extended families

San Carlos Family Portrait: Photo Gifts

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Saturday, May 21 2016

I love fulfilling photo gifts! G and D bought D’s mom a gift certificate for a family portrait session with me for Christmas. Grandma loved the photos of the kids from the previous fall and was pretty excited to take her own turn. The only trick was aligning the time, because Grandma L lives all the way in beautiful Santa Barbara! As D and G each had business trips to go to last month, Grandma L came up to help with the boys and it was perfect! With the sun setting later in the day, as summer approaches, we met on a Monday evening, after dinner. It was a quick shoot, super close to home. I was actually worried about[…]See more from “San Carlos Family Portrait: Photo Gifts”

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Redwood City Family Photography: Plus grandma

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Sunday, April 3 2016

I’m almost embarrassed to admit how long ago this family photo session took place and I am just now writing about it. Judging from the golden grass, though, you can tell this was one of the mini sessions I held last fall. I so enjoy photographing this family. As a matter of fact, this session was one of my favorites, and I was saving my favorites for last (you know… “save the best for last” sort of thing), but as things kept getting in the way all of a sudden getting through the last few slipped way past the new year like I had initially set out for myself. Don’t get me wrong — the business is a good thing…[…]See more from “Redwood City Family Photography: Plus grandma”

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Portola Valley Family Portrait Photographer: Let’s rock!

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Wednesday, September 16 2015

A lot of my clients find me because of their friends. (I really appreciate the love you guys send my way by telling your friends about your family photos with me). A whole bunch of others find me through Yelp! Occasionally those worlds collide. S reached out to me because she found me through Yelp, but lo and behold as she was going through my gallery of past family portrait sessions she found photos of her colleague M. I love small-world connection stories like that. S introduced me to the Portola Valley Town Center. They spend a lot of time there as a family, and I love going to places that have meaning to my clients. I checked out the[…]See more from “Portola Valley Family Portrait Photographer: Let’s rock!”

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Belmont Family Photographer: Extended Family

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Wednesday, July 15 2015

Right before I left on my anniversary trip (more on this soon, I promise!), I met with L and her guys for an extended family photography session. I’m always curious how people hear about me and my photography work. It’s usually one of the first thing I ask when a new client reaches out. In L’s case, though, I knew… our youngest, and their oldest shared years together in the same preschool. Even though our little guy doesn’t go there anymore, he still talks about his buddy all the time. He considers him his best friend and “writes” him cards. As a matter of fact, the morning of our session, before I pulled out my camera to get started, I[…]See more from “Belmont Family Photographer: Extended Family”

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Los Altos Family Photographer: A gift for dad

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Sunday, June 21 2015

I may have said it before, but I find the photography community to be remarkably supportive. I participate in a couple of online forums where we exchange ideas, learn from one another and generally help each other grow. I’m joined by professional and hobbyist photographers from across the Bay Area and the world at large. You’d think competition would be a factor (at least at the local level), but instead of tearing each other down, I am thrilled to see our groups stand each other up! One way we help each other out is filling in for one another when a prospective client asks for a portrait session and we’re not able to do it. Maybe you’ve experienced this looking[…]See more from “Los Altos Family Photographer: A gift for dad”

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