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

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.

 

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

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

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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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.

 

Instagram :: June 2012

Expression of daily life with Instagram and iPhoneography is a never ending adventure.  I’m happy to post the monthly update for June 2012.

Wine, camping, telescopes, palaces, concerts, the Golden Gate Bridge, rusty snails and nasty hospital food all caught my attention this past month…

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See the full gallery from June here.

 

June has 11 images.

You can find me on Instagram as nialldavid.

A few great ways to keep up on Instagram images is joining Instagram, posting your images and following your favorite photographers! There’s also my favorite: Statigram, as well as WebstagramFollowgram, and the Instadesk application for Mac OS X.

Instagram :: April 2012

Expression of daily life with Instagram and iPhoneography continues. Though I’ve been less active than previous months lately, I’m happy to post the monthly update to recap April 2012.

Seattle, trains, mountains, views, record store day, a new facebook page, rooftops and art shows all caught my attention this past month…

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See the full gallery from April here.

 

April has 11 images.

You can find me on Instagram as nialldavid.

A few great ways to keep up on Instagram images is joining Instagram, posting your images and following your favorite photographers! There’s also my favorite: Statigram, as well as WebstagramFollowgram, and the Instadesk application for Mac OS X.