I challenge those of you who are in long term relationships to take a minute to think back to the first year of your relationship - the giddiness, the excitement, the new adventures together... This session with Emily & Joel was one of the cutest I've done in a while and I was so glad to have the opportunity to capture these moments. Though Emily & Joel have been dating for over a year now, what I loved seeing as they interacted was all of those things I described above - just how excited they were to be together. These are two people who just really enjoy each other's company, and I'm so glad I got to capture this early point in their relationship.Read More
I met Jess only a few months ago, and since then have been very blessed with her support and friendship. Last Sunday was her &, her boyfriend, Jackson's anniversary and I was lucky enough to wander around with them and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.
I don't have that much to say today, but I am just obsessed with how they look at each other in these pictures, with so much love and commitment. A lot of times as I edit sessions, I smile and laugh along with whatever going on in that moment, and this one had me smiling so much while I was editing.Read More
A few weeks ago, my family and I sat around scrolling through photo albums, flipping through photos, laughing at the bad hairstyles my mom used to sport, seeing my mom at a time in her life that I otherwise would not have been able to know her. I have some very heartwarming memories flipping through family photos that remind me of vacations from when I was young, scrolling through early photos that captured my boyfriend and I's relationship, looking at pictures that have showed all of my dog's terrible haircuts. While I love the photos on my phone and the memories they create, I found myself beginning to regret that I wasn't in more photos...Read More
In July of 2016, I had the honor of photographing Lexi & Mani's wedding, and when they came to California in October, I was honored to photograph them once more, but this time with their newest family member. Ezra Robert James Garcia is one of the sweetest and most evenly tempered babies I've had the pleasure of working with. We wandered around Creekside Park in Brentwood for an hour and I got to capture this sweet little family: the smiles, the tears, and even a little bit of drool!Read More
The Bay Area - and even the world - is full of photographers. It can often be overwhelming when you need to try to find the right photographer for you. There are tons of things to consider - including style, price, personality, editing, subject, etc. While it may seem that any photographer can do the job fine, it is so important to find someone who is very skilled at getting the photos you want and need.Read More
I have found that it is all too common for couples to be surprised when their photo session turns out to be fun. Many couples feel nervous about sessions, wondering how much posing they will need to know, whether they will look good in front of the camera, did they pick the right outfits?? When I get pictures taken with my boyfriend, I want it to be an enjoyable experience - especially because I have to do a lot of convincing to get him in front of the camera. I want to provide the same positive experience for the couples I work with. Here are a few tips for making your sessions more fun and capturing more authentic moments while you're working with couples:Read More