September 28, 2017
Lifestyle Photography Portraits

Bay Area Fall Mini Sessions // 5 Foolproof tips to Rock Your Mini Session

So you blinked and it happened - Fall is here, and before you know it, you're in full panic mode because Christmas has come and gone and you missed your chance at an awesome Fall Mini Photo Session where everyone (including you!) looks great, like they're having fun and actually enjoying themselves. Instead, you sent everyone the same ol' Christmas card, with the awkward light and way too close se ...

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August 30, 2017
Photography Wedding

San Francisco Wedding: Conservatory of Flowers

One of my most - seriously, most favorite things when I get an inquiry for a wedding, specifically a San Francisco wedding is to immediately check if the bride or groom have included their venue in the ask. And if they have I usually do two things, even if I know what and where it's located and yes, even if I've already photographed another wedding there. I quickly google the venue, get lost in go ...

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April 6, 2017
Photography Portraits

Los Altos Mini Session: Bartley Family

I know, i know. I am super late in posting some of my sessions, nevertheless - I am trying. Between having a 1 year old, starting a church, editing multiple sessions, playing accountant, answering emails and actually going out on location to capture these sessions - balancing it all with having a life, time for family, friends and everyday errands, becomes well, challenging. I did promise myself t ...

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March 11, 2017
Photography Wedding

Jessica + Gabe: Santa Clara Bridal Portrait // San Jose Wedding Photographer

I remember arriving to this shoot and being so glad the sun was working with us but also being quite mindful that it was directly above us but, nevertheless, this bridal portrait session was one I won't forget anytime soon. The coordinator, stylist, and dear friend - Naseem Events thought ahead about all the little details and it was such a joy to see the entire vision come to life. What made this ...

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February 12, 2017
Photography Wedding

San Francisco City Hall Wedding: Alexandra + Ken Ceremony

What is there to say about these two lovebirds and their San Francisco City Hall nuptials but that it was an absolute joy to capture their wedding day! From the way Ken stared into her eyes to the excitement they both shared about becoming one forever.  You guys, San Francisco City Hall weddings is where it's at. The light, the ease and even on this wet and dark San Francisco day -- love was all a ...

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December 12, 2016
Editorial Photography

Vintage Inspired Lavender Drink Station // Fine Art Wedding Photographer

I am SO excited to finally share the images from this fine-art session photographed back in June. I love collaborating with other vendors, and one of my favorites has got to be Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals. The owner, Annaliza is such a creative and such a doll to work with. She is truly passionate about what she does and it shows when it comes to execution. All of her pieces carry a sense of st ...

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November 8, 2016
Photography Wedding

FEATURED: INTIMATE ROMANTIC BOHEMIAN STYLED SHOOT

I am so excited to finally be able to share all the images from this gorgeous styled shoot, dreamed up by my dear friend and event planner, Naseem Events that took place in the beautiful and vast open area of Alviso Marina County Park. The inspiration really came from Naseem envisioning a small and intimate gathering of her nearest and dearest celebrating her wedding day on a sunset filled day fil ...

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October 7, 2016
Portraits

BAY AREA FALL MINI SESSIONS!

Yay! It's that time again! Fall Minis are here, and we've got the perfect location for them! Yes, I'm so excited! First of all, I love this time of year. No, not because of PSL's but because it's Fall, which means the air gets a little cooler. Which means cozy blankets, oversized sweaters, and caramel apple ciders! yum, yum and yum!! All we're missing is a cute little dog and a brand new fireplace ...

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September 2, 2016
Love Photography Wedding

Jewel Toned Ranch Wedding // Livermore Wedding Photographer

This shoot! Rich jeweled tones with Livermore’s rolling hills filled this wedding with inspiration and class. Can we talk about the beautiful horse? Such a sweet way to ring in your day. Reinstein Ranch serves as the perfect venue for a beautiful and classy ranch wedding, especially when you fill the space with such a talented and creative team of vendors! My favorites are the charming pieces pro ...

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August 26, 2016
Beauty Boudoir Maternity Portraits

Amanda // Intimate Maternity Boudoir Photography

I have probably mentioned this a few times but, I just truly have fallen in love with capturing women in their most vulnerable state. Whether it's maternity, boudoir or mixing the best of both worlds. Anytime I get the opportunity to document these intimate sessions I get super giddy inside. No joke. It's the same feeling I get when a bride and groom exchange vows, or when I get to photograph the ...

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January 26, 2016
Personal

Women, Pregnancy and Motherhood // Intimate Maternity Photographer

This post has been long coming for a while and to be honest I've checked in on it several times to make last minute edits but, in general it's a topic I've been meaning to share for a while. Especially as I'm approaching my 33rd week of pregnancy. As they say, I feel all the feels and expect all the jitters. But in all seriousness, pregnancy in my 30s has taught me a few things and given me moment ...

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January 13, 2016
Maternity Photography

The Azarpours // Bay Area Maternity Photographer

I am so excited to finally post the photos from this Maternity Session! I'm also beginning to fall deeper in love with Maternity, Boudoir, and Newborn sessions. Don't get me wrong - I love shooting weddings but, there's something so special about Maternity sessions. It's such a special and vulnerable time. Maybe because I'm currently 7 months pregnant and I relate differently than I used to pre-pr ...

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January 8, 2016
Portraits

The Rodoni Family // Santa Cruz Family Photographer

I can't believe we're here already. 2016. A whole new year is upon us. While that's great and exciting because it's another fresh start, I really enjoyed the couple months leading up to Christmas. It was a busy time filled with weddings, portrait sessions, lifestyle sessions and various Holiday mini sessions. I loved every single one. This particular one is very dear to me, the Rodoni family. I r ...

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December 10, 2015
Events Photography

DIY Geometric Themed Baby Shower // Oakland, California

One question I often get asked from my current clients, especially my Maternity and Wedding ones is why I don't blog. Well, being a stay at home mom and working from home has its advantages in that I get to spend time with my baby girl and watch her grow. However it also has its disadvantages in that I have to be very strategic with my time; so when baby girl naps, I get to sit behind my desk and ...

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November 2, 2015
Design

Logo Design // Elmira Saalabi

1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // This post really doesn't need a lengthy introduction but, not too long ago I was approached by my uber talented sees, to help her rebrand her logo and do some new design work for her. ummm, are you kidding?! I jumped at the chance! Her style is really fun, bold and edgy - so it made it really easy to work with. She pulled work of inspiration from some of my fav ...

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October 27, 2015
Wedding

Palmdale Estates Wedding: Michelle + Taheo

It was pretty surreal getting to capture Michelle and Taheo's wedding nuptials. It was held at the beautiful Palmdale Estates in Fremont - a location I had visited years prior for my wedding ceremony and reception. Although we didn't end up getting married there, I loved walking around and capturing all the fine details that make it such a pretty estate. Michelle was such a sweet bride and extreme ...

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