JOURNAL

pregnant mom and husband swinging toddler girl.

Maternity

Them Before Baby-San Francisco Bay Area Maternity Session

This maternity session was a dream. I had a hunch that we would be a perfect fit within the first five minutes of our discovery call. Being that I lean hard toward lifestyle and documentary family photography, I’m always looking forward to capturing a genuine story that oozes personality and all the chaotic beauty that […]

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Out and About Bookshop at Alameda pride

Family Photos

Alameda Pride 2023

I had the honor last weekend of taking photos for Alameda’s second annual Pride in the Park. Their theme was “Love One Another,” which was a beautiful yet poignant reminder that we are all humans worthy of love. I’m so thankful for having this wonderful community to remind us that among the heaviness, there is still […]

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black and white double exposure image of mother kissing son

Family Photos

Homecoming – In-home Family Photo Session, Walnut Creek

These recent sessions are giving me ALL the feels. I’ve been documenting this family from their early parenting days when they were just a family of three to them most recently resettling into their home with another kid tucked under their wings—this same tyke who is turning one year old today. Revisiting the same humans […]

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Family snuggling and laughing on the living room couch during an in-home photo session.

Family Photos

In-home Family Photo Session – Alameda

With all the hustle of the day-to-day, it’s no surprise that in-home sessions are in high demand. I mean, we all use a good excuse to slow down, right? And I can’t imagine a better location to do that than at a place that holds the most meaning. These in-home sessions are my absolute favorite. […]

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Silhouette of family reflecting at a pool at Glass Beach during a family photo session at sunset.

Family Photos

Oregon Summer Road Trip

I hope you’re having a good, relatively calm closure to your summer and transition into fall. We wrapped up our lazy summer with a mini family reunion and our first road trip up the CA and OR coastline. On the way up, we drove along the coast and visited the towns of Fort Bragg, Klamath, […]

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Candid group family photo taken on the sofa in the living room during a family photo and video session in the bay area

Family Films

It all begins with listening | A Day in the Life Film Session with the R-P Family

The stars + planets have been aligning just right because I’ve come to meet some pretty fantastic families. This one, in particular, will always have a warm place in my heart. They initially reached out because their 91 year old grandmother was visiting, and they thought they would value some photos of this special time […]

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blended family snuggling in bed in the morning

Family Films

A Year with Lucy | San Francisco Family Photographer & Videographer

Film has always been something that has filled my cup in more ways than I could ever put into words. It’s not just about the film I create with my client-families, but also the journey I have the privilege to witness. And this Year in the Life film is no exception. As the name suggests, […]

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Young son is laughing while his father is throwing him in the air during a family photo session.

Family Photos

Magical Family Photo Session – Wood Line, San Francisco

The most rewarding part about what I do is the connection I make with each family I meet. If I ever won the lottery, I would photograph and film families free of charge—all while living my best goat-herding life. Totally realistic, right? Until then, I’ll be happily goofing around with my families. Here are some […]

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family snuggling in bed early in morning with dog.

Family Films

What is a Day in the Life session?

Have you ever wished you had a time machine to magically transport you back to a moment to relive from your childhood? I would give almost anything to revisit and re-feel what a day in my life looked like when I was little. To see how I moved and sounded. To see how my parents […]

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mother and father kissing young daughter

Family Photos

Patiently Waiting

I’ve been channeling some positive juju to this family as they patiently wait to welcome their newest addition. I remember playing all these wild scenarios while waiting for my daughter to come along. Will it be like the movies? Will my water break and gush in the most public of places? Will I be able […]

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