A-Dore-able portraits from Dore Studio

Portrait at Dore Studio

Christine and I have been talking about getting our portraits taken at Dore Studio down on Mission and 21st St for quite a few years. Dore has a cute little store front filled with large quinceanera and glamour photos in the window and has been family owned since 1951. We used Christine’s 30th birthday as our big excuse to finally book a sitting.

Portrait at Dore Studio

The staff were super awesome and the entire shoot was a fun experience. We wanted to go for something between a couples shoot and a glamour photo, so Christine got the full hair and make up experience and borrowed a few of their minks and outfits. Unfortunately they didn’t offer any make-over stuff for men, but I had fun watching Christine get the full experience. We posed in front of 3 or 4 backdrops and then finally picked out our two favorite shots for the final results. We loved how they turned out and can’t wait to do this whole thing over again in 10 years or so.

Christine at Doré Studio

This actually wasn’t my first time in Dore Studios though. 9 years ago I brought some of my circuit bent Casios and handmade comics there for a religious themed photo shoot. I came back last year to shoot my God Hates Dinosaurs pitch video too. So Dore will always have a special place in my heart.

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American Analog: Manchester Mark

Manchester Mark

I met Mark on the corner of 6th and Mission. It was a foggy day and for some reason I kept bumping into people with guitars during my stroll. I stopped Mark to talk about his mandolin and snap some shots of Mark before he disappeared into back into the fog.
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American Analog: Rocker Guitar

Oven Mitt Guitar

Mark likes to keep an oven mitt on the head of his guitar to keep it from getting banged up while he walks around. Though he considers himself a shy guy, he admits that he sometimes enjoys the extra attention the oven mitt brings him. “This morning a little girl on the MUNI high-fived my guitar” he says with a smile.
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