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Earlier this year, as you may have seen in our last post, we shot an engagement session in San Francisco. We decided that while visiting the West Coast we would make the most of our trip, photographically speaking. So we held a little San Francisco/Yosemite engagement photography giveaway. Our winners: Sarah & Kyle! (check out Sarah’s running blog here) on previous trips to the Bay area we discovered the Marin Headlands, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and thought it the perfect place to contrast with the charm and character of San Francisco for our second shoot on the California Coast. We had a great time hanging out with, and photographing Kyle & Sarah in these gorgeous mountains overlooking San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. We wish them all the best as they look ahead to their 2015 wedding back East. We hope to make it back to the City by the Bay real soon, and are hoping beyond hope that we can cross another photoshoot dream off our wishlist by catching someone’s eye to photograph their Yosemite wedding! If you know someone who fits the bill, or you are that couple, get it touch! Let’s create some real life art together!

 

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This summer has been our busiest yet in terms of work travel. We’re not complaining, getting to see Alaska for the first time and returning to the Bay area (and Yosemite!) were both highlights in a big way!

With their ties to San Francisco, Wes & Tory wanted to have their engagement photo shoot and party there and we were more than happy to tag along. As you can imagine, San Francisco has a virtually unlimited supply of crazy-cool locations to shoot an engagement, and we took advantage of as many as the day allowed. We started at the beautiful Stanford Quad, then made our way to Cliff House & Lands End (also playing around in the Sutro Bath House ruins, as you’ll see in the photos) overlooking the Pacific Ocean and finished up at their engagement party at the ultra cool Waterbar. We had such a great time spending the day with these guys, can’t wait for their wedding next month at Castle in the Clouds!
If anyone planning a San Francisco wedding or even a wedding or elopement in Yosemite or Napa Valley happens to stumble across this blog post and you like what you see, hit us up! We would love to return for a wedding, elopement or even another engagement session. Let’s talk! In the meantime, here’s what we can do with a handsome couple in love and the run of Sanfran…

 

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  • September 20, 2014 - 5:42 am

    Mindy - Love these two!!! We can’t wait for their wedding in a couple of weeks!!! Look forward to working with you guys again!!! Amazing photos Kerry & Taylor!!ReplyCancel

Alaska, the last great American frontier. Been on our bucket list for long time. We’re very grateful for Rob & Amanda having us up to photograph their Alaskan wedding! It was an adventure, for sure. Alaska was amazing as was photographing an Alaskan wedding… Stay tuned for our upcoming coming post on more adventures in the great white north. We hope we can return and again count ourselves among other Alaskan wedding photographers in the very near future!

 

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  • September 10, 2014 - 8:41 pm

    Rob - Awesome! These are great, Amanda and I can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

So, a couple weeks back we shot our first wedding of the 2014 season in Long Island, NY. This trip was the first leg of 3 trips in 3 months to 3 very diverse locations. To kick things off, we thought we’d share some imagery we captured in and around New York City including the borough of Brooklyn. These images might be of interest to some because they are all (GEARHEAD ALERT! Not a gearhead? Skip down to the next paragraph), 1. Taken with a Fujifilm X-E2 paired with Fuji’s X mount 18mm f/2.8 lens (Fujifilm’s X Series cameras crop factor of 1.5 makes this essentially a 27mm focal length), and 2. processed with Visual Supply Co’s brand new #05 Archetype Films Collection for Fuji. We use VSCO Film presets for most of our post processing and love this newest Archetype set. Anyway…

Next month, we’re off to Alaska to shoot Rob & Amanda’s Alaskan wedding in Girdwood, AK! (view their New England engagement session) And yes we are positively GIDDY WITH EXCITEMENT about this one folks, not gonna lie!! Alaska has been on both our “bucket lists” for a long time and to shoot a wedding in Alaska, well that’s just off the charts! In July, we head back out to the West Coast and one of our favorite hangouts, San Francisco to shoot Tory & Wes’s engagment session. Hoping to score a couple days in Yosemite, but we shall see.

A super exciting and busy summer in store for Birch Blaze, to be sure! We do want to make the most of our travels, so besides drinking in the breathtaking beauty of our surrounds we are hoping to photograph some amazing folks along the way. If you or someone you know will be in the area of Anchorage, Girdwood, Homer or Paxson, Alaska, or the Bay area, California, please let us know and we can create some amazing images to document a slice of your life!

Below are some “street shots” of our recent visit to NYC and included are photographs from Central Park, the East Village, Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Little Italy. Our little Fujifilm X-E2 rental helped us capture the bright lights, big city vibe. It’s a great little street photography camera with beautiful color rendering. I think we may jump up to the X-E2’s big(ger) brother, the X-T1 as our stealthy walk-around camera for it’s added features. See you on the road (we hope!)…

 

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