baby Eloise and family

Some fun family portraits of one of my favorite families, and a special portrait of Eloise for her first birthday party invitation!

Symphony and Harper had to participate, too!

In a sweet moment of cousin-closeness, Symphony said “well, I need to be in this photo, too, because I’m a part of their family.”  Cute!

Mini Portrait Day! Sunday, May 4th, Santa Rosa

Hooray!  I have a very limited number of Mini Portrait sittings available next Sunday, May 4th.  The location will be in a park/creek/ farm forest-style nook at my daughter’s preschool here in Santa Rosa with lovely greenery, redwoods, and natural light.  I haven’t offered a special like this in years, so email or call me asap to reserve your family’s spot!

The package (on May 4th only!) includes a 20 minute portrait (for your family of up to 5 people), a digital image file and print release of the best photo, as well as every final shot posted online to share, view, etc.  Mother’s Day is the following week, and trust this mom when I say this will be a fantastic present for yours!

(And, yes, I will also be taking a portrait of my own family that day, because just like you, it feels like we never have the time for a nice family photo.)

You’ll also have the option to buy additional image files for a special price of $20 each, or $150 for a collection of 10.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to my daughter’s wonderful preschool.  Appointments will be in half hour increments throughout the day starting at 10am, but you must schedule ahead.  You can reach me at 707-235-8953 or .

(I confess, it was a blast going through these portraits to find some of my favorites.  I can’t resist this one of Symphony at age 2.5, “helping” me take pictures of her cousins’ family!)


Katie and Jason, Engagements, Oakville Grocery and Tref...

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Katie and Jason are getting married in Chicago, but wanted to capture the romance of a Napa Valley date.  We had a perfect sunset and lots of fun rolling around in the grass!

Tierney and Daniel, Engagement Portraits, Fort Point, S...

Tierney and Daniel are getting married in the Bay Area this summer – although they just moved to separate parts of the East Coast to start their medical residencies!  Right before they left, we got to play around, shooting engagement portraits by the Golden Gate Bridge.  It was a perfectly fogged in day – just enough for some nice diffusion and romantic sense of mystery/ film noir, but not so much that we couldn’t see the bridge (or each other).  I love the pops of red from Tierney’s coat and the bridge.  I never, ever get tired of our beautiful landmark bridge, and the drive through the rainbow tunnel on the north side never fails to put a big, proud grin on my face as the bridge comes perfectly into view.

And look at these sweethearts!  I’m so excited to work with them.