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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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5 Reasons Unposed Family Photos Are Just Better | Oakland Family Photographer

Jan 12, 2021

I am a BIG fan of unposed family photos. There’s an idea out there of what the “perfect” family photo should look like—sitting together on the couch or under a tree, smiling at the camera in carefully coordinated outfits. There’s nothing wrong with this type of photo, but it can be stressful. The perfect outfits, […]

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family of four snuggled tight on a couch with their dog


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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An Afternoon with the Bodily Family | Fremont California Lifestyle Photographer

Sep 21, 2018

I have one kid. And that kid is a girl. So when Amber contacted me to do an adventure session with her family and mentioned she had three boys I didn’t know what to expect. Lucky for me, they were awesome! The boys had just the right balance of energy and listening skills that make […]

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San Francisco Family Vacation | Cavallo Point Photographer

Sep 14, 2018

Have you ever booked a photo session while you were on vacation? As a photographer myself, it had never crossed my mind to hire a photographer while traveling because (surprise, surprise) I take a lot of photos. The problem is, I’m not in a ton of our vacation photos. When Amy got in touch with […]

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Fun Coyote Hills Session | East Bay Area Family Photographer

Dec 14, 2017

The Greene’s are one of my favorite favorite families to photograph. They are super nice, and their daughter might be BFFs with my daughter…plus they are a pretty good-looking family, amiright? I did their family photos last fall at a local Fremont ice cream shop and this year we opted to go with a more […]

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Sweet and Simple First Birthday Session | San Ramon Family Photographer

Dec 7, 2017

When a client requests a cake smash session, I brace myself. A lot of people have the idea of an elaborate cake smash with a fancy cake and fluffy clothing and balloons, banners, the whole nine yards. So when I spoke with Vanessa, I was happy to hear that she wanted to go with a […]

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