I haven’t made the official announcement but we (meaning me, my family and the business) are now officially based in Oakland. YAY. We will miss everybody back in Fremont/Union City but it’s time we moved on. Besides, we are only 20 miles away.
It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions buying our dream house on a hill (ok, hillside – we still got a breathtaking view of the Bay) for the past two months but all our hard work has finally handed us our sweet reward. Our VERY OWN house. I can put up frames wherever I want to now. I can paint the walls. And best of all, I will have my very own shooting space to serve my friends, family and clients better! The Photograffiti studios, now under renovation – to be unveiled soon!
The studio won’t build itself and it will take some time, tears and sweat for that to actually happen. So in the interim, I continue to utilitize the natural backdrops the gorgeous Bay Area has to offer. And lucky me – we discovered this beautiful venue for this Oakland-native family’s session, Joaquin Miller Park. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to photograph. I had all the elements to make it work – warm weather, a beautiful family and nature around me. It had waterfalls, trees, a fountain and these beautiful stone steps. It was quite a work-out running after Ben and Rachel but I think the session yielded some awesome photos.