It’s a Birthday Celebration!

I am a huge advocate to the belief that a birthday deserves a CELEBRATION, especially when it’s a milestone birthday. If you are Latina then one of the biggest birthday celebration milestones of your life is your 15th birthday! And Latins know how to PARTY! If you don’t believe me check out the video at the end.


I have known this young lady since she was just a tiny little kid, to see her becoming the young lady that she is makes my heart swell with happiness.

2016_03_26_SatyaGC_Individual_018a_webBut of course the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Her mom is one of the most amazing women I know and am lucky to call friend and really more than just a friend she is my Notre Dame sister. I have known her since we we just 13 years old … so basically like a few years. 😉

2016_03_26_SatyaGC_Yesenia_010a_webWhen you see how awesome parents are and how they lead by example you can only imagine all the amazing things their kids will do in their life. I have been fortunate to see this young lady do some really great things so far. She works hard at everything and it shows .. and her heart couldn’t be bigger!

2016_03_26_SatyaGC_Green Family_022a_webHer birthday celebration was so beautiful, full of love with people traveling from near and far to come together in Yountville, CA and send her off on the next phase of her life: Young adulthood.

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Older brothers can be annoying and overly protective and just plain annoying when you are a 15 year old girl.. however I would say this sibling relationship has a perfect balance of goofiness, love and sprinkled with just enough annoyance to make you laugh!

2016_03_26_SatyaGC_Green Family_029a_webI could go on and on… but as you all know I will just let you enjoy the images.




See how much fun this celebration was by watching the video and see snippets of the awesome craziness!

Feel free to leave a comment for the birthday girl in the comments section!

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Day 1: Baby ‘Tori: newborn portraits

Newborn portraits taken in the hospital!

So excited to present this little addition.. (Sneak peek)
It’s her Day 1 and so far so good!

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Winter family portrait session

I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I know I did! I stayed busy shooting tons of families and events as well as enjoying time with my own family. I might even share a few images with you all if you are interested in seeing some of my own shenanigans.  But first I am sharing this winter family portrait session.

I was excited to meet up with Carrie & Rob and meet their kids who I have heard so much about over the years.  Carrie and I are old high school friends from Notre Dame High School, and through social media and happy hours we have stayed in touch.

We met up at Quicksilver park and hung out a bit to capture some awesome portraits all while making sure her boys had as much fun as they could hanging out with us “old” folks.  😉

So check out some of the images from the session and be sure to watch the video at the end!

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Seriously how cute are these two… you would think they were just barely dating!

mom and dad duringa  family portrait sessionand because all guys want a picture of their hot wife on their bike…

motrocycle portraits hot chick on bike


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Family Portraits in San Jose, CA

Hello everyone! It’s been a super fun season and we have had some amazing weather here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m so excited to share these family portraits. We had so much fun that if I just told you how much fun we had you would think I was making it up. And you know what they say, seeing is believing so be sure to check out the video at the end.

Meet the “funnest” family ever! (Yes I do know funnest isn’t a word- I totally made it up)

traditional family portraits

Mom & dad are so awesome with son J. Everyone laughed, made silly faces, snuck up on each other, ran, climbed trees, hugged and kissed!  The only thing missing was ….. hmm nothing IT was a perfect evening!

mom and dad with kidSometimes a kid just needs to run run run…

running during family portraits

Hey come to think of it- I didn’t get a kiss??!!!!  Wait a minute, I was jipped.  NEXT time!!

a loving family

Even mommy & daddy snuck in some smooching!





Thank you guys for such a great fun time! My assistant and I will forever laugh when we watch this video!!

I can’t wait to see you guys again for more fun!!

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