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Places 05-11-2015 End of the Line at Point Reyes

The three-hour car ride was plenty of time to build up anticipation for a day at the beach. Now that we had run, splashed, dug and held back the waves, we were all running a little low on energy. The time to pile back in the van for the long ride home was nearly upon …

Places 05-09-2015 Smartphone Saturday: The Fox Theater

Happy Saturday to you … and to me too! This is my day to take a break from blogging to post a simple unedited photo from my smartphone. Today’s photo showcases the vintage sign hanging at the front of Oakland’s Fox Theater. My wife and I had made the drive with some good friends to …

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Weddings 05-08-2015 Unexpected Wedding Day Calm

I was smack dab in the middle of my first day of wedding photography with my friends Justine and Joel. Their bridesmaids and groomsmen had spent the past few hours ensuring that the charming couple was dressed to the nines and ready for anything — like a few portrait shots before the ceremony. If they …

People Places Things 05-07-2015 The Toad Whisperer

Robert Redford portrayed a man who had a way with horses in his 1998 film, The Horse Whisperer. Cesar Millan later came to fame in his show The Dog Whisperer. My son? He’s the Toad Whisperer.

Things 05-05-2015 Lute and Pillage

Cabers, haggis, Irn-Bru, and mushy peas were all within arms’ reach. The piercing drone of bagpipes floated far and wide. And I felt underdressed by not wearing a kilt. You guessed it; We had traveled many miles to reach our destination … in Woodland, California.

People Places 05-02-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Not Danny MacAskill

This last day of the week is my day of rest from blogging. Ok, that’s a lie. I blog for about five minutes with my weekly Smartphone Saturday post. The photos are unedited, straight off of my Lumia 1020 smartphone. Aside from photography, I enjoy quite a few other things. I love family. I love …

People 05-01-2015 A Master Coach in the Classroom

Saturday morning had arrived. And instead of enjoying my usual doughnut-related pastime, I was shooting my first commercial photography gig. I found myself at Western Seminary San Jose Campus with adrenaline flowing and a borrowed zoom lens … not to mention an unfortunate stomach bug. My goal? Capture photography of life on campus at this Christian theological school for use in …

Places Things 04-30-2015 Golfing Atop the Himalayas

It had taken years of planning and considerable cost. But together, we had scaled the heights of the Himalayas. No, not those Himalayas. The Himalayas Putting Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, silly.

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