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Amanda & Dan's Fall Mini Session in Los Gatos

In another addition from my fall mini sessions this year, I'm showing off the adorable Amanda and Dan!  I think most people hear fall sessions (be it mini or full shoots) and might immediately think it's only for families.  Not true!  I actually had a few shoots this year with couples and it was awesome.  It's the perfect chance to get some updated pictures of you and your sweetheart for multiple reasons... new prints for your home, fresh profile pictures, feature photos for those holiday cards, or just because!  Even with just 20 minutes, I think we got some really sweet photos from our quick session.  Dan and Amanda seemed like naturals in front of the camera.  Genuine smiles, stolen kisses and loving embraces were just a few of the things I caught in our shoot! So next time I hold mini sessions, don't hesitate to get in touch even if it's just you and your love!

Family Mini Session in Los Gatos

What a lovely day for fall mini sessions!  It was definitely a hot day, but once I found a patch of shade beneath the beautiful oak trees out at Testarossa Winery, I was set!  I started the day pretty early to fit in as many sessions as possible.  Admittedly, at first I was a tiny bit worried it would be too bright since I'm a sucker for golden hour shots, but once things got going, I was more than happy with the lighting.  Some shade does wonders! Wendy and Kevin came all the way down from South San Francisco with their adorable baby girl for their first set of family photos!  I was super flattered they made the trip down and was pleasantly surprised Hailey was calm as can be.  She looked straight at the camera right off the bat and I knew this session was going to be a breeze!  For only 3 months old, Hailey did fantastic.  It was the perfect amount of time for baby girl and I think the shoot was a success!  Stay tuned for some more photos from other mini sessions that day ;-) 

Fall Mini Sessions

If you're looking to get updated photos for that holiday card this year, email me for more information on a mini session this October 9th!  Still booking spots :-)

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Packer Family Mini Shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park

When Erin and Aaron first reached out to me looking for photographer for family photos, I was honored!  I mean, I'm ALWAYS flattered when any client asks me to photograph them, but this was even more special to me because they had just moved from Arizona and were in the market for a new photographer.  And if anyone knows, there are SO many photographers in this area and lots with great talent!  They could have contacted any one of them, but I'm so happy they reached out to me! Such a sweet couple and a darling one-year-old baby boy!  And if you're curious like I was, red hair runs in the extended part of the family :-)  I wish I could have spent more time with them, but being that it was a mini session series I had to cut it off and meet the next family (which will be featured tomorrow)!  I think we got some great shots of the happy family of three, although I do hope for many more sessions with them in the future! Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Family mini shoot at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

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.

Mini Cooper Shoot in the SF Bay Area

The next installment of fall mini sessions is here!  I got the pleasure of photographing this adorable family last fall and now a year later, I get to see these little boys grow into...taller little boys!  :P  I love their spunk and energy and those cute little faces melt me!  So maybe it was hard for them to sit still, but I just used it as an opportunity for them to run free and play.  Grabbed my telephoto lens and snapped a few quick shots!  I love working with this family.  Nate and Diane are such sweet people and great parents and I can't wait to do more shoots in the coming years with them!Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Mini family portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Fall Mini Session!

The first round of mini sessions went off without a hitch!  Had a great time with the families shooting up at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, CA.  I've shot there many times before and it's usually pretty open and empty, which is perfect for photo shoots.  I guess I missed the memo that there were multiple parties and games planned for that very spot on the same day!  Luckily, it just forced me to find a new area of the park that I hadn't really explored before and it worked out beautifully.  Tara, her husband and two little kids were wonderful to work with.  I don't think I've ever done a shoot with such patient kids!  It does help that it was only 30 minutes worth of shooting...just the right amount of time for youngin's to pose and then play! Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fall family mini portrait session at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas, California. 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.

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