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Portrait of a Mother | Damaris

Meet Damaris. We first met when our daughters were in preschool together. They now go to different schools, but we have remained friends and have had many heart-to-heart conversations on motherhood over the years. She is incredibly grounded in her Christian values and beliefs which influence everything she does. She’s one of those people who…

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Maternity Session at Baker Beach

There’s not much better than a clear day at Baker Beach. Except photographing a glowing, doting, expectant couple there on film. This location is known for the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, but some of my favorites were in the forest area opposite the beach. Pure magic. Save Save Save Save

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Holiday Card Inspiration from Minted

Clients often ask me where to get their photos printed. I have my favorite sources and will discuss them all in an upcoming gift guide, but right now I want to focus on holiday cards. I am one of Minted’s affiliate photographers because I stand by the quality of printing, designs, and mission of this…

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Holiday Mini Sessions

You know how this is the time of year when you see eggnog in the grocery store and it’s not even Halloween yet? And then you start thinking about your holiday to-do list, and realize that you need to figure out your Christmas card situation? Let me help you with that. Book one of my…

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What I’m drawn to lately in my personal work.

Finding beauty in the imperfect, messy moments of real life. Times when truth feels hazy and life feels blurry but love feels sure. Places where light and shadow meet. Ideas & feelings expressed implicitly rather than explicitly. Vulnerability. Wanting to be whole instead of wanting to be perfect. Quiet.

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Portrait of a Mother | Kendra

I’m so excited to share the latest installment of my “Portrait of a Mother” series! Kendra Smoot and I were friends in early childhood. She moved away in elementary school and we lost touch over the years until she moved back to the Bay Area, now a mother of 3. While she’s a talented, sought-after…

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Portrait of a Mother | Martha

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve become quite interested in photographing moms. After photographing newborn and family sessions for years, I started to realize something. Even when the subject is a newborn, what I’m drawn to is the story of a woman’s rebirth into motherhood. Or when shooting with a family, what I…

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Portrait of a Mother | Jane

I came across a fabulous publication called “Mother” featuring lifestyle articles and features with the modern, style-leaning mom in mind. What really caught my photographer eye was the archive of photo stories/interviews with some seriously stylish mamas, most of them working in creative fields. It sparked an idea to start a personal project for myself,…

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