Having just moved to San Jose, S + D wanted to capture their engagement session in the Bay Area to document their new home. The redwood trees perfectly fit their vibe, so I recommended to them one of my favorite local gems. And how cool are their all-black outfits?! Check out their redwood engagement and family session below!
The redwoods have always been a favorite place of mine, and I loved getting to show this sweet family of 3 one of my favorite hidden gems in the Bay Area! With a few boardwalks to explore (and plenty of distractions to keep their little one amused), it was the perfect spot to capture candid moments of them just playing and spending time together. Check out the rest of their family session below!
S + N were back for round two to capture their sweet family of 5! With all of the girls a year older, their energy could barely be contained as they ran around, chasing each other down the path and climbing into the trees. We even caught sight of two deer as we hiked down the path. Check out the rest of their family session below!
We found the most beautiful redwoods spot in the South Bay to capture this family's session! Beacon their fur baby had the best time exploring (maybe a bit too much fun - we spent quite a bit of time calling him back!) while we walked along the boardwalk and captured sweet moments with this family of 3. Check out the rest of their session below!
After weeks of rain, the skies finally parted for these two to capture H's maternity session. They celebrated the upcoming birth of their first child amongst the iconic California redwoods in the Bay Area, and then a few months later I got to meet their sweet baby in their beautiful home! Check out the rest of H + G's maternity and newborn sessions below!
This sweet family of five adventured with me to the hills of San Jose for a sunset family session to capture all the silly little things that make S + N love their girls so much. It wasn't easy wrangling them all for a family photo, but the girls were absolutely adorable as they ran around mom and dad and big sister kept the little ones in check. Check out the rest of their San Jose family session below!
Ok, this family and sweet little girl won my heart. When your session is just mom and dad having the best time with their baby girl, you just keep clicking because every moment is so precious. Check out the rest of the family session below!
When Lynn, my twin from a parallel universe, asked me to do a family mini session for her, I couldn't say no! In between nonstop laughter and play, we talked about our love of Eames furniture and how we even had the same exact bedframe from IKEA. Despite the late nights studying for grad school and the nonstop attention required for the kids, you could just tell how much love was in this small family of four with their new baby girl joining the family.
How many couples can say that they met when they were 10 years old? These two dated through high school and rekindled their romance at a wedding years later. Splitting time between the California and Oklahoma, they had one request for their engagement session - well, it wasn't actually their request, it was their daughter's. And that request was to end at the beach. So the day for their session arrives, and instead of the sunny day we expected, Karl the Fog made an appearance. But that didn't dampen their moods - together we adventured through the trees of Land's End, walked down Sutro Baths, and of course, ended at Ocean Beach where they ran into the ocean and enjoyed the view. Now that's an adventure!
Lessons learned: One year olds do not particularly like 60 degree weather. But with a quick deadline for Christmas cards and not exactly a lot of time to get a quick family session in, this beautiful multicultural family braved the wind chill for a golden hour session at a local park in San Jose. Though these might not scream holiday photos with Christmas trees, blankets, or string lights, I have to say that I don't quite mind it! So if anyone else wants to throw out tradition for a fun session that you can use year-round (this was also their annual family session), don't hesitate to hit me up!