Berkeley Hillel’s Renovation Groundbreaking Event

Berkeley Hillel, is one of the centers of UC Berkeley’s Jewish life. Almost 2,000 students enjoy weekly get-togethers, Shabbat dinners, High Holy Day services and retreats. Lehrhaus Judaica also housed many of its programs for the greater community at Hillel.  For the next year, activities will be held in locations other than its Bancroft Way home. Hillel is undergoing […]

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3 Favorite East Bay Locations for Family Portraits

The East Bay is a gold mine of beautiful parks and outdoor locations for family and business portraits. Family photographers like myself tend to like and go to their favorite locations as they know the light and colors of the locations during particular times of day and during different seasons. While I love to try new […]

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UC Berkeley Wedding // Ann and Larry

Larry and Ann were married under a chupah at the beautiful UC Berkeley Faculty Club surrounded by their friends and family.   Rabbi SaraLeya Schley led a beautiful and spiritual ketubah signing service followed by the wedding blessings and vows under the chuppah on the Faculty Glade lawn.  Signing of the handmade chuppah. Ann circled Larry then Larry […]

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Mitzvah Photography — 3 Benefits to an Announcement Photo Session

As part of my bar and bat mitzvah packages I offer a complimentary Announcement Photo session in the months preceding the mitzvah. Like a wedding Engagement photo session, these Announcement sessions in that it serves 3 major purposes for bat/mitzvah and their family.

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Tips for Child Actor Headshot Photos

Here are some tips for stage-parents who are planning their child’s acting headshots photo session. Headshots are critical for an actor. It’s their first step to getting an audition as casting directors and agents go through so many looking for the right fit for the part. A professional photographer knows how to create a portrait with great lighting, posing and background.

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Unique High-end Business and Corporate Headshots need a Skilled Photographer

I know everyone thinks it’s easy to take a business headshot but let me tell you, sometimes it takes a professional photographer with a lot of knowledge and skill to make it happen. Yesterday I was preparing to photograph a realtor for her new marketing material headshots. The graphic designer requested a portrait with depth, […]

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Summer of Love Engagement Photos at SF de Young Museum

It’s the Summer of Love for Elise and Nick as their wedding will be this summer. For a little fun, I took their engagement photos at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.  Currently there is an exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. The outside of the museum is decorated […]

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Business Portraits–USE Credit Union Headshots for Creative Advertising

Effective Business Portraits don’t have to be boring! USE Credit Union is no ordinary lending institution and they don’t want ordinary, run-of-the-mill advertising photos for their advertising. Unlike the mega-banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America, USE Credit Union, with offices in Berkeley, is a friendly institution who pride themselves on outstanding customer service and […]

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