Engaging Community Through Portraiture

At the crack of dawn, before the 4th of July parade, Redwood City locals were ready to unfold chairs at 12:00AM along the parade route. Erin Ashford and her business partner went around and checked out all the styles of chairs, pop-up tents, bbq’s, coolers with rope

F50 – Founder World

F50 is a “venture capital syndication platform funding the next generation of startups.” I was hired to capture the speakers and all the energy surrounding the event at San Francisco’s Pier 27 for Founder World. “What is it about cats? They never get old,” t-shirt owner said.

San Francisco Pride 2015

“Look at you, unbelievably, brilliant beautiful you.” 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The theme is “Equality Without Exception.”

Oktoberfest in Redwood City

Just a few blocks from my photography studio was Redwood City’s authentic version of Munichs’ Oktoberfest. Over half of the guests were wearing lederhosen and as an entry gift you received a glass beer stein for all your refills. We ate brats with sauerkraut, huge braided pretzels

201 Marshall – Grand Opening Celebration

Well, it’s official! We at 201 Marshall had our grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate our beautiful new building that is now fully inhabited. I’m excited to be opening my photography studio on the ground floor of 201 Marshall in Redwood City. Neighbors from the

Zero To One release – San Francisco Mint

Being a part of the Thiel Foundation for 4 years and documenting the future has been an adventure. Here are some images from the early book release of Zero To One at the San Francisco Mint. The event had guest speakers, mentors, current companies invested by Peter

Mali Masks with collector Ibrahim Diallo

Spent the day photographing some masks with shop owner and friend Ibrahim. While we captured some photographs we listened to Fatou one of his favorite Mali musicians, while receiving a lesson in collecting African Art, historic interpretations, value and how to evaluate the age of a mask.

20 under 20 Summit at UCSF – Thiel Foundation

Every year, the Thiel Foundation has many young promising candidates looking to progress and the Under 20 Summit is the Thiel Fellowships way of fostering community and helping to move visionary ideas forward with peer support, mentorship, and office hours. Twice per year, they invite young visionaries

Seattle Pride on Rollerskates 2014

I will never photograph a Pride again without roller-skates! The parade was huge and the music was bumpin’ so I was bursting with energy to cruise around capturing the celebration! I hitched a ride with my pal Ned Parker, the resident pastor for children and young adults

Seahawks Parade – Love for the 12’s

SEAHAWKS Victory Parade Madness all images captured by Erin Ashford Marshawn Lynch competed with the height of the Space Needle while pitching skittles off the Duck, lookin’ fierce in his signature Beast Mode sweatshirt and cigar behind his ear. On the left, defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and

Sleepy and Curious

At 4 days old, Lara describes her newborn son as “Adorable. Alert. Loving. Sleepy. Curious. And he mostly just wants to be held and cuddled. Which works fine for us!” Welcome champion Lucas August Dawe to the world! Lucas fell asleep to Elton John on vinyl while

Discovery with Laurelle & Richard

In-between northwest beach front and forest photographs at Discovery Park, these recently engaged loves snuggled up to keep warm. Discovery Park is one of Richards favorite parks so it was a perfect setting for them to let go, feel relaxed and capture their budding love and friendship.

Our Love Was A Surprise

Before I contract with wedding clients, I send the couple a questionnaire so I can get a better sense of their love story. Seb + Joanna had the genius idea of expressing their thoughts separately and then sharing their responses with one another. I had the experience

A Camano Island Love Story

Jenessa & David had a true Northwest wedding experience close to Puget Sound with high tide right in the backyard. Their ceremony and reception was held at David’s childhood summer home and where he proposed to Jenessa. The Saturday sun glistening off the water, bouquets of cream

Baby Mellon

At 4 months old, Catherine was so observant and silly. What a lucky gal to have two amazing parents that love her so much that it makes her smile and stick her tongue out.