For Those Seeking East Bay Family Photo Locations with Natural Splendor The East Bay is full of many stylish locations for urban or metropolitan photos, but if you desire a more natural look then the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden is a perfect choice. This is one of my favorite and most varied of East Bay […]

January 6, 2020


The Cutest East Bay Family Photo Locations: UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Iconic Scenery for West Marin Engagement Photography Picking a location for West Marin engagement photography is a delightful dilemma. It’s hard to decide when the options include pristine coastline, dewy redwood forests, and bright green fields spotted with mustard-colored flowers. Will and Casey were looking to capture the spirit of the Marin trails, so we […]

December 20, 2019

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A Quintessential West Marin Engagement Photography Shoot

Fall Outfits for A San Francisco Engagement Shoot Fall in the Bay area is spectacular! The first half of the fall feels a lot like summer but has softer lighting than the summer months. The colors of the leaves change in some locations from green to oranges and yellows while other places stay evergreen. This […]

November 20, 2019

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San Francisco Engagement Shoot Outfit Tips for Fall!

Rosewood Events, A Petaluma Hidden Gem Set amongst the rolling Petaluma hills, Rosewood Events wedding and event space are perfect for the couple looking for an outdoor, intimate, private celebration of love. There is plenty of space for every part of the day and really no need to leave the site. Less stress if everything […]

September 11, 2019

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A Darling Summer Rosewood Events Wedding

Searching for “The One”: Marin County Wedding Venues Sometimes, searching for the right wedding venue is as difficult as finding your future Mr. or Mrs., especially in the Bay Area! San Francisco, the East Bay, and South Bay all have a ton of venues to look at, (and don’t get me started on Wine Country) […]

July 15, 2019

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Amy’s Guide To Marin County Wedding Venues

Professional Photography Is A 2-for-1 Deal The first reason you should hire a professional lifestyle photographer is that the photos can help visually tell a story about your brand. You would want this because professional photography clearly conveys who you are and what your business is while offering your customers something that’s immediately recognizable as […]

May 30, 2019

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Why Entrepreneurs Need a Professional Lifestyle Photographer

A Hidden Gem Marin Family Photography Location I had the pleasure of shooting this adorable family in Nicasio, which is a wonderful hidden gem for Marin family photography. The forested rolling hills, larger than life trees, and perfect weather made this shoot seem like they were on a movie set! I also did this shoot […]

May 15, 2019

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Making a Day of Marin Family Photography

Three-In-One Sutro Bath Engagement Session Out of the hundreds of potential engagement session locations in San Francisco, one of the most versatile locations is at the Sutro Baths. I have a previous blog with different engagement shoot locations in the city that mentions this location, but I wanted to do a deep dive into the […]

April 24, 2019

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A Versatile Sutro Bath Engagement Session

From LA to The City By The Bay Shea and Collin met working in the film industry in Los Angeles ten years ago, but you wouldn’t know it by watching them interact with each other. Their chemistry is off the charts, especially on their wedding day in San Francisco! They felt that having a San […]

April 12, 2019

Bride and groom laugh after San Francisco City Hall Wedding Ceremony


Aloha From A San Francisco City Hall Wedding Ceremony

Where Does The Time Go? Pictures of your family are priceless. Time goes by so fast when you are raising kids. One day you’re changing diapers and the next you’re sending them off to their first day of school. It can be difficult to take photos of the kids when they are growing up. Sometimes […]

March 27, 2019


Indoor vs Outdoor Family Photography Sessions