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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

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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I’ve been photographing this family since their first kiddo, Asher, was a little baby. Now he’s a little kid with a baby sister, Nessa, and they’ve traded in San Francisco for peninsula living. I’m glad we were able to spend the morning together and forever memorialize their breezy and affection-filled Sunday morning routine.

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We met back in 2013 when their first son, Charlie, was a cuddly baby. Now they’re a family of FIVE with a super silly second son, Ryan, and a joy-bomb of a baby girl, Ellie. It was so nice to spend a morning with you, Nielsen Family. You all are beautiful!

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I’m excited to unveil the schedule for the springtime mini-sessions. Three dates and three new locations I’m trying. More details about what’s included and pricing can be found here. If you’re interested, don’t delay as these spots will go fast. Whee!

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Saturday, April 22 – Ring Mountain in Corte Madera

5pm, 530pm, 6pm, 630pm

Saturday, May 6 – Palace of Fine Arts

8am830am9am930am

Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day) – Dunes at Ocean Beach

830am9am930am, 10am

 

 

This sweet trio has made a lovely sanctuary amidst the high energy beat of the Mission. Their home is calming and colorful – a perfect place for a 6 month-old baby to learn about things and people-watch from his window perch. Little TJ has already learned to sleep through the city noise that travels his way. He has also learned to love the camera, apparently, and was all about gazing right into my lens as I clicked away. It was so nice to spend the morning with you three. You’ve got a serious charmer on your hands.

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This baby girl, born a few days after Christmas, is just about the best gift a family 23-month little boy could receive. He could hardly keep his hands off his baby sister during our shoot. I can’t say I blame him. Welcome to the world, Heidi. Congrats on your baby, Owen. 😉

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This fantastic family is a study in grace. Mama and Papa are rockstar creatives with exploding careers and while their jobs and kiddos – Nash (6 yr) and Noa (4 yr) – are more than enough for most mere mortals to handle, they just added a new baby to the mix. Little Elijah was a month old when we met for our shoot and he was one chill dude. It helps that he’s painfully cute. It helps that his siblings are super sweet and gentle with him. It also helps that this family has an abundance of love to spread around and around and around. Thanks for inviting me to document a morning with you, Shankman Family. Proud to call you all friends – love you guys and gals!!

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Six means weapons and bouncing outside balls in the house and putting sriracha on every dinner. Six means drawing, drawing, drawing and costumes, costumes, costumes. Six means post-dinner dance performances and knowing how to swim.  Six means a developed awareness of looking cool. Six means running hugs at the end of day that almost knock me over. Six means clothing obsessed with a penchant for layering (3 shirts + 2 bottoms=totes normal). Six means your nickname of Juju has evolved to Jules because Juju sounds like a baby name. Six means listening to long reads as you’re falling asleep and knowing you’ll be reading yourself to sleep before too long. Six means young crushes: in the past month you stole secret kisses with two different girls and declared a school girlfriend. Six means loving the cat a little too much at times, failing to read the tell-tales signs that the cat is not into it. Six means sometimes you still go to that toddler place of full impulsive emotion, but mostly you are a true joy to be around. Six means confidence and determination and charisma that opens doors for you, which makes me feel proud and a little less worried about you navigating the world on your own. Welcome to six, my boy. I’m so glad we’re here.

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I look forward to photographing this family every year. They are lovely, smart, creative people who I’m proud to call friends. Plus they’re always game to do something a little different for their photo session. This year we shot at the SF MOMA. Telling a 2 and 5 year-old to be themselves but also not touch anything and use an inside voice was an interesting constraint to add to the mix but these kiddos did a great job on all those fronts (and they kept us laughing pretty much the whole time). Thanks, Menghermmans! Love you, guys and gals!

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