Briana Calderon Photography

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Briana Calderon Photography is a based in the Seattle-Tacoma area and specializes in wedding and lifestyle portrait photography.  

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Fall Mini Session in San Jose

I just love fall.  The colors, the brisk air, the excuse to wear boots and scarves!  Now I have a new favorite thing to add to my list... fall mini sessions!  This was my second year offering them to clients and it turned out to be a hit!  It was such a great way to meet so many new families and their adorable little kids. Hopefully I'll be able to photograph these families for years to come!  First in this week's series of mini sessions, I'm featuring Kate, Mike and Greyson: A fun-loving couple with their sweet little 2 year-old boy.  Greyson was a bit of a tough shell to crack at first, but he sure did love when his daddy threw him up in the air!  We got the timing down just right...throw him a couple times, laugh and giggle and then click! It's always funny how when I put my camera down, the real smiles always come out.  Sometimes I get lucky when we call it a wrap, but then I keep taking shots on the way back to the car. I have my tricks ;-)   Big thanks to Kate for setting up this shoot with me.  Hope to do more with you guys in the new year!

Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Fall family mini session in San Jose, CA outside of Alum Rock Park. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Backyard Family Photo Shoot in San Jose

If you know me at all, you know I love kids. Enough to have worked as a tutor for all ages of elementary school, as a preschool aide, and as a nanny for a family of three! I find my experience with young children has been more than helpful when it comes to photo shoots with little ones! I'm no guru, that's for sure, but I know how to let my guard down, have fun and downright be silly in order to get genuine smiles during my shoots. It's not always easy, especially if the kiddos are fussy or really have no desire to take pictures whatsoever, but it's fulfilling when I finally get those true moments when they crack a smile and open up to the camera for me. The best moments are the giggles, the kisses for mommy or daddy and when they are truly just having a good time! Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family portrait session at home/backyard in San Jose, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Family Shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach

For the past 3 years, I've lived somewhat of a double life.  Nanny by day, photographer by golden hour!  The family I have nannied for has been one of the biggest blessings of my life.  I can't say enough good things about them, really!  Not only have they been wonderful employers, but have become amazing friends and a second family to me.  They have been supportive of my photography from day one and I am so thankful for their encouragement as my business has grown.  Recently, the children's grandma asked me to do a shoot of all the grandkids during their family reunion beach trip at Pajaro Dunes.  I was more than happy to make the trip over to Watsonville and just play with everyone!  The shoot began with all the formal, posed shots, but I knew I'd get the best stuff when it was just candid, beach fun. So after all the adults had their fill of photos and the kids just wanted to get their suits on and play in the water, I took my camera, plunked down in the sand and just shot away!Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

 

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

 

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Pajaro Dunes Beach in Watsonville, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

 

Newborn Baby Blackshire

I have been lucky enough to travel to many countries around the world and see beautiful monuments & artwork, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant oceans and gorgeous sunsets. But even after seeing all these wonderful things, the most amazing thing I've witnessed in my life has to be the birth of my nephew.  The way God designed us mere human beings to create, grow and birth another human life is beyond fascinating to me and is a beautiful reminder of how incredible He is.  I've never seen the birth of a child before in any capacity and I felt truly honored to be by sister's side when she gave birth to her very first baby, Jackson.  She was so strong throughout the labor and pushed like a pro!  I was very proud of her that day and of course still am!  I could go on and on about how amazing it is to see her as a new mom and how much I look up to her, but I'll keep it short and sweet.  :-) The newest member of my family is a ball of joy and is absolutely adorable!  I took a ton of photos of him, naturally, and was so sad to leave him only a week after he was born.  I am so in love with this little guy and I can't wait to visit them again and just stare at his precious face.  I snapped the first photo in the delivery room and the rest of the series is Jackson at just six days old.

Birth and delivery of newborn baby  in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

 

Born May 7th weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.\ Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Lifestyle newborn baby portraits in Los Angeles, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Spring Mini Sessions Are Here!

I had such a fun time doing fall mini sessions, I knew I just had to do them again this spring! Offering mini sessions for families, kids, couples, high school seniors and maternity.  I'll be taking bookings through April 30th so call soon!  

Spring 2015 Mini sessions offered till April 30th by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Fun Family Photos in Menlo Park

What a beautiful family!  They came to me with some creative ideas for their family Christmas cards and I was more than happy to play!  The first image is by far my favorite. That red and white kind of remind me of a Target ad!  :-P  But really, I just love how the colors pop!  I think it worked perfectly for their Christmas card and I was glad they asked me to come out and do the shoot.  Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season! Family portrait session in Menlo Park, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session in Menlo Park, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session in Menlo Park, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session in Menlo Park, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session in Menlo Park, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session in Menlo Park, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session in Menlo Park, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session in Menlo Park, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cooper Family Mini Session

What a TREAT it was to shoot with this lovely family!  For starters, they are adorable!  The little boys, one just under 2 years old and the other 5, were very well behaved and very photogenic.  Their smiles are just precious!  Nate and Diane were nothing but kind and friendly parents, just yearning for a full family photo. I'm glad I could help them out ;-)   I had a great time with them all and could've kept on shooting till the sun went down!  The spot was perfect for a fall shoot.  No real name, just a trail off of Penitencia Creek Road just outside of Alum Rock Park in San Jose.  A hidden gem, if you will.  Enjoy the smiles below and stay tuned for another blog post soon.  Next up: Fall Engagement Shoot at Vasona Lake Park! Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family fall mini shoot near Alum Rock Park in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mini Shoot at Picchetti Winery

These precious children were so full of energy for our fall mini session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA.  Each year I've been able to photograph them as they grow up and it's been such a treat.  Jeremiah and Levi are always such hams, but they are so cute!  They are the epitome of little boys being boys!  With the addition of little sister Lianna, this trio takes some of the sweetest photos.  The whole family has been near and dear to my heart for the past three years, and soon they will be moving up to the northwest state of Washington!  They will be very missed, but I hope we get a chance to do another family shoot later down the line when they visit the Bay Area. ;-) Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Picchetti Winery in Cupertino, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Spring Valley Pond Mini Shoot

This family is near and dear to my heart and I love doing shoots with them!  Noah is literally the happiest baby I've ever met and is so fun to be around.  I could watch this boy for hours as he explores and runs around with the biggest smile on his face!  It's been so wonderful to see this family grow and see this special baby boy turn into a little toddler. For this shoot, we revisited Spring Valley Pond where we shot about Amanda's maternity session a year and a half ago.  It's a nice little park in the Calaveras hills in Milpitas, CA that's perfect for kids to run around and play!  Enjoy the  pictures of the playtime! ;-)  

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family mini  photo session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Camden's 2-Year Portraits

Honestly, I can't get enough of this kid!  Since I have no children of my own yet, nannying with the same family for two years is the closest I've come to feeling like a mother. It's been such a huge pleasure to watch these kids grow into little people!  Camden, the youngest, was only 2 months old when I began working with the family and now he is a walking, talking 2 year-old boy.  I have so much fun playing with Camden and just watching him discover the little things in life.  So I decided that's just what I'd do for this shoot...watch him be him and snap photos along the way.  Backyard shoots prove to be the most comfortable for the kids because they are at home in their element.  As soon as I felt like he was distracted by the camera or getting shy, I put it down and just joined in on the fun until I got those genuine expressions again.  He was such a good little boy for me on this shoot and I love the true sense of wonderment and smiles I got from him.  Can't wait to see what he looks like by this time next year! Camden Growing

 

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two (2) year old boy portrait session in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Crosby Cousins

I can't say enough wonderful things about this family.  They are genuine, sweet and such good hearted people and I love working with them on a regular basis!  This is a shoot we did with all the kiddos and their cousins, ages ranging from 1 year-10 year olds.  The little ones had their moments (as they all do), but we still got some adorable shots and recorded some fun times at the park!  

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session with kids at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Newborn Reese Photo Shoot

Darling baby Reese was only 14 days old and already had an agenda of her own!  She wasn't a big fan of getting her picture taken, being naked or falling asleep, but she was still precious as can be!  Nevertheless, with the help of her parents, we got some adorable shots of her intermittently snoozing away!  With careful balance and gentle touch, we swapped props in and out and changed up the set a bit to add variety.  Between the cute baby beanies and the snuggly stuffed animals, we got some peaceful shots of little Reese at her best. Enjoy the photos! Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Reese blog collage

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newborn photo shoot in San Jose, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Triplett Family Photo Shoot

I love this family and always have a fun time shooting with the kiddos.  This year, with their new addition, we were able to snap the first family portrait...and we even got one with everyone looking!  Not gonna lie, getting all three kids to smile and look was a task.  Nevertheless, I think these pictures capture their true personality  of kids just being kids!  Enjoy the photos from our shoot at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas! Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  Pictures by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Noah's Newborn Photos

If anyone has been following my blog, you may remember the maternity shoot I posted a couple months ago with Amanda.  Well, with every successful pregnancy, a healthy baby comes at the end!  Amanda and her husband Julio are now the lucky parents of a beautiful baby boy, Noah.  As I had mentioned before, I've known Amanda my whole life so we're basically sisters, which means I'm practically a new auntie!  Noah is a darling baby and I had so much fun on this shoot, admiring his tiny toes and mini fingers :-) They both are very blessed and I'm so excited for them and what they have in store for their blossoming family. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Three generations: Grandma, mom and baby!

Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sporting his mom and dad's love of baseball ;-)

Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Already dressing up in daddy's tie!

Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Newborn baby portraits by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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