It's been such fun to watch my good friend Angela's family grow. It started with her first maternity session, then Miranda, then a second maternity session and then Lucas! Now look how the kids have grown!
My beautiful Healdsburg Country Gardens bride Jen contacted me when she was expecting their first baby. I was so thrilled to see Jen and Dario and to shoot their maternity session. We had fun shooting around Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, and Jen was truly glowing! Their daughter, Alessia, ended up being born just a few days later on my own birthday! Wow! What a surprise! Congratulations Jen and Dario, and welcome Alessia!
Here's adorable Alessia!
You may have seen Penny's maternity shoot two weeks ago. Well, here is baby Maddie! So sweet. I just love newborn babies. Funny. Not a lot of people get to see them as often as I do. I never take it for granted. They are only so tiny for so long and I cherish hearing those little newborn squeaks. So precious. It's priceless to catch your baby within the first two weeks of life. You'll be surprised how quickly they grow! Congratulations Penny and Sean!
I had the pleasure of doing a quickie photo shoot for my neighbor. I photographed Abdu as a newborn and here he is as an adorable six-month-old! OMG. Cute as a BUTTON!
I photographed Penny and Sean's Valentine's day elopement two years ago and hurray! They contacted me to ask if I would shoot their maternity session! We squeezed it in right by the hair of our chinny-chin-chins because baby Maddie was born a little over a week later and I shoot her newborn session in a few days! The Laguna de Santa Rose Foundation was the perfect and most beautiful backdrop for this shoot! So without further adieu, here are a few from Penny and Sean's rainy, but super sweet Valentine's Day wedding and some from their maternity shoot. Stay tuned for the pics of Maddie!
And here are a few from their wedding!
I photographed Jodi and Shane's wedding a few years ago and was so excited to be invited into their home to photograph their two-week-old baby girl, Harlow. What a little darling! Here are some photos from our session along with some photos from their wedding at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame. Jodi was such a gorgeous bride and I remember how gorgeous those flowers by Nancy Liu Chin Floral & Event Design were!
And here are a few photos from Jodi ad Shane's wedding!
My studio-mate and I did a trade of photography! She photographed my most recent head shots and I photographed her lovely family in exchange. Here are a few of my favorites from their family portrait session. I've also included some lovely shots she took of me!
I call this one Vavoom! I recently lost weight am was pleased to see that I looked pretty darned good in a 3/4 length shot!
When my dear neighbors told me they had just become grandparents for the first time, I jumped at the chance to photograph their newborn grandson. I just LOVE taking photos of newborns. Within the first two weeks is ideal while they are still so very tiny. Enjoy these sweet photos of Abdu and his proud parents!
I've been photographing this family every year since the day Bridget and Jim got married! I swear their kids just get cuter and cuter! This time Bridget dressed all three in matching monogrammed outfits from Kate and Libby. I thought they were gorgeous and perfect for our Lake Michigan-side shoot!
Previous wedding clients of mine welcomed their baby girl Margot into the world a couple of weeks ago. Erin and Nick were married six years ago and I was fortunate enough to photograph their wedding at the Fairmont, San Francisco and St. Ignatius Church. It's always fun to see former wedding clients as new parents. Margot is just the most petite little sweetie and I was thrilled to meet her and share in another intimate milestone of Erin and Nick's lives!
And here are a few photos from Erin and Nick's lovely wedding!
I photographed Deborah and Kwong's lovely Casa Real wedding a couple of years ago and just as we completed their wedding album, they welcomed Jayden into the world! It's always an honor when former wedding clients welcome me into their home to capture another milestone in their lives. I was so happy to see Deborah and Kwong in their new roles in life and to see the ultimate outcome of their union!
Here are a few photos from the couple's beautiful vineyard wedding!
My friend Angela knows about the importance of a good photography and I'm thrilled she likes my work enough to keep having me record, with photos, when her family grows. I most recently photographed Angela in a maternity shoot, along with her husband with their beautiful girl Miranda. She was pregnant with her son at the time, and we waited to do the family shoot a few months so that Lucas could hold up his head a little more and so that we could shoot outdoors. Here are some of my favorites from the shoot. Angela also gave her sister Erin the great gift of wedding photography and I flew to Kansas for that honor.
I just love doing a seven month series of shoots with parents-to-be. In this case, I photographed Elanne and Chris' maternity shoot, Sylvie's newborn shoot and her six month mark. I think it's a GREAT way to record the process. Adding a nine month and one year shoot is even better! Enjoy a few photos from each shoot and watch the progression to Sylvie at 6 months!
I've been photographing these boys since the second was a baby. Lori called me last week in a pinch because the photos she tried taking of the boys for their holiday card didn't turn out. We did a very quick, last minute shoot. She wanted a "barn" look and in a pinch I found these couple of fun locations in Oakland!
Welcome Sylvie! You may recall a few weeks ago I posted a beautiful maternity session with Elanne and Chris. Well, here's Sylvie! It's an incredible thing to be photographing someone's pregnancy and then just a few weeks later their precious new baby. Really, it's the miracle of birth.
Here are a few photos from Elanne and Chris' maternity session. For even more photos, be sure to check out this blog post.
I had the pleasure of photographing Kelly and Eddie's beautiful, green wedding a little more than one year ago -- and I recently photographed their son's newborn pictures! Henry, their adorable baby boy, was born almost exactly a year after their wedding. So cute!
And here is a favorite photo from Kelly and Eddie's wedding. To see even more, check out this post!
I photographed Bridgett and Jim's Chicago wedding years ago and have been thrilled to watch and photograph the family grow since the birth of their first daughter. I get a call every year from Bridgett to ask when my next visit to Chicago will be. Lucky my family is there and I'm there often. Their family has grown to two beautiful girls and now their darling boy, Burke, and this session is my most recent with them. If you'd like to see how their family has grown since the last time I photographed them, check out this post!
I loved photographing Rowan as a newborn, both alone and with his proud big brothers. His mother, Teri, was smart to book a three-session package to capture his first year. Here are a couple from Rowan's newborn session and some from his newest session. I'm absolutely in LOVE with this little guy! Could he be any happier?!
Fun family shoot at Fort Mason!