SF Bay Area’s Master Cicerone, Rich Higgins

Love Beer? Well you might want to talk to Consultant à la Bière, Rich Higgins. He is the seventh person in the world to be certified as a master cicerone. He now works as a consultant for restaurants and events – advising on the best beverages (beer, wine, etc) to compliment meals. SF Editorial Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

I took this image for Draft Magazine, a publication for the beer fan in your life. The magazine keeps you up to date on any new trends in the industry as well as highlighting great breweries. The article that I took photos for was a feature on Higgins. It’s a great read if you have the time!
I know who to call if I want recommendations for new beer. 🙂 I’m happy to add this image to my portfolio.

SF Editorial Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

SF Editorial Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

The Blue Denim Jean Rediscovered

I recently had a great shoot in my studio in the Mission district (of San Francisco). My producer Lisa Vortman and stylist & HMU, Tacha Scott created the idea for a denim jean themed photo shoot. SF commercial portrait photographer

We had the beautiful Erin Darcel Coleman, Nicole Renee and Maylen as our models for the day. These ladies were a delight to work with and I hope to continue working with them for future shoots.

Behind the scenes, I had the help of my photo assistants, Francois Boulaire and Hugo Babey. We also had Kirsten Voss doing some behind-the-scenes video of the production. Below you can find a few images from the shoot and the video we produced!

I cannot wait to add these images to my portfolio.

SF commercial portrait photographer

SF commercial portrait photographer

SF commercial portrait photographer

Michelle + Lindsay featured in SF Mag

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to shoot my friends, Michelle Stauffer and Lindsay Upson in the yurts where they were living in Novato. SF editorial portrait photographer

Michelle Stauffer has been a producer for the 70 Degrees West and writer for the Huffington Post. The 70 Degrees Project is especially intriguing. She teamed up with photographer, Justin Lewis, to create “multimedia documentary project that will follow this line to illustrate the impact our modern world has on eight unique regions and the people who depend upon the stability of the fragile environments.”

Lindsay Upson is a freelance photographer and stylist living in the bay area that specializes in portraits, children, and travel. In 2013, her work was published in PDN’s March issue for the World in Focus Photography Contest.

What are Yurts? Good question. A Yurt is a portable, round tent traditionally from Central Asia. This is a great option for living off the grid.

Below is a sneak peak of the photo shoot taken for San Francisco Magazine. I can’t wait to add these portraits to my website.

Thanks @fboulaire for helping out!

SF editorial portrait photographer

SF editorial portrait photographer

SF editorial portrait photographer

SF editorial portrait photographer

Test Shoot with Maya & Emmaline

A week ago, I had the opportunity to work with models, Maya Tucker and Emmaline Zien, at my studio in the Mission district. They’re both represented by Stars Management. Aside from their modeling careers, Maya is a freelance filmmaker and Emmaline is an actress.Photographer

I had the help of my producer, Lisa Vortman to help coordinate this shoot. We also had the help of Kris Jung for hair and makeup and Dominique Guillen (@belladoma) for styling. This shoot would have not been the same without the wonderful people to help coordinate and prep the models. Thank you everyone for making this day a success!

I can’t wait to add these images to my portfolio.

SF Fashion Portrait Photographer

SF Fashion Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

SF Fashion Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

SF Fashion Portrait PhotographerSF Fashion Portrait Photographer

All Naked But One – Portrait with Maxine

I recently had the opportunity to shoot Maxine Wulf at my photo studio in the Mission in San Francisco. Maxine is an actress, model, and friend. She needed more portraits for her acting portfolio. SF Portait Advertising Photographer

At the studio,  we have these neat mannequins that I have been wanting to incorporate into a shoot. Well, why not now? They were great props and I hope to use them again if the shoot warrants it.

Instead of the usual naked female shot, Maxine dressed in a formal black suit and stood amongst the naked mannequins. The female body is beautiful, but nudity (or partial nudity) is too common these days in media. I think the combination of her facial expression and being fully dressed gives more clear point of female empowerment and that she is a badass.

Big thanks to makeup artist Monique Ford for her help on set!

It was a fun shoot and I’m excited to add this portrait to my portfolio.

SF Portait Advertising Photographer Marc Olivier le Blanc with Maxine Wulf

SF Portait Advertising Photographer

Adventure with Photographer Daniel Castro

Two weeks ago, I had the chance to break from reality and head up into the wilderness with my buddy and fellow photographer, Daniel Castro. How do two photographers stay entertained? Have a mini-photoshoot, of course.

Dan started his career as graphic designer and then moved over full-time to photography. He is now an established advertising and fashion photographer based out of New York. His work has received recognition from Archive Magazine both in 2014 and 2015 as ‘200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide’ and ‘200 Best Digital Artists’.

We decided to take portraits on our trip and Dan came up with the dressed-shower concept. After a challenging hike uphill before sunset, we found the perfect lighting for the shoot. 

I’m looking forward to adding these portraits to my website.

San Francisco Portrait Photo Professional Photographer

San Francisco Portrait Photo Professional Photographer

San Francisco Portrait Photo Professional Photographer

San Francisco Portrait Photo Professional Photographer

Shoot with Dan Diaz and Diablo Magazine

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Diablo Magazine to do a portrait shoot with Dan Diaz. His terminally ill wife made headline news when she and her husband decided to move to Oregon so she could end her suffering.

His wife, Brittany, loved California and wanted to die there, but at the time assisted suicide (for the terminally-ill) was illegal. Before she passed away, she let her story hit the news. It created a huge discussion among the media and religious groups about the ethics of her decision.

Before passing away, Brittany asked her husband to fight for other terminally-ill patients in California, to die with dignity in their home state. Diaz was able to fulfill his promise to her. Last week, California state Governor Jerry Brown passed the right-to-die bill on October 5th.

Diablo magazine wrote a wonderful article on Diaz and his wife’s story. Warning – It will be hard to keep your eyes dry by the end of it.

I’m honored to be a part of this project. I look forward to adding these portraits to my portfolio.

Diablo Magazine SF Photographer

Diablo Magazine SF Photographer

Diablo Magazine SF Photographer