The Marine Mammal Center, located in the Marin Headlands, is one of my favorite organizations. I was honored when they asked me to photograph their 15th Annual Gala, hosted by Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, and his wife Livia. I was one of two photographers. The other photographer, Deb, is a great woman who happens to be Sylvia Earle's blogger. You can check out that blog here! If you don't know who Sylvia Earle is, head over to Google or TED immediately. I have been a big fan since approximately age 13 when I was lucky enough to work alongside her and NOAA in Hawaii. One of the best parts of photographing the MMC's gala was getting to meet people like Deb who are really making a difference in the world. You can see more of my photos (note: I was not responsible for any post-processing), along with Deb's, at the MMC Gala's website (my photos are the ones shot with a Canon).

Love shooting at the Ferry Building!

The food, courtesy of Paula LeDuc Catering, was delicious and pretty...

Biz Stone spoke during the fundraising portion of the evening:

 

If you want to learn more about what the Marine Mammal Center does, I highly recommend you check out this fantastic episode of Nova. I watched it a few years ago and, as dorky as this may sound, being near the MMC was one of the reasons I was most excited to move to Northern Cailfornia. I can't say enough how lucky I feel to have participated in one of their events!

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