Santa Cruz, CA Maternity Session, Pleasure Point & the Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz, CA maternity sessions are so amazing! I love everything about the beach and add a beautiful couple madly in love awaiting their baby girl and you think life couldn’t get better right? WRONG!!! This baby girl also has two big brothers patiently waiting to love, spoil and take care of her!!!!!

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The early morning fog and brisk air definitely got everyone wide awake, as we made our way from Pleasure Point beach to the Boardwalk.


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I bet you can’t tell how cold it was this morning? These soon to be big brothers did such a great job at pretending it was warm!

two brothers on the beach As the morning progressed  headed over to the boardwalk to play under the pier. And this awesomeness happened!

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couple expecting a baby and because no session is complete without a few images shot on the magic that is film…. here are a couple to leave you even more in love with this couple!

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Puerto Vallarta portrait photographer

When you think you couldn’t get any luckier…. this happens. Gorgeous sunrise, with a dose of a vibrant being.

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Three generations of Family Portraits in Almaden Valley, San Jose CA

Three generations of a family came together for these family portraits at their grandparents home in Almaden Valley in San Jose, CA.  It was such beautiful day! The sun was shining bright as it came through the trees.

This gorgeous home is situated high up over San Jose, CA with a stunning drive up. Once upon a time the entire valley was full of orchards and majestic properties, however as the city has grown the properties have dwindles. Except for this home, they still have a huge property with tons of beautiful trees which made for a great morning session!

Thank you to the entire family, especially grandpa & grandma who were absolutely adorable and such big kidders. And to dad who gave me a run with the Jokes!!!

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Baby portraits in Oakland, Ca – An afternoon on the grass

I absolutely love this little girl! Granted she is my niece but still how cute is she???  I loved doing her baby portraits in Oakland, CA. We got to hang out, enjoy the beautiful weather and simply be together.  Be prepared because this little cutie will make tons of appearances on this blog!!!

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This little girl has some of the most intense looks ever… But luckily she also has the cutest smile ever ever ever.. which is typically what you get when you first see her. She’s such a happy baby!

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This cutie had on the perfect outfit from Naartjie kids. Check them out for something cute for your toddler to wear to their session with me!


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First Day of School mini sessions!

I am excited to introduce a new service, First/Last day of school portraits!!

I can hardly believe we are already in the middle of summer!! Where has the time gone??!! Before you know it the kiddos will be heading off to their first day of school. I remember my first days of school… shiny new shoes, freshly cut hair, new clothes, (in my case a new uniform shirt), and new backpack!!! I was always sooo excited for the first day of school to see all my friends and make new ones!!!

I will come out early morning to either your home or your child’s school for a mini session as they head off to their first day of school, allowing you to enjoy the moment and celebrate their milestone with them instead of behind a camera lens/phone.

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Be sure to book early by contacting me

$200 – First Day & Last day sessions!

See how much they have changed in 1 school year! Book both sessions today!

  • 20 minute session on both the first day and the last day
  • custom designed prop (frame with your child’s name and info)
  • 10 proofs per session to choose from
  • 1 child per session (additional sibling $25 each)
  • your choice of 2 images delivered as both a 5×7 and a digital jpeg (print up to 8×10) from each session

$125 – First Day of school session

  • 20 minute session on the first day of school
  • 10 proofs to choose from
  • 1 child per session (additional sibling $25 each)
  • your choice of 2 images delivered as both a 5×7 and a digital jpeg (print up to 8×10)

$100 – add on a Last day of school session (pending date availability)

  • 20 minute session on the last day of school
  • 10 proofs to choose from
  • 1 child per session (additional sibling $25 each)
  • your choice of 2 images delivered as both a 5×7 print and a digital jpeg (print up to 8×10)

All collections include the following options:

  • 10 day online password protected gallery to share with family
  • viewing & ordering in person sessions available
  • option to purchase an entire session on cd with print release up to 8×10 for an additional $150 per session (a la carte $240value) or both sessions for $200 upon receipt of First day of school gallery.

Dates & times are limited due to multiple schools starting on the same day. Book soon to make sure your date is available. Bookings will be first come first serve and need to be secured with a 50% non-refundable session fee, applicable towards collection.

50% non refundable session fee & portrait agreement required to confirm appointments

Book yours today! or call 408-916-3474

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San Francisco City Hall Wedding – Congrats John & Patty!

John & Patty got married on the most beautiful San Francisco day at San Francisco City Hall Wedding. It was like the day was just meant to be!! Family flew in from near and far for this fabulously intimate affair. Love was everywhere!WOO HOO!!!!!  This couple is so awesome I can’t even begin to tell you guys.  When we scheduled some hiking for their engagement session I knew everything about them was going to be amazing.

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The entire day John & Patty were smiling from ear to ear.

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Congratulations again John & Patty!!!! Thank you for allowing me to document this day!

Here is a little video of the day..

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