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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 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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San Mateo Portrait Photography: 3 + furry one

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Tuesday, December 9 2014

I am now one family photo shoot away from wrapping up 2014. It’s been a remarkable year! I feel like I’ve grown a lot, learned a lot, and met some incredibly awesome families. These guys are one of them. I had so much fun with them the morning we met! We’re talking about a family of 3 (+ a furry one, as P said) with an incredibly light outlook on life — relaxed, easy going and with a great sense of humor. How can I possibly not enjoy working with them? And you know what else? P brought me a bottle of water! Small act of kindness, but when you have a morning of mini sessions, it was very welcomed.[…]See more from “San Mateo Portrait Photography: 3 + furry one”

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San Mateo, CA Mini Session Photographer: Books

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Thursday, November 27 2014

Last month, if you’ll remember I had a last minute opening for a mini session in San Mateo. C sent me a note after her cousin, who had recently received her portraits from me told her about it. Thanx, C! I love getting to meet the extended families and friends of my clients. It’s, honestly, one of the biggest compliments I can get, and how I’ve grown my business. It’s also why every year I’m adding more and more mini session events on the calendar. C and T have two beautiful children: a bouncing baby boy, and a studious pre-teen. Seriously, this girl… I had to marvel. K came to our session and brought a book, because she loves reading[…]See more from “San Mateo, CA Mini Session Photographer: Books”

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San Mateo, CA Family & Child Photographer: Sun Hide and Seek

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Sunday, November 16 2014

Here one minute; gone the next — that was more or less the sun’s performance for us on this morning’s mini session. I guess that comes with the territory shooting in the fall on the San Mateo beach. While the light “Hide and Seek” was a challenge to work around, I took advantage of the cloud-covered sun to use the tall fennel as the backdrop for this family’s portraits. It’s not something that works out this time of year. G and his baby sister, C, are growing up. Last year, C was snuggled in her momma’s belly. Now she’s is all over crawling, and has the sweetest 2-bottom-toothed smile. There’s a lot of love and admiration with these two. It’s[…]See more from “San Mateo, CA Family & Child Photographer: Sun Hide and Seek”

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