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!
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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!
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!
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!
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. ;-)
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! ;-)
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!
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!
What an entertaining family photo session! Mary Ann and all her cousins were far from camera shy and brought a lot of spunk to what could have been a sleepy-eyed morning. We started in the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park, where the beautiful colors of the trees and sunlight gave a soft glow to the photos. Next we moved on to the steps outside the de Young Museum and that's where things got really interesting! From a human pyramid to crazy faces to planking on the steps, we definitely had our share of laughs! Big thank you to Nick Tresko as well for coming along and helping out on the shoot. Have a happy New Year everyone! Here's to a successful, creative and exciting 2014!
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!
Part of my life is spent as a photographer and part of my life is spent taking care of three wonderful and beautiful kids. Last Friday I decided to combine both worlds and have some fun! Here are the results of some quality playtime out in the backyard with my favorite kiddies. They weren't the least bit camera shy!