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>Photos as artwork


1 20×30 plus 2 10×20 canvases

1 20×32 plus 3 10×13 canvases

1 20×24 with 3” mat and 1.5” moulding plus 4 5x7s in 8×10 mats with 1” moulding

1 20×30 plus 2 16×20 canvases

8×10 canvas – see how it gets lost on a big wall?
30×40 canvas

Before the portrait session, the number one question I get is “what do I wear?” To answer that question, I started the What to Wear Guides (I know, I know. I think I’ve only done 3 in the past few months. I promise I’ll create more once I get some down time!) Once the online proofs are delivered, the”what do I order?” dilemmas always come up. I hope these wall display guides help you visualize what an impact large prints can have in your home. I love gallery wrapped canvases because they look like personalized art pieces. Though, there’s something about black frames that adds such a nice elegance to prints. I wish I had more wall space in my house – those darn windows!

bella - October 24, 2010 - 6:28 pm

>wow…love the diplays janet…so nice. you're right, having large framed photos in your house really makes a difference.

>Sneak Peek for Hahn Family {San Jose Family Photographer}


Sleeping babies.

I kicked off the start of my holiday sessions with the Hahn Family at the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Jose this past weekend.  There were so many great areas to take pictures and the boys got to explore new territory – grass and rocks.  I expected to have my hands full with twin boys but C and M were so unbelievably well behaved throughout the entire session. They even fell asleep in their parents arms at the end!

Anonymous - October 19, 2010 - 10:36 pm

>Wonderful phots, especially love the first and third one! Such clarity–great job:)

(from Audrey's workshop:))

joyfulheart - October 28, 2010 - 11:50 am

>I have twin boys too and I love that you captured them napping in their parents arms at the end… That is priceless.

>Pumpkin Patch Fun {Outdoor Natural Light Photographer}


Took the kids to the pumpkin patch last weekend. It was extra special this year since it was E’s first time.  I thought she would be excited but she burst out crying as soon as we put her down on the hay next to the pumpkins. It took her a while to warm up but she eventually started exploring and cautiously touched the pumpkins. K and A had so much fun running around and riding the train. It’s become a family tradition and I can’t wait for E to join them on the train ride next year.

joyfulheart - October 13, 2010 - 12:27 pm

>love the angles you took these. The children are so beautiful.

>Sneak Peek for E & C {Engagement Portraits}


E looks so happy here:)

Gotta get some kissing shots – practice for the big day!

C, you are gorgeous!!

E was being so goofy – he had C cracking up the entire time.

Beautiful smile!

I don’t normally do engagement sessions but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to photography hubby’s cousin, E and his fiancee, C. We scheduled the session a couple of months ago and of course, it just happened to be during the insane heat wave we’ve been having. It was well over 90 degrees in Danville but we braved the heat and had some fun! Can you see how happy they make each other?

E & C, thanks for letting me capture this special moment. Can’t wait until the big day!

esther - September 28, 2010 - 11:12 pm

>gorgeous!!! and i agree, C is very beautiful! congrats, guys!

C - September 29, 2010 - 4:56 am

>love your artistic eye… and your magical ability to create these better looking versions of ourselves. =) i can't wait to see the rest… thank you so much!!

joyfulheart - October 9, 2010 - 6:56 pm

>These pics look so magical. Beautiful work.

>My Special Kiki {Blackhawk Family Photographer}


LOVE her smile!

A and K are best friends.
She got daddy’s dimples.
See – even the photographer’s kids get sick of taking pictures . Yes, I have lots of pictures like this!

I took my 2 older girls to Blackhawk Plaza today to go feed the ducks. My little E was at home napping so I took this opportunity to get some nice pictures of my big girls. They were so excited to go feed the ducks and I warned them that I was going to take some pictures of them and they needed to cooperate. Of course, they quickly agreed. As soon as we got there, they were running off to the ducks and they were NOT happy that I was stopping them at different spots to take some shots. Half of the shots I got were of Kiki with a mad face because she said she “was tired of smiling.” Audrey kept complaining that she was hungry so I finally put away the camera. Luckily, I was able to get some special pictures of Kiki. As my middle child, I am very aware that she may feel like she’s not getting enough attention.  I try really hard to give her 1:1 time but I have to admit, it’s hard. With 3 young children, I’m always stretched pretty thin. Luckily, she’s very expressive and loves to be the center of attention so she pretty much demands our attention all the time. My husband thinks she’s a lot like me, but I’m totally not like that!:)

By the way, those of you who signed up for the East Bay Holiday Sessions – this is the location we’ll be meeting at.  And I’m finally making changes to my blog so that you won’t have to click each picture to see it bigger.