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What to Wear for Your Family Session

Aug 11, 2023

Styling 101 What you wear in family photos is a snapshot of where your family is at this moment—in age, in fashion, in current trends. It’s a moment: frozen. That can feel daunting. But deciding what to wear for your family session doesn’t have to be stressful. It can actually be a fun way to […]

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Balmy Alley Murals Family Session

Aug 4, 2023

The first time I photograph a family I always prefer to do the session at home for a variety of reasons. But once we’ve done that, we can start to venture out and document some of your favorite places as a family. For our second session together, this family wanted to head out to the […]

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Doing a documentary family session in a small home

Jan 6, 2023

When you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you might trade size for location when choosing your living space. A lot of families learn to live in smaller spaces in exchange for being close to shops, restaurants, and walkable neighborhoods. We can always still do a documentary family session in a small home, but […]

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5 Reasons to do Family Photos At Home

Dec 30, 2022

When you’re deciding on a location for annual photos, have you ever thought of doing your yearly family photos at home? Yes, I know, we live in a gorgeous part of the country with beautiful locations all over the Bay Area. But really, is there anything more beautiful than the place you spend the most […]

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Family Photos on Film

Dec 2, 2022

When you think about documenting your everyday, do you think about taking family photos on film? I don’t think most people do. After all, film kind of fell out of favor when digital cameras started to become more mainstream. The ease of taking a million photos without paying for film or developing or printing out […]

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Pros and Cons of Locals Only Sessions vs. Full-Length Sessions

Jan 4, 2022

What’s the difference between an hour long Locals Only 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 […]

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Afternoon at Mills Canyon Park – Family Session on Film

Dec 7, 2021

A few months ago, I spent an afternoon at Mills Canyon Park photographing a pretty great family of four. If you’ve ever hiked with a toddler you know to keep your expectations low and to bring lots of snacks. This session was shot on film and the family was open to trying some more artistic […]

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Saying Goodbye to San Francisco | Bay Area Family Photographer

Nov 9, 2020

A few months ago my friend Amy announced she was saying goodbye to San Francisco and moving clear across the country to New York. She and her family wanted to get some photos done to remember their time here and wanted some photos with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background (because what’s more […]

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