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Bay Area Maternity Photography: Preparing for baby

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Sunday, March 13 2016

I ended my 2015 photography year, capturing N’s beautiful pregnancy with an awesome maternity photography session on Alameda’s Crab Cove beach. In my mind I had visions of beautiful beach sunsets and sun-colored clouds… but instead we got socked in with chilly fog, and a blank canvas sky. Though the bright colors I had dancing in my head didn’t come to be, what we walked away with was a set ethereal, and really snuggly photos. We started our session with family portraits, accompanied by soon to be big sister C. However, since N’s dad was visiting from our of town, he joined us and played with his grand-baby while I got a chance to photograph G & N just on[…]See more from “Bay Area Maternity Photography: Preparing for baby”

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Bay Area Family Photographer: All grown up

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Tuesday, March 1 2016

Last year, A asked me if I’d be interested in photographing her family. They hadn’t had family portraits done in quite a while. You see: they’re all grown up, and the last time she remembered taking a family photo was in a studio 25 years ago! Why in the world would I ever say “No!”? I love working with adults: they make me work my creative brain harder, and if you haven’t stood for a photo with your mom for as long as that, it’s certainly time to make up for it. I had such a fun time with A and her family. Just because you’re not three anymore doesn’t mean that photos won’t be fun, or that you won’t[…]See more from “Bay Area Family Photographer: All grown up”

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Foster City Family Photographer: The right family

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Monday, April 6 2015

The Bay Trail starting up around Coyote Point in San Mateo, and extending down through Redwood Shores is one of my favorite places for a week-end walk. Last year, if you were walking those paths on a week-end morning, chances are, you walked by me. I love it for it’s serenity: being by the water is so soothing for me; and for it’s interest: there are just SO many cool things to see along this path. I usually park close to the Gilhead Sciences building on these walks. It was how I got to know it, and quite frankly “lust” after it. I’ve admired this building every time I’d start a walk there, and I’ve been itching to photograph a[…]See more from “Foster City Family Photographer: The right family”

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SEO for photographers: “A Photographer’s Guide To SEO” book

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Monday, March 23 2015

Over the past few years I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research on SEO (search engine optimization). As a professional photographer and service provider, I welcome new clients. The families I have worked with, thus far, have come to me through referrals, through Yelp, and some come because they find me online. Being found in online searches is simply a necessity for businesses. However, as I and many other discovered it is not as easy as creating a website and setting it free in the world. So I’ve been reading, and experimenting. For awhile now I’ve also been part of a number of photographer groups. While we provide the same service, I’ve found the photographer community to be[…]See more from “SEO for photographers: “A Photographer’s Guide To SEO” book”

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Bay Area Newborn Photography: A new life

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Monday, February 9 2015

Little E has been one very awaited little man. He took his sweet time to make his appearance, to a point I was proposing rescheduling his newborn photography photo shoot. I usually schedule my newborn sessions at least a few weeks past a due date, but he had us going all the way to the wire. S had gotten to a point where her identity had become “the pregnant lady”. Eh — worthy title for the mama of such a cute nugget. And he really IS adorable. S, M and (now) E live in Portola Valley. For those of you not quite familiar with the Bay Area — it neighbors Palo Alto on the Peninsula. I’ve never ventured on that[…]See more from “Bay Area Newborn Photography: A new life”

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