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Baby Kate


that’s all I really have to say about this baby and this session. I am so happy to know this family. They make pretty little princesses, and it’s such a privilege to me to photograph them. Baby Kate was an angel through her whole shoot and I had tons of fun with Emma and her BIG personality. So.much.fun. It could have been as much her session as her new baby sister’s. She was my focus so much of the time because 1. she’s adorable and 2. she needs that attention right now. It made her feel special to have a flower crown and be important and a focus for me. She was so good with the jealousy that came up for her when it was time to focus on baby sis. And we captured some precious moments between the two of them together. My favorite was when she kissed her toes. melt. Thank you for inviting me into your home and for a really nice session Van B’s.

ps. How gorgeous is mama’s hair?! Lucky girls to get that gene.

*(1st three frames are film).

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The Edwards Family | Northern California Redwoods

One of my most favorite people on this earth is Erin Edwards. We’ve grown into a friendship together over the last 9 years, both of us learning and awkwardly changing, and now we are connected at the deepest of heart and soul levels. She understands me inside out and loves me just as I am, as I love her. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a wonderful friend in my life, other than my husband. I’m grateful beyond words to share the intimate parts of my mind and life with her. Everything I tell her is received with love and authentic understanding, no judgement, no competition, no false words of confidence just to be kind. There is also so much laughter between us, like immature teenagers divulging all the asinine craziness that goes on in our minds too. That laughter and ability to laugh at ourselves is so healing for me too. The best part of this session was the walk I got to take with Erin through the redwood grove, taking in our surroundings and breathing in that moist, fresh air before we drove away.

Photographing her family is so fun. Her children are full of personality, which I feel like we really captured in this session. They moved to Arizona over the past year, which was heart breaking for everyone, but thankfully, it didn’t effect the closeness we share. She came back to graduate from her masters program and asked me to capture her family again while she was here. I couldn’t be more honored. She requested film, so we shot film and digital (more film than digital). She’s been with me on this photography journey since it began and has left behind some very talented photographers to work with me. I know it’s not just because we are friends. She tells me always it’s because she truly loves my work and style. When anyone chooses me for that reason, then it’s always a good fit and a beautiful session, guaranteed.

Thank you for playing with me among the giant beauty of the Redwoods, Edwards Family. I love all of you and miss you already. xo


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The Alesii Family


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Jett’s 3rd birthday {styled by Beijos Events}

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As always, such.a.treat. to work with the ladies of Beijos! Cheers and happy 3 to Jett! xo

Styling/Design/Flowers: Beijos Events / Custom Invites: Good on Paper / Wooden Menu + Cocktail Signage: Brown Fox Calligraphy / Pillows/Napkins: Boho Pillow / Rad Stamp:Poppy Paper Stamp Co. / Desserts: The Sugar Studio / Tattoos, Ballons, and Yippe Sign: The Printed Palette



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The Matthews Family


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The Schlosser Family


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Spring Mini Sessions

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*Olive branch head crowns and waffle cone bouquets by the talented Susan Kelly of Three Sisters Flowers

*Gorgeous Macrame by Nicole Kaufman. You can find more of her work on instagram as THE_COPPER_FOX_2014

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Lisa Miller, LMFT

This is Lisa Miller. We recently did some head shots together. She’s a local therapist practicing around the corner from the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. She’s so good at what she does. She specializes in Expressive Arts Therapy. Her background includes working with children/teens, individuals, groups, and families experiencing a wide variety of challenges.  Below is a little note from her about what she does. Cheers to staying emotionally healthy in 2015 and forward. There’s no shame in getting help, ever. We all need it sometimes.


“I work with youth, individuals, families, couples, and groups to support them through difficult emotions and transitions. With compassion and understanding I work to build upon your strengths and natural resources. Because I believe each of us is unique I use an integration of theoretic approaches in order to create an effective and personalized approach. If you are considering making changes toward a more fulfilling and satisfying life therapy is a great place to start.

In my practice I utilize the Trauma-Informed approach focusing on “What has happened to you?” instead of “What is wrong with you?” Together we will address how your trauma experiences has impacted you. In collaboration we will work towards achieving safety, connection, and empowerment.
In Expressive Arts Therapy sessions individuals can explore and transform emotional, social, spiritual, and relational issues through the use of creative arts. The session is focused on the process of creation instead of the final product. Expressive Arts Therapy is utilized with individuals of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.”

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The Stallmann’s

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama


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Scolari Family

A falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes” -Florence and the Machine

Beautiful baby Stella. 3 months.

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