V's First Birthday | Children's Events | Willows Event Venue in Vallejo, CA

What I absolutely adore about photographing children's events are the colorful decorations, dedicated parents putting on a great party, and kid stuff that kids do. I love capturing moments (cliche, yes, there's a reason) and this birthday was no different. I have been building myself as a children's birthday photographer, and I very much enjoy attending them as a photographer.

This past July, I covered this first birthday party with a carnival-theme. The venue was at Willows Event Venue, and its naturally-lit windows are ever gorgeous. Parties that are heavily themed and ladened with decorations, goodie bags and a nice cake make for a wonderful time shooting birthday details! In the outdoor area, there was a bouncehouse and a fishing game involving a swimming tub that our birthday girl got very obsessed with! Little Miss V also had a cake for smashing, but she preferred to dip her toes in it instead.

Check out my favorite selections from this birthday. I especially love the birthday girl's curiousity and adventures with the swimming tub.

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Sunday Streets | Photobooth | San Francisco, CA

We set up a mobile version of the PEPbooth, made to serve an outdoor street event such as Sunday Streets. This was from this past Sunday, located in the Mission (on Valencia to be exact).

Thank you to Beth of Livable City for having us at Sunday Streets, and the folks at Natural Resources for letting us use their electrical outlet to make this photobooth happen.

It is always a fun time at Sunday Streets! Enjoy the photos! Click the photo below to view the gallery.

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V Family Photos | Portraits | Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA

Last July, I was asked on a last minute to take portraits for this family who is based in SoCal, and was meeting in San Francisco with other family members who were returning from overseas deployment. You can say it's a reunion (because it was), and these photos were capturing them as a mostly complete family. One member was not able to join them, unfortunately, but this was the most complete they were. I jumped on the opportunity since this was a personal referral, and I couldn't say "no" to folks travelling long ways just to have their photos taken.

It was decided to have the photos done at one of my favorite spots, Palace of Fine Arts. Yes it was crowded with tourists and locals, and the dome was even closed off for a wedding. With a number of family this big, we only had time to pick out a few areas to take photos, but I think we were able to get memorable images!

Here are a few of my personal selections:

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Abhiram and Anirudh's Birthday | Children's Events | Peacock Indian Cuisine, Fremont, CA

The day after operating our photobooth at a school dance, I headed over to Fremont to cover twin boys' birthday. The decorative details were very festive for toddler twins, and the jungle theme with choice of colorful balloons offered a very child-friendly vibe. The Cat in the Hat was present for some magic, balloons and facepainting. It was a very colorful party to say the least.

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Neighborhood Car Show | Event Photography | San Jose, CA

Egan had his first solo assignment with this event last June 21, while I was away for a TFC event in Toronto that weekend. This event was a fun car show hosted by the Chevitos Car Club, featuring the classics! The details on these vehicles are one of a kind. Other attractions were classic rides of different kinds! 

This was a benefit fundraiser for the Santa Clara County Fatherhood Collaborative. Such a great idea for a dad event. Click the photo below to open the gallery!

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A Night To Remember - Grad Dance | Photobooth | Pollicita Middle School, Daly City, CA

We set up the PEPbooth at Pollicita Middle School's grad dance officially titled "A Night To Remember." Students totally enjoy having their photos taken and bringing home their print copies. And we enjoy doing this for them :) It was a green screen set up with one of the many vantage points of San Francisco's skyline. Click on the photo below to open the gallery.

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East Oakland Community Playdate | Photobooth | Youth UPRising Skate Park, Oakland, CA

The East Oakland Community Playdate was a community event organized by my friend Stephanie. She had been doing this for the past 3 years to provide a safe and positive play area for the children of her community in East Oakland every first Saturday of the month. A band would perform, children would be playing, and parents enjoyed the support and good vibes of having this event. Well, the time had come that the playdate needed to rest, but I'm sure there will be other great projects coming from Stephanie in the coming future. This was yet another fun event to have the photobooth setup at. It's safe to say everyone enjoyed having their photo taken and having a print to take home. Click the photo below to view the gallery!

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