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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Family Films

Are family videos for you?

You may have been asking yourself if a family film/video is right for your family. It’s a question I often think about with new clients because I truly believe every family deserves their story to be more fully preserved in a way that includes sound and movement. The big question is WHEN. Honestly, there is […]

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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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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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mom, dad, and daughter, being snuggly in the bed

Family Films

A Day in the Life Film for the G Family – San Francisco

The most rewarding thing about what I do is the connections I make with my client-families. It’s humbling to witness these intimate spaces. But sometimes, my heart gets so sentimental and protective about the work we created together that I feel it’s too special to share. That’s how I felt about this video, but this […]

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a family dressed up as bananas dancing at a family session in alameda

Family Films

Favorite Moments of 2021

As I reflect on 2021, I can’t help but think about all the families I created with, and my heart is full. I care so deeply for them and about this work. Documenting their family stories and crafting meaningful experiences and art for them is a true honor. Some of my favorite memories: It was […]

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family of three having fun in alamo square park san francisco family session

Family Photos

One Last Tango-Alamo Square, San Francisco

In this dang age, it’s more important than ever that we find ways to show up for humanity. For me, that would be making true connections with people and it’s one of the most rewarding things about what I do with my families.  Of course, I couldn’t have been more happy about capturing this family […]

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Family Photos

Back in the Saddle-Family Photo Session in San Francisco

Ahhhhhhh…it feels so good to be out in the world, arts-ing and farts-ing (yes, I’m making up words) again. It looks a little different than it did before—I’m wearing a mask, keeping my distance, and gesturing grander than ever (think wacky wavy inflatable person). And this family is one that I’m very happy to be […]

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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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