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Spring Studio Mini Sessions

Mar 12, 2024

Hey friend! I wanted to tell you about these spring studio mini sessions I have coming up in April. They are seriously so much fun and super simple. I know sometimes getting your picture taken can be stressful, but these sessions are the complete opposite. We just hang out, chat, and snap some photos – […]

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Pros and Cons of 1 Hour Outdoor Sessions vs. Full-Length Sessions

Jan 4, 2022

What’s the difference between an hour long outdoor family photo session and a 2 hour full-length session? As an Oakland family photographer, I get asked this question a lot! The answer is basically that it depends on what you’re looking to get out of your photo session. In this blog, I’ll quickly break down the […]

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Back to School Mini Sessions! – San Francisco Bay Area Kid Portraits

Dec 21, 2021

Back in August I offered Back to School Mini sessions at Creative Space Studios in Dublin, California. It was so much fun, the kids brought their personalities and their coolest clothes and rocked it! Can’t wait to do it again next year!

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Who doesn’t love a quickie? | Bay Area Mini Sessions

Aug 18, 2020

I know Bay Area mini sessions tend to be popular. Sometimes all you need is a refresher so you remember what your family looks like, I get it. As a photographer, I find mini sessions stressful for a number of reasons: the short amount of time (usually 15-20 minutes) puts a lot of pressure on […]

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Mini Session: Mama and Me

Aug 17, 2020

Earlier this year I had been planning my most exciting mini session offer to date: mama and me sessions in my studio in San Jose. I had handpainted props and set elements, I’d put a deposit down on set pieces (not pictured) and I shot some promo images that I was going to use to […]

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Mega Mini Sessions! | SF Bay Area

Sep 9, 2019

Mini Sessions are here! There are two options for this fall, one in San Jose and the other in Fremont. Your first option is Mega Mini Sessions which is a collaboration between Kim Baker Gomez of Kim Baker Beauty and the PLAYfull Parenting Coach, Robin of Messy Play Kits, and myself. Together we’re bringing you a […]

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In-Home Mini Sessions This Fall!

Oct 3, 2018

Do you prefer cozy to cold? Snuggly blankets and hot cocoa to being outdoors? Hanging at home instead of fighting traffic? Well what if I told you you didn’t have to leave your house to have your family photos done? You can stay in your (nice) pj’s if you want, I won’t judge! Your 2018 […]

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May Mother’s Day Mini Sessions | East Bay Area Photographer

Apr 13, 2018

Have you heard? May is for mothers! This year I’m doing something a little different. I’m so so into the idea of mothers having a beautiful, framed and matted portrait of themselves with their children that I built a special around just that. How many photos do you have on your computer in a folder […]

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Coyote Hills Family of Three | East Bay Area Family Photographer

Nov 27, 2017

I met so many wonderful families during my mini sessions this year, and this family was no exception! They agreed to climb up a ton of stairs to get to this gorgeous spot at Coyote Hills. I may have had to catch my breath for a few minutes and I was super duper sore the […]

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Back to School Mini Sessions | Bay Area Child Photographer

Aug 1, 2016

I don’t do mini sessions often. I prefer to spend more time with my clients and really engage them and draw out all their quirks and more intimate personalities. But there is something to be said about a quick and simple portrait. I’ve teamed up with Six & Ten Studio in Oakland to offer six 20 […]

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