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February 7th, 2016 by grant

Went over to visit with Jon & Kathy tonight. More importantly we got to meet Gavin.

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January 30th, 2016 by grant

We haven’t had Princess Koa over for quite some time, so today is the day.

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January 25th, 2016 by grant

We pruned the tree today. Apparently its Humphrey’s favorite tree as he put up a very vocal protest.

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January 3rd, 2016 by grant

Our family holiday parties have changed quite a bit from the past. There is a constant roar of the kids running from room to room shooting each other with laser & fart guns.

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December 28th, 2015 by grant

On vacay this week. The weather was gloomy so rather than post flat color photos, everything gets converted to B&W. I even added some noise on a couple.

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December 28th, 2015 by grant

The tradition continues. Aunty Karen’s rents out Jon’s place for her party.

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After I shot Jasmyn’s foto I handed her my camera…

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December 12th, 2015 by grant

I scheduled a Christmas photoshoot with the Yuen’s. I choose a bridge behind the local shopping center. As usual nothing went as planned & we just went with the flow.

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December 5th, 2015 by grant

Today I had an appointment to shoot Matt, Cait & Ethan.

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November 27th, 2015 by grant

As tradition dictates we celebrated Thanksgiving at Aunty Amy’s house. With 4 boys & 1 more on the way the holidays will become more chaotic than ever.

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November 25th, 2015 by grant

I watched Jon play last Friday in Fremont. I would struggle to explain the experience to anyone. It’s one thing to listen to a CD, but to be there live and witness his speed & accuracy you can’t fully comprehend it. I would give my left arm to have a tenth of this talent… oh wait if I didn’t have a left arm I couldn’t play ukulele.

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November 16th, 2015 by grant

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November 11th, 2015 by grant

It always irritated me having to work on Veteran’s Day, so this year I took the day off. I started off at Golden Gate Cemetery.

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I only shot a few at the Presido Cemetery.

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November 8th, 2015 by grant

I’ve wanted to recreate this photograph from the 60s for a long time. Well since we were all together for Aunty Elaine’s memorial now was the time. Of course no chance my brothers would be there so we had John, Marc & Chimby stand in.

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October 24th, 2015 by grant

This year Noah & Nico went with a Star Wars theme. I was happy to shoot this… well actually it was quite a bit of work. Because it is difficult to predict these kids movement I choose to shoot them individually and composite them into a scene. Of course right in the middle of the shoot Nico decides to remove his head piece.  I had no confidence I could produce anything usable while we were shooting.

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3 composites for Koa, just 2 for Noah and 3 for Nico. Total time including driving 4.5 hrs. In the end I just choose a simple black background, instead of photographing a forest background like I planned. Yes I got lazy.

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October 18th, 2015 by grant

This evening I visited the Palace of Fine Arts. I saw several photoshoots while I was there and was quite shocked to see most of the photographers were not using strobes.

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