Gamez Family – November 2015

I love doing family sessions in the fall!  Maybe more than any other season because I get to edit while listening to Christmas music, and yes, I am one of THOSE people.  I might even listen to Christmas music in September.  Maybe.

This family was just too photogenic and we had a lot of fun “hiking” the stairs at Joaquin Miller Park :)  Lots of personalities, and totally a glimpse into my future of wrangling girls for family photos ;)  Thanks Gamez family!

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Family Photography – Outer Banks, NC

Just catching up on some blogging and had to throw these up here.  My family (parents, siblings, kids) all met up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a week in July and had just the best time.  A week of playing and swimming and eating and lounging, what could be more needed and awesome than that?  On the first day (before we all got sunburned, ha!) we took some family pictures:

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Fun facts: my little sister got married just about a week before this trip.  We loved adding another brother to the group for this vacation.  And these pictures are already outdated since my sister-in-law had her baby!  I love this growing family of mine!

Barlow Family 2015

One of my favorite families to photograph, talk with, play games with, party with, you name it.  The Barlows are my jam.  And one day we’ll be related because we’ve already promised one of our daughters to little Seth.  It still remains to be seen which daughter he’ll end up with ;)  Thanks Barlows for having me out to hang with you and take these!baby boy holding handswife gazemom and sonfamily white wallfamily mosaicfamily alleydad and soncouple white wall

Mat and Laura’s Engagements

My baby sister is getting married!  She and her fiancé flew in to take some photos and I’m so glad they did.  It was wonderful getting to know Mat better, and seeing them together.  I am so happy for Laura and love these two so much.

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There’s nothing better than seeing your family happy!  Can’t wait for their wedding in a few weeks!

Gilson Family 2015

Happy New Year everyone!  I got to celebrate by photographing my dear friend and her darling family at Thanksgiving Point in Utah while we were vacationing there for the holidays.  It was a bitter cold day but her kids were troopers and I love that they love holding hands.  I mean, does it get any cuter than that?!?!

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Flood Family Portraits

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this sweet family again this past weekend.  Of course it rained for the first time in a year, but it made for a lovely autumnal atmosphere,  something we’ve been severely lacking here in the bay area recently!  Thanks Flood family for putting up with the rain and for being so precious together!  Makes my job that much easier ;)

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Baby “H”-6 months!

My sweet niece is six months old.  It seems like only yesterday I was up at 4:30 in the morning nursing my own newborn when I got the text announcing her birth and I burst into tears (blaming the new mommy hormones on that, duh)!  But honestly, have you seen a more beautiful set of eyes?!  She is such a sweetheart and I love her tremendously.  So glad I got to see her again and photograph her beautiful face.

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And to top it off, because who can resist a sad-baby-face??  They’re so cute!

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Melanie’s Maternity

Some people are just made to be parents, and that’s how I feel about these two.  They are going to be the best of the best.  Mr. Barlow Jr. is one lucky kid to be joining this family soon.  Enjoy these lovelies we took a few days ago at one of my favorite places in the East Bay, Lake Chabot!couple maternitycouple maternity 1water maternitypicnic maternityoutdoor maternitycouple maternity californiasun maternity

Baby “R” – 6 months!

I had the privilege of photographing this little sweetheart this past weekend.  She is just the happiest little thing and I love this age!  So much personality and they’re so roly-poly and cute.  I had such a great time with her and her fun parents – I love when my job allows me to spend time with great people, and this family is great.  Enjoy some of my favorites!

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