2014 mini sessions

Bay Area Child Photography: Color

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Wednesday, January 14 2015

When C and her family arrived for our mini session, D was in a super shy and clingy mood. Ok, 4 year old; hasn’t seen me in awhile — totally normal. But I gotta say, I was pretty thrilled over how quickly he got over his timidness. This kiddo went from hiding behind Daddy and clinging to his leg to making silly faces at me and begging for me to take more pictures of him by the end. It was awesome! Thanx Mom and Dad for going with the flow and helping work this out. This session took place on the campus of San Jose City College. It was my second of three sessions, on the morning of what started[…]See more from “Bay Area Child Photography: Color”

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Bay Area Family Photography: Warmth

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Saturday, January 10 2015

We had a such beautiful morning on this October day: it’s one of the best parts about living in the Bay Area, don’t you think? October is one of my favorite months because the weather is just so perfect. Yes, I am jealous about the beautiful colors that families outside of California get in their fall, but our temperatures in the 80’s, beautiful blue skies, wearing short-sleeved blouses in late autumn are nothing to complain about either. It makes family photography fun because we have so many options in terms of locations, clothing, and moods. The summer before last, I photographed this little girl, as a newborn at her home. She had such big, sparkly eyes then: they were just[…]See more from “Bay Area Family Photography: Warmth”

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Bay Area Family Photography: Biggest fans

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Wednesday, January 7 2015

These two are some of the biggest Bay Area sports fans I know. They love the Giants and the 49ers with open hearts. Last year when I photographed their family we had planned to do at least one family portrait in their sports jerseys. We had a blast of a session, and time ran out before we got to it. I kicked myself for awhile afterward, so this year I swore I wouldn’t let that happen again… and we started with the sports gear. This mini session was my last of the day at the San Jose City College campus. It rained so hard that morning: even my first session of the day got rained out, so we hid under[…]See more from “Bay Area Family Photography: Biggest fans”

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Bay Area Family Portraits: Just being a kid

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Saturday, January 3 2015

This family portraits session was part of my foggy mini session event in Sam Mateo last fall. Our Bay Area weather can be so unpredictable, but I love the different textures and colors that we get that way. It means that every session is a little different even if done at the same place, same time of day. My only request for the sun, though, is that it sets its mind and goes with it: all overcast or all sunny are fine with me. Even starting overcast and gradually transitioning to sunny (or vice versa) are good here. I’m just not a special fan of the peek-a-boo games the sun wants to play behind clouds: then my shutter controlling finger[…]See more from “Bay Area Family Portraits: Just being a kid”

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Belmont Photography: Ooops!

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Tuesday, December 30 2014

Kids come in all sizes and attitudes: it’s part of what makes family photography fun and it’s what gives each session a unique feel. This little man keeps blowing my mind though — it’s not the first time he’s appeared in front of my lens, and each time he comes with an incredibly sweet attitude, ready to get down for my camera… down to the cheesy grins. I don’t know what P and J do to 1) have such an awesome kid; 2) get him ready for our sessions, because whatever it is: I want some of that for MY family. A day before we met, I had to call J on the phone and ask him to move up[…]See more from “Belmont Photography: Ooops!”

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