JOURNAL

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Family Photos

12 Tips to Taking Better Holiday Photos With Your Family

November is here, which means the season of togetherness and gratitude is just around the corner. And just as stuffing and mashed potatoes are staples to the table, so are group photos of the family. But wait! Your favorite family photographer shouldn’t have taken that extra serving of pie and is now in a food […]

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Family Photos

A Magical Time at Lands End-San Francisco

Lands End has got to be one of the most magical places in San Francisco for a family photo session. It feels like you’re at the edge of the world with the wild sea at your feet. And this lovely location was a perfect fit for this nature-loving family. We breathed in the misty fog […]

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Personal

Oh, Enzo | A Love Letter to my Dog

They say that what you do on the first day of the Lunar New Year will set the tone for the rest of the year. If that’s the case, I think I kicked it off right by combining my love for my family with my crush on filmmaking. Thanks to the first of many workshops […]

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brother and sister having a fun morning at home

Family Films

What is a Day in the Life Video Session?

Nothing turns my heart into mush like a Day in the Life Session. These family video sessions memoralize your typical day, your routines, and everything in between so that you can return to it anytime you’d like. There’s nothing quite like capturing your family this way. It’s real. It’s golden. It is a part of […]

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Newborn

When Two Becomes Three, Newborn Session San Francisco

Gah! I’m still riding the high from this newborn session Everything about it was beautiful, but what really resonates with me is how dedicated these new parents were to each other and how present they were as they soaked up their early, hazy days with their baby girl. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

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Family Films

F+Z Family, Day in the Life

I recently spent a slow, quiet morning with this family. We basked in the morning light and took it nice and easy (as one does with a sick kiddo). There were many milestones to capture for these early years and that is something that they’re grateful to hold onto.  What I love about these Day […]

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Newborn

Go-Getter

This year kicked off with one of my dearest families as they welcomed Baby Grant to this world. Earth side at 3 weeks, this little go-getter arrived more than 6 weeks early and has already stolen the hearts of so many. His two big brothers in particular are his biggest fans and are fiercely protective […]

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Family Photos

Favorite Moments of 2018

Oh gosh, my heart is bursting as I reflect upon the past year. Here’s a wrap up of my favorite moments from 2018. May this new year bring much more love and laughter. Enjoy (with audio)!

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Newborn

Welcome, Baby Rose

This is why I love documentary photography. It’s not only a visual journal for families, but it’s also a way of preserving all the emotions that come with it – even the ones found in the most vulnerable of moments. And to that, I’m incredibly thankful to be capturing this precious time as they welcome […]

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father and pregnant woman walking on bernal hill with skyline in background maternity session bay area

Maternity

Waiting

I know. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Fact is that it’s been baby gaga over here. But if anything is going to take me out from under this comfy, social-media-averting rock, it’s gonna be this gorgeous maternity shoot. It takes me back many moons ago when I was expecting my first child. I […]

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