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Sneak Peek for Baby C’s 3 month Portraits {San Ramon, San Jose Family Photographer}

What a difference 3 months makes! I’m so glad Baby C’s parents opted for the 1 year package so that I can document her growth all year long. We decided on an outdoor session during the magic hour before sunset and Baby C was bathed in this beautiful light. It was the perfect setting to capture this 3 month milestone – with real smiles! Look at how much she’s grown since her newborn session.

Nadine Hsu - August 6, 2012 - 12:13 pm

I love looking back at baby C’s newborn shoot. I really like that 1 year package. Adorable pics <3

Sneak peek for O Family {San Ramon / San Francisco Photographer}

The O family is growing! We combined Baby *L’s* newborn portraits with Little *A’s* 1 year portraits and ended up with lots of smiles and beautiful moments. It was so sweet to see Little *A* interact with her new baby brother.  I can’t wait to see them when Baby *L* is running around and chasing his sister – it’ll be double the fun! Thank you O family for letting me come into your home and capture this precious time as you celebrate your newborn and 1 year old.

Nadine Sachiko Hsu - July 25, 2012 - 11:58 am

what a good looking newborn :). That shot of the dad kissing baby *L* is a keeper <3<3 awww

Tammy Nguyen Le - July 26, 2012 - 10:30 am

Such a beautiful family. That tent is adorable. Love your sessions!

Heather Johnson - August 8, 2012 - 6:47 pm

I absolutely love this session. And I want that tent! How adorable. You absolutely captured them as a family–love, love!

Sneak Peek For M Family {San Jose Dol/Korean First Birthday Photographer}

What a celebration! The Olivia the Pig themed party was absolutely beautiful. The kids were all treated to face painting, caricature drawings, balloons, handmade pig party hats, mailbox favors filled with goodies and more! *O’s* uncle  and mom collaborated on a one-of-a-kind song just for sweet *O* and her uncle treated all the guests with a live performance. So sweet! With all the musical talent around her,  little *O* decided that music was in her future and went straight for the music sheet for her doljabi. Happy birthday cutie! You look absolutely positively adorable in red (rule of life #100)!

Bella Lee - July 9, 2012 - 10:59 am

Wow Janet- you took gorgeous pics of Olivia’s dohl…everything looks fabulous. I love the theme – olivia the pig (my girls love those books) and love the color theme. Charlynne did a fabulous job on the party :)!!

Nadine Sachiko Hsu - July 9, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Great pics Janet! You really captured the highlights of the party. Don’t you just love these creative mommies!? These shots are so good <3<3

RACQUEL VIADO - July 16, 2012 - 1:26 pm

Absolutely beautiful-such a special 1st birthday!! :)

Bridal Portraits {San Ramon Portrait Photographer}

Last week, I attended Jasmine Star‘s workshop in Irvine and spent the day learning all the ins and outs of branding your business. These workshops are limited to only 20 photographers and sell out in less than an hour. I originally registered for the one back in November and I missed the email saying I got in (I let my 2 year old daughter play with my phone and she had messed up my email box and I missed the email!!) so I was dropped from the workshop. I had just assumed I didn’t get a spot until I came across the email and I seriously was sick to my stomach. Seriously. But things happen for a reason and I waited patiently until another workshop was announced. I am so glad I made it to this workshop with these specific 19 other photographers from all over the US (they are so talented!).  Jasmine has dedicated so much of her time to teach other photographers and share her own experiences and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from the best.

Who is Jasmine Star? She is a fabulous wedding photographer in Orange County who is also the nicest and most down to earth person ever! Yes, I felt like I was meeting a celebrity – a celebrity that I knew everything about because she shares so much of herself on her blog. The person behind the blog and the beautiful images is the same person that I had drinks with the night before the workshop, and the same person who took us out in the scorching heat to show us how to shoot in harsh sunlight. No snootiness (is that really a word?) at all. I also got to meet Jasmine’s husband, JD who second shoots with her and takes amazing pictures. Maybe one day, Danny and I will go back to our roots and do weddings together again!

During the workshop, we worked with Brandon and Erin (a real married couple!) who looked absolutely gorgeous. Huge props go to Vivian Tran of All Made Up  for Erin’s hair and makeup. Look at Erin’s hair! It’s seriously a piece of art. The  bouquet was done by Carissa from JL Designs  and I love the pop of color it added to the images.

I’m not currently doing weddings at the moment but this workshop has got me wedding hungry. Maybe when the kids are a bit older. Until then, anyone want to bring out their wedding dress for an anniversary session?:)

Mark Potter - July 2, 2012 - 10:04 am

Janet, I love your photos from the workshop. That last one of J* shooting is awesome. It was so great meeting you… I know we’ll all stay in touch and find a way to catch up again.

Heather Johnson - July 2, 2012 - 11:21 am

Janet these are wonderful! I don’t do weddings yet either, but I must admit at times I get a bit interested. Glad to hear the workshop was good, I really love her style!

Brooke Merrill - July 2, 2012 - 11:36 am

Janet, great photos of Erin and Brandon. Each one is gorgeous. You did such a fantastic job shooting the couple and managed to include our wonderful host and hostess. Stay in touch. xoxo

Tammy - July 2, 2012 - 3:39 pm

love your watermark janet. the images are awesome. love that one of jd. hope that you will be shooting weddings soon.

Nadine Hsu - July 3, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Your photos are so tack sharp. LOVE! I like that stalker pic of JD!!!

Jamie Simon - July 4, 2012 - 2:05 pm

I love ALL of your photos! What a great day – and you captured the story perfect with your shots! It was so great to meet you, Janet. Please keep in touch!

Jasmine Star - July 6, 2012 - 9:49 am

LOVE it!!! :)

Nena - April 15, 2013 - 1:15 pm

– how’d you sneak in there and get all the straight on sinlge portraits. you are STEALTH. It looks like you have a special soft box following you around. you are full of tricks. i think one of the best things about the workshop was hanging out with cool people i think you’re on that list for sure you’re on that list. i hope you are feeling well!!!August 8, 2009 10:04 pm