A Summer With My Father
My Haitian Uncle Joe Gaetjens, playing for the United States, scored the only goal in the 1950 World Cup game against England. It was the biggest upset in World Cup history. In 1964, he was killed while living in Haiti as a national hero. I explore this and other parts of my family's experiences in the upcoming book A Summer With My Father. You can read an excerpt here.
A Summer With My Father is about glistening bellies of mapou leaves and witching hour rendezvous with ravenous deities. It's a journey through unquenchable sorrow to the serenity of bathing in the pink coral sea. It's about vehement intent, crushing apathy and fierce compassion.
A San Francisco Wedding and Portrait Photographer
Mary Gaetjens is wedding and portrait photographer serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa, Monterey, and Carmel. Her photojournalistic style photography will capture your wedding with taste and style. She travels outside California for photography engagements and would be happy to come to you for your special wedding day.
Clients appreciate the way I bring out their beauty and uniqueness at their wedding or portrait session. For example, "Wow! We really love the way the photos came out. We also appreciate the extra time you took with us to get just the right place and framing." Weddings, and family and child portraits are fun and relaxing. You can read other accolades here about my fine art photography.
Wedding and Portrait Photography Packages and Pricing
I also offer a San Francisco City Hall Wedding Special. It is available Monday through Friday. I love photographing San Francisco City Hall weddings and always the couple and I have a great time in beautiful City Hall and other spectacular areas of San Francisco. Please email or call (510 393 7671) if you have any questions.
Fine Art, Photojournalistic Style Wedding and Portrait Photography
Clients say they want/wanted me as their wedding or professional portrait photographer because of the way I capture feeling and emotion. You can read more about me and my how fine art, photojournalistic style captures the spirit and joy of the wedding day or portrait session creatively in a documentary style, producing images that will be precious to look at. Years from now you'll be able to look at your pictures and remember how you felt at the moment of each picture. Capturing a moment in time is very important to me and is evident in my wedding photography, family photography and portrait photography.
Digital or Film? Color Photos or Black and White Photos? What is most appropriate for your portrait or wedding photography?
I photograph weddings and portraits using a digital camera or color or black and white film as suggested by the people and setting. I have been active as a professional photographer for over 10 years and would be glad to explain why one particular format is better for your wedding or portrait. I use Hasselblad, Nikon, and Contax photography equipment. You can read about the details of my gear here. Examples of wedding photojournalism and traditional wedding photos are here. Examples of San Francisco portrait photography are here. Please email or call me at 510 393 7671 to set up a wedding or portrait consultation.