Monday, October 29, 2007

Lisa and Karl's engagement photos

Lisa and Karl have chicago roots and were planning on coming back here to visit family and wanted to fit in a photoshoot with me when i learned i would be out in their area - so we decided to get some shots in San Francisco instead. It was so fun for me to take some photos in a new town. Thanks for a fun afternoon you guys and a big congratulations on your engagement!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

good bye san fran

what a great city and fun trip! managed to visit all my family in the area, saw all my favorite sites as well as discovered some new ones- ate out at a bunch of cool spots and just hung out and soaked in the city's charm! i even got some editing work done and had a fun photo shoot out there too.

my uncle chuck took us sailing on the bay which is always one of the highlights of my san francisco visits- here's chuck and pete passing under the bay bridge as we head back to harbor
i found where the cable cars sleep
up close on the golden gate- i snapped this from a fun engagement shoot i did-so fun to get to shoot in a new city-
you can see coit tower from all over the city but i had never made it up till this trip - here is the view at the top!
its lucky to wedge change out the plastic gaurds to the window ledges overlooking the city
the always magical golden gate park- i shot this while walking through the arboretum - even better then how it looks is the smell- ocean, pine and eucalyptus
we tried to walk across the golden gate bridge one night- but we learned its locked to pedestrians after sunset so we were stranded in the parking lot on the sausalito side for a bit waiting for a cab- i played around with long exposure shots and loved this cool old car that was parked in the lot
and to tie it up- a san fran icon- the cable car

Friday, October 26, 2007

the rock

although i have been to alcatraz a number of times (i think this was my 5th visit?) pete never has so he was able to take off from work for a long lunch and we took a tour of the island. i never mind going back- so much cool stuff to see, besides the prision there are tons of old buildings in various states of ruin and great trails that go all around the island with amazing views of the city

pete making his way down michigan avenue- what the prisoners called this row between the cells
this was the gaurds old rec building
pete in "the hole" a door behind the gates is shut letting virtually no light in
the old power house
back to the mainland

Sunday, October 21, 2007

mas frisco!

the famed street cars
again- the view from my hotel room- its so fun to look out on the bay bridge all day and see how it changes with the light
in golden gate park
down by the docks

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

sf's chinatown

a few images from wandering around chinatown- i love the lanterns- i think all streets need um!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

San Francisco

the view of the bay bridge from my hotel room balcony- pete is here for the month for work so i'm tagging along for part of it to explore this great city and visit family. i do have email and phone access out here so should be able to keep in touch with everyone easily so don't hesitate to drop me a line. many more SF photos to come!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Congratulations Brooke & Gabe!

all the photos from this wedding will be posted on my proofsite by november 3rd- for the event code use brooke's maiden name.

this was another very special wedding for me because brooke is my cousin! so fun to see the whole family- it had been too long sense we all got together and there is no better reason then a wedding! brooke and gabe tied the knot at the gorgeous plummer mansion in rochester, minnesota followed by a reception with cocktails and appetizers on the grounds. after the plummer house (and some time for photos) we headed to brooke's parents house for a full out octoberfest style bash! what a fun day- gorgeous weather- beautiful setting and a warm wonderful group of people to celebrate with! congratulations you guys and welcome to the family gabe!

the girls at the salon
out pops the bride

the girls peek out the window to watch the guests arrive
brooke's mom as she first sees brooke all ready to go

brooke's parents walk her down the aisle
gabe watching brooke approach

it was a gorgeous day for a wedding- the ceremony took place nestled between the trees with the plummer mansion in the background
pouring the sand
gabe's nephew and the rest of the wedding party
brooke and gabe strike a pose on the grounds of the gorgeous plummer house
the wedding party took a stylin classic car from the reception to the party!
an octoberfest bash- brooke handmade all the adorable wreaths out of german beer coasters
these guys rocked- and they had the best name- the "mellow fellows" had the crowd swinging

a big cheers after the toasts

brooke and her dad watch gabe drink out of the BOOOOOT

congratulations - i loved getting to capture your big day and can't wait to share the rest! love kris