Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lindsay Adler / Lou Freeman SF Workshop – San Jose Fashion Photographer

I recently took a workshop a from well known commercial and fashion photographers Lindsay Adler & Lou Freeman in San Francisco. Each year I pick a couple of workshops to attend and what drew me to this workshop was their work! Lucky enough for me it was only in San Francisco so I didn’t have to travel very far. I am fortunate enough to have several talented photography friends that we end up meeting somewhere and teach each other or brush up on skills. Next month I will be traveling to Philly to meet up with Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography as well as a handful of other photography friends. We will be working on boudoir, high school seniors using OCF, (off camera flash), engagements, light room software and family sessions just to name a few. It’s exciting to travel to areas I’ve never been and it’s great to watch people work and learn about what sparks their creativity.

Ok, back to the workshop. Lindsay’s and Lou’s workshop was a great studio lighting workshop. Lindsay’s approach to lighting is easier to remember while Lou’s set up is quite technical and she has been known to use 16+ lights in her set up! What ever approach they take they definitely create beautiful images. Take a look at their websites if you get the chance.

Below are a few images I took while attending the workshop. Although I can’t take credit for setting up the studio lighting for these images, I did create and edit them myself in photoshop.
This is model Arielle. More images coming soon, enjoy!

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Meet Beth Sorensen Agnew, M.A., MFT, LPCC

Beth Sorensen Agnew has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University. She has been working with children, teens, couples and families in many different capacities since 2002. Beth is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Beth Sorensen Agnew, M.A., MFT, LPCC

2160 The Alameda, Suite C
San Jose, CA  95126

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The Great Gadsby Event May 25 benefitting SVC and SV YMCA – SF & Bay Area Event Photographer

Another awesome event put on by Silicon Valley Networking Group If you would like to sponsor the event, please contact Mia at  Two non-profit organizations will be benefitting from this event: Silicon Valley Cares and South Valley YMCA.  Go to links provided to read more about these organizations.  I happen to be a member of Silicon Valley Cares and SVC is a wonderful group of professional women!  I hope you are able to attend or possibly sponsor the event.  Have a great Friday!

The Grat Gadsby Event
The Great Gadsby Event
The Great Gadsby Event

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Meet Lara Windett, M.A. – Professional Head Shot

professional head shot, small business featuredI met Lara when she came to me for family portraits back in 2009.  We went to the beautiful beach of Sea Cliff near Santa Cruz and it was a beautiful sunny day.  Lara and two of her colleagues came in for head shots.  I like to return the favor of using my clients business when I can and/or featuring them on my blog.  I hope you find Lara’s information useful for yourself or a friend who could use her services:

My specialty since 2002 has been in treating addictions and the impulse control disorders. The most common issues that my patients struggle with include: alcohol and other drugs, food, and shopping. The impulse control disorders very often cause relationship issues and therapy is one way to manage and gain containment with impulsive actions.
I have been fortunate to train at the County of Santa Clara in their Addiction Medicine department and have experience with opioid and non-opioid sedatives and in helping people stop their abuse of prescription and other medications.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please visit my web site:

Lara Windett, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #43984
Licensed Professional Counselor #40
Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS)
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS)

2020 Forest Ave. STE #7
San Jose, CA 95128

phone: 408.892.3925

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