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Angelo Turns 1! {family photographer Oakland}

I had the pleasure of photographing Angelo on his first birthday! I have been photographing him since he was in mom's belly. He has so much personality. He was so friendly with me and interested in everything going on. He didn't want to miss a thing. He was just...

Family Portraits- Why are they so important?

It is a new year and I am getting back on track with my blogging. We experienced a very big loss in our family this month. My mother in law, Carmen, passed away from a long battle with cancer. We knew it was coming but non of us could really grasp the reality of what...

On the Rooftop- Maternity Photos with a view

Anyone that knows me knows how much I love living in San Francisco. Everyday I love the new energy, I find a new secret spot and a lot of days I get to go into clients homes. I love going to clients homes to see how they live, it is one of my favorite parts of my job....

My Girl Sydney

I usually use my blog to show my latest work, today I am saluting my daughter. Today, my Sydney will have her second surgery in 2 years. She tore her meniscus playing soccer on her High School team. Her soccer coach takes soccer seriously and had the girls start...

Zack and Zoey- Twins Photo Shoot

I promised these photos so long ago...I really wonder where the time goes. Well, I am happy to finally share these photos of Zack and Zoey. What adorable babies, with great, relaxed parents. I see the connection between calm parents and calm babies. Deirdre and Alex...

Another Reason I LOVE what I do- Seamus

As you already know, I LOVE my job. It is hard to call it a job, because everyday is different. I do not have to go to an office, I shoot on location. I never know what I am going to find. Sunday, was no exception. I got a very last minute booking for a maternity...

Meet Zoe and Lily! Fun Family Shoot!

I met Teryn a few years ago at my children's school. She was in charge of their school fundraiser. When I told her what I do, Teryn said they had never done family photos and that she would love to someday. She told me about her amazing daughters. Well, this year I...

Family Shoot at Pigeon Point Lighthouse

I am officially in "Family Portrait" mode. This is a very special time of the year for me, as I get to see clients that I haven't usually seen in at least a year. I have said it before, a yearly family portrait is such an important tradition. Life moves too fast, our...

Peyton + Brody = Brotherly Love

I got a phone call from one of my old clients, Kat. Kat wanted to let me know she had baby #2 and would like some photos of her latest addition Brody. She also wanted photos of her older son Peyton with Brody. She told me how much Peyton loved his little brother. In...

Double the Fun! Newborn Twins Shoot

Twins....we see them and think, "Wow, how crazy! How do you take care of two babies at once?" My children are 16 months apart, and that felt crazy enough. But two babies needing to eat at the same time, crying at the same time, and sleeping at different times! How do...

Man(and women's) Best Friend- Goodbye to Java

There are many great things about my job, but one of my favorite things is meeting my clients' pets. I have so many inquiries concerning pets. Am I afraid of dogs? Am I comfortable with animals? Can their animals be included in a few shots. For so many people, their...

Baby Deven, so many smiles!

I have been slacking with my blogging, but was inspired to post some recent photos of Baby Deven. Mom and Dad were very excited about the newborn shoot of their baby Deven. They let me know that both sets of Grandparents were staying with them to visit Deven, and to...

Welcome Baby Gina- Newborn Photography

I knew from my maternity shoot with Julie and Dante, they would be great parents! They were so relaxed, especially considering they were expecting their first baby in a few weeks! When they scheduled their newborn shoot, I was so excited to meet baby Gina. If she was...

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