Grant Family Session

I hosted 3 days of mini sessions this holiday season! What I realized are a) Mini sessions are a lot of work to coordinate and plan b) despite that they are well worth it for everyone (photographer and client alike).

The advantage of doing a mini session, from a photographers perspective, is you choose one date and location, offer various time slots, and the clients sign up, make their deposit and come to you. Because there isn't as much back and forth and traveling involved and because the sessions are only 20 minutes it's a great way for photographers to handle their business (literally) all at once; but then of course there is the editing part which we will not talk about today - those photos don't magically morph themselves.

For families with young children, I realized that 20 minutes was the ideal amount of time. Everyone was still happy by the end - dad included! 

So yes, this was my first round of hosting mini sessions, and I loved it! I will definitely be offering more soon... stay tuned by clicking here!

The Grant Family was just one of the many families I photographed this season. They were adorable and their little man so so so happy, so of course I had to feature them on the blog. I hope you enjoy.

Smith Family Session

The holidays have been busy and I have barely had time to blog anything about all of the beautiful families I have met and photographed this year. This little session was with one of my college friends and I felt so lucky to be able to spend time with her and her dudes (daddy and baby).

So here is our Northern California session. Enjoy!

The Abranyi Family Lifestyle Session


Makiko and Neil have two adorable little ones, their daughter Laya and their Frenchie Bulldog pooch, Bo-Bo! Laya had just turned one and although she didn't say much she could say "Bo-Bo"! Getting one year olds to cooperate with photographs can sometimes be a challenge, but pets... always a challenge! However, Bo-Bo was pretty easy going, and as long as we kept the pace moving he seemed to stay fairly content with his situation. Overall, wonderful day, wonderful family, and wonderful session!