Industrial Chic Wedding Bok Building

Industrial Chic Wedding Bok Building – Eliza & Dirk

Eliza & Dirk had the distinct pleasure of walking from their home in their South Philadelphia neighborhood to their wedding venue, The Bok Building. Part of the vision for the day, as far as photography, was a walk through the neighborhood with bridal portraits in front of Eliza & Dirk’s favorite murals. We got lucky, and happened upon an Italian street festival, replete with red white and green pendants strung across the street. Philadelphia is a city of hidden magic on tiny alleys, and we found that magic again and again as the day unfolded.

Eliza is an urban planner, Dirk a geographer, so it was apt that the backdrop for their wedding was a view of the city grid of Philadelphia from above. The florals were fantastic. I love the arrangement at the altar with the city peeking through beyond. Post-industrial splendour exploding with flowers!

Sometimes as I photograph a wedding I pick up on a subtle dynamic I didn’t see coming. On their wedding day, from getting ready, through the ceremony, into toasts, I was struck by what an exceptionally strong chosen family Eliza & Dirk have cultivated, and now cherish.

Let’s also not forget that there was an astronaut in attendance, and he made every photo he graced with his presence ten times better.

I could write volumes, but these photos!! I won’t keep them from you any longer.

Photography : Hazelphoto
Wedding attire : Sarah Seven, Taylor Stitch
Florist : Vault & Vine
Makeup : JKo Beauty
Rings : Bario Neal
Invitations : Egg Press

Classic Church and Topsail Tent Wedding – Jocelyn and Tom

Classic Church and Topsail Tent Wedding – Jocelyn and Tom

The story of how it came to be that I photographed Jocelyn and Tom’s wedding is on the complicated side of things. Jocelyn reached out to see if I was available to photograph her wedding on the Sunday of Memorial Day. She is an incredible storyteller, and went into detail in her initial query about the history of her grandma and grandpa’s house where the reception would be held. The house actually had it’s 300th birthday this year. There was a fabled apple tree, apple pies, peach jam, and a grapevine Robert Frost had written a poem about. Jocelyn and Tom were high school sweethearts at Exeter where they both rowed on the crew team. Very sad for me! I was booked Sunday, but I was available Saturday, so I cheekily suggested they change the date of the wedding to Saturday.

 

By mere chance, or some celestial tinkering, Jocelyn and Tom changed their wedding date to Saturday, and booked me as their photographer! I anticipated the wedding with excitement all year long, and when it finally came to pass, it did not disappoint.

 

The wedding was a classic. It started in the Exeter church, and ended with joyous dancing under a topsail tent. The thing that struck me most about their wedding was how right it felt. They were surrounded by family and friends who could see with great clarity how happy Jocelyn and Tom made each other and what an incredible match the two made. Each, in their own right, is a force to be reckoned with, but together, they are indomitable. Woe to anyone who should impede their path. They had their first look on a worn marble staircase at Phillips Exeter Academy where they had first met and forged their connection. I made couples portraits of the two down at the Exeter Boathouse, the site of their first date! I could go on and on about the wonders of their wedding… Thank you again for being so lovely to work with, Jocelyn and Tom.

 

Many many thanks to the talented Cara Brostrom for coming on as a 2nd photographer.

 

Sitting Bride Groom Portrait San Francisco Wedding Photographer

 

Bride’s Dress: Amsale from The White Gown

Groom’s suit: Custom made by the Black Lapel

Florist: Cymbidium Floral

DJ and/or band: DJ Jodi Entertainment

Catering: Stone Oven Catering and Las Olas

Invitations: Crane & Co


San Francisco Professional Headshots

San Francisco Professional Headshots

The job market is hyper competitive in San Francisco. Professional headshots can give an entrepreneur, a consultant, a writer, or somebody who is just on the job hunt the competitive edge.

What does it mean to make a professional headshot?

Is there something really so different from using an iphone picture?

The answer is absolutely yes!

In our digital age of facebook, twitter, and instagram feeds, we are overwhelmed with an unending stream of information to the point of fatigue. The easiest way to contact a potential employer or client is by email, but email is extraordinarily impersonal. There is no voice, no face, no body language. Have you ever noticed how very easy it is not to respond to email? A well executed professional headshot as a profile picture with email or on LinkedIn or Twitter can make the person on the other side of the message feel like they know and understand you when you have never met. A poorly executed headshot can make you look sloppy and unprofessional.

At Hazel Photo we make headshots with precise natural light techniques, and with naturalistic flash, both indoors and outdoors, for instance, at Embarcadero in San Francisco. Professional headshots with Hazel Photo are different because we pay attention to the details. We find the most flattering angles. We coach our clients into natural inviting expressions, even when they are camera shy. We use light modifiers to bring appealing dimensionality to the faces of our subjects. Photographs without professional lighting can end up feeling impersonal. Our use of light, makes for a more dynamic and engaging portrait that will help you to connect to people you have never met, and open up doors that didn’t seem openable previously.

boss lady San Francisco Professional Headshots - Hazel Photo

San Francisco Professional Headshots - Hazel Photo

Natural light San Francisco Professional Headshots - Hazel Photo

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San Francisco Professional Headshots - Hazel Photo

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Journalist San Francisco Professional Headshots - Hazel Photo

Boss Lady San Francisco Professional Headshots - Hazel Photo

 

 

 

 

 


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