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Tulum Castillo in the distance

Capturing Timeless Moments: A Journey through Tulum’s Ancient Ruins

Embark on a journey through Tulum’s ancient ruins, where history meets breathtaking landscapes. Join us as we unveil the past of this once-flourishing Mayan civilization, offering travel tips and insider insights. Explore the gallery for captivating prints or book a session to immortalize your family’s story amidst the timeless beauty of Tulum.

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Photography of Bodega bay, California seaside

Escape the Summer Heat: A Visual Tour of Bodega Bay, San Francisco Bay Area’s Coastal Gem

If you are in the Bay Area or Sacramento and are seeking to escape the summer heat and cool off, while enjoying some coastal views and delicious oysters then my recommendation is to head to Bodega Bay.

Enjoy the views of the San Francisco skyline as you cross the iconic Richmond Bridge, where you will embark on an adventure that includes scenic coastlines, delicious lunch, and a visit to the Potter schoolhouse, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film “The Birds.” We’ll end our day with a breathtaking spectacle of fog rolling in from San Francisco, creating a mystical ambiance over the water. So get your playlist ready for the 2 hour journey to Bodega Bay!

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Unleashing Women Power at Battle Under the Stars Strongman Competition

You know when you go to a sporting event and you can FEEL the energy and excitement the minute you walk through the door and at the end of the night there’s always the spectators that are super excited that their team won, and then there are those that are so sad and bummed out and they drag you down? THIS EVENT was not like that. The energy and happiness only grew as the day went on and at the end everyone was excited about what they had accomplished and even more excited about what they witnessed. Every single one of the women competitors WON and accomplished something that day.

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3 Tips to help you make a great first impression with branding portraits

San Francisco Bay Area, California | Branding portraits Branding portraits is a term used to describe a more relaxed natural style of headshot. A branding portrait shows off your personality, they can be taken indoors or outdoors and many times look like a magazine shoot. However for a profile picture sized at 400 x 400 pixels a non-distracting background and a focus on your face works best.  Here are some examples of images that work great as a profile picture. They are all friendly and welcoming. Are you ready for your headshot? But wondering how to look and feel your best? Keep reading for my 3 top tips to ensure you come away with a great headshot you will be happy with.  Top 3 tips to take a great new headshot Tip 1:  Wear clothes you are comfortable in. I’m not talking your Thanksgiving night stretchy pants or sweats, nor that 20

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5 Tips to take great holiday portraits of your children

San Francisco Bay Area, California | Family portraits Holiday portraits sneak up on us each year and as much as we vow to book a family portrait session early it falls off our to-do list. I totally get it!  There are so many other priorities and especially with this weird covid-flu season. But don’t worry- You can take great portraits of your children and have your cards printed in time!  This week is a perfect opportunity to capture some great photos of you children, and possibly with a few loved ones. After all Thanksgiving dinner is a time to gather and depending on where you live the leaves outside could make for a beautiful; Fall portrait session of your kids.    Here are 5 tips to take great holiday portraits of your children for some last minute holiday cards. Tip 1:  The best time to take your children’s portraits. I find

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Deadlift and Truck pull charity event to fight cancer

Manteca, California | Event photography I am lucky to be able to give back to the community through my event photography and even luckier to know people who put on awesome events to raise funds for great causes like the fight against cancer. The community really came together for this event to participate, volunteer and have fun. Be sure to read all the way to the end to watch the Strong-boys and Strong-girls as they lead the race to becoming the next generation of Strongmen and Strongwomen competitors.  Pulln’ 4You raises funds that help support  different Cancer organizations by putting on Strongman events, learn more by following the Pullin’ 4You IG account.  The day started out with a Deadlift that went up as high as 650 pounds. It was so fun watching everyone step up to see how much they could lift. For me personally, I was super stoked to see a

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A million years ago I met up with this family for portraits.  I love love love shooting their portraits each year and watching this little

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Unleashing Women Power at Battle Under the Stars Strongman Competition

You know when you go to a sporting event and you can FEEL the energy and excitement the minute you walk through the door and at the end of the night there’s always the spectators that are super excited that their team won, and then there are those that are so sad and bummed out and they drag you down? THIS EVENT was not like that. The energy and happiness only grew as the day went on and at the end everyone was excited about what they had accomplished and even more excited about what they witnessed. Every single one of the women competitors WON and accomplished something that day.

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Startup Bus 2011

Did you follow the Startup bus? Six buses arrived in Austin, Texas at SXSW (South by Southwest) and popped into Vast.com as the first of

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