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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 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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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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Bay Area Family Session: Indoors or Outdoors?

Oct 19, 2020

So you’re thinking about booking a Bay Area family session—Hooray! Family photos are something you’ll never regret doing. Not only are they one of the best ways to preserve important memories (time flies by so quickly when you’re busy raising littles!), but they’re a fun experience (I promise!) to share with your family.  Once you’ve […]

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4 Awesome Bay Area Outdoor Family Photo Locations

Oct 5, 2020

We’ve all been stuck inside for months, and because of Covid being outdoors feels safer than doing a session indoors. Being able to get outside and have fun with my families is definitely a huge perk of my job, and it helps that the Bay Area has SO MANY amazing outdoor photo spots. As a […]

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Family Photo Session: How to Prepare

Aug 24, 2020

Does a family photography session sound a wee bit intimidating? It’s understandable to feel that way, especially if you’ve never done one before—but family photo sessions can be crazy fun and really easy if parents just follow a few simple guidelines to make sure they’re prepared! Not only can the experience itself be a blast, […]

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