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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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San Francisco Family Photographer: Plan B

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Sunday, May 15 2016

Remember how this family photographer was just saying that I was surprised how long it’s been since she’d photographed a family session on the beach? Well, I had not one, but actually two planned back. My second family shoot was to be in the city at Crissy Field, with the Golden Gate Bridge being a symbolic background. I drove to the spot we were to meet earlier in the week (since I hadn’t been there in years, I wanted to get re-acquainted with what I had to work with). It seemed like a fun place and I was excited to do it. And then our session day came, and clearly the wind had very different plans for us. You see,[…]See more from “San Francisco Family Photographer: Plan B”

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Peninsula Family Photos: Sand in my pockets

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Thursday, May 12 2016

Do you remember the super warm and beautiful day we had three weeks back? It was our first day in the 80s and it almost felt like spring slipped into summer a little quick. It was the day that everyone headed to the beach…. and I was in the line of cars heading there too. When H reached out to me, she asked that we try and do their family photos at Montara Beach. Her family was moving away from California in a few months, and they spent time at this beach so it meant a lot to them. I was happy to oblige. I’m almost a little surprised how few family portrait sessions I’ve done at the beach. Come[…]See more from “Peninsula Family Photos: Sand in my pockets”

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Belmont Baptism Photographer: Telling stories

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Friday, April 29 2016

I drive by the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross in Belmont almost every week-day on my way to drop off your youngest at his pre-school. It’s an incredible building on the outside. The doors alone are remarkable, and I’ve had fantasies of being able to photograph in this space for such a long time. My family goes to the Greek Festival held by their community every year: (frankly it’s one of the few chances I have to get a taste of the sweets I grew up with this side of the Atlantic). But I had never before been inside. Earlier in the week I received a call asking if I would be available to photograph a Belmont Baptism.[…]See more from “Belmont Baptism Photographer: Telling stories”

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San Mateo Lifestyle Family Photos: At home

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Tuesday, April 26 2016

The reason I like lifestyle family photos at home is simply how different each session turns out. Each home is like a fingerprint — every family makes it uniquely their own. Even if I was to walk into the same layout of a house, every piece of furniture, every comfort accommodation each family does makes their home special to them. That variation, and unexpectedness keeps me on my photographer toes in such a good way. I love family portraits at home just for that reason! Outdoors, I’m antsy to know my surroundings. I need to know where the light comes in, where it falls, how I can make it work with my photo (or at least not against it). I[…]See more from “San Mateo Lifestyle Family Photos: At home”

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