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)

A Foggy San Francisco Sunset | View of the Golden Gate Bridge, the SF Bay and the City

This is our office, our place of business, our boardroom, our City.

Not bad for just looking out the window at sunset. I love this place.

A Foggy San Francisco Sunset | View of the Golden Gate Bridge and the City

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Schwind Family Portraits | Crissy Field | Presidio of San Francisco | San Francisco Family Photography

I’m excited to share some of the beautiful photographs from a classic foggy San Francisco morning with the Schwind Family! As they were soon departing to move to Vienna, Austria, this was an exceptionally special day for them. The goal was to photograph in a traditional & special San Francisco place, and Crissy Field and Fort Point fit the bill exceptionally well.

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Though one of the main goals when planning this session with the Schwind’s was to capture the Golden Gate Bridge with the family, SF had its way with us and all but obscured the International Orange statesman until later that day. Either way, the Schwind’s were oh so happy with their classic foggy San Francisco family images, and I look forward to seeing photographs of their huge collage wall we custom designed for them hanging in their new home once they settle into their new home in Vienna.

 

Link to the full gallery here.

 

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

I’m excited to share some of the beautiful photographs from an afternoon with the Spurchise Family! We photographed in the San Francisco Botanical Garden and found an amazing redwood grove where we had a great time getting lost in the forest. I always love exploring new and interesting places with fun families 🙂

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See the full gallery here.

Cathy and Dan | Engagement Photos | Couples Portraits

Special double feature! Two sessions summed up into one posting  😉

Cathy and Dan found me through my music photography, and once we met to chat about the plan for their engagement photos and wedding photography, we instantly clicked on style and vibe for the photo sessions we started planning. This couple is laid back, super chill and all in all great people to work with. We met up for two wonderful engagement portrait sessions, one at the Legion of Honor near Lands End, and the other a few months later for a evening/dusk session on Treasure Island, right in the middle of the San Francisco Bay.

All in all Cathy and Dan were a joy to photograph. We had a lot of fun exploring each of the places we traveled to, and had a lot of adventures to reminisce about when I photographed their wedding for them at the Great American Music Hall earlier this year – more to come on that in a future post 😉

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See the full gallery – click here.

Wiggen Family Portraits | Alta Plaza Park | San Francisco Family Photography

I’m excited to share some of the beautiful photographs from an afternoon in June with the Wiggen Family! We photographed at Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco on a glorious summer day! We were even lucky enough to have grandma join us for this shoot while she was in town for the week, and it’s great to have been able to capture those special family moments for everyone.

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See the full gallery here.

 

Spring Open House at Synergy Mind Body Wellness

Come say hello, view recent landscape artwork from yours truly, attend a book signing with Jenn Flaa (author of the Happiness Handbook), chat with vocal coach and singer-songwriter Whitney Nichole, and sample some amazing free services offered by Synergy Mind Body Wellness and other great local businesses including Vibrational Healing, Hand treatments, Life Coaching, Nutritional Counseling and more (see links below). There will be raffles of prizes from all involved. The event is free for all attendees. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Enter to win door prizes such as,

Family Photo Session Value $240

Bliss Facial value $125

Organic Nail Treatment Combo Value $115

3 Voice Lesson Package Value $150

1 hour Life Coaching session Value $150

30 day Nutrition Coaching Value $300 

Free copy of The Happiness Handbook

and more!

RSVP for the open house event on Facebook here.

Hope to see you there this Thursday June 14! 399 Arguello Blvd San Francisco, CA.

Happy 75th Anniversary Golden Gate Bridge! Fireworks Over the San Francisco Bay!

Sunday May 27, 2012 marked the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. In celebration of this American icon, there was a whole day of celebration at key sites along the waterfront along the San Francisco Bay and plenty of revelry around the city. The most exciting of which, were the 75th anniversary fireworks show! It was super special as they organizers added a special dose of a fantastic light show to go along with the fireworks. We had a key vantage point from the top of Nob Hill, and of course my camera, tripod and I happily joined in the celebration. Here’s my ode to this amazing icon of San Francisco, America and human ingenuity! Happy Anniversary GGB!

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See the full gallery here.

Solo Art Gallery Show – Landscape Photographs at Whitetail Wine Bar – Final Week!

See all the juicy details in my previous blog post about the solo gallery show of my landscape photographs being shown at Whitetail Wine Bar here: http://nialldavid.com/blog/solo-gallery-show-at-whitetail-wine-bar-in-guerneville-ca-throughout-the-month-of-may/.

If you can’t make the trip to Russian River Valley wine country to visit Whitetail before we take down the show, take a virtual look at the gallery through images captured at the opening below, or see some of the images on Facebook.

The main gallery room.

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The back gallery lounge.

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10×40″ panoramic print of the San Francisco Bay.

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The crowd is building, and having a great time!

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Happy to be at the start of the gallery show opening!

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Me and my girl. Always there to support me 🙂

Thanks very much for all of the support from everyone throughout the show. Your comments about the show have just been splendid. Special thanks to Leslie Bahr for inviting me to show my work in her space!

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Baehner Family Newborn Portraits at Home | San Francisco Family Photography

I’m excited to share some of the beautiful photographs of newborn Jackson, just about 6 weeks old and very interested in the camera! We photographed in the family’s San Francisco home with some really cute outfits, a few blankets, a beanbag and great window light! Congratulations on your new addition!

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See the full gallery here.