San Francisco Bay Area Child Photographer | Happy Holidays!

My poor neglected blog.  :(

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been busy.  Busy with holiday preparations.  Busy with every day life.  Busy with being busy.

I’m so busy sometimes that I prioritize the most important stuff.  Groceries make it into the house, but for the moment, I’ll just put away the stuff that needs to be refrigerated.  The other stuff can wait.  Laundry can get washed and put into the drier.  And then it can sit there for a while.  Perhaps several days.  And who needs to brush their teeth?

Kidding.  Everyone should brush their teeth.  Let’s not get crazy now.

So, anyway.  time is slipping away from me, and I figgered it was time for a blog post. I thought I’d share one of my most recent shoots with my muses.  I have been wanting to do a session with their drum set for a while and insanely decided that what better day to do a shoot than on the day after Thanksgiving?  We would be at my brother’s, so heck, why not cart the drum set in the car?  And pack all the possible clothing options too?  And gee, it just so happened to be BITTER COLD that morning, but hey, we’ll just layer the bajeezus out of them.  They’ll be fine!

Why yes, she IS wearing her pajamas under her outfit. hee hee….

So, here we go….

The dude was INTO it.  Rock it, little man!

This one reminds me of American Gothic.  Tee hee heeeeeee…..

He just makes me laugh.  Dang it all.

Ah, rock and ROLL, brother!

The band takes a minute for some press shots.  Thanks kids. 😉

Sometimes rock stars just need a minute by themselves to collect their thoughts.

But, then it’s right back to doin’ it for the fans.

Some shots with their manager.

A little down time with the manager.

Something about this one, just makes me pause.

And this one just makes me smile.

The resultant Christmas card:

And since I realize I am sadly missing from all these shots, a little Christmas self portrait just for you:

San Francisco Bay Area Children Photographer | Happy Halloween!!!!

I love Halloween.  I always have.  Something is way magical for me about Halloween.  I love just getting to pretend I’m someone else for the day.

My kids love Halloween too.  Their costumes always get so much use as they parade about the house for weeks before and after, and heck anytime all year round.

This year, my daughter reeeeeeaaaaallllly wanted to be a Kimono Princess.  We made a special trip to Japantown in San Francisco on the quest for the perfect kimono.  I think we done good.  Watcha think?

And because I love her silly side:

And my son didn’t get enough of Batman from last year.  So he again makes his appearance as

the big

the bad

the powerful BATBOY!

But, don’t let that fierce face fool you.  He’s still my sweet little baby.


Mountain View Palo Alto Child Photographer | One Year Old Sweetie Pie

I wonder if it starts to sound cliche when I say that I just loved this session.  I seem to walk away loving every session.  But I did.  I loved this session.

I loved this little girl’s face.

I loved her quiet concentration.

I loved watching the love that just oozed from her mommy and daddy.

I loved how hard everyone was willing to work to get her to smile, to look at the camera, to do that thing she does where she bends her head off to the side (sorry–I can’t remember what the Chinese words were.  But I know I heard the request a lot and did my best to say it too!)

I loved that I got to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with these loving parents all so we could  get this sweetie to look at us.  And if I do say so myself, I think we all sounded DARN GOOD!

I loved this session.

Because, really, what’s not to love?

I love her gigantic smile here.  Her daddy loves her so so much.  He was working very hard to get that sweetie to smile.  I mean, that man got a workout!

I loved her smilie face, but gosh, did I ever love her serious face too.  See what I mean?

Look!  A bird!

This one cracked me up.  What is this mysterious Cheerio doing stuck on my finger???

Ahhh…. So many favorites.

But what about that one?  The one where she bends her head to the side???  Did I get that one?  HURRAY!  I DID!  And I love it MADLY.

Thank you so much, P family!  I enjoyed watching you interact with each other and your daughter.  She is absolutely gorgeous and your love for her just warmed my heart.

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