Ryan & Phillip are a super fun couple who had a unique theme to incorporate into their engagement session and save the date cards: BART!

For those of you outside the San Francisco Bay Area, BART stands for Bay Area Rapid Transit and is the system of trains that runs all over the bay.

After the BART station, they went to the Merry-Go-Round in Tilden Park and finally the Botanic Park.

At the end of my favorites, you’ll find their custom designed Save the Date cards.

We hope you enjoy the images of these gentlemen in love!

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Ryan & Phillip Save The Date Back

This past Saturday, Mischa spent the day at William Land Park photographing dozens of dogs and their owners at Sacramento SPCA’s 2015 Doggie Dash.

The Doggie Dash is an annual fundraising event for the Sacramento SPCA and has a loyal following of participants and vendors alike. It was our first year and after raising $500 for the Sacramento SPCA, we’re excited to continue the trend!

To see the entire gallery go here = http://photomischa.com/proofing/index.php?gnum=326

Use password = spca

Here are some of our favorite pups and their people from Saturday’s event:

 

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We hope to see you and your doggies next year!

Kaz & Nicole are getting married this year!

I snuck a peek at Mischa’s notes from their pre-session consultation and their hopes for the engagement photos were:

In the city

More urban feeling

No theme

Casual fun

So, how did Mischa interpret these? First, he suggested they meet at the Embarcadero. A popular location for tourists and photographers alike.

They began the session at Cupid’s Span, taking advantage of the evening light and a stunning view of the Bay Bridge

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Continuing along the Embarcadero, they stopped as Mischa saw vignettes he wanted to create. This one is with a specialized “tilt-shift” lens, not a filter 😉

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They visited the Ferry building

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And Embarcadero Center

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About an hour after they had begun, the light had changed dramatically

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A romantic stroll down Pier 7 and the session ended with night shots, the Transamerica Pyramid and San Francisco’s Financial district in the background.

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Jessica found us by searching the internet for wedding photographers and in her early correspondence with Mischa said something that stood out “… given the choice between nice and stunning, I want stunning ;)”

That sentiment is exactly why we love wedding photography.  Mischa totally specializes in stunning.

In the year before the wedding there were many more emails exchanged. Apparently, you need a permit to legally photograph a wedding in the Valley Of Fire State Park . The bride arranged a party bus to transport her thirty guests from their hotel (The Mandarin Oriental) to the ceremony location in the Valley of Fire. When describing the tone of the event, Jessica said …”its basically relatives, loud New Yorkers and longhaired metalheads”  Ha!

By the day of the wedding, all the details had been arranged without the bride and her photographer ever having met.

Sometimes, this is just the way destination weddings work.

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Just in time for Spring, and the new babies we’re eagerly awaiting to meet in 2015.  New baby hats!

Skillfully hand crocheted by my friend Haley, a fellow mama from Stroller Strides, we have teensy tiny ones and slightly roomier ones. Girly ones and neutral ones. Classic styles and adorable animals. Something for everyone… and she takes requests!

We recommend scheduling newborn sessions before your baby arrives, and try to ensure that we photograph them within the first 10 days while they’re still extra sleepy. They grow and change so quickly!

Our own son just turned one this month and these hats are making me want another baby! His head is already way too big for these tiny art pieces:

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Call or email us to schedule a newborn session for your newest love! Whether you prefer natural light or studio lighting, on location, in our studio or in the comfort of your own home. Each session is unique.