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Sneak Peek for L-Y Family {Santa Clara Family Photographer}



From these portraits, you’d think we were in the middle of spring, not early November. Gotta love California! I met the L Family for holiday portraits right outside their home and this beautiful garden provided the perfect backdrop. Having grandma in town to capture some portraits together made it even more perfect.  N first contacted me last year but I was already booked solid and wasn’t able to do her family  portraits. So glad we were able to finally meet!

Sneak Peek for W Family {San Ramon Family Photographer}

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The kids and I had a blast during this mini session.  Little R is my bff now!:)I love that moment when the kids realize I’m there to have fun and play with them.  All the reservations and hesitation they had about me melts away and their natural smiles come out! Of course, this is where I have to do silly things and embarrass myself…but hey, it’s worth it!

Sneak Peek for C Family {San Ramon Family Photographer}


Fall season is here! The kids were so cold during this photo shoot but we were still able to have some fun enjoying the beautiful garden. Who needs toys when there are pretty leaves to find everywhere? It’s so nice that many of my clients are including their parents for their portraits. I was very close with my grandma so it is extra special for me to see the grandma/grandchildren relationship.  A & M remind me a lot of my older girls – I used to dress them the same when they were this age too.  :)

Sneak Peek for P Family {Danville Family Photographer}

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The last time I photographed the P Family, I was 9 months pregnant with #3. They were my last clients before I had E 12 days later.  Fast forward 4 years and I was able to run and jump along with the kids this time! Love seeing the kids grow up and being able to freeze these moments for mom and dad.:)

Pumpkin Patch 2013 {San Ramon Family Photographer}

blog774 blog775 blog776 blog777The girls look forward to going to the pumpkin patch every year, and I do too. There’s something about being in a field surrounded by pumpkins that turns you into a little kid. No, I didn’t knock over every pumpkin…but the thought did cross my mind.  Now the kids fully know the drill – first I get to take pictures and then they can go on the rides and then pick out a pumpkin to take home. We always decorate the pumpkins with stickers and sharpies but we’ve finally lost the battle and told the girls we can carve the pumpkins this year. I am fearful of the mess but I guess I can’t hold out much longer!