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Spring is here!

In Uncategorized on March 20, 2016 at 8:29 am

Engagements, anniversaries, babies and more, oh my!  Now through July, take 10% off your photo shoot with me with the code AWESOME2016!  Email me for rates and more details.

 

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NEW WEBSITE!

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2014 at 9:10 am

Hi everyone!  I’ve got some great news – I have a real website at last! Please visit http://www.ravinaschneider.com =D

I’ll still be using this space as a photo blog on occasion, but if you’d please change your bookmarks to the new address, I’d be oh so pleased!

Thanks again to everyone who has let me poke a camera into their faces this year.  It’s been wonderful and I hope to keep doing it for years to come.

XOXO

Ravina

 

Headshots!

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm

My dear friend Alisen and her hubby Erik asked me to take headshots for them recently.  We walked around a few neighborhoods in Berkeley, looking for just the right light.  We had a lot of fun and got some great shots!

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Check out Alisen’s blog and watch this space for her brilliant redesign!

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Wine Country Bridal Expo!

In Uncategorized on September 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

I had the pleasure of shooting the Wine Country Bridal Expo this weekend and it was a blast!

I bought a hot shoe flash specifically for the event and taught myself how to use it in… oh, about an hour.  It worked out pretty well, I think!

A huge thank you to WCB for having me and for the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts for hosting.

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The gorgeous girls from DIY Weddings at Sequoia Floral.

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Tiny cupcakes! YUM.

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Each attendee got one of these cute wine glasses.

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The lovely wedding dress models. They looked amazing!

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No Wedding Expo is complete without a succulent flower arrangement!

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The gorgeous dresses on display from Wine Country Bride.

 

 

 

 

 

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This booth was by far my favorite in the whole Expo.

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Gorgeous flowers were everywhere!

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One of the highlights of the day was the Cake Pull. Each bride got to pull a ribbon off the giant wedding cake – on the back of the ribbon was a number linked to an awesome prize!

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This lucky bride won the biggest prize in the whole Cake Pull!

 

 

 

Summer is over?

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2014 at 8:52 am

Gosh, it’s been a busy summer!  I took so many photos and had so much fun.  Here are some of my favorite captures from the parties and gatherings I had the pleasure of shooting.

I got to shoot the First Birthday party for Jenna and her wonderful family.

Jenna turns one!

Jenna turns one!

Family is so important, especially grandparents!

Family is so important, especially grandparents!

The wonderful family.

The wonderful family.

Someone enjoyed the heck out of her smash cake!

Someone enjoyed the heck out of her smash cake!

I did a great park shoot with Sandy and her family.

Sandy and her wonderful family.

Sandy and her wonderful family.

I had the pleasure of shooting my first wedding this summer!  Congratulations to Hank and Jordan, you two are the best.

Happy wedding to Hank and Jordan!

Happy wedding to Hank and Jordan!

The happy couple.

The happy couple.

I also traveled to Alaska for my very good friend’s wedding and had a wonderful time!

The beautiful couple in Palmer, AK.

The beautiful couple in Palmer, AK.

Babies!

In Uncategorized on May 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

I’m so pleased to know so many wonderful new families in the East Bay.  I’ve been shooting a lot of first birthdays lately and it’s great fun!  I’ve been taking photos of the Van Haren family since Kathy and Joeri got engaged and now their daughter Emmy is one!  Here are some shots of Emmy’s party:

Emmy and the balloons

Emmy and the balloons

The happy family! Even Meatball got in on the fun.

The happy family! Even Meatball got in on the fun.

Emmy and her daddy.  The magic shot!

Emmy and her daddy. The magic shot!

Emmy and her entourage

Emmy and her entourage

Tangent and Fragment apps.

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2014 at 9:12 am

I can’t believe I didn’t discover these apps until now.  They are just what I’ve always wanted in a photo editing app!

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You can travel the world…

In Uncategorized on February 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Monument Valley!

Monument Valley!

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with different apps on my iPhone that allow me to add text to my photos.  Here are some of my favorites!  I used Phonto in the first photo, PicLab in the second and the Beautiful Mess app in the third.

 

Happy editing!

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Exploration.

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

It’s no secret that I love to travel.  Looking back on my portfolio, I’ve been so lucky to visit so many amazing places!  The best part is, I’m still not done.  =)

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

I wish I could have kayaked here!  I'm just going to have to go back and do it.

I wish I could have kayaked here! I’m just going to have to go back and do it.

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My cousin and his beautiful bride!

My cousin and his beautiful bride!

 

 

Something old, something new…

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2014 at 9:18 am

As I was eating breakfast the other day, I realized that it has been 3 years since I traveled abroad.  The last time I was out of the country was when I went to New Zealand in 2010 for a three-month stay.    Another trip is definitely overdue.  I’m thinking Iceland and London, perhaps?  I’ve begun to re-work some of my travel photos with new themes in the hopes of kick-starting a new photography project.

I’m also playing around with graphic design elements combined with portraits.  It’s a lot of fun!

xx

Ravina

Expect the unexpected.  Let serendipity in.

Expect the unexpected. Let serendipity in.

The Franz Josef Glacier.  The hardest hike I've ever done!

The Franz Josef Glacier. The hardest hike I’ve ever done

 

 

 

 

 

My dear friend Miyaka: Actor, puppeteer, all-around great guy

My dear friend Miyaka: Actor, puppeteer, all-around grea

Niki Savage, a dear friend that I've sadly lost touch with.

Niki Savage, a dear friend that I’ve sadly lost touch with.