Gabriel recently turned one! As part of the celebration, I headed over to Alameda Island to capture a special portrait of the little fella! Gabe was a delight to photograph, showering all of us with smiles and giggles for the whole afternoon. I really enjoyed spending time with the family – Gabe’s Mommy and Daddy – Ashley and Patrick – are fantastic people and great parents. It was easy to see their love for both each other and their son when I was photographing them. Family photography in the San Franciso Bay Area is always fun – there are just so many great locations to visit and neat things to do. Summer evenings are one of the best times to photograph families here in the Bay Area – I love the soft evening light and the warmth of the sun.
**Update! Ashley just wrote a Yelp review about Gabe’s one year photoshoot!
“Jay and his wife are long time friends, so it was natural that we would choose him to shoot our son’s 1 year portraits. However, we didn’t just choose him because he’s a friend, but also because his raw talent for fine art photography is unmatched by the various photographers I have worked with in the past. He also has a dazzling personality and sense of humor that makes any photo shoot a pure joy. His aesthetic is remarkable and he truly captures not only the outer beauty of his subjects, but the inner beauty and personality (especially in his candid shots). I couldn’t recommend Jay more highly, unless I bought a billboard or shouted it from the top of Mt. Tam. :-)”