Photoshoot: The Federe's

Hello again! 

It's been a while; sorry for not keeping this as updated as I would like. This weekend I had the opportunity to do a quick Christmas photoshoot of my good friend Matt Federe's family (he's an insane sketch artist among other things, check out his blog here!).  

I arrived around 4:30pm as the sun was about to set at the Battery Godfrey in San Francisco; as beautiful as it was, I didn't expect the traffic since one of the main roads leads to the Golden Gate 101 entrance (probably should've seen that coming).

The light was first a bit red from the sunset, which made it a little difficult to get the right lighting (my camera does NOT like the color red), but we ducked behind some shadows in the trees to fix the white balance. After the sun actually set, the remaining daylight gave a beautifully even lighting to finish off the day. 


  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon 85mm f/1.8
  • Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II ISM
  • iPhone 6s

After the Shoot

Since I don't have a lot of opportunities to explore the area, I wandered around after the shoot was done, getting some nice silhouettes and (obviously) shots of the large, not-golden Golden Gate Bridge that we all know and love.

The colors at sunset were so stunning, you don't even need to edit them much - they speak for themselves.


As cold as it can get, Battery Godfrey is still a great place to shoot - watch out for the wind though! I've had experiences where clients' hair flew everywhere since we're so close to the ocean; luckily, this time wasn't the case.  There's a lot of great structures and places to explore and shoot around; the Batteries offer a fun variety of urban and nature for you to check out.

Until next time.