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    I'm a photographer located in the San Francisco Bay Area and I shoot weddings and relaxed lifestyle sessions of children and families. My husband Chris and I work together - and we're so glad you stopped by. This blog will feature our most recent professional work with current clients as well as plenty of personal updates.

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Rainy Days & Good Books

What is it about rainy days that make you want to curl up with a good book and your favorite blanket? I’m so glad affection for this kind of activity hasn’t been lossed on our Lucy girl – she is inclined to do just that when the sky turns grey and rainy. Just the other day during the rainy part, in fact, all three of us made our way to her room, sorted through her personal library of books, and enjoyed “reading”. Check out these pictures!

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I really like capturing the “sequence” of an activity – and I love they way that together the pictures give us a sense of how Lucy thinks about reading! Who really wants to see her sit and “smile” at the camera when you can get a taste of what it is like to read through the eyes of a two year old! I know that over time I’ll love these pictures even more because it won’t be long and she’ll have grown up just a little bit and the process of reading her books will be different. But because I have these pictures, I’ll always remember how she did it when she was 2 1/2 :-).

Loving The Pumpkin Patch!

I am eating up these Fall photo sessions! I got to work with the cutest set of cousins this weekend: Madison, Jackson, and Zoe. We went out to my favorite spot in Clayton right now – the Pumpkin Farm – and had a blast. You guys were so fun to work with – I hope you love your slideshow!

Here is Zoe, meandering through the rows of Pumpkins. Love this shot of her exploring in her Halloween costume:

And check out Jackson – he’s such a handsome little boy. Man, the eyelashes on this one – watch out:

Madison is such a sweetheart – I love her smile in this shot:

We went over to the barn, a short drive away, for these shots. I love photographs like this because I think they capture the essence of what it means to be a kid. They’re just curiously looking around and exlporing. Can you remember when you discovered a secret place as a kid? These photos just bring those memories back for me.

Thanks for a great time, Madison, Jackson and Zoe! Happy Halloween!

Special Families – It’s Picture Time!

Special Families Contest Winner!

Thank you all for reading and forwarding our contest to your friends. As I mentioned earlier last week, Chris and I have been touched by your stories and definitely know that you are not alone. We posted the little survey asking whether or not you knew a special needs family – and not one person said “no.” In fact, everyone but one has a direct friend that they know that’s impacted.

We know that there are TONS more deserving families out there that didn’t get nominated. But Chris and I secretly were glad that only two found their way to the blog….because how can we possibly pick between two deserving families? We can’t…but we can award both families with complimentary sittings!!!!! YEAH!!! You both deserve it SO much. We want to bless you with pictures that will caputre the spirit of your children – and help you share that wonder with all of your friends and family!!!!

So Christina and the Collier family, give me a call to set it up: 925-586-7145. Just ask for Sara:-)

Special Families – Time’s Running Out!


We have truly been blown away by the stories that you all have sent us. Thanks for sharing and helping us – and everyone else reading -understand what it’s like to be in your shoes. We really do admire you!

We know that there are lots more deserving families – so please nominate them! Chris and I don’t want this to just be about the contest, it’s about helping others understand the trials and challenges you bravely face each day. So the more stories, the better! Submit your nominations by posting a comment to this post.

And, if you are reading this wondering what you can do, why not donate a sitting? Chris and I will give the 30 image CD with the $200 price of a regular sitting. We’d love to have lots of winners! Send us an e-mail if you want to help out in that capacity.

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