John Courage and the Great Plains

Coming from the golden summers of Northern California, John Courage and The Great Plains bring you sweet harmonies and interlacing guitars with a heavy backbeat.Their latest efforts can be heard here , and it's called "Don't Fail Me Now". Grab a copy from their bandcamp page. It should be played at loud volumes during pool parties. Here are a few images from behind the scenes as the band shot a video

Julie and Eric's Barn Dance in the Wine Country

The Ink House in St Helena, built in 1884 by Theron H. Ink was the ideal venue for this event. This Victorian jewel with its elegant porches and details hosts a great Barn in the back yard; perfect for Julie and Eric's Barn Dance. Julie's aunt Chris did a great job on the flowers and tables Chiara Manadori turned up with the tunes and a couple of instructors and after the Downhome style dinner provided by Nathan and his crew of the Southern Sandwich Co it was time to Dance.

Tiffany and Randall

Sonoma County weddings are always full of surprises. Tiffany and Randall tied the knot at the gorgeous Domenichelli Farmhouse. Fork catering provided an Hawaiian themed dinner. Stacy Noble of Noble Arrangements coordinated a great day for all. The girls had the top floor of the farmhouse and the boys on the ground, including the pool. With plenty of Aloha, Tiffany and Randall enjoyed a lovely garden ceremony and reception, capped of with a traditional Samoan Flaming Knife dance. I left everyone Dancing the night away.

A Place to Call Home.

A Charity Art Exhibition to Benefit North Beach Citizens North Beach Citizens’ Creative Events Committee is pleased to announce Reflections 2012, an art exhibition taking place from March 31, 2012, through April 26, 2012, at The Cannery located in Fisherman’s Wharf. This exhibition benefits North Beach Citizens, a non-profit organization that utilizes the talents of the North Beach community to innovatively address the needs of its homeless and low-income citizens in an atmosphere of trust, integrity, and respect. Here are some portraits I shot, of the folks being helped through the exhibit. Opening reception Thursday April 5th 2012 5-7 pm

North Beach Citizens

North Beach Citizens

North Beach Citizens

Lavender twist.

With exquisite lines on mylar, David draws inspiration from the torn, worn and used out on the street. We walked for an hour in the Mission District, catching up and talking future goals. Revisiting the old neighborhood, it felt good to be back for David, having just completed a successful show at a vital and vibrant multi use contemporary art/live performance space, a.Muse art gallery on Alabama Street. David had completed a circle. Before heading back to LA the next day, we both shot with cameras and mobile phones. Here’s a portrait of the artist David D' Andrade, with a link to his work here

Natural Beauty

The triple threat Paige Picard was in front of the camera last week. Currently, she's appearing in The Tennessee Menagerie, at the 6th St Playhouse in Sonoma County.Tennessee William's own life as a son to a single mother and brother to a mentally disabled sister, is the entry point to a play where powerful women, matriarchs, and tragic female victims all take the stage. With the courage to work for change, Paige has the looks, skills and the heart to go far. A triple threat indeed.

Boundless as the sea.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu Drawn for the complimentary Valentines shoot Cami and Tod stopped by the studio on Sunday. I think they enjoyed themselves! Here are a few I wanted to share from our session. Happy Valentines everyone*

Sarah & Craig Engagement session

Sarah & Craig wanted to shoot their engagement session at Craig's old school, Santa Rosa High. Now living in the South Bay, the couple have set a fall date for their gorgeous Sonoma County wedding.

Both warmed right up to the camera and within minutes were laughing, joking and moving around. Time flew and this was a session that I didn't want to end, two hours passed, we had a collection of great images and sore faces from all the smiles. Making our way through the Junior College Campus and using the fantastic collection of sculptures as props. We chased the sun before the couple headed for dinner Sonoma county engagement sessions are spontaneous and fun events. Especially when your out with Tibidabo photography.

Liat & Ryan

It was Liat’s birthday and we headed for Julliard Park. The sun was setting on a gorgeous day. Ryan and Liat spent the whole day together, so squeezing me in for a quick photo shoot on the way to dinner sounded just the ticket. Ryan , a very talented artist, is someone I met through the local art community here in Santa Rosa: the SOFA district; and through him I've met the lovely Liat. They are heading North to tie the knot later in the year, as they are recently engaged.Together they design and install gardens, create landscapes and everything in between. The current exhibit at the gallery of Sea & Heaven has a great painting by Ryan. Looks like there are a few opportunities to come out and support the local art community and its artists. Follow the link to see what Ryan is up to.

Tara & Daniel

Dancing in the rain We decided to go on in spite of the rainy forecast; it wasn’t long before it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. We were off; I was shooting, they were dancing. From Railroad Square to Downtown Santa Rosa, Tara and Daniel were happily distracted from the camera I’m sure. They seemed very comfortable twirling away up the street. I was delighted to say the least. Monthly dance events in San Francisco and working hard on their moves, means these guys can get their swing on; the lens loved it. They are currently looking for a place together out in the country. A shared passion for cultivation and community through growing, leads Daniel to his ideal business to design & implement gardens. I think they are off to a good life.

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