Last week I was so excited to meet up with three of my couples from years past who all happen to live in SF… (my favorite city!!… even more than New Orleans… but if NOLA were in Cali… it might be a toss up)
My weekend started Friday night with Amy & Michael… an incredible couple that lives in SF and Australia… but travels all the time in Asia… and had their wedding on Mackinac … can you believe it. I was able to photograph their wedding in Fall of 2008… it is was so much fun to reconnect .. they’ve now convinced me I need to start shooting in Australia and China… sounds awesome!!
Then it was a Saturday lunch with Michelle & Jeff at the classic SF joint Tadich Grill… I met up with these two a year and a half ago at a coffee shop in SF… then months later I was photographing their touching wedding in Ventura… I had such a great time I could have sat and chatted with them forever (even if they are PC/Nikon users… I won’t hold that against them)!!
It was soo wonderful to be able to meet up with everyone… I can’t wait to see them again. Man… I love that I can keep in touch and become friends with my couples… no matter where they live!
THEN on Sunday … was all for me… a day of photography .. a day to be inspired by my favorite city… by the people… the food… the sounds… everything!! I even ended the day by catching the Richard Avedon exhibition at the SF MOMA.. he is amazing… it totally started me thinking about my own photography. If you are in the bay area this week check it out… it ends Sunday Nov. 29th.
Here are a few pics from my favorite places in SF… Chinatown (and my dim sum… yummy.. no I didn’t eat it ALL… my eyes were a little bigger than my stomach)… then on to City Lights Bookstore and the Vesuvio (in North Beach).. home of the beatnik poets… Kerouac, Ginsberg… etc… now THESE guys are awesome… just being in the bookstore makes mind open up and reminds me how much I love 20th century literature… (yup, that literature degree comes in handy once in awhile)
I hope you all have a wonderful happy joyous Thanksgiving… I’m off to go pick up my mom from the airport… first time she’s in Cali for Turkey day… then… your not going to belive this but her and I back up to my fav. city… SF yet again.. I just didn’t get enough last time!
May you all find gratitude in the smallest of things… and through that find joy in the world around you!!