Fall Minis With Some Of My Favs - Part 3 | Lucas Park Family Photographer

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I got to photograph this beautiful family when baby girl was still cooking. After doing her newborn session too I was so excited to see them on my first day of mini session in the fall and see how much she had grown! This session was done at a less known but fantastic location in the Presidio right by the Lucas Arts building. It has trees, a pond, ducks, meadows and Yoda. Seriously, Yoda is there too!

And this baby. Oh my! She did nothing but smile the entire time we were out there. I don’t know that I have ever had a more smiley subject, especially at that age. She needed zero warm up time either. She went 0-smiles in nothing flat. I can’t wait to see her next year again!

Fall Minis With Some Of My Favs - Part 2 | Baker Beach Family Photographer

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Part 2 of my fall mini favs! A few blog posts ago I told you my top five portrait locations in the Bay. Baker Beach was #2 and it’s for a good reason. The beautiful sand, hillsides, views of the bridge and ocean stack it with amazing backdrops no matter which way you look. Get there close to sunset, and you get light like this session had - soft, warm and just delicious.

And then you add sincerely the most STUNNING baby boy (I mean seriously….look at his eyes!!) and cute parents and it’s a perfect 10 of a session. I did Julian’s newborn and more recently his 1 year cake smash, and every time I see him I fall a little bit more in love!

Stare into those at your own risk! You’ve been warned! :)

Fall Minis With Some Of My Favs - Part 1 | Cavallo Point Family Photographer

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We had some seriously gorgeous nights last fall during my spring mini sessions. This night at Cavallo Point was probably the best night that I had. And then this family. Swoon! I’ve been photographing this family since big brother was brand new so I absolutely adore them! You will often see them in my fall marketing because they are just that awesome! I also love that their shoots are always multi-generational. Grandma always comes and gets photographed with her best guys and I love it.

You just can’t go run with Cavallo, sunshine, and some of the cutest red heads ever born!

Maternity while in labor?? YEP! | San Francisco In-home Maternity Session

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I’m going with my warrior theme with this maternity session. We were originally supposed to meet this Mama and Papa to be down at Baker Beach in the afternoon. That morning I get a text message letting me know that her water had already broken that morning! Wait, what? I asked if they wanted to cancel and warrior Mama said nope! She just wanted to change the location to their home in Noe Valley. Crazy cool!

Doing the maternity session in their home we were able to capture all of the sweet little details of the nursery, as well as document the house they they will bring their little man home to. As it turned out, she’d bring him home about 48 hours after we took these! We also got to include their first babies that happen to have fur and four legs. :)

I am always in awe of what the human body can do, but this lady was something special! Congrats you guys!

Spring Mini Session Madness!!

Spring has finally spring and we're celebrating!

After what seemed like never ending rain, we're celebrating spring arriving in the Bay!  We'll be doing 2 different mini session events over April 6th and 7th and would love to have you join us!
Saturday, April 6th we'll be doing a Celebrating Spring event with two beautiful spring backdrops for the little people.  Sunday, April 7th we'll be doing a Rebrand Yourself headshot event to update that digital footprint we all have out there.  

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Saturday, April 6th
Celebrate Spring
15-minute session
2 backdrops
7 digital images
$350

Book Here

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Sunday, April 7th
Rebrand Yourself
15-minute session
2 backdrops
7 digital images
$150

Book Here

Spaces are limited so get your spot now!

Shiv - A Heart Warrior | San Francisco Mission Bay Newborn Photographer

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This boy! He is a warrior. When Shiv was born he had some issues with his heart that his doctors needed to fix. So he had multiple surgeries when he was less than a week old. Because of his heart, he had to spend his first 6 weeks in the NICU before he got to come home with his Mom and Dad. But he rocked his recovery and about a week after he got home, I got to meet him.

Shiv’s parents welcomed me to their light drenched apartment out in Mission Bay. He gave us some sleepy time but also flashed those gorgeous eyes at us. His grandparents were also visiting and hopped in some of our photos too. Even more special….the tan outfit he’s wearing was what is Mama was brought home from the hospital in!

I had so much fun hanging out this amazing little man. Way to go, Shiv! I am totally cheering for you!

My top 5 places for your photoshoot in the Bay | San Francisco Newborn and Family Photographer

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Oh, San Francisco! There are SO many amazing locations here. My studio is in Cow Hollow (where we live as well) in the northern part of the city, so I’m already close to some awesome places and landmarks. Pretty much anywhere here is going to make a cool backdrop for your portrait session, but I absolutely have my favorites! Today, I’m going to share some of those with you! :)

Runner’s Up - Not quite top 5 but close! :) These locations are tried and true and represent some golden spots of San Francisco for sure!

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Ghirardelli Square

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Now for my favorites!

5. Crissy Field

You might be surprised that Crissy Field isn’t higher on the list. After all, it has the bridge, beautiful beaches and lovely buildings. It is totally spectacular. The reason I keep it at number 5 is that depending on the time of year, it can be crowded and also quite windy. Because of where it’s located, Crissy Field is perfect for later afternoon, early evenings shoots.

4. Legion of Honor

More people should know about the Legion! Located in the middle of the Presidio, it has amazing architecture, beautiful grass, and at the right time of day you can get a peek at the Golden Gate bridge. It’s classic and stately, and a true San Francisco landmark with less crowds. This location is good for morning or late afternoon/evening.

3. The SF Botanical Gardens

This place is one of my favorites! It’s like 10 different locations in one place. There are gorgeous trees, flowers, a Japanese moon garden, redwoods, bridge covered ponds and more. This location is perfect during the morning or evening, and because of the tree cover can even work during the middle of the day which is rare.

2. Baker Beach

Baker Beach is probably my #1 most requested location. It’s Crissy Field’s sister, and offers some goregous views of the other side of the bridge. It’s most beautiful just before the sun dips behind the hillside in the evenings, but a cloudy day with some sun coverage is pretty great too. If you want a beach location with some bridge on the side, this is a great option. WARNING: Baker Beach is also an unofficial nude beach of San Francisco. You may share your portraits with a naked person. :)

  1. Cavallo Point

My #1! Just on the other side of the bridge in Sausalito is Cavallo Point. Parents with little people are probably familiar with the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and this park is the grounds that surround it. So why do I love it? It has everything! Yet another vantage point of the bridge, a marina, rocks overlooking the city, bluffs overlooking the bridge and bay, and in certain times of the year big, grassy meadows to run in. It’s expansive as well, so it’s rarely too crowded with easy parking, and we can shoot here almost anytime of the day. I heart Cavallo!

Sassy Pants Avery & Family | San Francisco Botanical Garden Family Photographer

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This is Avery. She is a sassy, sassy girl. I met her parents a few years ago for their maternity shoot and newborn shoots, and then I’ve gotten to spend Avery’s 1st, 2nd and now 3rd year hanging out with her. As it turns out, I have a particular affinity for sassy girls. I was one and I am currently raising one for sure. So Avery is kind of my spirit animal and I look forward to her sessions every year.

We did this shoot at the gorgeous San Francisco Botanical Garden, which if you’ve never been to before you need to add it to your bucket list. On a sunny day there is not a place in San Francisco that has more natural beauty and variety. It’s probably one of my top 3 places to shoot in the city. The fact that it was with one of my favorite families was just the cherry on top. :)

Enjoy some fun with this sassy girl!

Charming Charlie + Family | Cow Hollow San Francisco Newborn Photographer

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I am SO behind on my blogging it’s sad. But I aim to fix that in the next few weeks! Sooooooooo……

Oh, this family. They were So. Much. Fun. Saucy big sister. Sweet baby boy who let us pose him in any way we wanted. Super cool Mom and Dad. I enjoyed the whole session with them and LOVED the photos we got. Sometimes sibling shots can be challenging but this big sister stepped up to the plate and loved up her little brother with a sweet smile. These kinds of mornings remind me why I am so lucky to do what I do. :)

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A Boy & His Dog Part Two | San Francisco Newborn & Dog Photographer

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Did I ever mention how much I LOVE dogs??

I mean, I sincerely can’t walk by a dog on the street without stopping to talk/pet them. Sadly, with our work and travel schedule we can’t have one of our own here in the city, but my BEST days are when I get to baby wrangle a beautiful newborn AND they bring in their fur siblings. For real you guys, the studio is totally dog friendly! So I was super excited when Rocky came in for his newborn shoot and brought his incredibly well behaved sister Leia with him. BLISS!

Not only was Rocky the most chill, smiley baby I’ve had in a while, Leia was the sweetest Boxer big sister ever. I had Boxers going up and they are just the best family dogs ever. I was in pure heaven and their gallery is seriously on of my favorites!

Have a pup that you’d like to include in your session?? I’m your girl! Drop me a note and let’s plan your session!

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Levi Plaza Magic + One Amazing Family | San Francisco Family Photographer

Looking for a new, magical location for family portraits in San Francisco. We hit the jackpot with Levi Plaza!

Every fall I get slammed with family portrait madness. And I LOVE it! I love getting to see families year after year as they grow and change. It’s my highlight of every season. But I also like to mix it up and find new hidden treasures in the city to use for location. This day, this awesome family was brave enough to trust my vision and try out the park at Levi Plaza for their session.

It. Was. Awesome! Rolling green hills, water features, beautiful colors, brick buildings, and bridges abound in a small, uncrowded park. On the weekends there is hardly anyone around and it’s truly magical. Add in a dynamic, super fun family and it’s family portrait gold! Winning!

If you’re looking for a new location for your family portraits, give Levi Plaza a look and let’s document this moment in time.

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A Family of Boys | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

What a LUCKY Mama!

I’ve said it a million times, but my very favorite thing is when families of newborns that I’ve photographed come back to me when they add to their family. When I originally met this awesome crew, they were living out in Pacifica and I drive to their home to photograph their first handsome boy. When baby boy number two arrived, they had relocated back to San Francisco and came out to see my at the studio.

Baby bro was a dream! Slept like a champ and was so content. Big brother did SO great holding his brother and smiling for family shots. I was seriously impressed. Mom and Dad were chill the first go around and this time you can tell they just no what they’re doing. I enjoy every time I get to work with these guys, and this session was no different.

Enjoy a peek of one of my favorite families!

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Baby Sister Smile | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

Sweet Olivia! A few years back I got to meet her parents when they came in with her proud big brother Max, and then again for Max’s big 0-1 celebration. So I was really excited to see him be promoted to big brother and meet this little sweetie. First of all, Max is totally in love with her and it was the cutest thing ever! Look at him snuggle here! Second, Olivia is just pure perfection! She slept like a champ, gave us smiles and was such a good girl for all of her setups. It was just a lovely way to spend a morning.

Enjoy Ms. Olivia and her awesome big brother Max! Swoon! :)

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Baby Girl Makes Four | San Francisco Newborn Photographer

This is one of my favorite families EVER!! I met Mom and Dad at their maternity session at Ghirardelli Square for big sister Harper and I knew immediately they were super cool. Calm, collected, and not at all overwhelmed with impending parenthood. Harper was GOLDEN at her newborn session, and some of those photos are still on the walls of my studio. So I was stoked when I heard another baby girl was arriving and I was going to get to document it again.

Baby Lou was not a disappointment. Those cheeks! Those thighs! She was just the cutest thing I had ever seen in my entire life. And she was SUCH a great sleeper too! We had to coax Harper a little bit to be in a few shots with her, but the results were just so sweet. I can’t wait to watch these two ladies grow up together and watch this family create these amazing memories.

Enjoy some peeks of some of my favorite peeps!

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Ada & Her New Baby Brother | San Francisco Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I first met Ms Ada at her newborn session a few years back. He parents are super cool and relaxed, and we had an awesome time hanging together. So I was super excited when I got that call that her sweet baby brother was on his way AND they had bought an awesome new house in the Sunset that they wanted to shoot at. Win/win!

So, Ada totally stole the show. I’m not going to lie. She was super out going and smiley, and while she didn’t want a whole lot to do with her brother, she was really intrigued by my camera! We got some super cute shots of her while her brother was eating and getting settled. While posed newborn sessions are always some of my favorites, one of the things I LOVE about lifestyle is that it’s truly the snapshot of your life at this time. The photo of Mom and Dad laughing because their baby was wailing? That was their reality and they LOVED that photo because it captured it.

Life is messy and it’s fun sometimes to get to document ALL the aspects of it at your session! Enjoy a cute peek at this lovely new family of four!

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Hunter Turns 1 | San Francisco Cake Smash Photographer

Oh, Hunter. I could seriously not love you more! Hunter’s parents were gifted a gift certificate for a maternity session with me by a friend. Despite being initiailly nervous about it, we ended up having so much fun (and the pictures were GORGEOUS) that they booked the baby plan to document this amazing baby boy’s whole first year. This was our last session and we made it a cake smash with the WHOLE family. Including the dog. Which, in case you didn’t know, is like my best day ever! Seriously, bring your dog to the studio and make me happy!!!

Well….it’s turns out our star doesn’t like cake. Or getting dirty. HA! No worries….fur sister to the rescue! She played cleanup and all was well!

Happy first year around the sun Hunter! You will totally change the world and I can’t wait to watch you grow!!

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A Boy and his Dog - San Francisco Newborn Photographer

I met baby Jackson at his parents' beautiful townhome in SOMA.  Immediately upon entering I had the please of meeting his fur big sister Maddie and it was love at first sight.  In between Jackson's feedings and soothing, I got some Maddie love and it made my whole day.  What a lucky little dude to have a built-in best friend right off the bat!  Their home was filled with the most beautiful light and Jackson was a super chill baby.  I LOVED their entire gallery.  

If you have a fur baby please include them in these special pics!  My best days are when I get to snuggle babies and pups!  :)  

Thanks for hanging out with me Jackson!

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A new baby girl for the new year - San Francisco Newborn Photographer

This sweet girl!  This was probably the smiliest baby I think I have ever had in the studio.  She arrived just to help her parents celebrate the Jewish New Year (hence the cute honey and apples) and was SO good the entire time we were shooting.  And that beautiful white sweater she's wearing?  It was handmade by her great-grandmother and BOTH her grandfather and Dad wore it when they were babies.  I LOVE when parents bring in things that have such great sentimental value! They're going to have so much fun with her.  :)  


Welcome Baby Brina!

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