SONGBIRD STUDIOS and NIALL DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY in SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO HOST GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2014

Songbird Studios Niall David Photography Grand Opening Invitation

 

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January 20, 2014

SONGBIRD STUDIOS and NIALL DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY in SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO HOST GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2014

Songbird Studios & Niall David Photography invite the San Francisco community to celebrate the grand opening of their brand new state of the art music and photography studio at 1463 Pine Street on Thursday, January 30th 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Songbird Studios is a vocal coaching studio offering one on one singing lessons, a variety of group classes, camps and workshops to students of all ages and abilities. Niall David Photography creates unique photojournalistic lifestyle imagery for unique individuals, families and businesses.

Nob Hill is very special to co-owners, Whitney Nichole and Niall David, as they have both lived in the area since 2009. “We are incredibly excited to bring our new studio collaboration to the lively and exciting neighborhood of Nob Hill, San Francisco” says co-owner, Niall David. Not only do they run Songbird Studios together, but Whitney and Niall are recently engaged and look forward to their wedding in the Fall of 2014. Whitney shares, “The Songbird Studios community is truly a family, and we cannot wait to open our brand new 800 square foot custom-built studio. We welcome anyone who shares our passion for singing, music and art to come see what all the buzz is about!”

Singer/Songwriter Whitney Nichole will perform live music, Niall David Photography will exhibit samples of his portrait and family photography artwork, and there will be light snacks, drinks, prizes and giveaways. New Songbird Studios Members joining during the grand opening will receive special discounts and membership offers!

The facility boasts a warm and inviting waiting room and group event area displaying Niall David’s artwork, set up with complimentary guest wireless internet and a hot tea and water station. The studio also features three state of the art music studios for one-on-one voice lessons. Each room is equipped with a sound system, wireless microphones, aux input for iPod/iPhone/iPad and an 88 key fully weighted digital piano.

Singers can meet with their expert teaching staff for individualized vocal coaching, songwriting and performance guidance, as well as join in our many group events including Singer/Songwriter Summer Camps, Performance Showcases, Open Mics and a variety of Group Classes.

You can find Songbird Studios & Niall David Photography on Facebook and Twitter at: facebook.com/songbirdsf – twitter.com/songbirdsf facebook.com/nialldavidphotography – twitter.com/nialldavid

For more information please visit songbirdsf.com & nialldavid.com

Songbird Studios Niall David Photography Grand Opening

Burns Family Portraits | San Francisco Botanical Garden Golden Gate Park | San Francisco Family Photography

If you’re ever going to spend a day exploring the wonders of Golden Gate Park and the San Francisco Botanical Garden, it’s really great to know you can do it with a wonderful family like the Burns’. We met up at the main entrance to the garden and started to wander the grounds. I’ve been to the Botanical Garden with families several times over the years and the beauty of this place never ceases to amaze me. It’s a wonderful place for families and children to frolic, and it’s a different experience each time you visit.

On an amazing note, Kim Burns is the co-owner of Fresh Baby Bites, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best local, organic, healthy, yummy baby and toddler food business. I recently had the fantastic pleasure of spending a day in the kitchen with Fresh Baby Bites creating documentary photos for their business (see the photo gallery linked here). Check out more about our collaboration on the Fresh Baby Bites Blog linked here and my follow up blog post in their email newsletter linked here.

Enjoy some photos from our adventures!

 

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See the full gallery linked here.

 

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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See the full gallery linked here.

 

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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See the full gallery here.

 

 

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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See the full gallery here.

 

 

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!

 

See the full gallery here.

 

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

 

Don’t Forget to Pack a Photographer! | Vacation Travel Photography

Have I mentioned how interested in doing this I am?!?

I would prefer not to actually be packed into your suitcase, but next time you book your dream vacation or weekend getaway, consider hiring a professional photographer (i.e me) to spend a day, two, or even the whole week with you and your family, documenting your journey through the beautiful and wonderful places you go!

Imagine standing at the top of Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii, being wowed by the expansive view of Mt. Cook New Zealand, taming fire and ice in Iceland, tasting some of the world’s finest wines in Napa & Sonoma California, making friends with the towering Redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants, horseback riding the California coast, gazing over panoramic European sea cliffs or taking a trip back in time to rural Ireland, spending relaxing days on the sand or surfing by the beach, or being in total awe of the expansive views throughout the City of San Francisco

Now imaging yourself living these amazing experiences, captured in all of these images through the eyes of a professional photographer; exciting idea isn’t it? Consider that and send me a note next time you start planning your trip. Not only do I have travel advice, but I’d love to be there to capture these timeless moments for you, your new husband or wife (can we say honeymoon?), and/or your family. For more information, read the story recently published on the Wall Street Journal, and see the video embedded below Or link to the video on WSJ here:

 

To get a sense if we’d be a good fit in working together, you can view my Portfolios here, and I can be reached via email at info {at} nialldavid.com to start discussing your custom vacation photography package. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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View of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay and the City of San Francisco from Battery Spencer in the Marin Headlands of California. 5 image panorama. (Niall David)