Congratulations to WordPress & Automattic on the launch of their new swag store! I had the great honor of shooting some of their merchandise photos with their amazing models-slash-employees contracted by Monstro.Tv. Here are some of our favorites -- and of course, visit the swag store to pick up your own shirts: https://mercantile.wordpress.org
The vibe at Flora Grubb in San Francisco is amazing. Such beautiful, green life all around with a little Ritual Coffee shop nestled right in the middle. I visited during a quick break in the rain, and it was just so... relaxing.
Tiffany and Al frequent this neighborhood and met for some quick snaps. Check out some of my favorite scenes from around Flora Grubb Gardens below.
This shoot is near and dear to my heart. First of all, we love the Keefer family -- our kids have played together since they were under a year old and since becoming friends, 4 kids between our families have appeared! Second, this was my very last shoot before going on maternity leave, and it was bittersweet to take some time off simply because I love being behind the camera looking at these sweet faces all the time.
Emily hesitantly smashed her little pink cake and the older kids couldn't get enough of helping her finish off the dessert (including Dad). And after it all, we were having so much fun that we continued the party at Pizza My Heart for a quick dinner before saying goodbye for the evening.
Finally, I couldn't help but to share this bonus photo of our son, Noah and Emily's big sister, Audrey taking in the cake. Toddlers are so funny. They're like little, sweet scavengers... :)
Special thanks to my husband, Cory for assisting!
This family is just the right balance of cute & silly! We spontaneously met at the Palace of Fine Arts just before the holiday season for their Christmas card, and it was one of the most fun mini sessions I've had! Great to meet you, Monica & family! Here are some of my favorites from our whirlwind family portrait session:
We met bright and early at Precita Park before 8am and I absolutely loved spending time with this beautiful family on a sunny San Francisco day. Delia is 9 months old and her adorable parents, Ilyse and Justin had a wonderful idea to give her some portraits in a neighborhood she loves. Lucky for us, the trees were blossoming and we got tons of smiles (with few fun outtakes at the end of this post).
We had several friendly neighborhood folks stop by to comment on how amazing this family looked, and they had a ton of fun making baby Delia laugh -- it turns out this lil girl is a doggy person! And when she wasn't feeling the camera, daddy played along... :) Stay silly, beautiful fam!
We are expecting our second born this April. I've always wanted to have some photos with my now 3-year-old son, Noah during my pregnancy, but somehow life just gets in the way! So one day, we spontaneously cleaned up and set up our studio at home just for fun. I cut his hair, and added a few curls to my own. :) The only thing missing is his daddy. Here are the two of us a couple weeks ago at 35 weeks pregnant. When Noah's little sister arrives, I can't wait to share some photos.
Welcome to the world, baby Orion! I was lucky enough to take Asa and Coralie's maternity portraits, and what a little miracle that their little boy was now in front of my camera. We had a small at-home session a few months ago to capture portraits of their beautiful new family, and I can't wait to see baby O grow. xo
They met in college, fell in love, and here they are now, engaged to be married this summer! Congratulations to these beauties. Jessica and Becky -- all the happiness in the world belongs to you. x
Special thanks to associate shooter Brian Snowden!
Meet my new buddy, Graham! We met for some pre-8am caffeine (well, at least I had caffeine, hah) at Artis Coffee in Hayes Valley and had a super quick and laid back photo session. It was fun just walking the quiet, early morning neighborhood while chatting snapping a pic here and there. Here are a few of my favorites. Something like this can be knocked out in under 30 min!
What a beautiful day at The Palace of Fine Arts to make some memories. I met baby Bradley and his parents, Grace Ann & Brad during their newborn session, and it's amazing how fast six months flies by! We met for some fun (and some elusive sun!) and baby Bradley made all sorts of silly faces while eating leaves, getting kissed by his parents, and letting his toes feel the grass and trees. Soon he'll be one year old and running circles around his folks. Here are some of my favorites from the day. Enjoy!