Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Todd and Dana's Wedding- sneak peek

Just one quick one- one of my faves from Todd and Dana at The Fairmont the other week.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Charlie the kitten

I photographed this mischievous little kitten Charlie a few months ago, and I love how his pictures came out. His people, Kara and Ted, told me all about how incredibly silly he is- as well as what a wino he is- and as soon as I walked in, true to rumor, he started performing.

Charlie has this obsession with the bathtub; it's quite endearing. He takes the toilet china caps and just bats them around in the tub like crazy- it looks a little like a one-man(cat) hockey game.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Frank and Jeanne

Two weeks ago. . . I guess almost 3 weeks ago now, we went to Arizona for the weekend since Frank was home from Iraq for his R&R (that's right, I'm totally down with the military lingo now that I'm in this military family. . . No trips to the PX with an NCO on this trip, by the way ;)) Anyway, I always take tons of pictures of the kids but I thought it would be nice to get a few of just Frank and Jeanne this time. For some reason, I just couldn't stop thinking about how hard it must be for them to be separated. Really, I just dwelt on it the whole time we were there, before we went, after we came back. . . it felt so painful to consider what that would be like (sorta like the way I just can't keep myself from "accidentally" touching lemons when I have a cut on my hand, I guess I like to torture myself, imagining these scenarios in my head). But it's weird, Frank has left before and it has sucked, but this time was just really weighing on me. So anyway, I convinced Jeanne to let me do some pictures even though I know she hates them. I just really wanted them to have some images of them touching.

So Shawn and Frank look absolutely nothing alike, and for the most part they don't act alike. I think if I were a stranger, I would never guess they were related. But every once in a while something happens, and it's so clear that they are brothers. Like, here when we started doing these pictures, Frank just had the exact same completely-nonchalant-yet-hiding-that-he-is-slightly-out-of-his-element slouch and kept saying the exact same sorta ridiculous-and-counter-productive, eye-roll-inducing-yet-charming comments that Shawn does. It was cute.

Unfortunately my battery died after like 10 mins right when I was getting started and I didn't bring my charger. (If you're a future wedding client, please don't worry about this minor oversight. I'm a professional :)) But anyway, we got a few. And I have tons more of the kids and dogs and stuff from before this- I'll post those soon.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jason finally finishes

Last Monday, Shawn and I went down to Stanford to watch Jason defend his thesis. I didn't really understand much of anything after the introduction, but in the end it still didn't sound like he'd cured cancer, so I'm really not sure what the big deal was. . . I did make it onto the acknowledgement slide though! And I'm pretty sure that's akin to getting my own PhD.

Anyway, his cake said "Dr." on it, so I guess that makes him the real deal.

People in his lab telling stories about him.

Then we went out to dinner and dessert with the fam.

Jason always complains about how he doesn't like me to take pictures of him, but I'm gonna speculate here that maybe if he'd stop talking for a few seconds, he would take a descent picture and then not dislike it so much, but seriously, yap yap yap- in every shot.

Anyway, good job J. :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sandra and Derek- sneak peek

Just a super quick peek of Sandra and Derek from last weekend on Treasure Island. These two were ONE HUNDRED PERCENT LOVELY! . . . With perfect taste in shoes to boot.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Union Street at dusk

Leaving work last night. Pretty.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Quepa and Kirin

It's always interesting to me how we generally name our pets before we really know them, yet so often they grow into their name just right. Quepa means "to fit" or "to belong" and that is the perfect name for her. She fits absolutely perfectly into Susan's life, lap, house, hobbies, and heart. And it warmed my heart to spend the afternoon with them. Quepa (the red head) also has a younger sister Kirin (the blue head), but this photo shoot was especially for Quepa since when Susan and Curtis called me back at the beginning of the year, they knew they didn't have much longer with her. The goal for the shoot was just to capture what a true and fitting companion she has been in their life for the past 12 years.

Quepa passed away not long after we did these photos but Susan told me she was 100% her until the very end, just like she was for our shoot- swimming, picnicing, frisbeeing, loving.