These twin girls are real! They are not a dream! Pinch yourself! Ok, yes, I’m totally obsessed with this family. Mom called me over the Thanksgiving holiday to make portraits of her immediate family and visiting grandparents. It’s so satisfying to make images of generations that will only become more valuable over time. We made these portraits at the beautiful Dunsmuir Mansion in Oakland. The light was sparkling and the grounds are lush. A perfect combination for a special holiday portrait session. I love that we were able to combine traditional portraits with a modern editorial style. Thank you again, it was such a pleasure!
I was so pleased to photograph this darling family at the beautiful Palo Alto Open Space preserve. My goal is to always create a relaxed, playful mood for families, and this location truly allowed for this. The beautiful lake, reeds and oak trees offered stunning natural backdrops that the children were excited about. I love that each parent got to play with the boys separately and yet we were able to get great family portraits as well. What a great family!
This Alameda beach family portrait session features my dear friends, Elizabeth, Steven and their darling son, Enzo. Elizabeth is expecting baby number two, a little girl. Enzo is very curious about Mom’s belly and is excited by the idea of having a little sister. In addition to the family portraits, it was lovely to photograph Elizabeth’s maternity images. She is truly radiant! I love Enzo’s big brother t-shirt he wore. So happy that this family will always have these memories.
This rural Bay Area family portrait session features the Addiego Family at their ranch in the East Bay. What fun it was for me to capture these moments in the their lives as they play with goats and run wild. The property offers so much freedom and possibility. The 3 children take turns caring for the chickens, goats and dogs and get plenty of rough and tumble playtime each day. Although it’s only 20 minutes (without traffic!) to San Francisco, the Addiego Family enjoy a rustic lifestyle, perfect for their lively personalities. This East Bay portrait session was a joy for me!
These Berkeley family portraits took place in Tilden Park. I have had the great fortune of photographing the Schurter Family for several years. This allows me to see the kids grow, change and start developing their darling personalities. I just finished designing a beautiful heirloom album for the family, I am so excited that they will be able to enjoy it for years to come! Check out those baby blues!