owl eye life: not a blog ...just life
An intro to owl eye & what to expect here. ...just kidding, I have no idea what to expect.
Rancho Cañada del Oro
Gorgeous day capturing some gorgeous sights on the trail at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve in Morgan Hill.
Photo Exhibition - SJ: A to Z
This is a recent collection I had up on exhibition for South First Fridays Art Walk (coming down next week). The collection is 26 photos, all taken in San Jose, titled alphabetically, split into 2 months - April: A to M & May: N to Z.
new auditions = new headshots
Loving these gorgeous new headshots of this gorgeous young lady. We shot all of these walking around Japantown, San Jose at golden hour... though her smile alone created enough sunshine!
playground family photo session
Super fun time chasing these little guys and their awesome parents around the playground. I LOVE shoots like this where we can just capture the family being natural, silly, fun... just being themselves.
Ohlone College Body Positivity Portraits
Thank you all for the opportunity to photograph your perfect, lovely selves and to include you in this body positivity project. I hope you all enjoy the photos!
engagement photo shoot at the dive bar
For this incredibly colorful, fun-loving couple, their engagement photos included a bar, drinks, a bunch of their friends, a little pup named Hampton, a Vespa, and a ton of fun.
the great ladybug release
The San Jose Rosegarden makes an (adorable) event out of releasing tens of thousands of ladybugs across the breathtaking garden beds. It was a great turn out! Each kid had to pull a weed and then trade it in for a cup of ladybugs to release on the flowers. This was the first time we joined the fun and I had to take photos, of course.
Sweet little nature photo hike in Santa Clara right next to Levi's Stadium where the 49er's play.
strangers near the beach
As I sat with my son on a bench near the beach (say that 5 times fast) I decided to take photos of (all of the people who walked past our perch, heading to) the ocean. I ended up really enjoying the moments I captured... all from that one spot on a bench.
we didn't go to the beach
We went to a bench near the beach... because, well... autism. :)
test promo shot of my favorite drummer
This guy right here is my favorite drummer and I'm lucky to have to ability grab my camera and help promote his awesomeness. This is a bit of a test shot for some ideas we're working on for his promos and a new web site, so keep your eyes peeled to see what we come up with... but I'm loving this shot right now, so it might make the cut... we'll see. ;)
bird-watching at Target
It was about to rain and we were sitting in the car in the Target parking lot on our phones... avoiding the inevitable walk through the store's bright lights and dance music they're pumping through the speakers these days...
me & my owl eye
You know the saying - you get out of a business what you put into it - well, the "put" for my beloved owl eye photos has been a bit "kaput" lately...
a little mini-portrait session on my kitchen table with my beautiful kitty, meg
sjsu national school walkout
Though I saw more umbrellas than signs, students and supporters at SJSU joined the rest of the nation in the National School Walkout this morning. I decided to grab my cameras and head downtown to support and capture our part of the movement raising our voices against gun violence.
I found myself in Portola Valley today with my camera and an hour to kill, so I introduced myself to the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve. I was only there for about 45 minutes but the beauty of this place was extremely easy to find. I will definitely be returning.
sonic runway + friends & family
The Sonic Runway is a temporary art installation at San Jose City Hall that ended a few days ago... and reminded me that I needed to post these awesome moments I captured when we took the kids to check it out last month.
self portrait therapy
When life gets to be too much and you start to feel like you're losing touch, a little self portrait session can do wonders - I put my camera on our picnic table, set to capture multiple self-portraits for 5 min., aimed at an old office chair near my son & his balloons - and this is what I got.
Last month I had the pleasure of shooting my very good friends' daughter's Quinceanera - had to share my favorite photos of one of my favorite families on their awesome day - Part 1 of 2
feathers of fury
The Annual Downtown San Jose Pillow Fight! Every year Anna and I dance through feathers and smack people with pillows at this photographers' dream event...
We headed over to SJSU campus to capture some of the last smiles before this lovely young lady got her braces on - "Pre-Braces Portraits" are a thing, right? They should be!
Riley made a joke!!! an awesome moment I had to share :)