Jun 9, 2015

0001  San Diego athletic portrait photographerRick and I are so fortunate to get to work with this incredibly talented and knowledgeable personal trainer/movement guru, Daniel Chavez with Roots Strength and Conditioning.  Here are some of our favorite images from a recent shoot with Dan.

Dan has a unique, inspiring and revolutionarily simple philosophy to movement. You can’t pin him to any specific category of “fitness” because what he has developed is a truly unique and seamless approach that combines movement from many different genres, including but not limited to: gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, yoga, strength and mobility training. Workouts with Dan don’t rely on fancy gym equipment.  We do work out in the gym, but mostly on the floor and in the park…kids play structures and trees are often our equipment.  Check out Dan’s Instagram page @rootsfit and his Facebook page Roots Strength and Conditioning.  He works with people at all levels.  You just need to come with an open mind, and if you schedule some sessions with Dan, just be prepared to squat!

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  1. Christian Rodriguez

    June 11th, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    This is an awesome article! Daniel is GREAT! I have watched him for years and He really knows his stuff!

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Dec 31, 2014

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” – Ansel Adams

May you embrace and explore all the world has to offer you in this New Year.  We’re excited to do the same.  Happy New Year!

RVU_0607Dylan in our yard, age 5

We went to mow the lawn, and decided lying in the clovers was more fun.

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Sep 15, 2014

This is Harbour Island; a small island with a big personality.  Being only three miles long, the preferred mode of transportation is by golf cart.  No cars needed.  The people are some of the warmest you’ll ever meet. In fact, you can’t pass by anyone on this island without waving hello.  When you arrive on the island, the welcome sign reads “Harbour Island: Home of Friendly People.”  The sand is pink. The fish are plentiful.  This place is a hidden paradise tucked away in the Bahamas.  Rick and I consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have been asked to photograph a wedding here for an amazing couple.  Wedding photos coming soon. For now, just relax and enjoy some images from around the island.0002 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticFisherman0003 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticFishing Nets0004 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThe Bay0005 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticBoys playing in the water near a pile of conk shells0006 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThis is the delicious animal that once lived in the conk shell.0007 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticI’m not sure how they got these license plates, since there aren’t really cars on the island.0008 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticLocal Dog0009 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticSome sweet local kids0010 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThe rooster catcher 0011 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticOne of the many amazing sunsets0012 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThe Landing0013 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticRoots0014 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticDoors of the Rock House0015 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticDock0018 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticSecurity guard at Viccum Night Club.0019 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticOwner of Viccum proudly sharing the famous ‘biggest coconut on the Island’.0020 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticLocal guy at the club.0021 International Destination Wedding Photographer PhotojournalisticThis was pretty much how each day ended…

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  1. BAHA Links No.77

    September 25th, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    […] 3.  A photo diary highlighting a wedding photographer’s recent visit to Harbour Island. (narrativeimagesphoto.com) […]

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May 22, 2014

0001 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticBefore our busiest month of the year (May) started, we decided to get away for a few days… Big Sur is our usual go-to place for a 3-4 day getaway, but we decided to go somewhere we hadn’t been before.  Sequoia was the obvious choice, as we’ve heard great things, and it’s only 5 hours drive. So, off we headed to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.  Here are some of our fun adventures with Dylan!0002 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticOur great little traveler. 0003 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticYou can often find Rick climbing trees and doing squats and push ups in random locations.  It can be slightly embarrassing to have Rick do this in very random locations, but Rick doesn’t care.  And now Dylan is joining in, which I thought was actually pretty cute.0004 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticHaving fun in the famous Tunnel Log. 0005 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticI love all of the carvings in the tree trunk. 0006 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticHappy Camper.0007 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticHere Rick goes again…0008 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticDylan and me checking out General Sherman, the world’s largest tree!0010 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticThis backdrop almost looks fake! These tress look like they are out of a fairy tale…0011 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticGetting the fire going…0012 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticHaving some fun in the woods.0013 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticWhile we were at the visitor’s center, we came across Bess the Book Bus.  This is such a cool non-profit!  It is basically a mobile children’s library that travels the country and gives out books to children, especially children in communities that don’t have a lot of access to books.  What a great project!  We were honored to get to meet the founder and her coworker who are spreading the joy of reading across the country.  They even gave two books to Dylan, which was so sweet.0014 Wedding Photographer San Diego Photojournalistic0015 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticOur adventure up the 400 steps to the top of Moro Rock. 0016 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticThe view was incredible!  0018 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticDylan helping Rick to gather some firewood…0019 Wedding Photographer San Diego PhotojournalisticRick and Dylan going for a swim in Hume Lake

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Jan 20, 2014

 

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Last week, we were hanging out in our neighborhood at dusk. Dylan was riding his bike (a skill he acquired a few months ago that was recently endorsed by Santa, who brought him a new bike).  Rick and I were running alongside Dylan when I saw this scene unfold as Rick helped Dylan up the hill.  Something about the gesture of Rick reaching out to help Dylan (who is becoming increasingly independent) and the way their silhouettes surfaced at the crest of the hill, alongside the electric lines and lampposts caught my eye.  It was just an ordinary moment, but I’ve found since I’ve become a mother that sometimes the most ordinary moments can spark a little introspection or cause me to feel a sense of peace, a sense of being at home.  This scene did just that, and I had no camera on me (who runs with a camera?!). I could have just let it pass, but I feel that these ordinary, every day moments often get overlooked or forgotten. I wanted to take this photo to remember this moment and the introspection it generated. So, I ran home and got the SLR and ran down the street to meet back up with the guys, where I then took this photo.  It’s just a little reminder of how precious and fleeting those everyday moments are… and how worthy they are of our attention.

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  1. Melanie Berry

    January 10th, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Stunning

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