Tag Archives: environmental portraiture

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

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

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

Wedding Portraits ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~

My favorite wedding portraits are those that are just simple, timeless, natural and show the love and uniqueness of a couple.   They can be silly and romantic at the same time!  I think Rob and Britney are just that perfect example!

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Wedding Photography San Francisco

 

Jamie and James ~ San Francisco Engagement Session ~

Engagement Portraits

San Francisco Engagement Session

The laughs and love Jamie and James have for each other is just obvious. We had a lot of fun doing this San Francisco engagement session and I think you can tell! It started at the bar for the nervous bride to be and ended jumping puddles in the street. It was a great day!

Engagement Portraits

San Francisco Engagement Session

Engagement Portraits

San Francisco Engagement Session

Engagement Portraits

San Francsico Engagement Session

Engagement Portraits

San Francisco Engagement Session

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

Sandra + Dinesh, ~ San Francisco Wedding Photography ~ Misti Layne

If there is a wedding that says San Francisco Wedding Photography this is it.  It was just an intimate wedding at City Hall with some portraits at iconic San Francisco landmarks.  This couple is truly beautiful inside and outside and it was an absolute honor to be part of the day.  Best to you both!

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

An Intimate San Francisco Wedding

 

Dress for Success ~ San Francisco Portrait Photography ~

I met lovely Rita because she had won the auction for my photography services at the Dress for Success event this year.   This is one of those times that when you think you are giving but you are actually receiving.  This amazing woman gave me insights to life, uplifted my spirits, made me change my mind on aging and made me laugh, a lot.   We did her portraits at the Legion of Honor and it was just a perfect day all around.

Holiday Portraits ~ San Francisco Photographer Misti Layne ~

Holiday portraits are a time to be silly in my opinion.  When you have a restless two year old boy, well, you let him be a boy!

San Francisco at Night ~ Engagement Session Photography ~

Engagement Session photography is among my favorite.  It is during this time that the couple and I get to spend some time together with no stress in a variety of places and just have fun.  I learn about them and they get to see how I work.  I find this really important before a wedding to help build trust. If we do an engagement session then when I walk into the room the day of your wedding you are excited and assured that the day will go well when I arrive. The difference is “Misti is here!” and not “The photographer is here.”  I love that!

Night Portraits in San Francisco

 

Night Portraits in San Francisco

 

Night Portraits in San Francisco

 

Night Portraits in San Francisco

 

Night Portraits in San Francisco

 

Night Portraits in San Francisco

 

Night Portraits in San Francisco

 

Little Amelie ~ Napa Family Portrait Photographer ~ Misti Layne

Little Amelie had her first professional portraits taken in a beautiful private home in St. Helena.  We let her run, smell, walk, fall and smile to her hearts content!

Boys will be Boys ~ San Francisco Family Portrait Photographer ~

One was happy and one was cheeky.  One was willing and one was fighting.  One became sad and the other then became happy.  The crazy day of child photography!  But when you let kids be kids the faces, the expressions, the cheeky NO and the smile say much more than “Look at the camera and smile!”

Family Portraits ~Portrait Photography San Francisco~

This lovely family and I spent the afternoon in Golden Gate Park and just let things happen. We had no say in what happened next and it was quite fun!  Portrait photography and frankly just about all photography of a personal nature should be about emotions, expressions and feelings.  I think these images express that.   Sareen was totally in charge here for everything!  She’s quite  a happy and adored little girl and I think that shows.

Los Angeles Music Photography and Musicians

Jimi Hendrix said “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”

Music photographers and musicians just go together.  Jimi Hendrix, like so many musicians I know, was an artist through and through and his passion coupled with his talent made him who he was.  If he was just a guitar player, even a great guitar player, he’d been off on the side of the stage for someone else to lead the show.   But instead because of quotes like this we know him to be the passionate, profound and intelligent person that he was too.  As a music photographer and capturing musicians live or in stills this persons passion and mine for who they are and for photography can create amazing, iconic music photographs with feeling and emotion hitting you viscerally.

An utterly amazing and talented friend of mine Johnny Ceravolo, the lead singer for When In Rome, recently posted on Facebook “More and more I want to say less and less.”  Johnny shares everything on Facebook and this was just one of many things he had to say one day.  His quotes can vary from the intelligent and critically thinking on the topic of religion or filled with swear words about the most mundane chores of life.

I have photographed When In Rome live as well as taken portraits of Johnny  Ceravolo just one on one.   He’s an amazing singer and talented guitar player and like Jimi Hendrix is an amazingly intelligent and passionate person.   His desires to share his music with the world, change the world, share his unique perspective and passion with people is great.  His love of music and people is tangible in minutes of meeting him or hearing his music.   I can’t imagine the sad day it would be if he did start to “say less and less.”   Of course there are moments we all feel this way but Johnny puts them out into the world and shares what the rest of us just think.

When I have photographed Johnny just as any other musician or band I can’t help but photograph them with my own feelings and emotions taking over or just becoming entwined with theirs.  That is why music photographers and musicians just go together.   The bond and love I have for musicians is just innate within me and I love photographing them and just being with them!

Here are just a few of my favorite images I’ve done and then there are these images on my blog Band Photos.

Johnny Ceravolo, When In Rome
Tara Novick, Live Music Photography
Tara Novick Music Portraits

 

San Francisco Family Portraits at Golden Gate Park

Sareen is just a delightful, happy, curious little girl.  The only time she didn’t laugh or smile during our San Francisco family portraits in the park was when she wanted crackers–very, very much!  It’s important to go with the flow with kids.

I’m not one at all to say look at the camera.  Parents get those shots.  I want mine to say “this is a unique person discovering life before your very eyes”.  Let their personality shine!  I also love the shots most parents would hate–the crying and fits.  They are quite funny when you are done dealing with them.  Of course when your child turns teenager and sees this they will not be happy!

 

At Home Family Portraits ~San Francisco Portrait Photography~

I first met the Daughtery’s years ago with their adorable Pug Vito.  He was a total charmer with a toothy grin.  When they called to do some family portraits with their new daughter I remembered them ONLY when he said Vito was our dog!  We did these family portraits at their home in San Francisco.  The front bedroom had amazing natural light and we piled everyone–the dogs included of course–on the bed and created some truly simply, beautiful and intimate family portraits.

Families come in different types and sizes and capturing the nuances of a family is the goal for me.  They are never the same!  I never know what is going to happen and just go with the flow.  Especially with babies and pets.  In this case, it was both!  The dogs were just too cute and the baby, well she was totally at our mercy but the irony is we had to work according to her desires!

The images show a beautiful family in all it’s glory.  Congrats to the Daughtery’s!