The Summer 2018 issue of Compass Magazine, created by Diablo Custom Publications for the Regional Parks Foundation, gave me the opportunity to connect with the Katayanagi family. This adorable foursome caught the attention of the Regional Parks Foundation after completing the annual Trails Challenge together. Get to know their story in the latest issue and follow their example in taking advantage of your local parks!
Shooting for the East Bay Regional Park District and Regional Parks Foundation is always inspiring work. For the Winter 2018 issue of Compass Magazine, I was introduced to Nancy and Gary Harrington who are dedicated to making our parks even more enjoyable for years to come. Below are images from a morning spent at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton where a new interpretive pavilion is being created thanks to the support of Nancy and Gary.
The fact that they're the cutest couple ever is just a bonus.
One of my most active shoots yet was running ahead of a hundred happy hikers participating in a Multicultural Wellness Walk back in September. As it often happens at these kinds of events, I ended up learning just as much as the participants... and getting just as much exercise.
I'm grateful to live in a place that honors diversity and respects nature. Photographing this event for Compass Magazine was, quite literally, a breath of fresh air.
A few of my favorite shots from the day outdoors...