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When I think of my best tips for family photos, I realize they’re all about making the shoot feel great. When you and your family are feeling upbeat and relaxed, a photographer can better capture all the love and happiness that makes for magical family photos. What to Bring & Wear Pack Light Family photo […]

January 4, 2021

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Tips for Family Photos (Make it Fun!)

It’s a year into your marriage and you want to do something special to mark the occasion. Consider reaching out to a photographer for a 1 year wedding anniversary photo shoot. Why Capture Anniversary Pictures? So many reasons! First, photoshoots are always a good time. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon or a […]

December 4, 2020

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SF Romance – 1 Year Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot

One of the questions I get asked a lot in my work as a Marin County photographer is, “What should we wear to our family photo shoot?” I’m glad people ask! Because there’s a lot I can do to make you and your family look amazing but one thing I can’t change is how outfits […]

October 30, 2020

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What to Wear to Your Family Photo Shoot

Casey and Will were ready and excited for their big day, which was planned for 2020 at Sova Gardens in Sebastopol. So it was a difficult moment when their wedding was postponed due to Covid-19. Still determined to celebrate their love, the bride and groom made a new plan for a micro wedding at the […]

September 23, 2020

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Covid Love – Micro Wedding at Perri Jaye Vineyards

Just to the west of the Golden Gate Bridge lies a one mile stretch of sand known as Baker Beach. Baker Beach is a favorite location of residents and visitors alike for capturing breathtaking outdoor family photos. The gray green of serpentine cliffs adds a rugged edge to panoramic views of the iconic Golden Gate […]

August 11, 2020

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Breathtaking Outdoor Family Photos at Baker Beach

Whether you’ve already postponed your wedding or your nuptials are planned for the weeks ahead, the current health crisis has thrown a curveball to many brides and grooms. Getting married in the time of coronavirus comes with extra planning, extra adaptability, and extra stress! You may be wondering what to expect when it comes to […]

July 16, 2020

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Your Wedding Photography And Covid-19: What To Expect

Yes, There Are Upsides to a Postponed Wedding With all the of planning and work that goes into creating your perfect wedding, it’s only natural to feel crushing disappointment when your big day gets rescheduled. However, postponement doesn’t equal defeat! Instead of dwelling on what could’ve/should’ve been, look at it as an opportunity to further […]

June 12, 2020

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The Upsides to a Postponed Wedding Due to Coronavirus

Intimate Family Photoshoot at Home This lovely family reached out to me after reading one of my blogs on lifestyle photography for personal brands. They loved the style of the personal branding photos but instead wanted a family photoshoot at home. So that’s exactly what we did! I documented their delightful family as they went […]

May 19, 2020

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Tender and Authentic Family Photoshoot at Home

Barnyard Animals and Champagne Toasts in this California Rustic-Chic Wedding One of the things I love about being a Bay Area wedding photographer is that I get to visit so many beautiful homes, wineries, parks, and ranches. Rachel and Michael’s California rustic-chic wedding on a working ranch in the Briones Hills quickly became one of […]

January 23, 2020

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A California Rustic-Chic Wedding in the Briones Hills

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

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