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Erin and Luke, Marin Wedding Photographer.

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Erin and Luke got married on what must have been the most beautiful day of the year in San Anselmo, CA.     The ceremony took place at lovely St. Anselm’s church, and the reception (at a private residence) was filled with music, dancing, and laughter. Congrats Erin

The Good Life. Half Moon Bay Family Photography

My Half Moon Bay sessions are some of my favorite.  I think there must have been a bit of magic in the air with this one:

Bright Lights. San Francisco Engagement Session

Alissa and Josh challenged me artistically and technically when they requested a Union Square, San Francisco engagement session during the busiest holiday shopping weekend of the December season.  I remember feeling both nervous and thrilled about the chance to shoot in such an interesting and

Pammi and Eric

When I met Pammi and Eric for the first time, I knew right away we were a perfect fit. They mentioned that they found photojournalism interesting, loved seeing real life moments in images, and believed that photography can be a powerful method of communication. They

Fort Ross Sunset

The work doesn’t end, even when wedding & portrait season ends.  I have been so busy these last couple of months welcoming new 2014 wedding clients, updating my website, preparing for the onset of new portrait sessions and weddings scheduled again in just a few

A Half Moon Bay Goodbye.

The “D” family moved to the East Coast just a few short weeks after these pictures were taken.  But before they left, we enjoyed a most amazing photo session.  It was almost as if the Half Moon Bay coast was saying “goodbye” the best way

Gold. (Half Moon Bay Family Photographer)

We found a patch of sweet golden light & played.  I love this family.

Alyssa and Braeden’s Big Sur Wedding

Alyssa and Braeden married at a coastal private residence in Big Sur, CA.  The sky was bright blue and the weather warm and sunny.  Eucalyptus trees dotted the property, growing to the edge of steep jagged cliffs that fell dramatically into the Pacific Ocean. The

Chubby Cheeks. Half Moon Bay Newborn Photographer

A sequel to the previous maternity post:  (isn’t he precious?)

Half Moon Bay Harbor, Maternity Session

When Anne first contacted me about a maternity session, her biggest request was “no cheesy pictures, please”.  No half-romantic husband belly kissing, no sappy soft focus, and absolutely no selective color & heavily photoshopped weirdness.  (if you spend a few minutes looking at Pinterest maternity

Exploring Montara Mountain

Yesterday I stopped cleaning the house, I postponed returning emails, and didn’t make dinner.  Instead I took a deep breath & looked at my boys- and realized that they are just so big now!  I grabbed my camera and my two “big” explorers…

The Good Life. Half Moon Bay Family Photography

My Half Moon Bay sessions are some of my favorite.  I think there must have been a bit of magic in the air with this one:

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Bright Lights. San Francisco Engagement Session

Alissa and Josh challenged me artistically and technically when they requested a Union Square, San Francisco engagement session during the busiest holiday shopping weekend of the December season.  I remember feeling both nervous and thrilled about the chance to shoot in such an interesting and crowded environment.  We somehow pulled it off, and with time to spare for a quick trip to Treasure Island to watch the city lights come to life.  I can’t wait to hang out with them again on their wedding day at The Brazilian Room in Berkeley.  May is just around the corner.

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Pammi and Eric

When I met Pammi and Eric for the first time, I knew right away we were a perfect fit. They mentioned that they found photojournalism interesting, loved seeing real life moments in images, and believed that photography can be a powerful method of communication. They wanted strong images that reflected their love for each other, and wanted to remember their wedding day as it really happened. Yes, yes, and definitely!

We first met at the Marriott in South San Francisco for a Chinese Tea Ceremony, followed by a wedding ceremony and reception for friends and family at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, CA.

Pammi and Eric, enjoy your pictures!  I hope they bring you joy for years to come.

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Many thanks to Nada Nekrep with The Magic of Light Photography for agreeing to be my second photographer and idea bouncer-off-er for the day.  As always, her pictures were SO perfect.

Fort Ross Sunset

The work doesn’t end, even when wedding & portrait season ends.  I have been so busy these last couple of months welcoming new 2014 wedding clients, updating my website, preparing for the onset of new portrait sessions and weddings scheduled again in just a few more short months, and (!!!!!) designing and decorating my very own home portrait studio & new client meeting area.

However last weekend I took a break from it all- a spontaneous little family road trip north on hwy 1.  We made it as far as Point Arena before we turned in for the night and turned back towards home the next day.  The trip didn’t come without stress- two over-tired kids and a nervous dog can make things very…well…real.  But sprinkled in between the realness were moments of pure joy and peace.  Watching the sunset at Fort Ross and playing peek-a-boo with my youngest was one of those moments:

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A Half Moon Bay Goodbye.

The “D” family moved to the East Coast just a few short weeks after these pictures were taken.  But before they left, we enjoyed a most amazing photo session.  It was almost as if the Half Moon Bay coast was saying “goodbye” the best way it could- by giving this family the sunset of a lifetime.

Adios, “D” family!  You will be missed.

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Gold. (Half Moon Bay Family Photographer)

We found a patch of sweet golden light & played.  I love this family.

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Alyssa and Braeden’s Big Sur Wedding

Alyssa and Braeden married at a coastal private residence in Big Sur, CA.  The sky was bright blue and the weather warm and sunny.  Eucalyptus trees dotted the property, growing to the edge of steep jagged cliffs that fell dramatically into the Pacific Ocean.

The wedding day was frenzied, wild, and so much fun!  A glimpse, in pictures:

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Congrats Alyssa and Braeden!  And now, the happily ever after.

A HUGE thank you to Nada Nekrep of The Magic of Light Photography for helping me capture the moments of the day.  Quite of few of the images above were her creation, and the story would not have been told as beautifully without her skill and creativity.

Chubby Cheeks. Half Moon Bay Newborn Photographer

A sequel to the previous maternity post:  (isn’t he precious?)

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Half Moon Bay Harbor, Maternity Session

When Anne first contacted me about a maternity session, her biggest request was “no cheesy pictures, please”.  No half-romantic husband belly kissing, no sappy soft focus, and absolutely no selective color & heavily photoshopped weirdness.  (if you spend a few minutes looking at Pinterest maternity pictures, you’ll get the idea)  I couldn’t have agreed more.

We spent an hour walking around the Half Moon Bay harbor last month.  A sleepy chubby cheeked baby boy arrived a few weeks afterwards.  (newborn pictures to come)

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Exploring Montara Mountain

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