Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Los Gatos Family Portrait Session | Julie, Jeff, and Eli

Here is another session from one of my favorite families to work with! Julie and Jeff really wanted to capture Eli in his second year and I am so glad we did! While photographing two year olds is usually a challenge (and a workout!), we were able to make it fun by letting Eli do his thing, which more often than not, is running at full speed in every which direction. There is something magical about being able to capture a family as they are rather than in a studio setting where it's easy for photos to look a little stiff. By allowing Eli to run and climb, we captured some great expressions from both him and his parents. We did eventually realize that if we put Eli in the tall grass, it seemed to be like a gate surrounding him, and he would stand just where we left him. What a cutie pie!

I already cannot wait for our next session together!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Berkeley Six Month Baby Portrait Photography Session | Baby James

I must warn you that this next post is guaranteed to put a gigantic smile on even the most serious of faces. Baby James is one of the cutest babies I have ever photographed! It is nearly impossible to take a bad photo of such a heart breaker and his big, brown eyes. With Kate and Walker as parents, I should have expected nothing less! I am in love with the photos of this cuddle bug in bed with Kate, and well, every other photo, too. The sweetness between him and his pup/big sister is heartwarming and I am so glad we were able to capture the duo on camera.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

An Elegant and Bohemian San Francisco Private Estate Wedding | Peyton and Prati

You may remember Peyton and Prati's epic engagement session in Jackson, Wyoming a few months back, with the Grand Tetons serving as our backdrop. Well I dare say that their destination wedding in San Francisco, California is just as wow worthy!

The two exchanged vows in the garden of an incredible private estate in San Francisco's Marina District. The nondescript gate takes you from the urban streets and, quite literally, into a secret garden. Peyton has this magical way of excuding elegance with a touch of bohemian flair, especially in her stunning BHLDN gown. Her sweet pup acted in as flower girl and made the perfect edition to this beautiful wedding party.

Their reception was held at an old piano shop located by Market Street where the they and their families danced the night away. The vintage details were all beautiful and effortless and we couldn't have asked for a more magical day!

Congratulations Peyton and Prati!