last but never least

I did it!  Whew!  I like that I am ending this insanely busy season with this family at this location.  It all seems perfect to me.  I love photographing this family, we always have so much fun.  They are the type of family that goes with my crazy ideas.  I have put them in the middle of the road, in trees, and now I really wanted to shoot this location.  It is the War Memorial in San Rafael.  It is a crazy cool building and feels very cinematic to me.  We did not discuss wardrobe, but come on… isn’t what the girls wearing so perfect for the space?!  Sometimes I get lucky — or should I say… I get lucky over and over and over again.  I am off to get some much deserved rest and Vitamin D on the Island of Anguilla.  I will see you in December.  I have one more session to shoot in Seattle that I am hyped about — do come check that out early next month.


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name that album cover! alameda

ok, ok, ok!  WOW! So this was my first time in the Alameda warehouse district and to say I was overwhelmed and excited is an huge understatement.  I still feel like I have a lot to figure out there.  I am so thankful to this family for so many years of pushing our photographic Holiday Portrait sessions to the creative max.  They are truly a gift to me.  Can you Name that album cover?? I will give you credit if you can just name the band :).  LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU! xoxoox

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Baby V and Poppy!

Seriously, this was the easiest baby shoot of my LIFE.  Baby V was so chill and just let us change outfits, put Xmas lights on her, kiss her all over, and pretty much anything we wanted.  Thank you girls for being amazing!!!  xoxox


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my friend jude and company

Notice the tall handsome boy with the glasses?  He is  a good friend of mine.  We have been friends since I nanny-ed for him when he was about the age of his little sister.  WOW!!! That seems like so very long ago and yet yesterday.  I love catching up with him, he is such an incredible, well-mannered, sweet, intelligent, great soccer playing boy.  I am lucky to have his as a friend.  And his lovely parents and sister too!  I love you all!!!xo

ps.  This is the shoot that my car battery died on the Mountain and I was forced to sit and watch the light and fog and rain blow in and out for an hour.  It was truly magaical!!  Thank you Z for waiting with me for the AAA guy – I owe you one.

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Stanford and friends

I love photographing this beautiful family — they make looking good easy.  Sometimes I think, if I mess this up, I don’t deserve to be a photographer.  Such a beautiful family and an easy place to shoot.  I sure hope I got it right.

Thank you for another great shoot – xoxo

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beautiful beck at the beach

Ohhh my my, this little one is a favorite of mine.  I love photographing this family and my friend

Beck is a BLAST.  It is fun just to run around with a camera snapping and capturing whatever happens… I feel so lucky to do what I do with the wonderful people I get to photograph. I also must admit that it is a little punk rock to shoot right at 11 o’clock am on the beach without shade.  I did find a tiny bit near the breaker wall == Woohoo!

enjoy – xo

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the ceremony // bat mitzvah

As you probably know, or maybe not…. I have much mad love for traditions and ceremonies.  Leaves no wonder why I love the beautiful ritual and ceremony of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah so much.  I love that the kids take so much time and effort out of their super busy lives to study so hard — and give thanks to their community and family at that time in life when things are a little off balance — age 13.  I feel lucky and honored to be a part of any and all the traditions I am allowed to be a part of.  Now, let’s talk briefly on Hannah — she is an amazing, intelligent, kind-hearted beauty of a girl.  She has amazing friends and family that showered her in much deserved love.  She carried herself so confidently throughout the whole event.  She makes a great role model for the youngsters and makes the elders smile to no end.  Keep it up Hannah — you are rockin’ the house like nobody’s business.


ps. party photos to come soon!

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