Livermore Family Photographers

This morning was well spent, hands down.  An adorable family was ready for their session in downtown Livermore.  Family photo sessions in any downtown, urban location really add a lot of textures and varieties to a shoot.  There are so many fun little nooks, benches, walls, trees, etc. that you really can’t go wrong.  I really love meeting and interacting with families for these sessions, and today was absolutely no disappointment!  What fun!  Girls…almost 13 and almost 10.  Still young at heart, and just lovely people.  Mom and dad are raising two beautiful ladies, and their love for each other just shows.  They’re planning the BEST birthday party…a formal sit down dinner with party dresses and converse sneakers.  Tons of glam, with a little edge.  Love it!  Big sister is into her guitar and her music…both girls are sporty and soccer players too.  It was a blast to capture their smiles and giggles together…clear affection!  Loved it:).  Hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

After walking around for awhile, the girls decided to put on their party dresses and take some pictures in those outfits.  It was great to capture some of them being individuals…just being THEM!  Don’t they have the best smiles, freckles, and blue, blue, blue eyes??

Had to get a converse shot!  Sisters have such an incredible bond…a lifetime one.

I can just see them together when they’re older…gabbing, giggling, and chatting about life…

…and maybe dancing too!

Then, we decided to get some coffee to round out the morning.  It’s fun once the formal stuff is over, once the awkward first shots are over, to do something with the family where they just get to be THEM.  Goofy, funny, joking, laughing and chatting is always a great thing to capture in a family.  And this was no different.  Thank you, fun family, for the coffee…and a morning spent well;)

San Francisco Bay Area Photographer | Pet photographer

So, I couldn’t resist this litter of Golden Retriever puppies.  Pet photography isn’t what I normally do, but when I saw these sweet puppies I knew I wanted to do it!  It was almost like a newborn session where you had to gently rock them to sleep at times, and yet they were so curious and squirmy that it was challenging to have them do anything at times…ok, maybe JUST like a baby session, haha!  Anyhow, it was fabulous to see them sniff and play with each other, and each one SO adorable.  Enjoy!

Started out with this super mellow guy.  The runt of the litter, yet surpassing some of his siblings in weight!  Miracle baby.

Are you kidding me?  Adorable!

Too many not to share, they cracked me up!

Sleeping sweetly!

Hahahaha.  Love them all!

For real?  The tiny paws??  Melt.

Started with just one…

Added more!

Puppy kisses!

…and more!

Then, just let them wander around a bit.

Then they would randomly lay down and fall asleep, hehe!

COME ON with all that cuteness!

San Francisco Bay Area Baby Photographer

Well, I can’t believe this sweet girl turned 1!  She had her very first birthday party today, and I was so happy to be allowed to attend and capture it in pictures!  She has the best cherub cheeks, full lips, and sweet expressions…she handled the day like a champ!  So easy going and sweet, it’s so fun to watch her grow!  I loved being able to see all her sweet friends and relatives from near and far gather in their gorgeous San Francisco home for the party.  Mommy has impeccable taste and I love to see how things come together in such a beautiful way.  It helps that they are all truly beautiful people on the inside as well.  First birthday parties are fun for me because I’m able to sit back, capture expressions and fun moments without interfering.  I love to see babies react to all their loved ones, all the fun events, and of course, the cake smash we all look forward to watching.  This family went all out to celebrate their little one…jump house in the back, crepe makers, yummy food, candy jars to build your own goodie bags, sweets and treats, coloring and stickers for the little ones…flowers, balloons, and the whole works.  It was amazing!  Everyone had a blast, and it was a joy to capture…thanks for having me along for the ride, sweet mommy!  Not just this party, but from Miss M’s newborn, 6 months, and 1 year photographs as well.  Can’t wait to see you in a few months to capture your family images together (not in a party format, hehe).

enjoy!

Gorgeous flowers from today!

Sweet, sweet angel face.  Love. her.

Loved her little smash cake the baker made!

Love her smile!  Taking the candle out…she’s ready!

She ever so gingerly tried it…very neatly:)  Some babies hate the cake smash, others smash right into it…and others are more cautious.  <3  Those lips!

…and everybody got to take home a lovely bag of goodies at the end…great party!

For unique, beautiful, natural light, natural looking baby pictures, please contact me!  I cater the entire bay area, california, and would love to visit you!  Angela Chandler Photography

Alamo Square, San Francisco Family Photographer

We happened upon another beautiful sunny day in San Francisco!  Love when we catch the city in such beauty rather than the fog!  It makes for happy days, happy attitudes, and happy photo sessions!  Love this sweet family.  They are repeat clients that I look forward to each year.  It’s so wonderful to see them ready for their session, kids a little older, reaching more milestones, and too cute!  Can’t express my gratitude enough to be able to photograph them.  This time, rather than a home session or a park in the east bay, we headed into the city.  Love the landmark of the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square, and though it was a CRAZY busy day in the city, we were able to make it look like we had the park to ourselves.  Hope you enjoy your sneak peek, sweet family!

Sweet girl is 1 and so excited about it!  She’s also daddy’s girl and the huge smile we can only attribute to his presence, haha!

Love those blue eyes!!  So expressive!

Love all their expressions here!

We had a little fun with a birthday hat and a tutu!

…meanwhile brother was running around.  True boy, loved it, had to capture it!

Love the warm light…

We were pretending to be dinosaurs here…

Love mommy snuggles and kisses!!

And lastly a walk through the row houses near the square.  Such history, such beauty!

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8 month old baby boy | San Francisco Bay Area baby photographer

I headed out to Union City, Ca in the San Francisco East Bay Area this morning for this sweet guy’s 8 month old photo session!  He was so expressive!  Watching him react to our different actions (mostly trying for the BIG grin) was hilarious.  I can’t wait to show you his sneak peek!  Enjoy!

Love his huge wide eyes!  With that gorgeous baby skin…what a wonderful combination!  Everybody loves a little baby chub, so sweet!

He’s killing me, hilarious!  Love him!

Are you kidding me?  Surprised!  Love him!

…and finally the big grin.  Love that wide smile!  Thank you sweet boy!

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