Angie Crabtree | Melrose Pop-up Show

We have been working with Angie Crabtree to capture the process of her preparing for her first pop-up exhibition. The video below is being used to promote the event with a longer mini documentary to be released upon opening of the show. The exhibition is open July 4th - July 28th and the gallery is located on Melrose in West Hollywood and will have 20+ new original gemstone paintings, limited edition prints, phone cases, and jewels to try on from California-based designers.

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Laura & Louis' SFMOMA Wedding Photography and Film Preview

Congratulations to Louis and Laura on their sophisticated spring wedding at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in downtown San Francisco, CA! Their unique aesthetic vision was brought to life by a veritable dream team of passionate and talented local vendors. Andy Carretto, Associate Photographer, led the photography crew and Ric Grover and Rose Sniatowski led the filmmaking team. Enjoy the preview below with more details to follow in full blog post to come.

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Laura & Louis' California Academy of Sciences Engagement Photography

After Laura and Louis’ unique proposal, we were excited to plan their engagement photography. Associate photographer, Andy Carretto, captured this session and it was a wonderful opportunity for everybody to get to know each other. With Laura’s love of plants and animals and Louis’ love of science and indoors, the California Academy of Sciences was the obvious choice.

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World of Connections Conference Films

NGP Capital's 2018 World of Connections conference was held at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco. We had a team of four videographers for this event and created several types of video content, including a highlight video, full edits the stage programs, and a separate interview room set up throughout the event. The interviews took place between NGP Capital partners and the CEO’s and founders for companies they have been investing in. It was an extremely interesting event and we really enjoyed the whole process.

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Kelly & John's Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography

Kelly and John chose Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Sugar Pine State Park for their summer wedding. They were drawn to Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty and were excited to share this experience with family and friends. Kelly and John prepared for the day in cabins near the park with their families. John wore an elegant tux and Kelly wore the Lena Medoyeff Patricia down. I loved the simplicity of the lakeside ceremony with white chairs and white rose petals as the only ceremony decor. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed carefully selected wine by John and catering from Magic Mountain catering before dancing under the stars.

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Joseph & Felicity's Baker Beach Proposal Photography

For this proposal, Joseph told felicity he was planning a portrait session for them which was our perfect cover. We arrived at Baker Beach just before sunset, which is a location they have a strong connection with. After a few portraits around the beach, Joseph got down on one knee and popped the question. After a very enthusiastic yes, the evening was ended with a champagne toast at sunset!

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Laura & Louis' San Francisco Proposal Photography

Laura and Louis are dear friends of mine who’s intimate proposal I had the pleasure of photographing. Laura’s intentions going into this moment was that it felt comfortable, personal, and celebrated the special elements of their partnership. She decided to propose in their plant filled, San Francisco penthouse apartment with a twine promise knot presented in a hand crafted, glass ring box.

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Catherine + Brandon's Fairview Crystal Springs Wedding Film

Catherine and Brandon chose Fairview Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame for their wedding, taking a bit of a risk because it was going under a remodel until right before their wedding. The risk paid off and the remodel turned out beautifully! The ceremony site and and reception space both have incredible views of Crystal Springs Reservoir, and guests enjoyed sunset from the reception deck.

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Meryl & Brock's Temescal Brewing Wedding Photography

Meryl and Brock wed at their favorite local brewery, Temescal Brewing, in Oakland. Meryl is an accomplished neon artist and Brock is a fantastic photographer, so it goes with out saying their wedding was full of creative and personal touches, including a custom neon sign embedded in an incredible floral wall by The Floral Times. A dear friend officiated, and after several loving and tearful toasts they danced away into the night surrounded by friends and family!

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Spark Capital 2018 CEO Summit Film

Spark Capital’s 2018 CEO Summit was held at The Pearl in San Francisco and the event design was done by the incredible Recess Events who always create unique and memorable events. The incredible lineup of speakers featured in the highlight video include Bozoma Saint John, (former) Chief Brand Officer at Uber, in conversation with Megan Quinn. Pascal Rigo, Founder of La Boulange, gives a Keynote and Spencer Stone in conversation with Alex Finkelstein.

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Kelly & John's Claremont Canyon Engagement Photography

Since Kelly and John are planning a Tahoe destination wedding, we chose a location close to their home for their engagement photography session. Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, where they often hike, was the perfect backdrop for our afternoon session. We enjoyed clear views of San Francisco, beautiful paths through the trees, and were surprised by a large group of goats!

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Colleen & Patrick's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Wedding Photography

Colleen and Patrick started their day at Fairmont San Jose, getting ready with friends and family. Their wedding ceremony took place at the nearby Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, one of the most unique venues I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Colleen and Patrick embraced the venue's unique atmosphere, with minimal decor and tropical foliage. They described the vibe as ‘tropical desert chic’ which I think was certainly accomplished.

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Baiyang Qiu | Artist Portrait

Baiyang Qiu is an incredible jewelry artist who I had the pleasure of photographing in her Milpitas studio. Her jewelry is created with extremely fine gauge wire of high karat gold and platinum and watching her work with these materials was very interesting. I encourage you to visit her site below and see her beautiful work for yourself.

www.baiyangjewelry.com

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Danelle & Jared's Truckee Engagement Photography

Danelle and Jared chose their family cabin in Truckee for their engagement photography and we walked along the same nearby trail where Jared proposed! It was such a treat to be in this woodsy town near Tahoe and I always love photographing couples in environments meaningful to them.

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Emily & Matt's Ralston White Retreat Wedding Photography

Emily and Matt's Ralston White Retreat wedding was an elegant spring celebration. They shared a traditional Chinese tea ceremony with their families in between an emotional first look and their western ceremony. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the front lawn before dining on a delicious paella dinner al fresco. The evening ended with a beautiful and delicious cake made by Matt, joyful dancing, and a firework exit!

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