2016: A Year in Review

We entered our fourth year of wedding photography in 2016 and are still incredibly humbled and honored by the dozens of couples that asked us to join them on their wedding day. Their journeys took us across the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including … Continue reading

Erin Sara & Lucian’s Vibrant Vampire-Slaying Engagement Adventure

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It’s not every day we get to shadow vampire slayers as they do their rounds at the local cemetery, but we had the chance to do just that during Erin Sara & Lucian’s engagement session. We met them at their cute Oakland home, which was filled with whimsical knickknacks and camera-shy cats. After a bit of reading, Game Boying, and communing with the salamanders in their backyard, a quick game of chess, and an attempt at cat wrangling, we were ready for action.

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the architect perhaps most famous for New York’s Central Park, Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery is a historic 226-acre necropolis with tree-lined avenues, thoughtful sculptures, ornate mausoleums, and sweeping views of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay. Among its many daytime visitors, aside from people paying their respects to those laid to rest there, are joggers, dog walkers, and sullen goth teenagers.

Erin Sara and Lucian typically arrive before sunset to scope out any unusual changes to the grounds, so we thought it’d be nice to get photos of them enjoying themselves before it was time to clock in. While we did so, a mysterious fog rolled in and it was suddenly dark. Thank god for full moons! What happened next would make Buffy, Giles, Xander, and Willow proud. Take a gander at how they did!
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Blasting Off with the Phenomenauts

The Phenomenauts are arguably the Bay Area’s premier space-wave punk band, entertaining audiences with catchy sci-fi-inspired ditties and punctuating their live shows with homemade “Phenoma-gadgets.” A few weeks before they jetted off on a mission to Europe, we stopped by their Command Center while they were testing a few of their new gadgets, including an anti-gravity gun and a galactic spine bender. Dare we say it was a blast?