Shawna and Mike's Maternity Session

Shawna and Mike contacted me a few weeks back to do maternity photos and we decided to meet on Superbowl Sunday at a beautiful farm in the foothills of Los Altos.

Shawn and Mike are high school sweethearts and are proof that love can only get stronger through the years. They brought along their beautiful Pomeranian, Tofu. I had so much fun photographing them around the farm. 

The backdrop of the farm and greenery that surrounded us was just perfect. The farm is still a functioning and educational one, which allows families to bring their children to learn about the animals. 

It was such a fun day and I can’t wait to meet the little one in a couple weeks. Wishing Shawna and Mike all the best in their delivery. 

I can't get over how cute Shawna is!

Family Photo Shoot With Jennifer

Good morning! A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Jennifer, Chris and their sweet sweet daughter, Elise.

Elise is about 10 months old and has the most brilliant blue eyes and sweetest personality. She loves to snuggle, fly with the help of her father's arms and kisses by all.

 This photo shoot was really special to me because I know Jennifer personally and had seen her throughout her pregnancy.  While pregnant with Elise, Jennifer found out that Elise had Trisomy 21, which is also known as Down Syndrome. Although doctors had warned of complications and risks, she never let that deterred her. 

I know Trisomy 21 is very scary for some people because we don't understand what it is. With this blog post, I hope to spread a little awareness and give you a chance to learn more about it. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, so here's a link to start with:

Elise is the sweetest girl and you can follow her journey on her Facebook Page.

I was really emotional after this shoot because I saw how happy the photos made Jennifer and that I was able to share how sweet and beautiful Elise. I feel really blessed being able to be a photographer and through its ups and downs, moments like these really solidified that this is what I want to do for as long as I can hold a camera.

Without further ado, here are the photos.

Andreia Chan's Family Photos

Today I'm sharing a family portrait I did a few weeks ago of Andreia and her beautiful family. Andreia and I went to high school together and recently reconnected over Facebook. She had seen other portraits I had done for families and the ballet series.

I felt so honored she wanted me to photograph her beautiful family and was really excited to catch up with her and meet her husband and daughter, McKenzie, who you will see is such a cutie!!

We decided to do the photos at a park nearby, and the lighting was perfect. It was also McKenzie's first time seeing tanbark and she immediately wanted to see what it tasted like, which made for some really funny photos.

They're such a sweet family and I can't wait to photograph them again in the future. Also, McKenzie recently turned one, so happy birthday to the little cupcake!

Such a Sweet Family Portrait Session

In August I took a trip down to SoCal to visit some friends and while there I was able to do two family photo shoots.

The first one I'm sharing is with my lovely work-wife friend, Kerri. We met while we were doing marketing a few years ago and became instant friends. We had always joked we were work wives because we'd spend about 12 hours together and I consider her one of my closest friends.

When she became a mom, it was so exciting! We got to celebrate from when she found out, a baby shower, a maternity photo shoot and celebrating the birth of her daughter, Eisley. Kerri is a fantastic friend, loving and caring wife, and an amazing mother.

It was fantastic when we figured out we could do a family shoot while I was there, I was super excited to be able to get spend time with my friend, her family and capture them all.

Eisley is my little buddy and such a funny and charismatic person. She is well loved from both her parents and it shows through the lens.

We took these photos at the same park we had Kerr's baby shower at and where I shot her maternity photos. All great memories.


P.S. Please check out Kerri's blog in the above link. I love reading about her daily life and what trying out her craft projects.

Family Photos

It was a great summer and I got to spend time with a lot of people and photograph some families as well! I will be posting them throughout the week. Wanted to share the shoot I had with my friend Ky and his beautiful wife and their adorable daughter. We took these in Santa Clara and I just really love the colors. You can tell she is the apple of their eyes!

Holidays are coming up, so let's do some family photos for those cards. Cheers!