Posts Tagged 'family portraits'

sandy & leighton – engagement session – palace of fine arts, crissy field

a sweet couple + adorable dog + a lovely san francisco sunset = the formula for an awesome engagement session. i met up with sandy and leighton one sunday afternoon for their e-session, and the weather and light were perfect. it was just before sunset, and it was glowy and lovely!

sandy and leighton were so sweet, and completely into each other. they completely adore each other, and it was fun watching them be all cute to each other. they also brought along their dog, pepe, who is not only the cutest dog ever, but full of energy! it was challenging trying to keep up with him, but it was fun having him around!

these two are getting married in hawaii in the fall – i am jealous! they wanted a san francisco backdrop for their engagement pictures though, so we headed out to the palace of fine arts and crissy field, and got some shots with the bridge in the background.

my favorites:

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san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer palace of fine arts engagement pictures

after the palace, we walked over to crissy field for some shots in the grass, beach, and with the bridge in the background.

looooove their expressions here 🙂

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

beachy shots 🙂 the sun was starting to approach the horizon, so we got some great, glowy light.

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

san francisco engagement photographer crissy field engagement pictures

playing with the sunset. it was gorgeous! the only problem was that by this point, it was both super windy AND cold. brrr.

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this one is probably my favorite from the entire session:

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and as a bonus, here are some adorable shots of pepe. i loooooove dogs 🙂

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san francisco pet photographer dog portraits crissy field

san francisco pet photographer dog portraits crissy field

san francisco pet photographer dog portraits crissy field

i love his “pleeeeeeease” pose. lol!

san francisco pet photographer dog portraits crissy field

thanks, sandy, leighton and pepe for a great time! i had fun with you guys 🙂

giselle & family – kid’s and family session

don’t you love little cutie patooties? i sure do. this little girl is definitely a cutie! giselle just turned 2, and mom wanted me to capture all the great things about her at this age, along with a few family shots. mom also was worried that giselle was a bit camera shy, but she was definitely able to ham it up at times, and we were able to bring out the adorable, curious, innocent, active and sweet nature of a2-year-old. did i mention that she was cute? because there were definitely some super adorable shots!

favorites to share!

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san francisco child photographer east bay child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park kids' photos

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san francisco child photographer east bay child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park kids' photos

she loves her daddy:

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this one is toooooooooooo cute!

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san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

with mom:
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cute ‘lil family –

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san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

sitting pretty:

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

san francisco child photographer east bay family child photographer berkeley child photographer tilden park family portraits

thanks, giselle! you are a cutie!

the walldez family – sibling session

i had such a FUN time photographing these 5 siblings while i was in so-cal. these guys wanted to take pictures to give as a gift to their mom for christmas – what a sweet idea. i loved hanging out with them one afternoon – they were up for anything and weren’t afraid to ham it up for the camera! lisa, who is wearing the black scarf, is the oldest, and david is the youngest at 6…but whatever difference there is in age, they are still one tight-knit clan who all watch out for each other, and i love how that was captured in the photos. we headed out to caltech, which is such a cool campus – love how nerdy everything is – some of the fountains are modeled after molecules, DNA and viruses! totally cool. it’s also totally pretty, with lots of grass, cool arches, and awesome buildings.

i have WAY too many favorites to share with y’all from this shoot.

love me a family who is up for an awesome jump shot:

read, get set….

JUMP!!!

totally hamming it up:

this fountain is supposed to be a DNA helix:

and this one is supposed to be some sort of virus:

brady bunch style:

individual shots:

we were trying to get david to laugh, when one of these guys told him to try to touch his nose with this tongue. we then had everyone else try it too. LOL. too hilarious!

they love being silly:

lisa brought along a pack of bubbles for everyone to play with, and of course the youngest was the best at it!

but everyone else tried, as well…

manly men:

sisterly love!

the older kids:

still hamming it up:

thanks, guys!!! i had a blast with y’all! hope your mom likes her gift!

the brady family – family session

i love me a fun family who is up for almost anything. these guys were one of those families. they were a complete blast to hang out with, and they were also one loving, tight-knit family. loved capturing that for them! we met up at lake temescal in oakland, which is a fabulous little location – definitely keeping it in mind for future shoots. it was a foggy, drizzly morning, but we made the most of it and had a great time, anyway!

here are my faves!

the boys found a cool rock and wanted to climb onto it:

loved the lifeguard stand! such a great contrast between something “warm” like a lifeguard stand, and “cold” like fog in the background.

we spotted a huge pile of leaves, so we decided to have fun tossing them!

boys being boys:

mom and dad being adorable:

we tried to get a jumping shot, but had trouble coordinating at first…

so we tried this instead…

what a great looking family!

thanks guys for letting me hang out with you! i had a blast!

kae-chy & family – portrait + family session

i was honored and nervous when kae-chy e-mailed me to set up a session, as she is a photographer herself. she wanted some photos of herself to use on her website. she also some shots of her with her family, since she’s always behind the camera and rarely in front of it – something a lot of photographers can relate to. they live in campbell, so we decided to do their shoot in the downtown area – it’s such a cute little town! this was such a fun family – kae-chy has the most ADORABLE kids EVER. wouldn’t you agree?

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kae-chy herself is a cutie. the camera absolutely loved her!

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thanks for letting me photograph you and your family!

the nguyen family – family session

this was a session i did while i was down in so-cal.

i met linda through the scrapbooking industry, where we served on a couple of design teams together. we formed a friendship over the years, and have spent lots of time on google chat, discussing our mutual love for paper, the dodgers, the shins, and the office.

i was so excited when she asked me to take her family photos, especially because she had recently had an adorable baby boy and i was dying to photograph him! we headed out to old town pasadena, and braved the almost 100-degree heat.

my favorites –

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linda makes adorable sock monkeys, which she brought along as a prop:

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e’s goal of the day was to blow a huge bubble…

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isn’t this little guy the cutest?!

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this one is probably my absolute favorite from the entire session:

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and this one totally cracks me up!

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mom and dad are totally adorable, too!

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i hesitated in posting these for a while…a week or so after these photos were taken, linda became very ill and was admitted to the ICU, where she still remains now. she has spent most of the time unconscious and on a breathing tube, and has not made it out of the dark quite yet.

please keep this beautiful family in your thoughts.

the patel family – family session

i loved spending an afternoon with the patel family! kala is the aunt of rakhee, one of my earlier clients. she contacted me for some family portraits and i was happy to take them forher! this was a super fun family – i really, really loved the way they interacted with each other. they were also not afraid to be silly, which i LOVE!  it was so fun to be able to capture their love for each other on film. i have so many favorites from their shoot!!

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this one cracks me up SO MUCH!!! love it!

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it was super cold the day of the shoot, but they were willing to spend some time shooting at the beach (and i think they had fun there, despite the chilly weather)!

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(check out all the fog in the background! just your typical san franciscan summer day, i guess!)

the girls are BEAUTIFUL!

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mom is also GORGEOUS!

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dad is a total ham 🙂

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and mom and dad together and just ADORABLE!! loved watching them get all mushy for the camera 🙂 awwww!!

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my favorite!!!

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thank you guys so much for letting me chase you around with a camera! i had a great time!


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