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#23 | Blog Giveaway Winner Announced!

I didn’t forget – promise I didn’t!  Are you wondering who is the winner of this fabulous vase?



I have the winner – it’s #23 :).

I do know that there are algorithms that will generate random numbers in excel documents.  However, I can’t even believe that the words algorithm and excel are in the same sentence on my blog…because both are unnatural and I’m pretty sure  my brain was not intended to use either.  So I decided to randomly choose the winner old school style.  I wrote down one number on a small piece of paper for each person I have on my e-mail list, put all the numbers in a bowl, and pulled one out.


And I’m so pleased to say that #23 is one of my most favorite people – Darien Rule!!!

Darien!  I can’t wait to get you your vase :).  Thanks for being such a big supporter of my photography and such a consistent reader of my blog!  I’m so happy you won!!!  (I’m e-mailing you right now about getting you the vase.)


I already have lots of other giveaways planned!  Thanks for participating…until next time :)!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

One of the best parts of having “big kids” is that we get to do things together :).

Valentine’s Day Cards this year was truly a collaborative process.

Lucy had this idea of standing under a tree with no leaves but using photoshop to make it look like it blossomed with hearts.  Here’s what we created:


Luke wanted more of a “camping” or “Park Ranger” theme.  He had the idea for the tent and photoshoot…Lucy came up with the tagline…

Here’s to celebrating LOVE and TOGETHERNESS this Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from our house to yours!


April 17, 2013 - 8:37 pm

Erin - I love these! They’re sweet, fitting, and funny (Lucy’s charming pose and Luke’s serious expression). Your kids crack me up, Sara.

Day Before Wedding Portraits | Bay Area Wedding Photographer

I really loved this bride and her idea to do all of her wedding portraits the day BEFORE her wedding.


Yes, you read that right.  Due to logistical constraints on her wedding day, she and her groom decided to steal a few hours from the day before, dress up, have their first look at Lime Ridge Open Space in Concord.  It was a beautiful evening…and we created some stunning portraits together.


I wanted to share a few here:






Stephanie and Mike, it was so much fun working with you.  Thanks for being so flexible and open to “day before” portraits!

Hailey 5 Months Old | Bay Area Infant Photographer

Do you remember this sweet, sweet newborn?


She’s growing up so fast!  I just took these of sweet Hailey last week – isn’t she a love?  We decided to do her infant pictures at home – it’s been so cold outside and the weather has been a bit unpredictable (you know, cold and unpredictable by California standards…).  But I think it was a lovely decision.  I love babies at home.  Nothing more precious…








Hailey, you are too sweet!  Thanks for the opportunity to photograph you again!

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