Jimmy, Van, Kolin, Jaslyn, & Kyle ~ Family Portraits ~ Pleasanton, CA

I have a confession to make.  I am behind in my posts.  Like, really behind.  So behind in fact, that Van was four months pregnant during this session and I just photographed their newest addition, Mason,  a few weeks ago.  Umm…yeah…As I said waaaaay behind in my posting.  Apologies to everyone!  Your session will get posted.  I promise!

There is one word that comes to mind when describing this family:  kind.  They were the epitome of kindness.  I was immediately charmed by them all.  Kolin, Jaslyn, and Kyle were so sweet and good natured.  The kind of kids everyone loves to be around because they are just a joy.  We discovered that Jimmy, Kolin, and I were all born in the year of the dragon.  Such a fun coincidence! I also learned that Kolin likes Legos, Jaslyn is a natural when it comes to posing, and Kyle is a Spiderman fan.  These are the fun little tidbits of information I love learning as we make our way through our session.  Part of the joy I find in my job is building relationships with people and getting to know them.  And trust me, these three kids were a blast getting to know!




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Amelia’s Bridal Shower {Sneak Peak} ~ Events ~ Dublin, CA

Earlier this year I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Amelia and Jose’s engagement portraits.  Well, her bridal shower was finally upon us and I was there to capture every moment of it.  Such a joy to watch her surrounded by so many family members and friends as she begins to prepare for this new journey in life.  Thank you for asking me to be a part of it Amelia!

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Paige & Jason ~ Children’s Portraits ~ Sycamore Grove

There is a special quality when it comes to living in a close-knit community.  Everyone you meet has some sort of connection to someone you already know.  Turns out most strangers are simply friends you haven’t yet met.

This was the case with Melissa, Paige and Jason’s mom.  Not only does her daughter attend the same school as my daughter, Maddie, but she is in the same class as our friends’ son, and another friend of ours is her teacher.  In addition to all of this she lives down the street from another family we know.  After several emails we did not discover we shared these common links until we met in person.  I always find it funny how life brings people together.  What a pleasant surprise to discover more friendly faces at Maddie’s school and in our small community!

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{Bailey & Nolan} * Children’s Photography * Sycamore Grove

When I say these kids two are pretty awesome I am not exaggerating.  Bailey and Nolan are two of the kindest and most thoughtful children I have ever met.  Kudos to both of their parents for raising two great kids.  I am sure they do not get along 100% of the time, after all they are siblings.  But spend a little time with them and you will quickly notice the loving bond they share.  Bailey is a natural mother hen full of nurturing gestures.  And Nolan looks up to her in that tender way that little brothers do, but won’t admit if you ask them.  As an only child I love watching this dynamic in action.  I find this bond between siblings not only fascinating, but incredibly endearing as well.  Someone who knows you, knows your history.

Although the session was mostly about the kids, Mom wanted to hop into a few photos.  Like a lot of moms out there, she is often behind the camera and has few photographs of her with her kids.  We felt this would be the perfect opportunity to remedy that.  I am so glad we were able to get some of the three of them.  As a fellow mom, I know those rare photos with the kids are such a treasure.


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