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



June 29, 2018


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 remember the anticipation, the excitement, all the ‘what ifs’. The backdrop was even set on my old stomping grounds, but what really pulled at my heart strings were the intimate glances that these two were exchanging (no less at the crack of dawn and under gusty conditions). Do I even need to mention how beautiful this mama-to-be is? Makes me want to be pregnant all over again. This slideshow is a must-see, but fair warning that it’s gonna give you some serious baby cravings. 

About Me

Real life is more than pretty pictures.
The beauty is in the journey, and it's absolutely
worth documenting all of it. 

I’m captivated by people and always have been; my B.S. is in anthropology. Early on, I appointed myself the family documentarian, carefully recording milestones and travels and learning along the way how much I love visual storytelling. I picked up my first professional camera when my daughter was born, knowing those early years with her were precious and full of changes. A photographer friend’s encouragement soon led me to make photography my career. Today, after many years and proud accomplishments, my passion for it only grows.

I can’t imagine doing anything else.       


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