Category: Holidays

Happy New Year

We busted out the champagne and the photo booth to celebrate the beginning of a new year and a very special birthday! Read More

Kelly’s Perfect Birthday

What could be more relaxing than scooping poop with her best four-legged friends at the barn? Read More

Happy New Year!

A little more fun with V-Ray and PhotoShop. Let’s toast to a wonderful 2017! Read More

Merry Christmas

In case you’re wondering, I created thedude & Kelly action figures in Cinema4D and composited them into a photograph of our fake tree with PhotoShop. I just have to follow up with this favorite Photobooth shot of sister-in-law Jill showing her best holiday spirit. Read More

Fabulous Fresno Fourth

Maybe it was the 100-degree heat, or maybe it was the super-cute Ava or the massive amounts of food and drink. All I know is that something made us all a little bit crazy this weekend. More holiday photos. Read More

Happy Anniversary

We celebrated a pair of anniversaries last weekend at one of our favorite places – the spectacular restaurant at Post Ranch Inn. After a delicious lunch, I handed my camera to the waiter who took today’s featured shot. I might have framed it differently, but I love it. Read More

Happy Easter

I took a short hike today hoping to see fields of wildflowers, but I think I was about a week too early, so not a lot of flower shots today. Instead, I shot some man-made objects, including a freshly-installed Mag Spike and a bushel of unidentified metal thingies, evidently used in the construction of new Read More

Welcome 2016

May the coming year bring lots of love, good health and prosperity to you and yours! Cheers! Read More

Photo Booth Goes Mobile

I took the booth on the road this weekend and set it up at one of the season’s best tasting Christmas events – Dinner at Sam and Mari’s. They were kind enough to let me tack a red backdrop to the wall, and well, the rest is Christmas history. Click for more whacky photos! Read More

60-ish

thedude passes another milestone, and could not feel better about it. Life is good. A few more photos here. Read More

Relaxing on Labor Day

Janet and Ruby, Linda and Dinero, Trini and Go-Go, Kelly and Ozzie, Christine and Ranger begin a trail ride on this gorgeous holiday. Read More

Happy Birthday to Me!

I cannot thank you guys enough for getting my fifty ninth sixtieth(!) year off to a such a great start. You guys RULE! Chris and Ben, thanks for being the best of all hosts and for opening the door to your beautiful home. Thanks to Peter and Jane for the excellent conversation, the laughs and Read More

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Fifty-Eight Big Ones

Can you believe it? thedude certainly can not! We celebrated the auspicious occasion with a marvelous party. A huge thanks to Chris and Ben for hosting the event, and to Red for the super-fine grillin’! Click here if you want to see a few more shots. Read More

Happy 4th to My Old Hippie Friends – and Michael

Thanks to Tom and Cynthia for the amazing eats, and to Chris and Ben, who once again proved to be the hosts with the most. Read More

Cambodian New Year

We attended a performance of Cambodian dance in Oakland today. The performances by children of all ages were so beautiful! If you’re looking for more pictures, click here! Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

I didn’t have to look to hard to find some green on this gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day at Tilden Park in Oakland, California! By he way, I don’t normally shoot directly into the sun. When I took this, I was channeling my talented friend Erin, a terrific photographer who has totally mastered the technique. Read More

Christmas Crabs

The Hunter Clan wanted to try something new this holiday, so we decided to have a crab feast at the Franciscan. Our expectations were low due to the touristy location, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and outstanding service. Read More

Proof that Christmas Shopping Doesn’t Have to Suck

Shopping is less stressful when done while tasting spirits at Hangar One. Read More

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