Light Testing in Tunnels, Treasure Island, and Sutro Baths

Engagement sessions seems to come in waves, so I better get ready for the next one! I've had a few requests to shoot in Golden Gate Park, Treasure Island and Sutro Baths, all popular romantic places. My beautiful friend, Jeel and I toured San Francisco on a beautiful, sunny day and tested all sorts of light at these destinations. I can safely say that after this session, we can control lumination nicely with minimal equipment even when conditions provide harsh or dimming light during the lovely golden hour. Here are our results:

Also, big thanks to fellow photographer Steve Nisotel for coming along to Treasure Island. He gave an excellent assist on Treasure Island by managing the bounce light so we could get the wide skyline shot. Check out his work here:

How to dress up for Valentine's Day

Fashion blogger, Jake Bordeleau and I teamed up for a Valentine's Day shoot to highlight her outfit and jewelry (she is a Stella & Dot stylist). The results are exciting because they are just as warm, romantic, and retro-feeling as we wanted. This was a great experience for me personally, because I heavily practice natural lit photography, and these were all done with artificial light indoors at night. Editing was challenging, but I found that slight hand-colored feel that I see when looking at antique photos. Take a look:

Interested in more of Jake's expert styling? Check out her fashion blog and follow her on Instagram.