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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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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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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.

Welcome, Emmy!

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

She’s here!  

Kathy and Joeri have welcomed darling baby Emmy into their lives.  I had the honor of photographing her when she was just over a week old – how special is that!

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The love on their faces just melts my heart.  

I don’t have any siblings and I’ve never really been around babies so I must admit I was a bit nervous about this photo shoot.  Emmy, however, was a dream to photograph!  She was awake and quite happy most of the time and she was fascinated by the sight and sound of my camera.  Image

I loved every minute of this photo shoot, and it was so special seeing the bond between Kathy and Joeri and their darling baby girl.  Emmy is so full of character already!

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 In fact, don’t tell my mom this, but it *almost* made me want to have a baby!  (Not now, of course, but someday!).  At least, that is, until I remembered the crying part.

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Congratulations, Kathy and Joeri!  Emmy is gorgeous, and I cannot wait to see what an amazing woman she grows up to be.

Pick that camera up!

In Uncategorized on March 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

I’ve been kind of lazy with my camera for a while now, taking shots mostly with my iphone.  After shooting with my good friends Nikolai and Geneva I decided that I needed to do this more often!

As luck would have it, it just so happened that the couple I did engagement shots for in 2011 (Kathy and Joeri and their pup Meatball) were expecting a baby and they wanted me to do a session with them!
Of course I said yes, and we had a wonderful day at the Berkeley Marina.
I’m still in the first stages of editing, but here’s a sneak peek of the lovely family.

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Kathy and Joeri with their pup, Meatball