Announcing Limited Mini Holiday Sessions!

Family Photographer {Marin County, Ca}

The holidays are right around the corner and we are planning ahead!  Kim and I are expecting our baby girl at the end of November so I am booking holiday Premium and Mini Sessions through October.  Card order deadline is October 31st!  You will have your holiday card orders in hand by November 15th.  Premium Sessions start at $500 for 2 hours with 15 prints + 3 digital files and Mini Sessions are $225 for 45 minutes (see flyer below for times + locations) with 3 digital files printable up to 5×7.  Custom packages and other A La Carte items are available as well.

Like last year I am offering some beautiful custom made cards for clients to be able to order through me.  Some sample designs are shown in the flyer below but there are numerous color and layout options for each design so please email or call me for a design consult and let’s book our photo date!  Thank you for planning early this year and I look forward to seeing you and yours!

xo, Odessa

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Congratulations Corinne + Accursio! {} Wedding in San Diego

San Diego Wedding

Kim and I attended this gorgeous wedding this weekend in San Diego for our dear friends, Corinne and Accursio.  Corinne officiated our wedding a year and a half ago so it was wonderful to celebrate them all weekend.  The day was dreamy!  With perfect warm and sunny skies, the setting on the hill at the beautiful home of Richard and Kate was perfectly situated for the celebration. Friends and family danced and mingled through the night as Venus and Mars rose on either side of the moon over the house.  It was pretty magical!  Here are a couple shots I took of the newly wed couple at sunset.

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J-O-Y Event at buzy beez {} Holiday Mini Sessions


We had a successful and super fun event at buzy beez last Saturday.  buzy beez is a beautiful kids shoe store in Mill Valley that I would highly recommend checking out!  Parents brought their kids for shoes and pictures and the kids ended up having so much fun they didn’t want to leave.  Here are a few of the kids for you to see.  Want to join us at the next one?  Check out Speesees on November 12th for the last one of the season!

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Green Halloween Party with Ecomom {} Mini Sessions


It’s that spooky time of year again!  Ecomom hosted a spooktacular costume swap party at Marin Kids Consignment last weekend to show off some less wasteful tricks and healthier treats for a Green Halloween.  The event was a huge success with kids trading costumes and filling goodie bags with Lara Bars, Glee Gum, Stretch Island Fruit Company fruit leather, Honest Kids juice, and fresh tangerines.  There were green household products by H2O At Home on display and photos by Odessa.

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buzy bees Photo Event, Mill Valley {} Mini Sessions


It’s holiday card time! Are you already overwhelmed? Hopefully not, but Photo Designs by Odessa is here to help. We will be at buzy beez in Mill Valley from 10-2 on October 15th for complementary photo sessions. Digital files, prints and our custom card collection will be available for purchase after the event. We will even provide a Stuff, Stamp & Mail service for you!  As shown in the flyer below, we will have our white backdrop and the J-O-Y letters so you can go neutral tones or bright colors in your wardrobe selection to show off your style this year.  Go by buzy bees and sign up soon as slots will fill quickly!  Click here for the event flyer.

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Sheila + Keith {} Wedding Photography

Sheila & Keith Wedding

Sheila is my beautiful sister-in-law and a stunning bride! Keith is the wonderful man of her life and now my brother-in-law. What a vibrant, relaxed celebration they created in Slim (Sheila’s dad) and Penelope’s backyard. With the warm sun and light breeze, the day could not have been better to evoke the feeling of being in Hawaii. Sheila imported leis from Hawaii and decorated tables and surrounding stone walls with sea shells, star fish, sea glass, and brilliant turquoise and orange pops of color. Family joined Sheila and Keith as they exchanged leis in their ceremony officiated by Sheila’s best friend from growing up, Kirstin. Sheila’s best girl friends hosted a bridal brunch, showering her with gifts, food, champagne, and last minute advice from a hilarious little book called “Don’ts For Wives” before the festivities began so she could get ready amongst her closest friends. We all included some photos and sentiments in a beautifully crafted home made album for her to always remember her girls by. Every part of this wedding was incredibly meaningful to the couple and to their families.

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Kiting in the Delta {} Event Photography Session

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My sister-in-law is an avid kite surfer along with her amazing group of friends.  Together they head out weekly to various spots in the Bay Area to seek out the wind and launch.  This weekend on the Delta I got the pleasure of experiencing it all including the wind, the kites soaring through the sky, and the people attached to them launching way up into the air.  It looks surreal seeing all the kites out there together go every which way.  I had to wonder how they don’t get tangled up!  

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Gender Reveal Party! {} Event Photography Session


It’s a new kind of party in my book.  And oh so fun!  There was barbecue, beer, friends… and CAKE!  The cake was not just any cake as John and Sarah had their doctor write the gender of their baby on a secret little piece of paper.  With paper in hand they ventured to Noe Valley Bakery to have the bakers bake them a special cake, coloring the frosting on the inside pink for girl and blue for boy.  When the eager parents’-to-be cut into the cake in front of friends and family, we all found out “It’s a girl!” together.  Cheers to their healthy and sweet baby girl!

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Caseus Cheese Truck Party {} Event Photography

It’s Graduation Weekend at Yale!  Kim is finished with classes, friends’ families are pouring into town, and we are over half way packed up at our house. Caseus is our favorite restaurant/cheese shop in New Haven so we invited them, their gourmet grilled cheese truck and some of our closest friends and their families to enjoy an afternoon in the newly renovated backyard.  We expected a downpour with all the dark clouds in the sky but as soon as the Cheese Truck pulled into the driveway, the weather fairy pushed the dark clouds out and the puffy whites in!  We enjoyed the sunshine that lasted only for the 3 hours of the party, then a rainbow and dark clouds ensued.  Party people departed, sprinkles came down and we were cleaned up.  Just like that.


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