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It’s here – the schedule that many of you have inquired about – it’s here, people! :) As with previous years, these mini-sessions will be fun and fast and will give you at least a handful of great options for your holiday card or framed prints for the grandparents. More details about what’s included and pricing can be found here.

Sunday, September 25 – Balmy Alley

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am, 10am

Sunday, October 2 – Presidio Woodline

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am, 10am

Sunday, October 16 – Baker Beach

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am, 10am

Saturday, October 22 – Golden Gate Park

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am, 10am

While I do love meeting families all over San Francisco for outdoor photo sessions, I so much enjoy doing home shoots. It feels like such a privilege to be welcomed into a family’s home and allowed to document a slice of their day. This fun family included two precocious little kids (practically going on teenagers), two pro-parents, and one sweet and cuddly 7 month old. There was, understandably, a lot of doting on baby Aara. Nice to spend the morning with you all! (Allison Busch Photography)

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Just about my favorite way to photograph these days is doing Day in the Life shoots. Having many hours with a family to witness their day unfold and tell their story through pictures is so fulfilling on a creative level and such a gift on an intimate, human level. The Julian family contacted me to ask that I document a special day for them – their 10-year wedding anniversary. A milestone to be sure and they had the great idea to return to the exact place they married a decade ago (only this time they returned with two little boys added to their crew). Congrats to this incredibly sweet and loving family. Thanks for letting me spend the morning with you!

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Last week, to mark the official end of the school year (how did that happen so fast?!), my family and I spent a lazy, glorious week in Mexico. We managed to spend most of our time loafing around the pool and exploring the beaches adjacent to our hotel. Copious amounts of sunscreen were used and margaritas consumed. I could have used a few extra days of sun therapy before returning to the coldest San Francisco June ever (!!!).

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If you’ve wondered whether we can really capture much at a 20-minute mini-session, I’m here to say YES we can! On Mother’s Day I met-up with five families at the Woodline in the Presidio and mostly just let the kids guide the sessions. Below are some favorites from each.

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I made it a New Year’s resolution to post a bit of my personal photos here – and finally now that we’re 4 months into the year, I’m doing it (haha!). Our family and some dear friends spent a recent weekend up in Sea Ranch, CA. That land is just magical – rocky intertidal beaches meet dramatic coastal bluffs, which quickly blend into coastal redwood forests. I feel places like this deep into my bones. Can’t wait to go back! Oh, and the kids really liked it too. 😉

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This year, for the first time, I’m excited to start offering mini-sessions in the spring. Since my fall mini-session capacity can never keep up with demand, I’m hoping that offering mini-sessions two times during the year can fill that gap a bit. I anticipate these sessions will fill up so if you are interested, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Pricing and details on mini-sessions can be found here.

 

Sunday, May 8th (Mother’s Day!) – Presidio Woodline

830am, 9am, 930am, 10am

Saturday, May 14th – Legion of Honor

830am, 9am, 930am, 10am

Saturday, June 11th – Golden Gate Park

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Sunday, June 12 – Balmy Alley in the Mission

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am

Saturday, June 18 – Crissy Field West Beach

8am, 830am, 9am, 930am

This baby was a mere two weeks old at our photo shoot and she was already so alert and had so much personality. I’m used to newborns being cute, little, sleeping snuggle bugs but this girl was ready to party. I’ll also mention that she was TOTALLY adorable. :) Congrats to mama and papa for welcoming in such a presence. Welcome to the world, little Bea!!

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The 2015 holiday season has officially closed – for photo-taking anyway! September, October, and November are my busiest months of the year and this year was no different. I photographed 68 families, 10 newborn babies, one rock star, and a lovely bride and groom. Phew, I need a vacation. :) I wasn’t able to blog regularly during those busy months so I’ve collected some of my favorite family photos taken during the 2015 holiday season. Enjoy!

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I don’t photograph too many weddings these days so when Erica, a long-time friend and all-round super talented creative, reached out and asked if I would photograph her “I do’s” on a bluff in the Marin Headlands, I naturally jumped at the opportunity. This fun bride and groom chose to exchange vows in the very same place that they (officially) got engaged. Erica’s mama even officiated their sweet ceremony. Amazing location + perfect weather + stunning couple = perfect day. Congrats and Mazal Tov, you two lovebirds!

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