and corporate photography in the Bay Area.