Preparing for a photo session can be hard work! One of the most important things to consider is “What should we wear?” For an outdoor portrait session for a couple or family, here is what you need to know. Generally avoid articles of clothing with pictures and writing on them. I recommend thinking in solid Continue reading
Photo sessions in the Oakland redwoods always feels like an adventure.
I love fall. And props. With help, I made this set for special theme sessions. It’s wonderful to watch as kids play and interact with different pieces. Fall Pumpkin sessions are wonderful because you can capture them in their Halloween costumes. Here we have Ariel and her Flounder.
This outdoor session was at one of my favorite Alameda spots. We wanted to capture some sweet moments with these girls. They definitely had energy to spare!
First birthdays are so special! A milestone for baby AND parents. Photos at this time in a little one’s life will hopefully be something that years from now, they can look back on and see all of the happy faces of those who love them. It can be so easy to plan a wonderful event Continue reading
Remember when you had a shoebox of photos under your bed growing up? Our childhoods and frankly, my college years, are memorialized in fading 4X6 photo print paper from disposable cameras. But today we have cellphones and computers full of digital pictures! Recently I was listening to some mamas lamenting the thousands of pictures on Continue reading
This is one of my favorite spots in Alameda for outdoor family sessions. One year olds can be tricky. This little one wanted to run whichever direction the camera wasn’t, but we took our time and were patient and eventually captured some wonderful moments.
The Baylosis Family won a session that I donated to a local chapter of MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) which is a wonderful organization that supports young moms. For such a large family, I scouted out a clearing in one of the many redwood forests in Oakland, where the sunset would stream in through the trees Continue reading
In Korean culture, it is customary to celebrate the 100th day of life for a new baby. At 100 days, it was thought that the child is not as fragile and will likely live. Also, the mother has now typically regained their health and strength after the birth. Both of which are wonderful reasons to Continue reading
Vivien and Dave won a session donated to raise funds for a local chapter of MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers). They were very casual about having their photos taken at one of my favorite spots. I love tree-covered, winding paths.