San Francisco Bay Area Newborn Photographer

This is baby #2 for this sweet family!  Last month I photographed cousin (grandchild #1), and now we have grandchild #2!  I love that they will get to grow up together and be the best of friends.  Mommy and daddy love him very much…and he is adorable too!  Everything from his creamy skin to his pouty lip…perfection.  He sure was ready for his newborn photo shoot in Milpitas, CA, this morning:)  Enjoy!

Love these cute duds!

…and back to sleep again!

Pleasanton, CA family photographer

It was the perfect afternoon for a photo session at Alviso Adobe park in Pleasanton (part of the East Bay Area, CA).  This gorgeous family was ready for their pictures…so sweet and kind, ready to listen and play games…she loves Elsa and Anna (as most young girls do), and he is all about Lightning McQueen (he may have even sneaked in a few tongue shots, just like McQueen, ha!).  Anyhow, it was so hard to choose images for this sneak peek!  The family showed so much variety and genuine-ness, that I decided to choose images from the very beginning.  I loved just watching them BE together.  They snuggle, they tickle, they kiss, and they enjoy.  That’s just what family time together is all about, and just what I want to capture…so they can look back and remember what they were like together…loving and silly, all at once!  Enjoy:)

LOVE this one…smooch!

Big sister LOVED this game, and it showed on her face.  Love.

What a gorgeous location too!  Lots of variety and fun stuff!

My, has he grown since our session last year.  That baby face is still there a little though…love those big eyes.

And I know, COME ON.  I looked at this shot as it was happening right in front of me and I about died.  They love warm hugs (Frozen reference, hehe)!

And of course, if there is any lesson in life to be learned it’s to twirl.  When you have a pretty dress on, and you get the opportunity, twirl.  Love.

And dance.  Twirl and dance:)  and kick up your heels and show off your petal pink cowboy boots.  Yup, just do it.

I’m filling up super fast for fall weekend shoots, but I can still make room if you contact me asap!  I would love to capture memories like these for you and your family:)

San Jose, CA family photographer

I was excited to photograph this family!  Turns out, I have photographed many of their friends, and it’s always fun to add another one to the bunch!  It was a gorgeous evening in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we met at their home to capture some wonderful family images.  Two girls, lovely young ladies, happy and cooperative and ready to take pictures.  What fun!  It was more than I could ask for.  They are a fun bunch…a soccer player, a volleyball player, lego builders and readers…plenty to keep them busy and their love for each other shows…enjoy the sneak peek!  Love family photo sessions like these!

Of course, I have plenty of “sit up tall and look at the camera nicely and smile” shots, but really, these are the moments that are my favorites.  True happiness just being together.

Same thing with the family shot…what gorgeous people behind my lens tonight!

So sweet together!

Love how they play together!

Tracy, CA maternity photographer

It’s been a pleasure getting to know new people after our move to Tracy.  Yep, I still travel (pretty much exclusively) into the San Francisco Bay Area to shoot all kinds of photo sessions, but it’s nice to do a session where I now reside.  I was so excited to find out these two people were going to have a baby…and when asked to photograph their belly pictures, I jumped at the chance.  They are adorable and beautiful, inside and out, and it’s wonderful to be able to call them friends.  He is a local youth pastor and a scholar, she just completed her masters in counseling…ready to embark on this journey called parenthood.  I know how much they already love their little one, and it will be a complete joy to see them with their new addition in a few short weeks.  Can’t wait!!  Enjoy:)

We started the evening in this gorgeous location…love the weeping willows.  And she’s stunning.

Then we moved downtown to enjoy the last bit of fading light!

Love that fading light!  Gorgeous!

Livermore, CA family photographer

What a gorgeous evening for pictures!  It’s been several years since I’ve photographed this sweet family, but we picked up right where we left off and had so much fun at the portrait shoot.  We met at a winery in Livermore, CA and enjoyed the warm evening air of fall in the valley.  The kids were amazing.  Simply adorable, willing and ready to take pictures, laugh, giggle, and enjoy each other.  What a great family.  Truly a blessing:)

Enjoy your sneak peek!

This was one of those “are you kidding me?” moments…yes, they are real kids!  So cute!

Love from daddy!

So much imperfection about this picture actually makes it “perfect” to me…sometimes you have to run like crazy, no matter if hair gets in your face!

And we ended the night playing “peek-a-boo” around a tree.  So fun!

Love the sun in their hair and the vineyard behind them:)

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