Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cozy Day

I have had family here from Florida for the past week for an early holiday visit. My house was packed full of people I love and don't get to see often enough. Never a dull moment!

Now it's a chilly, foggy day and the house is way too quiet and empty. Tea in my delicate new pink cups was just what the doctor ordered.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Truffle Hunting in Alba

In the spirit of Autumn I pulled some Farina Cookbook images from the archives.

One of the most unique experiences I had while shooting the cookbook was truffle hunting in Alba, Italy. As I'm sure you know, truffle foragers (like mushroom foragers) are VERY secretive about their truffle spots. It was quite an honor to get to tag along and take pictures.

Since we were in Italy at the height of truffle season, we ate truffles every single night at dinner, no exaggerating...and we were there for ten days. It was a rich and intense dining experience.


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Kim and Nick got Married

Jesse and I spent some time up in Portland with our friends Kim and Nick in the days leading up to their wedding. This involved spurts of wedding prep interspersed with getting to know Kim and Nick's family, hanging out with our dearest friends, and followed by late night visits to fun bars in our area. A little work and a lot of fun!

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ps. Once the wedding started I made myself put down my camera, be present with my friends, and HAVE FUN. Sometimes hard for a photographer to do!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


"A gathering place for sea goers who seek warmth, shelter, food, and fellowship"

Outerlands is a cozy restaurant located near Ocean Beach in San Francisco. They have a welcoming vibe and their homemade bread is hands down my absolute favorite.  While there are gorgeous warm days, it's usually quite chilly out by the beach. It's a most delicious way to warm up a visit to the foggy outer edge of the city. 

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

San Diego Polaroid

I've been hoarding a few packs of old Polaroid film. Took these in San Diego this past summer.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pelican Rock for Diablo Magazine

I shot for Diablo Magazine. Love getting out of the city and seeing what's going on in the East Bay. The story, which you can read here, features Pelican Rock, a preppy men's store with a cute, peppy owner in downtown Walnut Creek. 

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hummingbird Girls: Bohemian

I got together with the Hummingbird Girls one more time before Jen moved to Ann Arbor for school. We wanted to do something totally different than the last time we collaborated, so we went darker with lace and velvet. Here is their post of the shoot.

I was having a hard time saying goodbye to summer and feeling inspired for fall, but happily this shoot helped me come around.

Thank you to Nikol Elaine for her makeup talents!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Don't Go

Everyone is talking of fall, but I'm not ready to let go of summer! While we are spoiled with our 'temperate' weather here in San Francisco, some of our summer months still can be a little disappointing with stretches of fog and cold wind. 

I want to hang on to the warm parts of summer as long as possible. 

Thank you to:

Styling by Anne Kunisaki 
Makeup by Persia Matine

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Went ocean fishing with Jesse and his Dad while we were in San Diego. A friend pointed out recently that on my time off I went camping and fishing-basically spent all my time out in nature. I think I really needed to get out of the city and to unplug and do something real and tactile. Sticking hooks through little sardines' gills and pulling in sea bass, rock fish and mackerel that we later cooked for dinner was definitely just the thing! Sounds so barbaric as I write this but it was great!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Test Shoot with Amanda Cooper and JE Models

A collaborative effort between some talented and very hard working people. Thank you to an awesome crew!
Je Model ~ fabulous models
Nikol Elaine ~ makeup
Diana and Araya ~ assistance and inspiration 

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Monday, July 30, 2012

The Queen's Kickshaw

The Queen's Kickshaw is owned by my friends Ben and Jen, who have created a warm and welcoming gathering place with a seasonal menu of specialty coffee, european-inspired artisinal grilled cheese sandwiches, and craft beer, in Astoria, Queens. I recently spent an afternoon there...  

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Color and Light

While I was in LA recently I spent the night at my friend Emily's house in Echo Park. It's full of beautiful light and Emily's creative touches. I hope to return soon to photograph there again. I posted a fun grid on my Tumblr blog too.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Puppy Love

My friend Harold got a puppy; her name is Xena. We took the little bundle of joy to the park for the afternoon. What a sweetheart!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Serena Wellman for Fitness Magazine

I photographed the lovely Serena Wellman for Fitness Magazine. We shot at Carmel Valley Ranch on their sunny hilltop garden. We drove five hours in the car together that day, and talked non-stop! We found out we had a lot in common and spent a fun day together. 

She recently joined Team in Training, which is a sports endurance event to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, if you'd like to make a donation you can do so here

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Farina Cookbook

The Farina Cookbook has finally been released! I'm super excited; this is a collaborative project that I've been working on for quite some time and it feels good to see the final product. It's a farm to table concept that is organized by seasons. Shooting this book took me everywhere from Salinas Valley farms in California to truffle hunting in Alba, Italy and lots of interesting places in between. 

You can order it on Amazon here, online from Farina here, and you can also walk in to Farina in San Francisco and buy a copy from them in person. (However a little bird told me that if you buy it on Amazon you get two complimentary dinner passes to eat at the restaurant...)


Friday, June 15, 2012

Hummingbird Girls

I photographed the Hummingbird Girls! Good friends in real life, Jen and Annalise have a 'penchant for vintage goodies and are happiest when dressed in eclectic secondhand treasures'. Their blog chronicles their personal style in creative locations around the Bay Area and beyond. We gathered in the Panhandle for an sunny afternoon game of croquet. 

You can follow their inspirations and adventures here: blog / tumblr / facebook

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Modern Coffee

Modern Coffee in the Tribune Tower in downtown Oakland. Welcoming and stylish, both the baristas and customers alike. I shot some of the pictures for their website, which you can find here
And I used a few of them on my website which is here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sunflower in a Can

This was a corner of my living room on a hazy summer day just a few years ago. Araya had just left for college. She didn't take her sunflower in a can. Next week she graduates from college. Time passes so quickly. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New York

Took a quick trip to New York to see Jesse, who spent a whole month there helping to open this place. Barely had time to shoot any pictures because we were too busy eating the whole time. A worthy trade off! 

I got to go to Prune which I was super excited about, and lived up to all my expectations. Plus got to buy Gabrielle Hamilton's book (a signed copy:) from the restaurant. AND saw my first Cindy Sherman exhibit at the MoMA. 

Fun whirlwind trip!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Ran around with this adorable little guy all day. Super sweetie pie!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sala Berkeley

Racheal Matthews co-owns a boutique in downtown Berkeley that is worth visiting. Sala features local designers, a little bit of consignment and a lot of stylish finds. 

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nikol in the Mustard Flowers

The lovely Nikol in the mustard flowers. Not only is she beautiful, she is a super talented makeup artist as well. I have been collaborating with her for a few years now and it's great to have someone so dedicated and fun on our team. 

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