Boys All Around!

This family of 6 was so much fun to, uh, capture.  Imagine lots of testosterone, antsy boys who didn’t want to stand still and the littlest one who kept giving me the biggest boo-boo face because he stepped on a thorn.  Ouch!  But no worries, they all were sweet as can be.  I found this great wooden wall and lined up the boys, and BOOM! A rustic background for everyone to line up against, which helped them stand still for about 5 minutes.  Score!!  Honestly, this shoot was very memorable and A LOT of fun!  Thanks Lisa & family!

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The littlest brother couldn’t stand still (and you shouldn’t be expected to when you are 4 years old.)  However, I needed to get at least one shot with them all together, not moving, so I can get them all in focus.  I was running out of options (and time.)  So I had them all line up against this awesomely weathered barn door.  Boom, I got about 2 minutes where they actually all stood still.  It was heaven-for me at least.  Also, I got the dad to actually look at the camera.  This was no small feat.  See 2nd to last comment below to get the full explanation of that.

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Boys will be boys!

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One of my favorite shots-EVER!! (above)

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Man this is so dang cute!  A flower for mom.

img_9028-psMom and Dad sharing a quiet moment, when chaos ensues in the background.  I have a feeling this isn’t far from their reality.

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This shot above is perfect because the dad told me he does not like his picture taken and would not look at the  camera.  I was able to get the entire family, some looking, some not, and it looks so natural.  LOVE IT!

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This last shot is so perfect because they are all focusing on the youngest, who, with his big personality and off-the-charts energy, gets most of the family’s attention.

Glastra Family

This fun-loving family was all smiles for this shoot.  They brought Opa, the grandfather who was visiting from Europe.  He kept telling jokes in Dutch-I didn’t know what he was saying but it was cracking them all up.  I loved it (and him!)  The Glastras recently moved to the east coast and I was so happy to be able to take their family portraits while they were still in sunny California.  My favorite shot is the one with the golden California hills in the background.  It’s one of my favorite settings-just beautiful!img_4493-16x24-2

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I love this location with the golden hills in the background.  So (Northern) Californian!

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Look at those smiles!

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Opa and the granddaughters.  Soooo precious!

 

GEO Conference

Head shots are a popular commodity these days.  Everyone seems to need one for their linkedin profile.  I went to the Global Equity Organization Conference and took head shots there as a perk for the attendees.  It was a fun day in San Mateo as I took shots of the financial officers who attended the GEO Conference.

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Holiday Photo Sessions for Kiddos

I am excited to announce that my Holiday Photo Sessions for Kids is coming up November 8, 2015.  I am partnering with Bella Carta Studio in downtown Willow Glen for this day of fun, music, and lots of great shots of your little cuties.  This is for kids 1-10 yrs old, up to 2 kids and sessions are 30 min each.  There will be white twinkly lights and a few holiday props, but the focus will be on the cutest kids in town-YOURS!

You will receive a 2″ x 2″ 2015 wooden cube ornament with images from the session to hang on your tree and a digital album with all of the best shots of the day.  This album is actually an APP that you can download to your phone and share with your friends and family near and far.   It’s so cool-you will love it!   There are only 8 sessions available, so if  you are interested, book your time now.

To sign up go to bellacartastudio.bigcartel.com

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Willow Glen Founder’s Day Parade 2015

This year’s 2015 Founder’s Day Parade was fantastic.  Combine San Jose’s Lincoln Avenue & lots of spectators with colorful floats from local businesses & schools, cheer leaders and a politician or two riding in a convertible and you have the makings for a great small town parade.   My friend Karla from Bella Carta Studio and I set up a pop-up photo booth to capture the friendly people who were at the parade.

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