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Menlo Park Family Photography: We gotta run for it

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Sunday, January 31 2016

M, A and their girls were the last session of the day for my mini Menlo Park family photography sessions last fall. I had it all worked out in my head, and I had the perfect silhouette image in my head that I wanted to capture with them. We started off at the base of the hill photographing for the gorgeous back-lit scenery, taking some adorable portraits for big sister R and little E. I loved even how the sun lowered behind the bush so it poked out just perfectly some some shots of mom and dad. I worked as quickly as I could, keeping a really close eye on the sun the whole time. I really wanted to grab[…]See more from “Menlo Park Family Photography: We gotta run for it”

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Menlo Park Family Photographer: Bad jokes

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Friday, January 1 2016

I really, really thought I would have finished posting all my family photo sessions of 2015 before the turn of the new year. Alas, didn’t happen. But… on the bonus side, I really can’t think of a better way to kick off posts in 2016 than this family photo session in Menlo Park. This session was 200% a blast! Three boys, light saber fights, and bad jokes. I laughed a good way through it, at least. Three boys! I am barely hanging on with two, so these guys have my admiration right there. They’re all a little older since the last time we hung out, and even funner to be around. Being in an open park area certainly helped, because[…]See more from “Menlo Park Family Photographer: Bad jokes”

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Menlo Park Family Portraits: Brotherly love

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Friday, December 4 2015

You know what question I ask myself often as a parent: do my children get along? I have friends that have young children that are just so smitten with one another. So …. there for each other. My boys aren’t like that. They get along as often as they don’t. They play along nicely to the same degree as they can push each other’s buttons. It makes me wonder if they would chose one another if my husband and I were not there to enforce their bond. I’d like to think “Yes”, but the only relationship I can draw from is that with my sister. Like my sons we got along as well as the days that we didn’t. Now[…]See more from “Menlo Park Family Portraits: Brotherly love”

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Menlo Park Maternity Photography: Fairy godmother’s gonna be mama

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Sunday, December 14 2014

I was so, so excited to hear that S and M are expecting. These two incredible people deserve all the happiness in the world. They did an incredibly selfless act by hosting an earlier wedding just so that S’ goddaughter, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer could attend. I photographed and wrote about that day here (please visit!), so you can see what amazing people they are. There’s a reason they call S “Fairy”: she is a Fairy Godmother to be sure! And now this Fairy Godmother gets to be a Mama in her own right. I’m happy that it’s been a little bit wetter this year. We’re in drought — I know we need it. However, as a photographer,[…]See more from “Menlo Park Maternity Photography: Fairy godmother’s gonna be mama”

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