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Bay Area Photographer: (Professional) Freak-out

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Sunday, January 11 2015

Ok, picture this: a woman, walking alone in the dark, through an open field, with a flash-light, frantically searching the ground for something lost. Yep! That was me. And I lived one of my professional photographer fears that evening: losing my client’s photos. I had an awesome, fun, incredible family portrait session with these guys. I’ll get into this more shortly. Apparently the “fun” didn’t end when I drove away from Los Altos’ Hidden Villa. No! On a hunch, I decided to pull over, and account for the cards I had used during that evening’s appointment. During a regular portrait session, I usually shoot through one card, and start-up a second. My second was safely in my camera still. But[…]See more from “Bay Area Photographer: (Professional) Freak-out”

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Los Altos, CA Family & Maternity Photographer: Two babies

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Tuesday, February 25 2014

Although we didn’t know it at the time, the last time I photographed M and her family, we weren’t doing family portraits for three. We were taking pictures of a soon-to-be-family of 5! Just a few weeks after our session, M found out there were twin baby boys snuggled up in her belly. Big Sis, H is happy to tell you about her two baby brothers, and I’m pretty excited to welcome them into this world in a few months. Today, though? We met to celebrate this beautiful baby bump. I know M said she feels huge, but I don’t see it. She looks pretty perfect the way she is. We met in the afternoon at Hidden Villa. I haven’t[…]See more from “Los Altos, CA Family & Maternity Photographer: Two babies”

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Los Altos, CA Child & Family Photographer: The chicken goes Bok! Bok!

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Friday, May 11 2012

I love doing family sessions at unexpected places. Bonus if it’s rustic. So B asked that we meet at the farm at Rancho San Antonio park, I thought “Awesome!”. Yet as we looked into the logistics of the mile hike into the property we had a slight change of heart. Don’t get me wrong: I’ll hike a mile (as long as I’m wearing the right shoes ;p), but it was a bit much for a 2 yr old and jet-lagged grandparents. However, close enough, Hidden Villa offered us some gorgeous grounds, fun chickens to chase and brand new baby piglets to oogle. I loved watching little Ms. N walk around flapping her little arms like a chicken — the cutest[…]See more from “Los Altos, CA Child & Family Photographer: The chicken goes Bok! Bok!”

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