Yes - have camera, will travel. While I'm based out of New York City (Brooklyn), I have traveled far and wide to such places as New Orleans, Amsterdam, Boston, etc. to capture memories, smiles and create family archives. Solana's location was as spectacular as she is. I love how beautiful and classic she looks in this first portrait, as if it was stolen out of time, which is a perfect tie in with the venue where she had her Bat Mitzvah bash - the amazing eye candy of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
I have had the immense pleasure of working with this extended family before by photographing Frances & Spencer's B'nai Mitzvah in New York and Lucy's Bat Mitzvah in Boston. I can hardly wait for everyone to start getting married! (Of course I'm sure their parents are perfectly happy to wait.) Solana was great fun to work with and everyone had a fantastic time, it was really beautiful to see everyone again and watch the young adults get older. Mazel Tov Solana! Special thanks to the wondrous Julia Newman for being my second shooter and to finding all the little treats of San Fran - such as the delicious, fresh and vividly-flavored ice cream we scooped up at Humphry Slocombe.
Slide show: Click here for the show
Venue: The Moss room at the California Academy of Sciences
Temple: Congregation Beth Sholom