San Francisco Maternity Photographers | Family pictures

This sweet family is about to welcome baby #2!  It was a pleasure to be able to capture their first pregnancy and newborn just 2 short years ago…and now they are growing their family again.  What fun!  Little man was ready for his portraits…and in typical toddler fashion was curious, ready to explore and play.  Good thing fun auntie came along to help wrangle him, play with him, and make him smile!  Can’t wait to show you the fun images…I really don’t think these guys could take a bad picture, gorgeous people!

Such a sweet boy!  Giving “baby sister” kisses!  He knew right where she was when I asked him to kiss her!

Fun daddies are always the best:)

Just loved his little face.  When mommy was changing, he decided to explore the stumps around the park…he paused for a split second with this serious face… <3

Gorgeous dress, color…everything.

We moved to the bridge for more family fun!

And these last few were straight out of my camera…couldn’t find a way to make them better.  So pretty!

If you are looking for a maternity photographer, I would love to photograph your growing family!  Please hit the contact me button below.  If you are looking for a newborn session, please contact me now before you have the baby to ensure that I have openings in my schedule.

I am a san francisco bay area photographer that travels to you.  If however, you are willing to travel to the central valley and meet me out here for a session, please contact me for discounted pricing.  I would love to photograph your new baby, older baby, family, belly, and weddings as well.  Portraits that show interaction, love, and “togetherness” are my specialty.  I would love to be able to capture that for your family.  Contact me today for a session!

San Francisco Photographer | Lake Tahoe Destination Wedding, Riva Grill

It was a cool weekend for a wedding in Lake Tahoe…even though it was summer, the weather was cloudy with thunderstorms!  But the day of the wedding turned out mild, sunny and beautiful.  It was such a treat to be able to follow this sweet couple up to the lake for their wedding day and be able to capture it for them in pictures.  One of my favorite things is to photograph weddings, families, babies, and children of sweet kids that went through the youth group all the years that Chris and I helped out.  This couple is no different.  Growing up, ready to start their lives together…and looking amazing while they are at it!  The ceremony was simple, yet meaningful and beautiful; the reception-great food and people sharing together.  I can’t wait to share these images with you!

They got ready for their big day at a hotel…separately preparing to see each other at the altar.  The girls were giggly and giddy…helping to get her ready!

Stunning!

Glamorous!

Across the way the guys were getting ready as well…

The handsome groom!

…and his men!

Wedding time!  I love her smile as she gets ready to meet her groom at the end of the aisle…and he couldn’t keep his eyes of her either.  A single tear streaked down his cheek.

They’re married!

Ready for some fun with the bridal party!

…and I always steal away the bride and groom for some shots of just THEM.  It’s a nice break from the chaos of wedding coordinating to just be able to be a couple for the first time, and cherish that moment.

The lake was stunning!

…and so were they.

Waiting to be announced into their wedding reception…the wind outside prevented the unity candle ceremony too, so they did that immediately upon entering the restaurant.  Beautiful!  Couldn’t help but silhouette the beautiful lake behind them for a couple shots:)

…all the details were beautiful!

Dinner and toasts!

Cutting the cake!

Saying goodbye on the stairs and balcony!

San Francisco Baby Photographer

Well, even though I have been shooting, it’s been hard to keep up with the blog this summer!  So, I decided to share a sampling of some of my latest photo sessions.  Two of them took place in San Francisco, and one in Pleasanton, CA…the east San Francisco Bay Area.  Since I moved to the Central Valley, the summers are quite warm.  It’s been a treat to be able to pop over to San Francisco and catch some of the cooler summer weather.  It makes for gorgeous backdrops for photo sessions…green and pretty.

This first family met me at Alviso Adobe Park in Pleasanton, CA for their annual family photo session.  It was great to see them, take their portraits, and see how fun their family dynamics have changed by adding one more baby into the mix!  He is almost a year old, and loving life!

Love big sister’s smiles…she loves to play!

The second portrait session I will share is a sweet family in San Francisco, CA.  Their baby girl (who I just photographed last year!) is turning one!  She had her birthday party that day…and even though I don’t advertise birthday parties, I am available to come and take pictures of your fun day.  This family had me come a touch early and we photographed baby girl around her home.  It was so great to see her up, standing and walking!

And lastly…this sweet family took advantage of my outdoor mini sessions!  Baby only for 30 minutes, 10 digital images to download.  But, I ended up with way more than 10 because she was such a cutie!  That’s ok, mommy has the chance to upgrade and buy all of them if she would like!  We met at the Palace of Fine Arts…one of my favorite backgrounds and location for images.  Beautiful day for a beautiful baby!

Central CA Wedding Photographer| Pageo Lavender Farm Wedding

I have known this sweet couple for a looong time.  It’s been wonderful to watch this beautiful girl grow into an amazing woman.  Their sweet spirits are truly beautiful.  She found her match in a handsome guy, and watching their relationship go from brand new to years old, and finally to walk down the aisle starting their marriage is special.  Incredibly special.  They had a beautiful wedding on Pageo Lavender Farm in Turlock, CA.  It turned out to be a cloudy, but mild day…great light for an outdoor, rustic wedding.  Every detail was thought out…even the rough edged material on her gown mimicked the venue.  I arrived to the guy’s room a little early, and they were ready to go…sunglasses, white shirts, gray suits.  Stunning.  The ladies were getting ready at the farm…pink satin robes, makeup and hair.  It was fun to see them at their very best…familiar faces from long ago, hugs and tears…a perfect wedding.  Thank you all for having myself and Chris a part of it…thank you for the years of babysitting before it, and all the laughs in PH youth group.  I truly hope the best of wishes to you both, and an amazing future ahead of you!

Enjoy your sneak peek!

Getting ready!

The handsome groom…

…and the beautiful bride…ready for her bridal portraits!

The adorable flower girl!

Walking down the aisle…his sweet expression:)

The HUGE wedding party!  So many loved ones with them that day!

A few moments alone, away from party chaos.

The lavender fields…so pretty.  Love.

Pageo Lavender Farms has such fun rustic equipment and even old cars around the lot!

A few of the many details that awaited guests before the buffet dinner, and of course…cake!

Being introduced to the reception…

…and they danced the night away!

A double line of sparklers sent them on their way…enjoy the Jamaica honeymoon!

San Francisco Bay Area newborn photographer | Tracy, CA twins

After moving to the central valley, it’s been interesting learning the new territory…commuting to the Bay Area (my primary place of work), and making new photography friends out here in Tracy, CA.  Meeting Mariann of Stolte Photography has been so fun!  We live a street over from one another, and it’s really been a great way to connect with each other, and occasionally help each other out!  I had the pleasure of photographing twins with her the other day.  Twins are always a challenge, and it’s always nice to have another set of hands when dealing with newborn twins especially!  Learning a routine, give and take, and making the most of a twin session is a challenge in and of itself, and I was pretty excited about how these sweet little guys did, and how well they handled their first photo shoot.  What great fun!

Something about the smirks always get me!  These two were sleepy and adorable.  Thanks for letting me capture a few of the images that I posed!

If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area or the Central Valley, California, I would love to capture special memories of your loved ones.  Please contact me today if you are pregnant, had a baby, had twins or multiples, and are interested in pictures of them!  Let’s take the time to capture all of the tiny parts before time flies and they are grown.  I will travel to you, bring everything necessary for a fun, timeless session, and we will spend the morning capturing the beauty of your family.  New babies have tiny details that I love capturing…sweet sleeping faces, expressions, tiny hands, fingers and toes…eyelashes, cheek fuzz, and anything else we can see!  They have their entire lives to take awake, smiling pictures…and only a short time to capture “newborn.”  Contact me today!

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