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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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You Complete Us. | Walnut Creek Newborn & Family Photo Session

I always photograph newborns in their homes but I don’t always photograph families at home. The more I do though, the more it is becoming my preference. There’s something about being at home that allows people to be more relaxed and for those sweet, subtle scenes of family life to naturally unfold. It allows me…

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Fear is a good thing.

Can we talk about fear for a minute? If you asked me when I was a teenager what I was afraid of, I would have said not being perfect. If you asked me in my 20’s I would have said being mediocre. If you ask me now, the answer is I am afraid of being…

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For Like Ever. |Maternity Shoot at Home & Baker Beach

This is one of the sweetest couples I have ever had the privilege of photographing. It’s a wonderful thing to watch a husband and wife, together for almost a decade, dote on one another so effortlessly. She calls him, “Brooksy,” a play on their last name, which is adorable and I wish there was a…

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Lifestyle Family Session at Home in Alameda

An artsy couple falls in love, settles down in a charming Victorian home in Alameda, and fills it with two ridiculously darling children. There is laughter and cuddling and wondering and toddling and the occasional whimper because one of those children has a need and knows that mom or dad will meet it because everyone…

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