Playful family of four~Autumn outdoors {SF East Bay lifestyle photography}

This family of four was a delight to photograph. They played together and had fun with the Fall leaves falling from the trees. The youngest boy was super quick and into everything, so we all took turns keeping an eye out for trouble! And, after the threat of more rain, it turned out to be a beautiful day for an outdoor photo session.

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Fun-loving family of four~playing in the gardens {San Ramon lifestyle photography}

It was such a joy photographing this family of four at Crow Canyon Gardens in San Ramon! They were so exuberant, and the love between them can be felt in every shot. These sisters are amazing and so connected! With four years between them, at age 6 and 10, that is pretty special! Mom and dad helped create a fun photo session for us all. I hope I have an opportunity to photograph this smiling family again!

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family of four~rainy day photo shoot at botanical gardens {San Francisco Bay Area photography}

We were planning for an outdoor photo shoot in a light drizzle as the weather forecasts predicted. Just as we were getting ready to shoot the rains came.....serious rains!!! Thanks to mom for coming up with a quick plan B.....we headed to the botanical gardens. Such a gorgeous setting with beautiful color and diffused light. This family of four didn't let the rain or last minute changes get them down. They were so much fun to photograph, and the kids even shared some of their twin power secrets! Check out this family's photography session review on the Raves page.

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Dad with son and daughter~exploring at Lafayette Reservoir {SF East Bay lifestyle photographer}

It was a beautiful afternoon at Lafayette Reservoir. While I walk the reservoir once a week, it was my family's first time at the site. They had fun exploring the paths, open spaces and water's edge. My six year old daughter was very enthusiastic about the family photography shoot. Even my seventeen year old son went along with the flow. And my husband geared up for the event. My favorite part of the shoot was reflections in the water after the sun had gone over the hill. Here are some photos from the session.

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Four generations of family~photos at the beach {San Francisco Bay Area lifestyle photographer}

Wow....four generations of family ranging in age from six years old to 95 years old! What an incredible family with so much energy and love. We waited for a break in the rain for this photo session and headed out to the beach. It was an amazing experience to photograph this four generation family and an honor to capture their memories.

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Smiling girl~exploring the beach in Alameda {family lifestyle photographer}

My daughter had such a blast exploring Alameda on a hot summer day. First there was the beach with buckets and sand and children everywhere! Then there was our nature walk with the beautiful San Francisco Bay as our backdrop. Then we discovered AMF Bowling with the most amazing red brick wall, perfect for modern photo shoot. Such a fun photo session! Here are a few of my favorites.

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6 year old girl~summer fun at Hap Magee Park {Danville family photos}

It was so much fun capturing my beautiful daughter playing in the water feature at Hap Magee Ranch Park. It was a hot summer day, and she jumped right in to play, not a care in the world. Capturing her joy makes me a proud mother and inspires my outdoor photography. Documenting her journey from elated, to damp, to soaking wet, to cold/uncomfortable/soaking wet provided me with a new life lesson: always bring a towel! Here are a few images from our photo session.

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Delightful Family of Five ~ San Ramon Gardens After the Rains {East Bay Lifestyle Photographer}

This energetic family of five was a delight to photograph. The gardens had turned an amazing shade of green after a weekend of was Spring in November! The kids had so much fun climbing trees and running around in the fields of fresh green. Two years apart in age (ranging from 6-10 years old), these kids played so nicely together, and I could just feel the love between them. And the oldest daughter is an amazing tree climber....every time I turned around she was in a different tree....thankfully she made it down in one piece! Beautiful day for a fall photo shoot with this amazing family!

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father and daughter explore the farm~ Ardenwood historic farm {SF East Bay Outdoor photographer}

We headed out to Ardenwood Historic Farm over Labor Day weekend. It was our first visit there and my six year old daughter loved the gardens, animals and steam train. We are so fortunate to live in the San Francisco Bay area where there are always new and exciting destinations for the kids! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the outing.

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Girl with her dad~afternoon at Oakland Museum {San Francisco East Bay family photographer}

The Oakland Museum is a wonderful place for a photo session filled with outdoor and indoor spaces and lots of surprises. I enjoyed photographing my daughter as she explored the site with her dad. Her favorite spot was the outdoor chalk wall filled with family and children's art contributions. Here are some photographs from our session.

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