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Cupertino Mini Session Photographer: They’re back

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Monday, November 16 2015

A few months after my last session with these guys they moved away. They called Utah home for a few years, and while they were closed to family California kept calling back and they returned. I’m so happy! Not only because they’re awesome to photograph (clearly), but because they are really cool people and friends. Little S was just a wee bit the last time I saw them. We had such a great time together, and she was super cute and cooperative with me: not really something I ever expect with a 4 yr old. I think I might have made a little fan from little S day, because seeing her since their mini session she’s been extra talkative with[…]See more from “Cupertino Mini Session Photographer: They’re back”

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Cupertino Family Photographer: Communicate

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Sunday, November 15 2015

You know what makes photographers successful? Communication. You have a vision and you need to make it happen. When you deal with anything other than inanimate objects you have to communicate what you want so that you can get the shot you’re after. This is definitely true of lifestyle and portrait photography. While yes, we’re after candid shots, no person in the world knows responds well when asked to “act natural”. “Act natural” makes people think, thinking makes them feel self conscious, and feeling self conscious makes them freeze up. Either way “act natural” does not lead to good family photography. This is why lifestyle photography is staged (ssshhhhh!) — trying to get the real you while giving you a[…]See more from “Cupertino Family Photographer: Communicate”

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Cupertino Mini Session: Go with the flow

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Wednesday, November 11 2015

Hehe! How can I not love being around these guys? I get personality x 3. I always strive to get a photo of all siblings together during my mini sessions. Well, we did! Not quite what I figured it might be, but honestly it couldn’t have been more perfect: two butts sticking up in the air, just seconds before they ran off into their respective directions. Honestly, couldn’t have gotten this if I tried. We did attempt to corral the babies, but unless superglue was involved this was the sibling shot we were meant to have. There’s a spontaneity working with toddlers I wish I could just bottle up. I come prepared with a flow for each session, but am[…]See more from “Cupertino Mini Session: Go with the flow”

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Cupertino Fall Family Portraits: First time

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Friday, November 6 2015

I feel like I should just copy and paste the first paragraph from my last post here, but just change the number 🙂 I’m loving how many families have passed in front of my lens, and with a month and a half left of fall family portraits for the year, I’ve gotten over the hump and looking forward to a (short) break before 2016. Speaking of 2016, my calendar to book a session with me Jan-Mar opens up in December. If you’re thinking about working with me in those first few months, be sure to reach out early. I’m already getting some warnings that bookings are coming, so it looks like it will be a busy time then too. Now…[…]See more from “Cupertino Fall Family Portraits: First time”

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San Jose Fall Family Portraits: Color

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Thursday, October 1 2015

It’s fall season and you know what that means: fall family portraits time. To say things are a little crazy around here, would be an understatement. In the past month alone I’ve met with over 20 families, and since delivering their family photos has been my priority, sadly, this site of mine has been a little neglected. I’m hoping to make a small dent in that today, though, by kicking off my preview of some of those sessions. First up are J, J (double J-family, yeah!) and their adorable boxer fur kid, Chloe. This is the 3rd year I’ve met with these guys and every year I’m so happy to get to work with them. At the very beginning they[…]See more from “San Jose Fall Family Portraits: Color”

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