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Los Gatos Family Portraits: F Family



Happy Feet came along for the portrait session! We were looking for fish for him to eat but the creek was all dried up so we resorted to feeding him rocks instead.  :) I love the yearly portrait sessions with the F Family. The kids have been doing this for many years and I was pleasantly surprised when K started directing me with the poses she wanted to do (take a picture of me pointing to the creek!). She is growing into such a beautiful little lady. I remember when she was a baby and now she’s so big!! Ok…now I feel really old.  Little T got just as dressed up as his big sis. Who says little boys can’t be comfortable wearing a tie? He rocked that faux necktie like no one else!


christine - October 21, 2014 - 10:25 am

Wonderful job, Janet! I’m so glad that we do this every year with you. Thank you for everything!

Happy 10th birthday!

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10 years ago today, I received the most precious wedding anniversary gift. My daugher, A came screaming into the world after 22 hours of labor on our 2nd wedding anniversary. I happily share this special day with my eldest daughter…though I am looking forward to the future when the tables are turned and she will be planning special anniversary surprises and presents for us while we sit back and relax!


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Yesterday was one of those days where the kids were pushing each others buttons and all I could hear every couple of minutes was, “mommy!” So what did I do? I made the kids all go in the backyard to play so I could make dinner in peace. However, as I was standing by the stove, I looked out the window and saw beautiful evening light and smiles! I stopped making dinner (I know, bad mommy) and I grabbed my camera and joined the girls outside.  My kids, like most kids nowadays are so attached to electronics but when they are unattached to the devices, they actually run around and play! I love seeing them creating obstacle courses in the yard and playing with bubbles. Even though none of the kids were dressed for a “portrait session” I love the few shots I got of them because they are being themselves. Yes, K is wearing my flip flops which are way too big for her and with a huge minecraft logo shirt (which I always advise against having distracting logos for portraits!) and A is wearing her pjs, and my grass is dead (California is in a drought!) but sometimes you gotta go with what you are presented with! This is home and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

San Ramon Family Portraits: G Family


Meet the G family! These 2 little boys and I spent Sunday morning playing “baseball” with the apples and persimmons we found on the ground and picking “wheat” (aka weeds) along the path. We played, we ran and we explored all along the park. Mom did a fabulous job styling the whole family for a relaxed and comfortable photo shoot. Notice how they are all coordinated but not wearing identical clothes? Love it!