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Brazil Trip to Rio de Janeiro

For the past year and a half I have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It has already been a life changing journey. I just recently returned from a trip to Brazil with my coach Romulo Melo and other teammates from the gym. 

 The Romulo Melo team training at Gracie Tijuca

The Romulo Melo team training at Gracie Tijuca

The trip was an incredible experience. I got to combine multiple passions of mine into one experience. Training Jiu-Jitsu in the evenings at Gracie Tijuca left us the daytime to explore the beautiful city of Rio and capture landscape photographs of it stunning landscapes. 

 Copacabana Beach with Sugar Loaf in the distance

Copacabana Beach with Sugar Loaf in the distance

 Ipanema Beach and Two Brothers Mountain

Ipanema Beach and Two Brothers Mountain

My favorite views of the city came from the top of Sugar Loaf. At 1,299 feet tall it is the perfect place to view the city at sunset. Looking west you can see the city tucked into the mountains and the famous beaches and ocean and of course standing tall above the city is the world famous Christ the Redeemer statue! 

 Sugar Loaf from Red Beach 

Sugar Loaf from Red Beach 

 Rio from the top of Sugar Loaf

Rio from the top of Sugar Loaf

 Enjoying the sunset from the Sugar Loaf observation deck

Enjoying the sunset from the Sugar Loaf observation deck

 Sunset from Sugar Loaf

Sunset from Sugar Loaf

 Christ the Redeemer as the sun sets

Christ the Redeemer as the sun sets

Too see more of the trip you can check out my friends video recap: How to Have the Perfect Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Vacation

Yosemite Valley - Panorama

I always find that certain places are too spectacular to capture in a single photograph. In these cases it becomes time to stitch together a panoramic photograph. This past January I was in Yosemite Valley early in the morning trying to capture some great shots. I started up at the Tunnel View but the fog was to thick for anything to be seen clearly.

I decided to drive back down into the valley and give the sun a little more time to rise. While driving through the valley the sun began to burn away the fog, making it look like the mountains where steaming. The effect was incredible and I feel this shot does a good job of capturing the morning magic!

 

Coin-Operated

Last Wednesday I shot another event. This time it was about using sales compensation as a growth accelerant. The conversation was very interesting, it is always nice to be able to learn on the job. 

More images from the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.966137416754611.1073741844.143600602341634&type=3 

Pre-Crunchies Cocktail Party

For the third year in a row, I had the opportunity to photograph the Pre-Crunchies cocktail party for Menlo Ventures. It was a great event and always exciting to hear about the crazy new ideas people have. 

You can see the rest of the images from the event here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.966137416754611.1073741844.143600602341634&type=3

Congratulations to Corey & Melissa

Really excited to have a wedding that Torrey & I photographed on Maui's Angels website. It was an amazing opportunity to travel to a beautiful place and share an amazing week with this awesome couple!

If you are interested in taking a look you can check it out here: 

http://mauisangelsweddings.com/index.php/mauka-lani-estate-maui-wedding-planner-2/

 

Real Estate Photography - Bayshore

Had a blast getting up this morning and shooting sunrise from the Bayshore area of San Francisco, right by where Candlestick used to be. Always a pleasure to get up early and be treated to a beautiful sunrise when you wake up early!


Retirement Party

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! This Saturday I had the opportunity to photograph a great event! The retirement party for H. DuBose Montgomery. DuBose was a founder of Menlo Ventures in 1976, and for almost 40 years has led many of Menlo's investments in the medical and information technology sectors. 

The evening concluded with a great performance by the Unauthorized Rolling Stones with Rudy Colombini!


ZeeMee Retreat #DOYOUZEEMEENOW ?????

Yesterday I had the great opportunity to work with ZeeMee. If you've never heard of ZeeMee you should check them out at https://www.zeemee.com/

They are trying to help students get seen and change the way kids apply to college! I have been working with them closely for the past year and the passion and energy they have is truly exciting. Cannot wait to see what they have in store for 2016 and the future!

If your looking for event coverage and/or head shots please contact me


Amazing Weekend in Yosemite

 Thank you Torrey Fox @TORREYFOXPHOTOGRAPHY for the amazing photo

Thank you Torrey Fox @TORREYFOXPHOTOGRAPHY for the amazing photo

Just got back from a long weekend in Yosemite Valley. Had the special opportunity of being able to stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel before they change the name :(

Friday morning during the trip was really special. The morning started out foggy & cold but as the sun came up it began to burn away the fog making it look like steam was burning away on the mountains. 

I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as much as I did taking them.