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Golden State Warriors Oracle Arena Engagement Photosession

Derrick and Mariana went on their first date at a Warriors game.  Derrick also proposed to Mariana at a Warriors game and yes, they were on the Jumbotron! What better place to do an engagement photo session than at the Oracle Arena where the Golden State Warriors play!

This has got to be one of my favorite engagement sessions of all time. As season pass holders and long time Warriors fans, we had the opportunity to take photos in an empty Oracle arena. It was such an amazing experience to be able to walk around the basketball stadium on a private tour. I even got the chance to make a 3 pointer where Stephen Curry makes at least one in every single game!

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Burning Man 2014

It was another awesome Burning Man for 2014. This year’s theme was Caravansary which kept the Man simple but yet the tallest Man ever erected. The actual burn of the Man took forever because they built that thing so well!

It was my third year and every year is always exciting and different. It was also interesting to go back to back as I went last year but my first time was back in 2007. I love the culture and experience of it all. One of my favorite things about being there is just connecting to people. I love to just wander and explore and just have conversations with strangers. The conversations that exist there with people you just meet are beyond what you could ever imagine. Its incredible and I wish it was as easy to have that opportunity every day.

It was also super cool to be contacted by Djoke and Richard to be their wedding photographer beforehand! I would love to go back every year to photograph a wedding there. Hint hint for my fellow Burners!

One thing that was different for me this year was the fact that most of these photos were actually taken with the Olympus OMD EM-5. I had a 12mm, 24mm, and a 45mm lens and it was so much lighter than carrying my DSLR everywhere I went!

More photos can be found at my Burning Man 2014 gallery here: http://alexhophotography.pixieset.com/burningman2014/

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