Monday, November 30


more photos to share from a recent photo session...
aren't these boys adorable?

*special announcement*

I have decided to participate in the Giving is Awesome Giveaway again.  I know a lot of folks are having a hard time making ends meet and a family portrait is definitely not a necessity.  This is an opportunity for a deserving family to have a family portrait session plus enlargements and reprints galore.
Giving is Awesome consists of over 200 photographers nationwide who are offering services and products to people who need some holiday cheer. The premise is simple: think of someone you know who deserves custom photography but can't afford it. Nominate them to win it. Sit back and bask in your own awesomeness.
So, put on your thinking caps.
Can you think of someone in your life who is struggling to stay afloat? Do you know someone who has experienced a tragedy or is experiencing some tough times? Someone who volunteers selflessly? Do you know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season?
I want to know who they are, and I want to give them a photo session plus prints and enlargements.
Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $200 credit towards a portrait session, reprints or wedding photography.
The fine print:
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
* The nominee must reside in California - preferably the San Francisco Bay Area. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve a photo session. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well. (Please note that you may choose to remain anonymous to the recipient. I wouldn't want anyone to feel uncomfortable!)
* You must e-mail me ( the full story by December 20.
The winner will be notified on December 24th.
I can't wait to read all of your entries!
Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

Thursday, November 26


this photo session took a few months to coordinate but i am so glad we were finally able to get together.  i had a great time photographing this little guy!  such a cutie pie!

Wednesday, November 25

wang family

i am so excited....just booked another 2010 wedding! i wasn't able to meet the couple in person as they live out of town but they seemed very nice on the phone. plus, i will get the opportunity to photograph at a new venue.
back to the family portrait side of the business....
last year, the little guy was hardly moving!  now he is all smiles and running all over the place.  always a pleasure to hang out with this family.
{thank you to all of my holiday portrait clients for being so patient.  i am working as hard as i can to get everything edited and out the door.}

Tuesday, November 24

henderson family

i was so flattered when i got a call from the henderson family.  a few years have gone by since our last photo session and it makes me so happy when clients come back.
these boys are just adorable.

Monday, November 23


i had a great time running around stanford campus with this family.  the boys grow up so much each year and it is always a pleasure to catch up.
here are a few of my favorites....

Tuesday, November 17

family photos

i have more family photo sessions to share and this one is especially cute.

Friday, November 13


i would like to end the week with a few photos from a recent mini session.

this little guy has the best smile!  happy birthday cutie!
have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, November 12

miller family

i have known jon since we were little kids and it was such an honor to photograph his family.  we grew up together - elementary school, junior high and high school.  plus, our moms are still the best of friends.  i am so happy that he found the perfect partner.  tamar and jon have two beautiful children and it was so much fun to have a photo session together.  isn't it amazing how life works out?  here we are all grown up with our own children! life is good.

Wednesday, November 11

perez family

i am always so thrilled when a family comes back after a few years for photos.  seeing how the kids have grown up and changed is so much fun and the perez family so incredibly nice!

Tuesday, November 10

erica & kumar

erica and kumar had a very sweet wedding back in october.  their closest friends and family came together to celebrate and it was a gorgeous day in the bay area.  the setting was stunning, the food was delicious and erica and kumar have got to be two of the nicest people i have ever met.  seriously, i have the nicest couples for clients!
the ladies of the chateau group decked the space out with vibrant colors and you could just tell that everyone was thrilled to be a part of the festivities. my absolute favorite part of the wedding was the toasts and this wedding did not disappoint!  toasts are my opportunity to hear more about the bride and groom and i am always so intruiged by the stories!  erica and kumar's friends had such lovely things to say about both of them and it is apparent that they are meant to be together.  after the toasts we were treated to some singing.  kumar's friends made up a hilarious song about growing up with kumar while a very talented friend of erica's sang a lovely song for the couple.

here are a few of my favorite images from the day.  a big thank you to erica and kumar for sharing their special day with me.  thank you!