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

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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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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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)

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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Akosua | Artist Portraits | San Francisco Bay Area Music Photography

 

Last August I had to pleasure to photograph Akosua for images for her upcoming EP. The CD has gone into production and is soon to be released, and so are some of the photos from the shoot!

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It was a pleasure photographing this talented artist in such a beautiful setting as Joaquin Mill Park in Oakland, CA. I never even knew this place was there until Akosua suggested it for a location for our shoot, and it’s definitely a place I would return to either for an afternoon of photographing or simply just relaxing in the trees or by the fountain. Best of luck in the release of the EP Akosua!

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Editorial Portraits of Emre for Ingenjören Magazine

Portraits of Emre for Ingenjören Magazine, a publication for the national Swedish Engineers association. Emre is a computer programmer completing his MSc in data while working as a graduate student at the SF Bay Area tech firm Splunk. We met up in the morning and headed down to the Fort Point area of SF for a few shots in a classic San Francisco setting. The rain had just begun clearing from the night before, leaving us with a beautiful big softbox of a mostly overcast day, my favorite weather to photograph under 🙂

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More about Emre’s work here.

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La-Yona and Terence Couples Portraits | San Francisco Couples Photography

Meet La-Yona and Terence, one of the most hilarious and most loving couples I could ever have spent an hour at Alamo Square in San Francisco with!

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Carlos Family Portraits

 

Though we often focus on candids and natural organic settings during shoots, the Carlos family was born to pose as a loving family group for some wonderful photos. We left enough time to explore the San Francisco Botanical Gardens together, and we found some of the most beautiful and glorious areas to frame this great family. Lots of fun and lots of laughs all make for a relaxing afternoon of making fabulous family photos!

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Morgan, Tom and (Their Golden Retriever) Barkley :) | Couples Portraits

 

It’s not everyday that I get to photograph a couple and their cute little dog. This was one of those days! We decided to head over to the dog park side of Stern Grove (which Barkley was pretty psyched about!) and rambled around the fields and explored the woodsy area for a while. Morgan and Tom are a great couple and having their pooch around helped to keep everyone laughing and excited through the shoot!

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See the full gallery here.