Seaside shoot

Shooting along the coast on Highway 1 is one of my favorites. Our beach shoot started off early in the morning with ideal overcast weather. I captured some images in the hight of the high tide on the coast in Pacifica, California. Thanks to an awesome crew @fboulaire & @zachographie and everyones’ eye for creative details the shoot was a lot of fun and we got these images! While on location, we had the pleasure to encounter an old school surf board maker working from his workshop along the beach. We tried to get his portrait too but he was a little shy, humble, or just didn’t like my camera 🙂

We just mailed a promo card with these images that we’re happy to share, and add to our portfolio.

Los Angeles and San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle. SF Bay Area Commercial Portrait Photographer

Los Angeles and San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle. SF Bay Area Commercial Portrait Photographer

Los Angeles and San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle. SF Bay Area Commercial Portrait Photographer

Los Angeles and San Francisco Advertising Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle

SF Bay Area Commercial Portrait Photographer

Iron Hot Editorial :-)

Here is my latest editorial photos taken for Diablo Magazine. It features Michael Bondi, a metal worker in the east bay. His work combines the artistic tradition of Italian forged-metal work with more contemporary industrial machinery and methods. South Bay Editorial Portrait Photographer                                                                                He and his co-workers create gorgeous and unique metal pieces, such as stairway railings and metal gates.

It was a great opportunity to meet Michael and learn more about his craft. You can check out his work and learn more about the process on their Facebook page. It’s worth checking out!

I’m happy to have these images in my portfolio.

South Bay Editorial Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

South Bay Editorial Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

South Bay Editorial Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc

South Bay Editorial Portrait Photographer

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

Meet Matt Rogers, Co-Founder of Nest Labs

I had an excellent shoot with Matt Rogers, co-founder and VP of Engineering at Nest Labs and creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat.

We have come so far with technology—computers, iPods, digital cameras, etc. But what still feels archaic? Thermostats. That’s where Matt Rogers comes in. His team is working on revolutionizing the thermostats to give people more control over their home heating and cooling systems.

Rogers was not always interested in thermostats. He began his career as a software engineer on Apple’s first iPod, and then went on to help design the iPhone and iPad.

The idea of Nest was born after a conversation with co-founder Tony Fadell about thermostats: “It started as our frustration and the more we talked to other people, the more we heard their frustration,” Rogers says. “That was the tipping point.”

Working with the Dutch magazine, Emerce, we had the opportunity to meet one of Silicon Valley’s elite. It’s an honor to have Mr. Rogers a part of my portrait work.

You can check out more information about his company on his website or read Emerce’s article here.

San Francisco Los Angeles Editorial Portrait Photographer

San Francisco Los Angeles Editorial Portrait Photographer

San Francisco Los Angeles Editorial Portrait Photographer

San Francisco Los Angeles Editorial Portrait Photographer

West Coast - Los Angeles and San Francisco Commercial Portrait Photographer Marc Olivier Le Blanc, Advertising, Editorial and Lifestyle images.

Sources:

Blanda, Sean. “Nest Co-Founder Matt Rogers on Frustration as a Muse and Learning From Apple”. http://99u.com/articles/14942/nest-co-founder-matt-rodgers-on-frustration-as-a-muse-and-learning-from-apples-mistakes

“Nest: There is no platform war around smart thermostats”. Emerce Magazine. http://www.emerce.nl/nieuws/nest-komt-geen-platformoorlog-rond-slimme-thermosaten

“Nest Website” Nest. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2015. https://nest.com/

Sam Yam and Jack Conte, Creators of Patreon

With the help of Stanford Magazine, I got to meet Sam Yam and Jack Conte, creators of Patreon.

Crowdfunding sites, such as, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have helped artists get funding for particular projects, but it did not support the artists on a more consistent basis.

Patreon is similar to Kickstarter, but instead asks fans to subscribe to artists’ work. Fans can pledge any amount to help keep their favorite artists producing.

Conte states, “Advertisers don’t care that much about a superfan. Every fan is worth exactly the same, .0002 cents, even if the superfan has watched every video and been to every show, which is ridiculous”.

If you would like to learn more about Patreon and Yam and Conte, check out this terrific article by Stanford Magazine

San Francisco Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

San Francisco Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

San Francisco Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

 

San Francisco Lifestyle Portrait Photographer San Francisco Lifestyle Portrait Photographer 

Portraits for Ivy

Here is a glimpse of a portrait series with a wonderful couple from Los Angeles. I am honored to add these lovely shots to my portrait work.

The shoot began in the early morning at the grand Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The model, Ivy, was dressed in a formal gown that commanded the camera’s focus and stole away the attention from her surroundings.

We then moved over to their private apartment for more portrait shots. The apartment was fitting for the look and feel of the portraits – beautiful and timeless.

The couple loved the photos. The husband requested life size prints of his wife for their home. He told me the photos were captured on one of the “happiest day of their lives”. 

I was honored to be a part of this moment in their lives.

los angeles san francisco lifestyle photographers

los angeles san francisco lifestyle photographers

los angeles san francisco lifestyle photographers 

Hand Crafted Historical Art

Pamela Winston-Charbonneau carries on in a sweet success story of her own… one that almost sounds like a children’s fairytale.

As a young girl Pamela’s father introduced the task of counting buttons as a way to keep busy, while he shopped around old antique stores. As the task became beautiful to Pamela, her eyes dazzled at the sight of antique buttons and her passion for them grew. Pamela’s love of jewelry, skills in silver-smithing and continuous admiration for buttons paved the way for her to create her own handcrafted jewelry business.

She created a jewelry line called “Cute as a Button”, which are rare button centered rings, earrings and pendants. For over 16 years her creations have been showcased in a variety of retail stores in San Francisco, as well as in a caboose called “Successories” in Pacifica.

Now, Pamela is proud to have her very own store in Noe Valley where she continues to share her creations, as well as showcasing those of other local designers.

Portrait Photographer San Francisco Bay Area Marc Olivier Le Blanc Portrait Photographer San Francisco Bay Area Marc Olivier Le Blanc

Portrait Photographer San Francisco Bay Area Marc Olivier Le Blanc.