It goes without saying that I LOVE shooting in grassy fields! And when I stumbled upon this field of wild flowers, I just HAD to find get some photos in it! For Hailey’s session, we did a mix of both the wild flowers and a few urban shots. We utilized a small brick wall in a commercial complex across the street for some head shots of her which really brought out her gorgeous, blue eyes. I love the outfits that Hailey chose to wear. She wore simple, basic colors and patterns that were textured and fit her in all the right places. We stayed until the sun set because of… Keep Reading
I have a thing for urban shoots. Something about them just brings out so much creativity in me. When Emma asked to shoot her Senior Session downtown Walnut Creek, I was just giddy inside. I love when my clients want to step out and do something different. And this session was just that! Emma’s session was all about movement and simplicity. We walked, laughed, then turned around and walked more. She played with her hair and let it blow in the wind. It was all just magical. I know I am not the only one that has hair envy over here! Isn’t she just stunning!? And I have to mention… Keep Reading
Summer maternity sessions are some of my favorites! The lush greens and golden yellows always make anyone pop and look stunning! This mama-to-be was no exception. Pregnancy looks good on her! We spent the evening at a quaint park near their home, which is special to them because one day they will be bringing their little girl here too. Check out their beautiful photos!
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Lifestyle Newborn Sessions? Snuggling newborns is one of the many perks of my job. Not only do I get to love on these babies, but meeting their parents is always a joy too. You know those people you just instantly click with? Like you walk in the door and immediately feel at home? This family was just that! Warm, friendly and the best part, SO hilarious and laid back. We all had quite a few laughs which I truly feel played into baby Andrew being relaxed and sleepy. When Kimberly contacted me for newborn photos in Walnut Creek, she mentioned her baby was… Keep Reading
First birthdays are always so special for so many reasons. Usually the sleepless nights and endless diaper changes are becoming less and less, and your sweet, squishy newborn is now growing into an adorable toddler. That first year zooms by so I just love when parents want to close out the first year with a cake smash! Check out cute little Jacob! He rocked his cake smash!
Oh Colette! Full of spunk, sweetness and the most adorable smile! She has so much personality and you can tell where she gets it from: MOM + DAD! You know those families that are just naturals in front of the camera? They almost forget you exist and just do their own thing. This family is just that! I followed them all around this cute little park in San Mateo while they explored, pet puppies and had a little snack. It was the PERFECT 1st birthday session. Happy 1st Birthday Colette! You are adored and loved beyond measure! Be sure to scroll to the last photo… which is my fav!
As I pulled up to Gia + Nate’s modern home, I was instantly greeted by their sweet little two year old, before I could even step out of my car! Talk about a warm welcome! Walking into their home, I immediately felt so comfortable and at ease. Nate served me some fresh, hot coffee and then we embarked on a tour of their gorgeous house. My favorite room – the master suite. Full of natural light and large windows had me giddy inside and SO excited to get started shooting! We spent about an hour inside and then headed to an open field near their home just as the sun was… Keep Reading
Lifestyle newborn photography is a wonderful way to forever preserve the memories of a new baby’s earliest days at home. I love this style so much because the focus is on the everyday life of welcoming the new child into the family. When I chatted with Jelena, she specifically mentioned she wanted a more casual approach to their session. She also mentioned she wanted me to focus mostly on photos of dad + baby. AND she wanted to include her father-in-law as he was in town visiting. Their home in Oakland was full of warm, natural light and so we moved from room to room capturing all the details: baby’s… Keep Reading
Lifestyle sessions. Something I absolutely LOVE and have a huge passion for! The Wendlings have a stunning home! I pulled up to an immaculate yard and was greeted at the door by a blond-haired, blue eyed fearless toddler. A + M quickly invited me in and instantly made me feel so welcomed. I typically take a quick walk thru to check out which rooms have the best light and then kind of let the family do their thing for a little bit. We played games on the couch, tickled, did piggy back rides and my favorite part of all: reading books together. Check out their adorable pictures!
Maternity sessions are so special to me. You would think as a photographer I would have had maternity photos done, but that is probably my biggest regret. What I would give to go back!? Pregnancy is such a short time in a woman’s life and being able to have photos of that time, is priceless. I LOVE doing maternity sessions in the mustard fields. The day was overcast and wet, but we were able to work quickly and get in some beautiful shots before the rain came on. Tina was just glowing in her pale pink, empire waste dress. I love her color choices for the family. Soft colors always photograph… Keep Reading