Original Work

[Packaging - Bay Area Contemporary Photographer]

Each photograph we deliver to our clients has a Print Certificate. These certificates have information about the photographic paper, and my handwritten signature is there too.

My favorite professional paper is Fuji Deep Matte Paper. It gives a beautiful pure white, and a smooth and elegant matte finish. I am still working on an archival coating layer to protect the art even more.

Cada fotografía que nosotros entregamos a nuestros clientes tiene un Certificado de Impresión. Estos certificados tiene infromación acerca del tipo de papel fotográfico, y también mi firma a mano.

Mi papel profesional favorito es el Fuji Mate. Este papel da un blanco muy puro y bellísimo, sin texturas y acabo mate muy elegante. Estoy todavía trabajando en una cubierta de conservación para proteger aún más la pieza de arte.

What is in my pink bag?

When you see me, weather I am in a "formal" shoot or not, and I am wearing this small pink bag

or this black bag 

Don't think I have nothing there. Most of the days I have all of those things inside...

Manytimes I don't have the pocket-wizard in, and the 50mm is also not showed because I was taking the photo with that. The 35 mm is the 80% of the time with me.

I also have a big bag when I need to put more stuff like the laptop, diffusers etc., but the big one isn't on my shoulder 15 hours per day :) It rests in a corner. 

The black one is most used during the formal shoots, and the everyday is the pink for now.

What is in your bag?

Idea Recycled

Do you have a Photoshoot and Orange doesn't match your style? Let's be creative and use others colors!

Last year, I had reused the pumpkins of Halloween as decoration for those few days that we had to pass at home, before we travelled to Florida for the Holidays.

I thought, I could show you this idea for Halloween too. I just used a spray bottle I had and put paper to protect the floor.

Orange didn't match with the color palette of my home last year, and it doesn't right now either. This year, I am thinking in painting pumpkins too, probably with pastel colors.

What are you preparing for Halloween?

¿Tienes una sesión de fotos y el naranja no combina con tu estilo? ¡Seamos creativos y a usar otros colores! 

 El año pasado yo rehusé las calabazas de Halloween como decoración para esos pocos días que íbamos a pasar en casa antes de nuestro viajo a Florida por las Fiestas. He pensado es una buena idea para Halloween también. Simplemente usé una botella de pintura en spray que tenía, y usé papel para proteger el suelo. El color naranja no combinaba con mi paleta de colores el año pasado, pero tampoco este año. Estoy pensando en pintar calabazas también, quizás esta vez con colores pasteles. 

¿Qué estás preparando para Halloween? 

Being Lost Doesn't Mean Anything When You Find A Treasure!

Yesterday, I didn't have a phone to find the "best" way to go back home (I am new to the Petaluma area)... So, while I was "lost" I found the "Old adobe road" and smiled, I knew I was actually pretty close to home... Then I saw a bunch of Dahlias, and wanted to stop, but I was going in the other direction, tried to get back (something not too easy in that road, because you need to wait a lot of time until you can see no-cars in both directions). Nobody was there, just flowers and my static body thinking how beautiful is the life in colors. Then I saw a woman, with a sun hat picking flowers up... Rosa, the owner of this family bussines, who told me come in and enjoy it... Probably Aztec Dahlias is well known in the area, but to me everything is new. I will be back for sure... I love local businesses and I love Dahlias.

A Day in San Francisco Looking For Eye-glasses

Last Sunday we had a quick trip to San Francisco with the main idea to find "finally" the eyeglasses for Lino... It started in a fast stop in Starbucks, then we went to SEEeyewear in Market St. (which we loved so much, you will see it in the photos), walked to the mall to eat, and stop for a cupcake... back in Petaluma we needed to make our grocery shopping in Trader Joe's.

And we got another photo for our Urban Levitation project! :)

We love San Francisco... It's incredible Lino now can noticed the difference... "Mom... Are we in Downtown San Francisco? I love it mom, buildings are big!"

Yes... it's me! The person always behind the camera

Then Lino tried a lot of glasses...

I think, he took the decision!

Then stop with the street music and for a cupcake too.

LIA Exhibition!

I am participing in PERSPECTIVAS 2014. An exhibition of “Latinos in Architecture” (LiA), a committee of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

I am brining part of the Urban Levitation Project (5) 16x20 images: " I didn't want to transform the city, but I wanted him to show the magic of the city where he was born. Photos are far from perfect, those are real jumps from a 4 -5 year-old-boy (not manipulated) who lives in a City, and cannot have the same natural charm from the ones that live in a farm. Could we have an urban magic? Yes, we have! "

Urban Levitation :: Muni K SOMA

Images wanted to reflect our routines, not necessary the prettiest areas of San Francisco, or the most recognized, but tell a story through the innocent eyes of a fairy (ironically a boy ) who is viewing the world for the first time. Because there is a fairy to every super hero or at least I would like to think that.  

Join LiA SF and the Architecture and the City festival for its first Perspectivas 2014 Exhibition opening night party on September 6th., 7:00pm to 10:pm; Alter Space Gallery, 1158 Howard Street, San Francisco

Hopscotch 

[San Francisco Lifestyle Photographer]

Nothing better than to leave your child make his own interpretation of things. "El avión" was my favorite game ever... I remember, I spent my dad electric tape one day by doing it in one of the yards that my childhood house had... It's a super reduced space now, but I believe my son enjoyed it as much as I used to...

It was a rainy day... I was editing, but I paused a moment to capture him, really worth!

Nada como dejar a tus niños hacer su propia interpretación de las cosas. "El avión" era mi juego favorito. Recuerdo cuando le gasté a mi padre el tape de electricidad entero por hacer un avión en uno de los patios, que mi casa de la infancia, tenía. Ahora el espacio es súper reducido, pero creo que mi hijo disfrutó tanto como yo lo disfrutaba.

Estaba lloviendo... Yo editaba, pero paré un momento para tomarle algunas fotos ¡La verdad que merece la pena!

The Modern Family

[San Francisco Family Photographer] 

A session of a very beautiful family... Lucky me! This couple with two children, are one of those people that you can see right through them, beautiful, young, natural, friendly, smart and shy. I am lucky to know and have them in my life since my son, and their son were 4 months old...

Family | ByLorena Photography

It was December, and the date for sending Holiday cards was approaching... So we did prepare the cards, and only those photos that were going on it... Four months later, I have started playing again to deliver the rest of the photos, and how have I enjoyed it! To tell you the truth, it was difficult to choose from so many beautiful photos to remember.

The guys play the guitar, the girls listen to them... Alex looks at his father, he admires him and tries to repeat the notes. The little one runs, still have trouble understanding why she has to stay two minutes in one place.

Then we went to Crissy Field to sent a letter from Alex to Santa, but this time Crissy Field is not the same as always... There was the installation of Mark di Suvero as red as the Golden Gate Bridge, as one of the Alex's balloons, and as the color of Christmas.

There wasn't so much fog as we usually find in San Francisco, but the same cold. The noses began to be too red as the "Mother Peace" sculpture where the four of them sat cuddled... We tried to catch Santa's balloons (task not easy in San Francisco) but we managed to capture one of the symbols of this city, and that is part of this family.

Una sesión de una familia muy guapa.... ¡Qué suerte tengo! Pero además, esta pareja (y sus dos niños) son de esas personas que uno puede ver a través de ellos, bellos, jóvenes, tímidos, naturales, inteligentes. Tengo la suerte de tenerlos en mi vida y conocerles desde que mi hijo y el suyo tenían 4 meses...

Era diciembre y se acercaba la fecha de enviar las tarjetas de las fiestas... Así lo hicimos, preparamos las tarjetas y sólo las fotos que iban a ir en ellas... Cuatro meses después, ¡cómo he disfrutado! mientras preparaba el resto de las fotos para entregárselas. La verdad fue difícil seleccionar.... así que surgieron muchas fotos para el recuerdo. Los chicos tocan la guitarra, las chicas les escuchan... Alex mira a su padre, le admira y trata de repetir las notas. La pequeñaja corre, aún no entiende bien el quedarse 2 minutos en un sitio.

Fuimos luego a Chrissy Field para enviar la carta de Alex a Santa, pero esta vez Crissy Field no es el mismo de siempre... Allí estaba la instalación de Mark di Suvero con sus esculturas tan rojas como el Golden Gate Bridge, como uno de los globos de Alex y como el color de navidad.

No había tanta neblina como suele haber en San Francisco, pero sí el mismo frío... las narices comenzaron a ponerse también rojas como la escultura de Mother Peace donde se sentaron abrazados los cuatro... Intentamos agarrar los globos de Santa (tarea no fácil en San Francisco) pero logramos capturar uno de los símbolos de esta ciudad y que es parte de esta familia.

A very special music for them

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