Heidi | Portraits at Stern Grove

A little walk in the park at Stern Grove for a photoshoot with Heidi. Heidi is currently a student in San Francisco and felt it was time for us to get some great updated images for her that show off her personality in a beautiful place close to home. Stern Grove in the fall was a fantastic backdrop for our shoot!

Special thanks to Lena Chavez for the great work on hair and makeup!

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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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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

 

Profile: Golden Gate Music Together | Laurel Heights – San Francisco | Photography Displays for Businesses!

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I recently had the wonderful opportunity to contribute a piece of artwork to the amazing people at Golden Gate Music Together. Located in the bustling Laurel Heights neighborhood, GGMT is one of the premier Music Together groups here in San Francisco. If you are a parent of a child from newborn to 5 years old, this is one of the most amazing experiences you and your child can have together.

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Your child is exposed, educated and participates in the wonders of music at early formative stages of life and you receive the joy of attending these classes and growing their musicality together with them. Music Together surely is “the most loved early childhood music program!”

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As part of our work together, owner Kelly Wiley and I discussed producing a custom piece of artwork for their newly renovated studio space. We started with photographs I captured from three of their classes, which I had a really fun time making along with all of the great families!

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In seeking a unique and stunning way to display the magic of Music Together and the photographs of these wonderful families, I decided to create a large CollageWall disply they could prominently hang in their space. The piece measures 2’x3′ and is created from 8 individual metal prints. It’s visible from the street window and functions as a fantastic way to showcase both the wonders of Golden Gate Music Together and some of the style of my child & family photography.
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If you haven’t already experienced a GGMT class, be sure to check the calendar and drop by for a demo and register for a class!. I’m sure you’ll love the experience and be a client of their’s for your entire child’s childhood.

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If your business or someone you know’s business could benefit from a display like this, please reach out to me via email (info {at} nialldavid.com) and we can discuss if this type of collaboration would be a good fit for us!

 

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.

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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.