foto//friday . walking

After visiting multiple micro-hydro electricity generating sites we started backtracking down the dirt roads towards one last destination. This was the day before we left Afghanistan.

I was frustrated because I had not captured a good photograph of Afghan women dressed in burquas. Since it is culturally taboo for me (a man) to photograph a woman, I was always on alert for the chance to get a photograph without too much “disruption”. We are going about 30mph down the road and I see my opportunity. I asked the driver to slow down and started to shoot through the windshield of the vehicle. This was the shot that I captured.

You can see the woman on the right was walking without her burqua over her, but as soon as she saw me photographing she began to pull it down over her face. I love the colors in this photograph.

Corina and Miles

Corina and Miles were so fun to work with during their engagement session that I just knew this was going to be an amazing wedding. You can’t go wrong with a beautiful antique store and the wonderful city of San Francisco!

Enjoy these few shots, and I will have the rest up shortly. I with I could post the whole wedding…!

The Francis Family

I have gotten to know the Francis family over the last couple years, and each time I get to be around them I always leave inspired. They have such a wonderful heart for people, and Anthony can make an amazing cappuccino with illy coffee! Both Anthony and Natallia also know how to fix some great food, and talk about great food. I don’t really know how to join in that conversation because I just pretty much eat and don’t worry too much about my palette. Their two kids are so fun to be around. Aleyna loves to dress up, and Gavin loves cars and anything “boy”. Thanks for letting me photograph you guys! I count it an honor to call you friends…