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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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Maternity Session: How to Prepare

Aug 10, 2020

If you’re a mama-to-be who’s considering booking a maternity session in the Bay Area, I say go for it, but you’ll need to know a few things before you book! Motherhood is a beautiful thing. The changes that both bodies and minds go through during pregnancy and early motherhood are so incredible. It’s a phase […]

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Photographing Families on Film | San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

Aug 5, 2020

Over the past year I’ve started shifting to photographing families on film. Film has such a gorgeous tone and quality that digital just can’t match. It’s partially the aesthetic that draws me to film, but there is so much more. There is a ritual in shooting with film. There is prepping for a session. Choosing […]

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Scenes from my life on film

Jul 16, 2020

Images on film from earlier this year.

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Mixing patterns for a family photo session


Dressing for Family Photos: Mixing Patterns

Jul 13, 2020

Mixing patterns for family photo outfits?! I know what you’re thinking—that’s crazy—but trust me, it’s not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, it’s trendier than ever.  It’s totally possible to have fun with your family photo outfits without appearing uncoordinated or distracting. By mixing different patterns in the right way, you’ll end up with […]

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Styled Family Session With Orange VW Bus | San Francisco Bay Area Photographer

Jul 2, 2020

It’s been a long year so far. These images were taken back in February during a styled shoot at the Photo Native conference in Santa Barbara. All images were captured on film and developed by Richard Photo Lab.

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Photo Sessions During Coronavirus | San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

Jun 18, 2020

Let’s talk about what safe photo sessions during Coronavirus (COVID-19) look like. It’s a little tricky because each Bay Area county has different guidelines and are at different phases for reopening. I will preface this by saying my immediate family and I have been sheltering in place fairly strictly since the beginning of March 2020. […]

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