Announcing the San Francisco Bay Area’s Totally Awesome Award Winners from Red Tricycle (RedTri) for 2013 – Niall David Photography Wins for Most Awesome Photographer for the Second Year in a Row!

The results are in from Red Tricycle and the winner of the Red Tricycle San Francisco Bay Area‘s Totally Awesome Award for “Most Awesome Family Photographer” in 2013 is… Niall David Photography!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES AND YOUR SUPPORT!!

Thanks my my amazing clients, friends, family, business partners and YOU. I’m truly honored to have received this award for the second year in a row and look forward to continuing to provide you with the “most awesome,” unique and timeless family photography adventures in 2013 and beyond.

Cheers,THANKS TO OUR FANS, NIALL DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY WAS SELECTED “MOST AWESOME FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER” FOR SAN FRANCISCO IN THE 2013 & 2012 RED TRICYCLE TOTALLY AWESOME AWARDS AT AWARDS.REDTRI.COM!

~Niall

Sometimes the Clients You Don’t Book Share with You the Highest Regards… San Francisco Bay Area Family Photography Surprises and Delights

How to flatter your would-be photographer… It’s been a while since I blogged a personal story, and this was one of those “have to write about this” opportunities.

A family from Texas found me through a Google search one month ago and reached out for a family photosession. They are a “family of 13 coming to visit the Bay Area…” many of whom are successful entrepreneurs, movers, shakers, hard to get in one room at the same time! I received the inquiry while vacationing on the magical island of Maui, but never leaving an interested client hanging, I gave them a quick ring and we had a lovely conversation about the goals for their session. I learned about what a wonderful group of individuals they all are, splitting time between the United States and many incredible overseas places, only all seeing each other maybe once a year. “This is going to be a special photoshoot” I think, the stakes are high to rock this one. We were both easily put at ease early on as our personalities just gelled, this was going to be one fun shoot!

There was only one problem that brought our booking to a screeching halt – the dates they needed were the dates that I would be in NY for a friend’s wedding… Literally the exact same opposite travel plans, almost to the hour 🙁 As disappointed as we both were, I was determined to make this happen for them, so we had two options: 1) It just so happens that I’m going to be in Texas for a long weekend this month, only 1 hour from where many of the family live; 2) There are a few other amazing family photographers in San Francisco to say the least, so let’s see who else they are interested in, and give them a good referral/recommendation and introduction to someone amazing to work with them in my place.

I reviewed the other photographers they were considering and gave them my honest feedback and opinion. I thought one they liked would really fit with their goals, and offered one other they hadn’t considered who I am a fan of their work.

Long story short, turns out the whole family won’t all be in Texas during the dates I’ll be there, bummer… one down, one to go, let’s get them a great shoot in SF. A week goes by and I send a follow up email just to make sure they’re taken care of and found someone they love to capture their trip, and this is from the response I receive, it made my day:

“We should be making another trip to Bay Area end of this year, we will try and attempt another family photo session this fall 🙂 I will keep you in mind and my contacts. Thank you again for all your help, we decided not to go with any of the other photographers, family only liked your work. We will try again this fall!!”

I’m honored to hear that of all the fine choices for photographers in San Francisco, they only wanted to work with me, truly flattered 😉 That one part of their reply “… we decided not to go with any of the other photographers, family only liked your work” really made my day. This is me smiling and having one of those “why I do this” moments.

Little happy gifts from the people you interact with come and surprise you each and every day. Stay open to the greatness.

The Bay Lights behind Cupid's Span at Rincon Park by the Bay Bridge in San Francisco | © 2013 Niall David Photography

The Bay Lights behind Cupid’s Span at Rincon Park by the Bay Bridge in San Francisco | © 2013 Niall David Photography

Korenberg Family Portraits | San Francisco Botanical Garden | San Francisco Family Photography

What a lovely afternoon in the San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of my favorite venues in the city for family photoshoots – shhh don’t tell the other photogs 🙂 J/K there’s enough beautiful space in urban nature out there for all of us to explore! We started out as many of my ventures out there do, just kinda wandering and seeing where the little ones take us. One of the first things mom says is “you’re just photographing them.” Of course I love following young ones around as they explore new and exciting things in the wild, but of course we had to pull mom and dad in for a few group photos. We explored together and saw everything from grassy fields to lakes and redwood forests. All in all a magnificent day in the park!

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Announcing the San Francisco Bay Area’s 2012 Totally Awesome Award Winners from Red Tricycle (RedTri) – Niall David Photography Wins for Friendliest Family Photographer!

BY POPULAR VOTE - NIALL DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY WINS “FRIENDLIEST FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER” IN THE 2012 RED TRICYCLE TOTALLY AWESOME AWARDS FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA!

 

The results are in from Red Tricycle and the winner of the Red Tricycle San Francisco Bay Area‘s Totally Awesome Award for “Friendliest Family Photographer” is… Niall David Photography!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES AND YOUR SUPPORT!!

Thanks my my amazing clients, friends, family, business partners and YOU, one of my greatest gifts this holiday season has been delivered. I’m honored to have received this award and look forward to continuing to provide you with the “friendliest,” unique and timeless family photography adventures in 2013. Have a wonderful holiday season everyone.

~Niall

Tsung Family Portraits | Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco Family Photography

After another wonderful year of San Francisco Bay Area family photography, this is one of my last posts of 2012, and happily it’s about one of my favorite sessions of the year, an afternoon at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco with the Tsung Family.

Darcy Tsung is a well-known designer based in San Francisco with amazing attention to elegant detail. We met earlier this year through mutual acquaintances when she hired me to make professional portraits for her business as well as photos for two of her residential interior design projects in Lafayette and Orinda.

Happily and gratefully, she trusted me so much that she invited me to spend some time with her, her husband and two daughters, and we had a fantastic time exploring the Palace of Fine Arts while we enjoyed the sunset through the massive structure and grounds!

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Carlos Family Portraits | Presidio of San Francisco | San Francisco Family Photography

If you’ve been following along on the blog, you’ve already met the Carlos Family. I had a wonderful photosession with them last year in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Many of you may remember the ever-popular who you lookin’ at squinty face photo from their previous shoot : ) This year, now that everyone is full on up and walking, we decided to try something new for all of us, an adventure in the Presidio of San Francisco!

They have 3 boys who helped me have some of the most fun I could have with a client who came back for another round of awesome family photos! I always enjoy working with them and wonderful families like them. You can read both candid reviews of their photosessions with me here on Yelp! (yes, they had such a great time they were kind enough to stop by twice!).

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Mahany Family Portraits | Fort Mason | San Francisco Family Photography

I’m excited to share some of the beautiful photographs from an afternoon with the Mahany Family! They met me through Golden Gate Music Together, and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to make some family photographs at Fort Mason green in San Francisco.

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It was a little cool and windy that day, so our main challenge was seeking shelter from the breeze. Good thing for us, we stumbled into the community garden and old battery tucked up high on the green. What a fantastic backdrop for these family portraits!

 

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Hur Family Portraits | Fort Mason | San Francisco Family Photography

What a wonderful day in the park with the Hur family! We rambled around the green, found a garden and even made it down to the water at Fort Mason. The boys had a great time exploring and playing around everywhere we went. And I enjoyed exploring along with them!

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Chuang Family Portraits | Fort Mason San Francisco | San Francisco Family Photography

An afternoon exploring Fort Mason San Francisco with the Chuang family.

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A most amazing part of the family photoshoot we had is that the family decided to create such a wonderful CollageWall to place in a prominent place in their home. I joined them one spring afternoon to install it for them and this is the results, I love these CollageWalls!

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See the full gallery here.

 

Niall David Photography is a Finalist in the 2012 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards!

 

Niall David Photography is a Finalist In Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards 2012!

Thanks to my  amazing clients, friends and family, Niall David Photography is a finalist in the 2012 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards for the category of Friendliest Family Photographers in San Francisco!!!

I’m incredibly excited and honored to have been nominated and  selected as one of the finalists in the Most Awesome Frendliest Family Photographers category in the Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards. Over 15,000 nominations were cast by moms and dads over a two-week period and the results are in — sooooo psyched to hear that people think NDP is Totally Awesome!

Having gained your nomination, the next step is to WIN THE AWARD! Please help me succeed by visiting this link to the awards page and voting for Niall David Photography today! Everyone who votes in Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards is automatically entered to win awesome prizes from giggle!

 

Niall David Photography is a Finalist In Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards 2012!

Niall David Photography is a Finalist In Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards 2012!

 

Thanks again for your support in the nomination and thanks in advance for your vote! It really means the world to me to receive your support.

 

Cheers,

~Niall