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 […]
What’s the deal with having a backyard family session? I’m glad you asked! A lot of the families I photograph spend a lot of times outdoors. During that pandemic that meant a lot of time in the backyard. So what makes for a successful session out back? For this family it meant bringing out blankets […]
I spent this golden hour at Knowland Park in Oakland with a family I’ve photographed since their daughter was 3 months old. It’s truly a pleasure seeing them each year, catching up, and making memories.
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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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, […]
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 […]