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International Surgical Foundation ~ Event Photographer Scottsdale ~

I’ve worked with the International Surgical Foundation on numerous events (see my other posts especially the Surgeries in Domincan Republic) and there are always a lot of laughs but it’s never forgotten that the purpose is to raise funds to bring help to those in need.  The Venue in Scottsdale provided an amazing location.   The event was hosted by Kaley O’Kelley from 3TV and Kwamie Lassiter (who has his own foundation as well) and Junior Spivey came to lend their support as well.  Great job and effort done by all.

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

ISF Fundraiser at Venue, Scottsdale

 

Blog by Misti Layne

A man and his dog ~ San Francisco Portrait Photography ~

I had such a wonderful time doing this portraits.  Firstly, Capp was just too cute for words and luckily for Christian I didn’t try to take him home in camera bag.  Secondly, Christian really came prepared for his portraits with outfits planned out and a great smile.

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Environmental Portraits in San Francisco

 

Blog by Misti Layne

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show ~ San Francisco Event Photography ~

So pleased to have been a sponsor at the Gay Vanity Wedding Show in San Francisco.

Last Sunday, Feb 9th, 2014, Sullivan Botello Events was proud to produce the first-San Francisco’s Gay and Lesbian Wedding Show, a fun-filled and informative amazing day full of ideas and inspiration for the perfect big wedding day. Aisles of booths and gallery exhibitors created to provide gays, lesbians and their friends and families with all the essential information they need to navigate into their dream wedding.  ~ Sullivan Botello

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Sullivan Botello’s Gay Vanity Wedding Show

 

Blog by Misti Layne

International Swingers at Studio 606 ~ Music Photography Los Angeles ~

What an experience!  I had the opportunity to photograph The International Swingers when they recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 recently.  The mixing board has it’s own amazing story which you can check here soundcitymovie.com.  Not knowing what to expect had me a little apprehensive and nervous and definitely anxious.  But the band, consisting of Clem Burke, Glen Matlock, James Stevenson and Gary Twinn could not have been easier to work with at all.  They were open and approachable and truly just fun.  I mean, I was in their faces all day and they could do what they had to do and well, not hold it against me if I was a nuisance.  It was my first time documenting during a recording or even seeing the process for that matter.  It was quite impressive and done old school on tape and produced by Brett Gurewitz which will then be released on–wait for it–a 45! I was truly impressed by the process and all those who are truly amazing in their fields.  Thanks for letting me be a part and so happy for the new friendships and experience.  There is an amazing relationship between photographers and musicians and this was exactly that.

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

 

The International Swingers at Studio 606

Blog by Misti Layne

International Swingers ~ Los Angeles Music Photography ~

The International Swingers include Clem Burke of Blondie, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, James Stevenson of The Cult and Gary Twinn of Twenty Flight Rockers.  They played new songs and some of their classics to a full and happy house at Redballs Rock and Roll Pizza.  It’s great to see people doing just what they love and do best.

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

The International Swingers

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits ~ San Francisco Portraits ~

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Environmental Corporate Portraits

 

Blog by Misti Layne

SIlicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge ~ Music Photography San Francisco ~

A great time was had by all at DNA Lounge’s Silicon Valley Rocks event to help bring music and keep it in schools so that kids may rock on for years to come.  I was happy to share in the music and fun with such a great group of people.

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

 

Silicon Valley Rocks at DNA Lounge

Blog by Misti Layne

Travels abroad…Turkey Bound! ~ Turkey Travel Photography ~ Misti Layne

I love to travel and do it any chance I can get.  I went to Turkey a few years ago and knew I had to go back.  I’m a totally history geek so when I saw this trip included Troy, Ephesus, Hierapolis, Pergamum and more I knew I had to go.   It was filled with amazing history, lovely people, adorable animals and a great opportunity for photographs.  Now, I’m exhausted and need a weekend in Mexico to relax!  I hope you enjoy just a few of my images and the words I write are somehow conveyed here.  Thanks for looking!

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

 

Travels in Turkey

Blog by Misti Layne

International Surgical Foundation ~ Photojournalism by Misti Layne ~

The past few months have been really non stop and I love it!  I just returned from Scottsdale for a wonderful photography conference that has me totally energized to hit the pavement with my camera for a trip soon to Turkey.  A country I really enjoy and can’t wait to go back and shoot some film again!  Yes, I said film!

One of my best friends has a brother who is a back surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona.  He’s been going to the Dominican Republic to do corrective surgeries for people who cannot afford it and are truly limited in their lives due to pinched discs and scoliosis and a plethora of things that can happen without proper care.  Remember the “bend over” test in grade school where they checked your spine?  They don’t do that in Dominican Republic and I’ve never seen anything like what I did there.  Also we went to the local children’s hospital where incredibly there could be 3 kids in one bed surrounded by family.  It was tough and enlightening. If you ever think you have it bad…come back and look at these images.

The families and patients were so incredibly grateful for this opportunity.  Almost 30 people came together on their own time and dime to help these people.  It was for me a photographic experience I won’t soon forget.  Apparently the next stop is Chad, Africa.  I’m in!  These images for the most part are not graphic but a couple may make you squeamish.  I apologize but I think it is truly essential to the story.  Photojournalism needs to tell a story and this is a must. Thank you for looking.

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

ISF Teams Help in Dominican Republic

 

 

 

 

A Couple and Headshots ~ Headshots San Francisco ~

Valerie is an actress and Andrew is a doctor.  They both needed new headshots and we set about to do just that.  This was quite unique to have a couple together at the same time but it was fantastic for me because their connection kept the mood light, fun and funny and totally authentic.  In between moments they would come together after perfectly supporting the other during their time and do sweet things like the final image.

No matter what the purpose of your images are the true feelings need to be authentic and this is really the biggest part of my job.  The kind of camera I use or the lenses are completely irrelevant.  It’s the connection between my subject and me, not my camera, that counts.  So when I work to make you laugh or give queues then I’m working to make the best image of you possible.  In this case, I had help from a spouse!!  Good luck you two on everything!

Environmental Headshots

 

Environmental Headshots

 

Environmental Headshots

 

Environmental Headshots

 

Valley of the Moon Winery Celebration ~ Napa Event Photography ~

It was great fun photographing the event at Valley of the Moon winery to celebrate their 150th anniversary.  It was great fun, great food provided by The Girl and the Fig,  The Speakeasies were a lot of fun and well of course the wine was fantastic!  They really know how to throw an event in wine country.

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

 

Valley of the Moon celebrates their 150th

by Misti Layne

Artists Working Together ~ Portrait Photography San Francisco ~

I love the collaboration of artists working together and supporting each other.  Why they are not supportive or encouraging surprises me.  Here are instances of me working with a variety of artists and the imagery really is a collaboration.  The results are fantastic and a benefit.  Let’s work together for the better.  Be supportive with other creatives!

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

 

Portrait Photography of Artists

by Misti Layne

Backyard Weddings ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~

I’m a total San Francisco city dweller.  What is a backyard?  But this wedding was held in the backyard of a wonderful couple for their daughter and new daughter-in-law and was fabulous!  The details screamed Restoration Hardware and everything so warm, inviting and unique.  The team on this wedding was Woodland’s Floral by Catherine, Insalata Catering with Chris Engel (who makes an absolutly AMAZING taramasalata) and A Memorable Event by Ceil Mangelli who oversaw the details.  I am so happy and honored to be a part of this wonderful couple’s day.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (1)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (2)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (3)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (4)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (5)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (6)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (7)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (8)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (9)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (10)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (11)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography (12)

Backyard Wedding with Restoration Hardware Details

 

Cherie Currie of The Runaways ~ San Francisco Music Photography Misti Layne ~

More rock and roll! Cherie Currie of The Runaways at The Red Devil Lounge!

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

Cherie Currie at Red Devil Lounge

 

I just have more to say than what my photographs can tell!

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