Cannery Family Session {} San Francisco, Ca

Family Photographer {San Francisco, Ca}

Though I can’t say we go way back or anything, this mama and I have been through the most powerful and intense experience of my life together. That is why I am honored and excited to share this shoot with you. While she was 5 months pregnant with her son, she was Kim and my birth doula. I was thrilled to have her on our birth team and gained the confidence I needed at the time to embark on the much anticipated labor and delivery journey. She was new at being a doula but not ill prepared or lacking in the necessary skills. She knew what I didn’t even know I wanted at each turn in my labor. She was a pivotal part of our birth team, as much for me as for Kim and my family in attendance. She helped us navigate the hospital protocols and translate between us when emotions were high and decisions important. So when Kim and I were thinking about a thank you gift, no robe or nice dinner out felt appropriate. About to give birth to her third child I decided it would be fun to gift a family photography date so they could preserve in photos this moment in their lives. It was wonderful to see Mama ‘L’ and her beautiful family of 5 as we headed down to the Cannery building and waterfront. Thank you ‘L’ for being an important part of our journey to parenthood and I look forward to our paths crossing again in the future! 

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Childhood Friend Family Session {} Marin, California

Family Photographer {Marin County, Ca}

This is a fun shoot for me to write about since I’ve known mama ‘V’ since 2nd grade and we just reunited in the last year. It turns out she and her husband are both photographers and have a beautiful little girl. Kim and I asked them to shoot our maternity session last Fall out in West Marin for a trade and now I finally got to return the favor for their sweet family 8 months later. Little ‘R’ is the smartest and funniest little girl I’ve known. She is super imaginative and comes up with the best lines, opinions and observations ever. Remember Mr. T from the 80′s? She was obsessed with him for months… Love it.

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Welcome to the World Baby ‘C’! {} Newborn Session, San Francisco

Family Photographer {San Francisco, Ca}

Welcome to the world little ‘C’! As this sweet girl is our good friends’ first baby, I feel like I have been waiting forever to meet her! Mama ‘T’ and I met over many a froyo during her pregnancy and talked all things nursery, baby gear, and future plans for our girls to play. These parents are taking to parenthood like naturals and it’s so wonderful to watch. I am excited to present baby ‘C”s first photo shoot! So much love and cuteness here! Those beautiful little lips!!! Enjoy!

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Mama in Waiting {} Maternity Session, Oakland

Family Photographer {Marin County, Ca}

One of my favorite people, this Mama and I go back a ways. We even mothered a kitten together until we moved our separate ways. Now she is having her first baby and I am a proud auntie-to-be! Our girls will be 9 months apart and hopefully as close as we are but no pressure… okay maybe a little pressure {smiley face}.  I usually post a series of images but this one just sums it up. Happy. Beautiful. Mama.

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A Gift For Mom {} Family Session, San Francisco

Family Photographer {San Francisco, Ca}

What a bunch of wonderful men this mom has! We set out to capture the 3 generations of her men for her birthday and ended up with these fun images showing off their humorous and casual personalities. I can tell they goof off a lot together and it’s very sweet to see from behind the lens. Thanks for the amazing shoot R Family! 

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Emerald Hill, Singapore {} Personal Travels

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Just a quick update for this little outing we did earlier in the week. What struck me about Emerald Hill was the small scale of the old quaint buildings compared to the huge malls and high rises around. It really was a little gem in the middle of an otherwise central area of shopping, metro stops and traffic. The colors were beautiful. I only had the iPhone camera this time but I hope to go back with the DSLR and have some fun with the colors and textures.

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New City, New Baby {} Family Session, San Francisco

Family Photographer {San Francisco, Ca}

What an adorable family! They just had their baby girl 1 month before our little Lulu was born so I had a very soft spot in my heart for this little one and her parents.  They just moved to San Francisco and were looking to get some family photos as well as some of just baby R doing her latest tricks.  She’s rolling over, doing impressive tummy time, and giggling up a storm when her daddy makes funny sounds.  Being my first shoot back after Lulu’s birth, I thought I would have a hard time, but after the initial “walking out the door” moment, I was fine and Lulu did great!  Thank you T family for inviting me into your home and your life as new parents.  It’s an incredible time of new everything and I hope we captured the spirit of your beautiful little R!  

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Treasure Island Outing {} San Francisco Family Session

Family Photographer {San Francisco, Ca}

This little boy melted my heart with that smile that was so ready at every click of the camera!  And his Mom and Dad looked sharp in their outfits, including Dad’s uniform since he was stationed on Treasure Island the day of our shoot.  What a beautiful day and view we had!  These three have a very sweet bond that came through the whole time we spent together and shines in the images here.  Thank you ‘H’ family for supporting your preschool and buying this auction item last year.  It really was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to future photo dates with you!  

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And then there were 3 {} Family Session, San Francisco

Family Photographer {San Francisco, Ca}

Remember the beautiful “big brother” and “big sister” maternity shoot from a while back?  Well, here they are with little ‘A’ at 5 months old and as adorable as his big brother and sister!  This family just finished building their stunning new home so we set out to capture them in all it’s light and bright newness.  I love these shots of the kids individually too.  Their energetic and smiley dispositions shine!  Congrats on the new additions and I look forward to watching your beautiful babies grow over the next years!

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Little Fabric Dresses {} DIY Stationary Project

Family Photographer {San Francisco, Ca}

We have been blessed with beloved friends and family showering us with baby gifts over the past few months so I decided to put my fabric dress origami skills to work for some very special thank you notes.  I should send them before I post this but I’m too antsy to share this!  I just love them.  I used a new product called Terial Magic to treat the fabric first.  This Magic solution makes the fabric stiff and keeps it from fraying so you can cut and fold like paper!  Origami, quilt making, fabric flowers… you name it!  My mom is the lovely brain behind this product and I am not just plugging this stuff because of her :)  It’s really fun to play with fabric once it’s not flopping and fraying about!  Enjoy!

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