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Children's portraits of a brother and sister sitting on the grass among the daisy's in a park

Children’s Portraits Sonoma, CA

Earlier this month I learned that my sister Jenn and her family are moving away. I’m simultaneously sad that they won’t be living close by and excited for them as they take on this new chapter of their lives.

Although they aren’t moving cross country or anything drastic like that, they will still be far enough away that we won’t get to see each other nearly as often as we have been. So before she left, we made a point to get together and try and get some portraits of her kids.

Maternity photography bay area before and after

Maternity Photography Bay Area

One of my favorite things to do is photograph my family for significant life events. Today’s post features my cousin Abbey’s maternity photo shoot I did for her. I love doing these sessions because I feel a little extra pressure to do the best thing I can so I won’t hate these pictures 20 years from now.

Church of the Incarnation Wedding

Church of the Incarnation Wedding

There are few things I cherish more then getting to create life event images for my family. Today I want to share this Church of the Incarnation wedding I captured for my uncle Rod and his lovely bride Marian.

Capturing images for family guarantees that I’ll be reflecting back on these images forever. It’s important to me that I not reflect back with embarrassment for not doing a better job. In an attempt to maximize my chance of looking back on these images favorably, I try to focus on creating images with timeless qualities. My theory is that if renaissance paintings have timeless qualities about them, this establishes a roadmap to create images that are both beautiful today and into the future.

Wedding couple embraces in wine cave surrounded by candles.

Wine Cave Wedding

This vampire themed, wine cave wedding was photographed at B. Wise Vineyards in Sonoma, California. 

I am honored Devon & Ducky chose me as their wedding photographer for their special day. Ducky has worked with quite a few exceptional photographers over the years. For me to stand out among that crowd of talent was pretty high praise and I took it as an incredible compliment.

Ducky and Devon both really appreciate that dark edgy look that you see across all of my work, and both of them pretty much just let me go and do whatever I wanted for their wedding day which I always appreciate.

San Francisco Portrait

San Francisco Portrait Photographer

Ever since the first time I stepped inside it I knew I would eventually do a shoot here. Spend just a few minutes inside and you’ll see why. Fort Point is a literal treasure trove of amazing light patterns and dynamic backdrops that cast dramatic shadows on cloudless days and offers countless soft light possibilities.

Before and after photos from Christina's portrait photo shoot

Christina’s Portrait Session

This was not my first photo shoot with Christina. Her first photo shoot actually consists of some of my favorite images ever, and yet few people have actually had the opportunity to see them. Christina’s first session with me was actually boudoir photo shoot she gifted to herself after going though her divorce. Her boudoir photo shoot was intended to give her an epic self confidence boost which inevitably happens when going though such an emotionally trying period.