Tag Archives: Berkeley

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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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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Congregation Beth El Gala Event Photos

Yet again, Berkeley’s Congregation Beth El completed a roaringly successful fundraiser. This year year’s theme was “The Great Klasky” turning the social hall into a 1920’s Speakeasy replete with strong adult beverages, women in flapper dresses and others wearing snappy hats. Money raised will be used for youth programs including scholarships for Camp Kee Tov (without […]

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Family Gathers for Christmas & Portraits

Lynn’s family gathered at her Berkeley Hills house for Christmas and she wanted to treat them to a family portrait session.  In attendance were Lynn, her nephew, his wife and their two young kids and his two older children.  It was just after Christmas so the tree was up and the 4 year-old son had plenty […]

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Dr Scott Phillips, Berkeley Chiropractor Headshots

Meet one of my recent business headshot clients, Dr. Scott Phillips. Chiropractor Dr Scott Phillips is one of Berkeley’s true finds. He uses Directional Non-Force Technique for his adjustments. Unlike the typical “cracking” and “pushing” forms of chiropractic medicine, his light-touch technique felt like he was just touching or gently swiping my skin to make the alignments.  I’m very […]

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Child Education Center Family Portrait Sessions

Child Education Center, CEC, families in Berkeley and Alameda and their friends are invited to take advantage of a Holiday Family Portrait Special offering. I have set aside Saturday December 4 and Sunday December 10 to CEC for Limited Edition Family Portraits.  These short sessions–ranging from 10-30 minutes–are perfect for families of young children who want to capture this […]

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Candidate photos for Sophie Hahn, Berkeley City Council

I’ve known Sophie Hahn for many years as a family portrait client, an involved parent in Berkeley School issues and as a candidate for City Council.  Over the years I’ve known her to be interested in the city and the community around issues like the environment, equality and development. When Sophie Hahn threw her hat […]

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Berkeley Business Portraits–Carol Fabretti of Shoes on Solano

Having a portrait studio on Solano Ave. in Berkeley allows me an easy opportunity to meet my neighboring business owners. The other day I had the pleasure of photographing Carol Fabretti, owner of Shoes on Solano.  Shoes on Solano is a successful fashion shoe store that has anchored the block for many years. They just […]

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