Tag: San Francisco

First Day of Spring with Ashley Chloe

First Day of Spring with Ashley Chloe

This was one of my favorite sets I shot with Ashley Chloe for her spring looks during my visit to San Francisco. Nothing says “Spring” like the glowing sunlight, florals, and lace! We shot this around Pacific Heights, the SF neighborhood with the nicest views 

Erica Luo | Maiden Lane

Erica Luo | Maiden Lane

Whenever I’m back in SF, I always hit up one of my fav SF bloggers, Erica Luo @ericaluoo. Of course, by default, we always end up at Maiden Lane, one of my favorite spots to shoot in San Francisco. I just love that it’s so 

5 Amazing Spots to Shoot in San Francisco

5 Amazing Spots to Shoot in San Francisco

The other day, someone asked me where some of the best spots to do photoshoots in San Francisco. I thought of all the spots I’ve shot in SF, and there were several that I always go back to for shoots time and time again. So if you are new to SF or just looking for other spots to do photoshoots, hope you find this list helpful!

Maiden Lane: Maiden Lane (and surrounding blocks) is one of the prettiest areas in SF that you’ll ever visit. It’s a nice two-block long alleyway that places you away from the crazy tourist paths and allows you to have that city/downtown feel. You could say it’s like a cross between NYC and Europe. Always be aware of your surroundings and your belongings, one of my blogger friends got her bag stolen while she was shooting with another photographer. The surrounding corners also are very photogenic too with the luxury retail stores on hand. Photos with Jackie @lovefromjackie.

Yerba Buena Gardens: YBG has been my go-to spot in SF for the last 5 years. There are so many shooting options to choose from! You can get the downtown/city feel, and boho/garden/park settings! The best part: not that many tourists and hobos that will get in your way/shots! Here are photos from my shoot with Brittney @missxbo!

Potrero Hill: Has the best selection of grey / monochrome walls. It is perfect for those looking for an industrial setting. It is way better than shooting in the Mission District – less people, less hobos, and more parking spots! Photos with Catherine @venustraphobic.

Oh and if you actually go to the hills part of Potrero Hill, there’s a killer view on 20th and Wisconsin. Be sure to go on sunrise or sunset, and hope there isn’t fog! Here is Rachel @rachelvogttrends for her birthday shoot!

Embarcadero / Ferry Building: You can get that classic San Francisco look at the Ferry Building. The inside is also very fun and nice to shoot with all the local artisan shops as well. Just a heads up: tourists and hobos that will get in your way. So avoid shooting there on super touristy days (holidays and weekends). Photos with Ariana Lauren @arianalauren.

101 California: It’s a perfect blend of City Garden and Downtown in the heart of the Financial District. Avoid shooting there during rush hours. It’s practically empty during the weekends and holidays.

Photos with Catherine @venustraphobic.

Hope you found this blog post helpful!

 

 

Victoria Ly | Loading Docks

Victoria Ly | Loading Docks

I had another shoot with Victoria Ly (@victorialamode) a few weeks ago. This time around, something was different about Victoria. She had more positive energy, sex appeal, and confidence in front of the camera compared to our first shoot. She was nailing down her poses 

Lucky Rice San Francisco Feast

Lucky Rice San Francisco Feast

Last Friday, I attended the Lucky Rice San Francisco Feast held at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco’s Financial District. It was hosted by my dear friend Chef Kathy Fang of Fang Restaurant (you have to check out her restaurant someday). She invited me and 

Catherine Pham | Summer Time

Catherine Pham | Summer Time

Here’s one of my favorite photoshoots with Catherine Pham (@venustraphobic) from the past week. We shot this around Potrero right near my old workplace (Charlotte Russe). Shooting around Potrero always reminds me of my days at CR. I love the monochrome walls and the colors around the area. Her top is from Love Culture, maxi skirt from Tobi. Be sure to check out her blog post for more details: Double Slit.
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Be sure to follow her on Fyuse: @venustraphobic.

Barbora Ondrackova | Fashion In My Soul

Barbora Ondrackova | Fashion In My Soul

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot with Czech fashion blogger Barbora Ondrackova during her visit to San Francisco a couple of days ago. I love that I live in a city where I get to meet many fashion travelers such as Barbora. We shot