alexis garrod

Episode 8 – Alexis Garrod

  Thrilled to bring you Alexis Garrod. She’s a Level 2-Certified CrossFit Coach, experienced personal trainer & partner at CrossFit Potrero Hill. Many people begin a dedicated fitness journey to get in shape for their wedding and honeymoon. Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day, fit into the dream dress or tailored…

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Episode 7 – Dmitry Greenberg

Dmitry Greenberg is a professional wedding musician & band leader. He was born in the Ukraine, and came to California by way of Israel. It’s a pretty amazing journey, and today he’s one of the best-known wedding entertainers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He joined me in the studio to talk about his musical…

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Episode 6 – Alina & Alex

I photographed Alina & Alex’s wedding day on September 3, 2016. The ceremony and reception were at Temple Emanuel in San Francisco. Before we arrived at the synagogue, we had a long creative shoot around SF. We played around with graffiti and murals, and rented out a bar called Tradition for some unique shots. The couple…

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Episode 5 – Cynthia Gregory

  I’ve run into Cynthia many times at San Francisco City Hall, as well as private wedding ceremonies all over the Bay Area. Most of the time I see her in a black robe, so it was intriguing to invite her to the studio and learn about the woman behind the robe. Cynthia and I…

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Episode 4 – Maria Elena & Jose

I am very excited about this new chapter in the podcast. This awesome couple joined me in the studio on a Sunday morning, literally after our second engagement shoot. I’ll be photographing Maria Elena and Jose’s wedding in June of this year. We spoke about how they met, Jose’s incredible proposal, and how their wedding planning…

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Episode 3 – “Roots” (Part 3)

This is the final episode of my family history trilogy. The baton passes to my father, Igor, who is coming to terms with his decision to immigrate to the United States. After being fired from his job as a consequence of his US visa application, he has to find a way to make money. He…

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Episode 2 – “Roots” (Part 2)

My Grandfather Isaac continues to build the foundation for his life, and begins his career as a photographer. After surviving the war, he now has to learn to navigate and survive the Soviet system itself. This is the middle of the story that is framed by two crucial journeys. The first was on a bicycle,…

grandpa isak and his family

Episode 1 – “Roots” (Part 1)

  It’s fitting to start the show in the place where it all began. In today’s Silicon Valley, one of the greatest things you can accomplish is to be a “Founder”. Well, I consider my Grandfather Isak to be the Founder of our family. This first of several “Roots” episodes draws on extensive interviews with my…