Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

A Persian Wedding

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Persian wedding sofreh aghd
Persian wedding sofreh aghd
Persian wedding sofreh aghd
Persian wedding sofreh aghd
Persian wedding sofreh aghd
Persian wedding sofreh aghd
Persian wedding sofreh aghd
Persian wedding sofreh aghd

[ October 2010 – University Club – Palo Alto, California – FILM ]

Ali and I attended a cousin’s wedding in October 2010 in Palo Alto, California. I used an uncle’s film camera and shot just one roll. I like the way these uncorrected images turned out. I don’t remember what kind of film I used; the color is definitely off but the photos convey the exact mood of the elaborate spread and the boisterous family celebration. Persian weddings are my favorite!

The Sofreye Aghd Wedding Spread (sohfreh/sofreh) is a collection of symbolic and beautiful elements spread before the couple. I love the ancient traditions brought forward in today’s Iranian wedding ceremonies; you can tell from these photos that I spent most of my roll of film on the photogenic table spread!

wedding photos, guest

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

[ July 2011, Malibu California ]

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[film: ilford hp5plus]


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film wedding photographs
[film: CVS brand]


Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I’ll be away from Portland from September 7-17, doing portrait commissions in Ohio and Massachusetts.

I’m going to try to get in some good editing time while I’m in transit but no guarantees!

Boston, Massachusetts [ September 13-16, 2011 ]

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I’m headed out to Boston for another working vacation! This year, I am only offering a limited number of portrait sessions on very specific days.

full color on location portrait session
September 15, 2011:

  • full color on-location portraits $150
    at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline MA

available times:

preferred session time

  • b&w fine art in-home portrait session – $240
    (2 available each day 9/14 & 9/15)
    1 spot left on 9/16 at 10:00am
    + small travel fee if your home is located outside Boston


session time preference
location specific address:

Fee includes your favorite high-resolution digital image. Disc of session images for additional $150.
First come, first served on time preference for portrait sessions.

Feel free to leave any questions you might have in the comments below.

in home b&w portrait session

book lovers, love lovers, lovers.

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Rhode Island portrait session

Rhode Island portrait session

These two just bought an old Victorian house on the coast of Rhode Island and have been fixing it up together. They love books, and laugh together constantly. Theirs is a true and wonderful relationship and I am so proud to have been commissioned to photograph Maria and Brendon when I was on the east coast last month.

Rhode Island portrait session

Lauren Burns, viola

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Lauren Burns viola
Lauren Burns viola
Lauren Burns viola

Images from a headshot portrait session with violist Lauren Burns.

the W family | a day in the life of…

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I really enjoyed my visit with the W family during my trip to Ohio. I wanted to document the family at this particular stage in their lives — settling into their new house and building up gardens… the young children and crazy dog, and the sense of pride at working hard and playing well.

fun family portraits ohio

fun family portraits ohio

fun family portraits ohio

fun family portraits ohio

fun family portraits ohio

fun family portraits ohio

fun family portraits ohio

I know you need formal portraits every once in awhile, but HOW FUN ARE THESE? I think everyone should have a batch of fun, realistic, and hilarious photos every year, because these are the candid-like photos your grandchildren are going to love someday- they show your sense of humor and personality. They show the lethargic way your daughter looks every afternoon (!!) or the 2 seconds of attention you have before your son zooms off on his next great adventure. Real life is beautiful and messy and HILARIOUS.


Thursday, June 24th, 2010

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Svetli is a 7-year old boy who lives in Bulgaria. He was my little buddy when we went to Bulgaria to photograph Anna and Ali’s wedding last year. His grin makes me feel like a million bucks!

formal family portraits

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

The Rizi Family asked me to make some formal family portraits of them together before their youngest son Bijan headed out to college. Both Anita and Suzy were married this year, a few months apart, so it was the perfect opportunity to document them all together one last time before all of the kids head off in different directions. The family home in Palos Verdes, California made a fantastic backdrop.

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AWAY MESSAGE and casting call

Friday, July 24th, 2009

holga camera Boston MA

The past month we have been traveling nonstop – every weekend a new location and a new event! I’ve done weddings in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and California recently. This weekend we’re headed out to Chicago to be guests at a wedding and then we’re off to eastern Europe!

I’ll be back in the office on Monday and Tuesday (July 27 and 28) doing minimal administrative work and finishing the proofing of recent portrait sessions while packing for Europe, then from Wednesday, July 29 through Friday, August 7 I will be offline and having adventures abroad in Bulgaria. Any print orders placed during this time will have an inadvertent extra 7 day delay in fulfillment.


Now for the really fun part…. a contest! I really enjoyed the “love shoot” promo from February over on the wedding site,  so I wanted to open up another contest for a new england couple.

casting call – calling all adult couples…. { DETAILS HERE!!! }