This post is a few weeks late, but I just couldn’t pass it up! A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to join JVS and Anne in Oakland, CA for a fabulous one day lighting workshop. 8 lighting situation using nothing but speedlights? 12 hours of learning and shooting?  Bring it. I’m a natural light girl and I love nothing better than being outside working with the sun, but I’m also up for a challenge. Now?  I’m ready to rock some off camera flash.

You can see some behind the scenes video from JVS here. Can you spot me? I make an appearance right at the beginning.

Here are some of my favorite shots from throughout the day.

Oakland portrait photographer

Seriously, is she not GORGEOUS.  She was working it, for sure.

East Bay photos

East Bay portraits

Shooting in Jack London Square makes me giddy.  It’s one of my favorite places to shoot, and it was fun to get a different perspective on a place I’ve been so many times.

Oakland engagement photos

I’m loving the flare in this series.  Technically flare is considered a flaw.  But I really do love it!

Oakland photograher

Oakland portraits

Oakland, CA portrait photographer

Thank you to Angela for bring JVS to the Bay Area!


Great now I want to learn flash! Very inspiring Meg.