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I’m excited to unveil the schedule for this spring’s mini-shoots. I’m offering them on the weekends of both Mother’s and Father’s Day (gift idea – hint, hint). Sign up quickly, these will go fast!

Saturday, May 12th (AM) – Bernal Hill

830am, 9am, 930am, 10am

Saturday, May 12 (PM) – Ocean Beach Dunes

5pm, 530pm, 6pm, 630pm

Saturday, June 16 – Balmy Alley

830am, 9am, 930am, 10am

 

Oh my, this little boy was all sweetness and light. There was so much love surrounding him that it was hard not to get pulled into that orbit. I had the honor of photographing Zayn’s parents just before he was born and at that shoot I learned that they were not only were from my hometown of Houston, but they also grew up in the same subdivision (go Alief!) and mama-to-be went to my high school. Small world, right?! To add to my already long list of things I loved about this crew, papa’s mom/Zayn’s grandma was at our shoot and exuded so much warmth and character that I wanted to curl up and talk with her for hours and hours. Congratulations, L Family! And welcome to this wonderful world, Baby Zayn!!

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This adorable family of four just set sail back to their native Ireland, after living in San Francisco enough years to really fall in love with it. What an exciting journey lies ahead for them! Thank you, friends, for a fun morning on what may have been your last visit to Baker Beach as SF-dwellers. Thankfully on our morning there, Baker delivered with a fog-free bridge view, healthy blasts of arctic wind, a visit from a dungeness crab, and perfect light.

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It’s been a minute since I shared any new photos here… I’m here now and quite happy to share images from a serene newborn shoot a few weeks back. On the newborn shoot topic, it’s always so interesting to enter the home of a new family – everything feels sacred and broken open (in a good way). If I were more of a writer, I would make an ethnograph of San Francisco parents as they begin their journey. But I digress… This sweet trio seemed so comfortably cocooned in their little plant-filled oasis. Baby Soraya was all about deep-in-the-soul stares and intense cuddling. Mama and Papa were happy to hold her and stare right back. Welcome to the world, little girl!

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Seven means wanting to do-it-all, have-it-all, see-it-all, be-it-all. Seven means almost always moving –  capoeira, parkour, skating, dancing, handball – taking short breaks for mostly still games of chess. Seven means taking pictures and wanting to be photographed (on your terms of course). Seven means showing a more thoughtful and observant side of your curiosity, though solid determination in all things has never wavered. Seven means taking your big brother job seriously and acting as manager, cop, and protector most of the time. I’ve watched you change so much this past year, Julian. In most ways, I am simply delighted and yet my nostalgia for the “younger years” sometimes takes my breath away. Mainly, I just see so much of myself in you. Thank you for being such a powerful mirror and the most forgiving of teachers. Happy birthday, my beautiful boy.

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I’m knee-deep in holiday season photo sessions galore, but am taking a break to share this sweet set. Two adorable girls + one extremely camera-aware dog + two relaxed parents + a light-drenched home filled with comforting colors and fabrics = dream session. Thanks for an enjoyable morning, friends!

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I meet this fun family each Fall and have watched their kids grow from infant and toddler to 1st and 2nd grader. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating – this, the witnessing of a family evolve and grow – this is one of the most interesting and rewarding parts of what I do. Thank you, friends, for trusting me to document you. I love doing it.

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You are quick to say sorry and have the memory of an elephant. You notice beautiful things and like to point them out – tall trees, a nice sunset, emotional music, cracks in the sidewalk. You like to talk about your dreams upon waking. You are all about rolling on wheels – bike, scooter, and (soon) the new skateboard and roller blades. You are forever the maker – apartments built from cardboard boxes, Lego creations that reject the instruction manuals, complicated drawings of houses with many staircases. You are adamant that you want to be a robotics engineer and not an “architector”. You are a fantastic weirdo – a quality we love and encourage and hope will always serve you. You are still our little cuddle nugget, though you’re getting so big that we just want time to s-l-o-w down. You’re our bright star, Sebastian Aster – happy birthday!

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Don’t delay in signing up for one of these – they’ll go fast! More details about mini-sessions can be found here.

Saturday, Sept 30 – Presidio (Letterman Area)

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am, 10am  SOLD OUT

Sunday, Oct 1 – Palace of Fine Arts

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am, 10am  SOLD OUT

Saturday, Oct 7 – Ocean Beach Dunes

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am, 10am  SOLD OUT

Saturday, Oct 14 – Shakespeare Garden

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am, 10am  SOLD OUT

Sunday, Oct 22 – Crissy Field West Beach

330pm, 4pm, 430pm, 5pm, 530pm  SOLD OUT

Picture this: a slow Saturday morning, waffles, berries, fresh whipped cream and squeezed juice. Songs, make-believe play, shofar performances, and a little bit of playful wrestling. A leisurely walk to the train and then kite-flying at the beach. Sounds pretty sweet, right? It was.

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