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 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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Family Shoot in Fremont California

Say what you will about Facebook, but personally, it's been a great way for me to connect with friends, family and even clients!  Thanks to my lovely sister being friends with various ladies from our high school, Lyra reached out to me for a family photo shoot because she had seen lots of photos of my work that had been posted over the years.  Thanks social media! For the shoot, we found a spot just off the beaten path that had these beautiful eucalyptus trees.  We had originally planned the shoot for Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, but Lyra found a picture of this location about 10 minutes from the park that looked great.  I came a little early to see if I could find the same patch of trees she had seen in the photo (since it was literally just a trail off the road) and to my surprise, I found it!  The backdrop of the trees, the dirt path and the light at just the right time of day was perfect for this shoot. Little Aiden had a blast running back and forth on this trail and it kept his spirits high.  I bet he slept real well that night after all his running! Enjoy my favorites from the shoot below!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Family Portrait Shoot at Sanborn County Park

One of the best parts about living in California is the proximity to so many beautiful areas!  From the beach, to the rustic golden hills, and the lush Redwood forests, the Bay Area has way more to offer than just high-tech cityscapes! For this family shoot, we went up to Sanborn County Park, not far up Highway 9 past the Mountain Winery in Saratoga.  There were some great spots to shoot with natural light streaming in through the branches  of the towering Redwood trees. They were such a fun and flexible bunch, ready and willing to climb a few hills to get to just the right spots.  Thanks for such a wonderful shoot! Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area California.

Family portrait shoot at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, 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.

Root Family Photos

The holidays are finally upon us and so are family holiday photos! The Root family invited me to their house nestled in the foothills of San Jose, near Alum Rock Park.  They live in a beautiful neighborhood, filled with oak trees and fallen leaves and their neighbor was kind enough to let us shoot in their big yard with a fun tree swing!  There's a lot of love in this family and I'm thankful for the opportunity to shoot with them.  Looking forward to more photo sessions in the future! Family portrait session in San Jose, California.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family portrait session in San Jose, 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.

BRIANA CALDERON PHOTOGRAPHY, BASED IN THE GREATER SEATTLE/TACOMA AREA.

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