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:)

Los Gatos, CA, Vasona Park Family Photographer

It was a beautiful morning for pictures in Los Gatos, CA at Vasona Park!  This family was dressed perfectly for casual family portraits together…love the denim outfits they chose with lots of pops of orange..very complementary!  The kids were absolutely adorable.  Love how they smiled so easily, and had a ton of personality to boot.  Their love for each other was evident, and those are the moments important to me to capture for family sessions!  We decided to get the “posed” picture out of the way first, and then have fun playing games the rest of the time.  What a joy to see them together;)

Yup, pretty much love those smiles…ages 2 and almost 4 can be a challenge, but they were definitely up for it!  They rocked it!

So cute together;)

Loves to fly!

Love to tickle and snuggle!

Thank you, sweet family, for letting me be a small part of your day today!

If you’re looking for a family photographer in the greater Bay Area, CA, I would love to capture these memories for your family!  Please send me a message through the link below.  Most of my fall weekends are taken for October, and the beginning of November, but I will shoot all the way up until Christmas…spots will go quickly, and though I will try to accommodate everyone, I don’t want anyone to miss out.  Pictures make wonderful gifts for the holidays as well as capture special times you are together as a family in their current state.  Don’t miss out!  Contact me today!

Simi Valley Wedding| Moorpark Walnut Grove Venue

Normally I stay in the San Francisco Bay Area to photograph weddings, but when this lovely bride and I talked about her wedding and she asked me to come down for it, I couldn’t resist!  It’s been truly amazing to watch this sweet young lady go from sporty high schooler to college student…then law student to now bride!  It’s been a pleasure to watch her grow into this kind, wonderful, thoughtful woman and meet such a fabulous guy to grow old with.  Love this wedding.  Love this venue.  It was perfect for them, and told the story of their love perfectly.  They met 7 years ago, while in school.  She is now becoming a lawyer, and he is an ER doctor.  What an ambitious couple!  Their friends and family were all there supporting them, and having the time of their lives…what a fun bunch!  It was an honor to be there shooting this wedding, thank you for allowing Chris and I to be a part of your special day, sweet E & K…enjoy your sneak peek!!

We started the day with getting ready…she was stunning.  Simple, side-swept hair and subtle make-up.  Perfection.

…and the anxious groom, ready to see his bride in their “first look” before the ceremony!

She’s stunning!

Love their first look!  So happy to see each other:)

Getting as many pictures out of the way before the ceremony always relieves stress and a time crunch between ceremony and reception.  I highly recommend first looks.  These guys were so much fun!  Love the colors, dresses, and style!

Time for the ceremony!  Everything went perfectly, ran on time, and was a pleasure to witness!  The venue is simple yet elegant, rustic and country, yet very very tasteful.  Loved how all of it tied together…even down the the brides lace train.  Simply stunning.

They’re married!

Strolling through the Walnut Grove.

Ready for their reception, and they danced the night away!

Milpitas, CA newborn photographer

It’s an 8 day old baby boy on the blog today!  I was so excited to meet him!  He was prepped and ready for his newborn photo shoot in the bay area this morning, cute as a button too:).  He has the best wavy dark hair, and brown eyes.  He was a big guy, born just over 8 pounds, and has gained that back and then some!  Couldn’t help ooh-ing and ahh-ing all over him, what a doll!  He started awake and then settled into sleep as we went along.  It was wonderful to catch up with his mommy and grandma as the session went along.  I used to teach with his grandma and have known them for years.  What a treat!  Thank you for the fun morning spent with you all, enjoy the sneak peek!

Love this little curious face peering up at me!

…fast asleep:)

Sweet guy!  Loving his hands, and all his features!

So comfy all stretched out:)

Sweet as pie up on his hands:)

Yep, still love that closeup angle!  Those little lashes and that pouty lip!

Such a boy!  Also, daddy’s boy…daddy’s smitten.  Love.

If you are interested in a maternity or newborn session with Angela Chandler Photography, please don’t hesitate to send a message on through.  I would love to be able to offer these once in a lifetime images for you!  Your little one is only sleepy and curly for the first few weeks of life, and then (while still cute, of course), starts acting like a much older baby with longer wake times, and they don’t usually like to curl up and pose for me.  Don’t hesitate to contact me right away for a newborn photography session!

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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;)

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