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


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


Look at those smiles!



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.


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.

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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.

Happy Anniversary!!

Recently I did a 10-year anniversary session with Virginia and John.  We took our pictures at a rustic location in South San Jose which was perfect for these two.   We all had a blast as they laughed and joked through the entire hour, which made my job more fun and made the photo session fly by.  I admire this couple for taking the time to honor and celebrate their commitment to each other by doing this anniversary shoot.  I think we captured their spirit in these shots-it certainly was obvious to me that they are still very much in love.  Happy anniversary!!


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