A Baby and her Dog! Moraga Family Photographer

More and more mini sessions are hitting the blog! This gorgeous family was from Tuesday evening (less than 48 hours ago!) and they were a dream - so beautiful inside and out and how adorable is this little one? She would light up every time her dog came her way! Next mini session evening is next Thursday and in between I have 6 regular shoots…..bring it on!

Among the Redwoods - Moraga Family Photographer

How gorgeous is this family?! We had such a nice time Sunday morning capturing them in the beautiful California redwoods. I hold all redwood sessions in the morning (and just about every other location at sunset!) because it gets so dark under the beautiful canopies. Just a sample of the many photos delivered today in their gallery!

Mini Session Rush Continues! - Moraga Family Photographer

I finished up editing my first round of mini session from last week and I loved each and every one of the families who booked! So humbled and thankful to have these sell out so quickly. I have watched this family grow and these children develop and I just love being able to document them year after year. Peak into some of the gallery from their session - mini sessions are 20 minutes and I don’t think I gave a gallery less than 80 images to anyone so far - I clearly have a hard time narrowing it all down!

Happy Fall! - Moraga Family Photographer

I kicked off my mini sessions season last night with this gorgeous family! This year I offered 2 dates for mini sessions - 20 minute sessions that are ideal for updating your photos for family and getting a great holiday card shot! This year they sold out in less than an hour so if you are interested for next year please let me know and I will get you on my list!

Three Sisters! - Lafayette Family Photographer

I love sessions when baby is 2-3 months old. They are out of the newborn phase (dont get me wrong I love true newborn shoots also!) and they are able to make eye contact and it’s do fun to see a family after everyone has adjusted to welcoming a new baby. These sisters were the sweetest and I had the most pleasant morning with this family! Just a sampling of the fun below :)

Summer Fun - Orinda Family Photographer

I love when I have the luxury of being able to see families grow and children develop! I first photographed this awesome family years ago and each time it is always so fun to see their love for one another and also how big these kids are getting! Here are a few of the 300+ images I loved from their session, enjoy! 

Backyard Nights - Lafayette Family Photographer

I always love when I get the opportunity to photograph multiple families individually within the same extended family! Back in 2015 I was lucky enough to meet this family and just last week was able to photograph her sister and her family right in their home backyard! 3 boys under 3 years old kept me on my feet but they were so adorable and such a pleasure to meet! Here is a sampling of some of the session! 

Morning in the Redwoods - Moraga Family Photographer

I had the best time photographing Elizabeth Colhoun and her beautiful family! We choose to go to the Oakland Redwoods for this session because I rarely photograph in the morning, but when I do I like to be at locations with lots of trees that filter the light during the summer! We held this session on her wedding anniversary as well as he son's 5th birthday! So fun for me and this family is always willing to have fun! Here are just a sampling of some of the beautiful images that graced my camera :) 


First Birthday Celebration! - Orinda Family Photographer

I always stress with clients the importance of holding a photo session 2 hours before the sun sets. This time of year that means about 6:30 depending on the location we photograph at. It was such a pleasure to photograph this family last week and I just love the way they love each other - it shows in the photos. Thank you Quan family for being so put together and beautiful!  


Summer Nights - Moraga Family Photographer

I had over 200 images in this gallery and so this is a small sample of some of my favorite ones! We shot this session in the evening and started at 6:30 when the light was starting to fall low into the hills. I adore this family and these 2 little girls were just the most loving and cute sisters! Almost booked for the remainder of 2018 so please contact me if you are interested in a session - happy summer everyone! 


Welcome Baby Sister - Walnut Creek Newborn Photographer

I was lucky enough to be welcomed into the home of these amazing people just 8 days after they had their second beautiful daughter. I first met big sister 2 years ago when I photographed her through my boutique school photography division of my business. When photographing newborns I try and get as any authentic images as possible as well as lots of classic shots. The moments when you have a newborn home are fleeting and its always an honor to capture them. Here are a few of my favorites! 


Brand New Brothers - Oakland Family Photographer

I typically photograph newborns in their homes and so this outdoor family session with an 8 day old was such a fun treat. We went to a great local park in Oakland, CA close to this families home and had fun focusing on brand new big brother but also capturing the feelings on a new family of 4. They are so beautiful and here are just a few of my favorites from our session! 


Celebrating Motherhood - Moraga Family Photographer

This has been one of my favorite sessions to date! I was honored to be able to photograph Natasha of Natasha Grasso Jewelry and her beautiful daughter, Ella in the golden hills of Moraga. Natasha's vision for the session was magical, light focused, with the goal of creating images that showed her and her daughters bond in a beautiful and artistic way. It was also fun that these photos were taking the week Ella turned 4! Had a hard time picking out only just a few to share on my blog......I was overwhelmed with all the gorgeousness! 

On the horizon for me is a busy Summer and Fall that is almost all booked, so please reach out if you would like to book a session in 2018 :) 


Sweet Spring Session! - Orinda Family Photographer

I had such a fun evening photographing this adorable family of 4 the evening before Easter! We met up in the hills of Orinda at one of my favorite little spots tucked away and spent about 45 minutes playing and running. This little girl was so relaxed and willing to have some fun! It was slightly cloudy but i was still able to catch some low sun in a lot of the shots so I was so happy with the results and the way their entire gallery turned out! 

On the horizon I have a couple of huge projects in the works including next week I am photographing one of my biggest pre-schools here in Moraga! If you are interested in my pre-school photography business please click here for more info! If you have a child at Growing Tree Pre-School and need more information about photo day please click here! Plus, I am so excited to announce that I have written a book! For those of you that are interested in learning your DSLR camera this is going to be just the resource for you! If you have ever wondered how I capture the shots I do and what equipment I use- I break it all down for you in my new book - coming in hardcover by Christmas! Stay tuned for more info! 


Twins! - San Francisco Family Photographer

This was such a fun session for me! These cuties were some of my first clients when I photographed their newborn session over 4 years ago! Fast forward a few sessions later and look at these big 4 years old sisters now! Such a pleasure as always to be able to photograph my clients year after year! Still time to book for December - reach out if you are thinking about a session!