Chuck and Jennie McGregor are Livermore locals who enjoy hiking and biking and photographing the natural beauty of the places they visit.
Chuck’s love of photography started the day he and Jennie went for a walk at Sycamore Grove with Jennie’s new dSLR camera. Seeing what fun she was having, he asked to borrow the camera. Within the year, Chuck had acquired his own camera so they could shoot simultaneously on their walks and bike rides. When Chuck doesn’t have his camera aimed up high, shooting birds of prey, he is creating landscape studies. Much of his recent work has a soft, painterly feel.
Although Jennie is better known for her macro (small stuff) photography, she is becoming more intrigued with landscape photography, and in fact much of Jennie’s macro work influences her landscape style. Instead of concentrating on wide vistas, Jennie focuses down in on the simple elements – concentrating on a strand of trees reflected in the water or an egret in a vast pond at sunset.
Jennie’s and Chuck’s California shooting range includes the local parks, including Morgan Territory, Sycamore Grove and Brushy Peak as well as the salt flats of the Bay Area, Mt. Diablo and surrounding hills, Santa Cruz and the Central Valley.
Jennie and Chuck’s work is meticulously created, from the actual photography to the editing, printing and framing of the images. The finished product is renown for its vivid and inspiring colors.