Drumroll . . . it’s weekend links again!

(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHYIt’s been ages since I’ve posted weekend links, so I thought I’d bring them back.  Truth be told, collecting the links is a little like going to the gym – it’s fun, it’s something I enjoy, but man, once you stop for a second it can be hard to start doing again.  Before I get to the links, a note on today’s photos – they’re just a few snapshots from a recent trip to Seattle.  I’m a creature of habit and I ended up going to all my favorite haunts up there, and I did add a new spot – Rock Creek restaurant.  It was so good, I ended up having brunch and dinner there.  Okay, enough chatter – onto the links:

*Unless you hate laughing, you have to read Emails From Janice.  You may recall that I was interviewed by Claire Suddath from Businessweek last year after I spent a weekend at a hippy retreat in the woods, and so I follow her on twitter, because, well I tend to stalk people like that.  It turns out that she writes really funny articles and she also has this hilarious tumbler documenting things her mom Janice says.  It’s hysterical.  You will laugh.  I promise.
* Luckily no one asks me for discs of unedited images, but this is a great article explaining why us photographer types won’t give you that.  Short version – the editing is as much of the process as taking the picture in the first place.
* Awesome two sentence horror stories.  Because Halloween.
* Previously unseen photos from JFK & Jackie’s wedding taken by their second shooter.
* Career advice from powerful women that doesn’t all suck, a round up.
* When I was a kid, I used to love sneak-reading “Can this marriage be saved” in Ladies Home Journal and this history behind the column is fascinating.
* I need to make this now that it’s getting cold again.
* Facts about SATC.  Because best show ever made.

Have a great weekend!




Family Shoot – Shoreline Park

(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHYIt’s always such an honor and a privilege when a family I shoot asks me to come back and take their photos again.  I first met these folks when their oldest was a little over a year, and we took photos at Shoreline Park.  They’ve now got a second little guy who’s the same age his brother was when we did that shoot, and we met up again.  It’s so cool getting to watch the kids grow up.  (It’s also kind of fun seeing how my style has changed a bit – I still favor real moments, but these days I’m liking film-esque colors for processing.)

It is holiday card season . . .

(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHYHi kids – sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  It is the time of year that is my favorite time and the busy time – holiday card season.  I know it sounds early to be thinking about this & I put even posting about it up there with the stores putting out Halloween candy in August, but it’s the truth.  Here’s the start of a few shoots from this year – this is my sister & her sweet family.  I can’t help but to show off a few of my favorites.

San Francisco City Hall Elopement on Classic Bride Today!

http://classicbrideblog.com/(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHYHead on over to Classic Bride today to revisit one of my favorite San Francisco City Hall elopements & you might want to linger for a bit – Sarah’s revamped the blog a bit & it’s easier to navigate through all the pretty images she features.  It’s always such an honor to be featured on one of my most favorite blogs & even more so when someone who sees thousands of weddings a day remembers and re-features one that we did!

I’m back with TV doctors

(c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY (c) eLLe PHOTOGRAPHYThey’re not really TV doctors, actually, but don’t they look like it?  These are a few stock photos I recently shot for Golden Gate Urgent Care.  If you are in San Francisco and you find yourself in need of an ER, I cannot say enough nice things about these doctors.  I was lucky enough to meet them when I wasn’t sick (although my instagram feed featuring these folks confused a few people, including my Mom, who all thought I was actually in the ER and taking pictures – I assure you all, as much as I love photography, that’s the last thing I’d do in that situation) and I couldn’t get over how genuinely nice and caring they were.  I also think they look pretty great in their new photos too.

I hope you all are doing well.  I’m finally returning to this little blog and the editing room after a little time off.