The ADCOLOR Awards celebrated its 5th anniversary in September, and for the second year I was able to photograph the 3 day event in Beverly Hills.  It is so hard to put into words how incredible this organization is. Congratulations to Tiffany R. Warren (ADCOLOR’s founder), the ADCOLOR team, and this year’s honorees, which included George Lopez & Spike Lee.  As you’ll see below, I also had a chance to meet Dule Hill, and as a HUGE fan of The West Wing, that might have been the not-so-secret highlight of my weekend.  A couple of friends will attest that I kind of nudged them out of my way when I spotted him.  Ahem….I had to get the shot, right?





































Caren and her husband, Evan, brought the family west for an early fall break.   We all met up at the Stanford Quad and romped around like we owned the place.













  • Caren

    Thanks, Dana, for your beautiful photography!! We’ll treasure these pictures for decades to come.

About two weeks back, my dad cycled from Portland to San Francisco.   On his last rest day we caught up on the Embarcadero over lunch and under sunny skies.  I feel really lucky to have such a healthy and happy father who can still bike circles around me.   I also really like showing him off on the blog, because dad gave me my first great camera, a Nikon film SLR, way back when I was in college.  It’s really cool that now I get a chance to help him out with his Canon G12.    But I still cannot explain the shoes.  Maybe I’ll appreciate them more when I’m older.  But I doubt it.






I am so excited about this post!  And not just because I love the images.  But also because of the people in them.  Zaw is a very close friend and roommate from business school, and he is engaged to the wonderful and gorgeous Charlaine.   We kicked off their engagement shoot in San Francisco…in our limo, of course (C&Z like to go BIG).   From there we cruised up to wine country, limo-lunching on the way.  I had a great time catching up and working with these two.  They absolutely adore one another (as anyone who reads their FB posts can tell).  On our way back down to the city we stopped to capture a few shots whenever the mood struck.  The day ended at sunset under the bay bridge, where Zaw proposed to Charlaine earlier this year.   What a fun and inspiring day!  I’m not sure a picture could do justice to how in love they are, but I definitely loved trying.  Congrats,guys!  I’m definitely looking forward to the big day.





















  • Mickey

    I am so very happy for you both, may your life together be grand.
    From my heart to you, best of wishes.


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