Happy Beer Week!


San Francisco Beer Week has been growing by leaps and bounds every year and we’ve been fortunate enough to have been to all of them and photographed a few events.  While we prefer to just drink and enjoy the amazing beer, food, and events, we thought we’d share our love of beer as a sort of Valentine’s Day post!  You can see all the photos we took so far during Beer Week in this gallery.

Jack from Lost CoastJack from Lost Coast […]

Visit Denmark!

We got to work this event that Key Events put on for Visit Denmark and SAS Airlines and you can see our photography team at work shooting Polaroids and such […]

The Special Event 2011 wrap-up and learnings

So last week was The Special Event in Phoenix, AZ and I was honored to be a speaker at the conference.  The best thing about going to these is that you get to meet new folks, learn and network.  This year’s The Special Event was my first one to attend and it was definitely worth the trip!
Some of the general themes that I came away with was the importance of social media and using it the right way, and hearing about many different trends and ideas for businesses in general.  As usual there were very specific sessions for caterers, designers etc, but I mostly attended more general topics.  Here’s a few more shots from the week as well as a few comments… […]

Serendipity and Preparedness in wedding photography

Legion of Honor wedding portraitWell, actually, this applies to all sorts of photography but more so any type of photography that has less controlled situations.  With weddings in particular, one of the challenges is that things never go exactly as planned.  Even when they do, specific moments can happen in split seconds and unexpected moments pop up all the time.  Capturing those moments and being prepared is one of the keys to being a successful pro.

The above shot was just one example.  I was walking the couple towards a new spot that I wanted to take some shots at, and I turned around and noticed this beautifully backlit image of the groom helping the bride with her dress. […]

SFMOMA Family Day

SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) has been one of our favorite clients over the past ten years. They recently brought us in to cover another one of their Family Day events. We always appreciate how SFMOMA provides family activities influencing San Francisco’s artistic culture (and the kids always have a blast too!). Target was a great sponsor for the event and a pleasure to work with -they had an amazing photo station set up that was tons of fun for everyone involved.


Zenfolio interviews Orange about event photography

Recently, Zenfolio posted a blog entry where they interviewed me about event photography. It was fun talking to the Zenfolio team, whom we’ve developed a […]

Fort Mason Center Picnic

We had a blast  at the “Summer Picnic” industry event for our friends at Fort Mason Center in the old Firehouse. Kara’s Cupcakes, Best Beverage Catering, Classic Party Rentals, Winery Collective, Global Gourmet Catering, McCalls Catering & Events, Beautifull, and Fingersnaps were all there to partake in the picnic splendor -lavender lemonade, hot dogs, sunshine and more. Everyone had fun with our Open Air Photobooth showing off their flair with some very colorful props.

ISES Napa-Sonoma Chapter Annual Awards Dinner photos

We had a great time shooting the ISES Napa-Sonoma Chapter Annual Awards Dinner which was held at the Vintners Golf Club in Yountville. It was a perfect day and the golf tournament that kicked off the event was a lot of fun with several holes in one being sunk.  The new board was sworn in and various awards were given out and we are so honored to have received one as well! We’ve been doing a lot of work up in Wine Country over the years and are really ramping up our work up there, especially now that we also offer video services and photobooths as well as our traditional event photography and portrait & wedding work.


WWF’s Year of the Tiger at the Asian Art Museum

Tuesday night we covered the WWF’s Year of the Tiger event at the Asian Art Museum. One of the most interesting things about shooting events like this is picking up knowledge about whatever it is you are photographing. I didn’t realize that in the wild, there are only about 3200 tigers left in the world.  And for those of you who like to use imagery in your marketing efforts, we learned that the WWF’s most effective outreach is when tigers adorn their marketing pieces.  (Tigers even beat out their iconic panda bears!)  If you’re interested in learning about how you can help tigers, there are things you can do online in as little as 60 seconds!


The Latest and Weirdest at ISES Vendor Showcase

We had a great time co-sponsoring the ISES Northern California Chapter’s Biennial Vendor Showcase at Craneway Pavilion. These performers and talent caught our eye…