This past May I photographed this lovely couple. They have appeared before my camera in the past and have always been a joy to work with. Before they had been the auntie or the uncle of some adorable kidlets, but this time they appear as Mom and Dad -to be. Soon, I’ll be posting images of their little bundle too.
How?!?! How have I missed that this incredible little forest exists smack in the middle of Los Altos? After S asked to do their family portraits here and I asked one my photographer communities about it, it seems that everyone else knew about this gem but me. I shall be forever grateful to S for opening my eyes to it, because it’s magic. This is one of those photo sessions that I have too many favorites to pick from… so I’m putting way too much for you to view. Hopefully you’ll see why 🙂
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”
April ended with a fantastic family photography session celebrating these twin boys’ 1st year. I photographed their last few weeks in residence of M’s maternity session; I had the privilege of being one of the first to bid them welcome to our world, and you saw their newborn session. As part of their post-natal care they were asked answer a questionnaire, including the question “How will your lifestyle change?” As a family friend, and having the opportunity to observe it, I can tell you the changes have been big. There’s so much that goes on with twins (from figuring sleep out with two babies, managing child-care help and tracking milestones) but these guys have done such, SUCH an amazing job.[…]See more from “Los Altos Family Photography: How did their lifestyle change?”
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”