Rachel was a very influential person in my early days of photography. Without her encouragement and the opportunities she gave me, I might not have been able to pursue it as a vocation the way I have. I was privileged to attend her wedding and take some portraits for them on February 29th, 2008. (Leap Day!) This year was their fifth anniversary, and we met up to do a recreation of one of their favorite portraits from their wedding day.
The original image is on the left, taken in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Now they live in Portland, OR, which has its own Chinatown.
of course, it’s been five years, and their family has grown. It was really fun to include their little in the re-creation shot.
She also requested some portraits at home on their bed…the family hangout spot. I was happy to oblige.
(as per usual…outtakes are some of my favorite. Check out those expressions up there!)