Fall in California

I have taken photos of both E and S since they were infants. It has been such a pleasure watching them grow into sweet and energetic little girls.

M decided that this year, she really wanted  family photos so we scheduled a fall photo shoot. The College of San Mateo was the perfect spot with its great fall foliage and lots of places for active toddlers to run/climb.

I hope you enjoy their fall photos!

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Three’s Company – Fall Family photoshoot

I have had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family of three on previous occasions and each time the session is a lot of sillyness and a whole lot of laughs. Our most recent fall photo shoot was no exception. A and D are maturing into wonderful teens with bright futures ahead of them. Mom, you should be very proud!

This family of three is a very tight knit unit and it was a joy spending the afternoon with them. Thank you for being a breeze to photograph (can you say super photogenic!) and for making me laugh through the entire session.

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“Los pañuelos griten al cielo el mensaje de mi pueblo ” – National Marinera Norteña Competition – Trujillo, Peru


For the last approximately 10 years, my sister, mom and I discussed traveling to Peru for the National Marinera Competition hosted in Trujillo every January.

We finally decided to stop talking about it and actually go this past January. What an amazing experience!!

I have seen hundreds of people perform the Marinera Norteña and have even performed it myself. But nothing prepares you for being at the Gran Chimu for the first time and watching hundred of couples compete for the coveted prize of being crowned the best. The noise, enthusiasm and energy in the Gran Chimu is something I will not soon forget.

One of my absolutely favorite things to photograph is the Marinera Norteña and the trip gave me the opportunity to experience three days of non stop dancing. I took hundreds of photos but here are a few of my favorites.

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Going to the Chapel and we’re going to get married: Sonoma Wedding

Well technically it wasn’t a chapel but they did get married and it was in Sonoma!

S and Z were married in beautiful Sonoma over Memorial Day weekend surrounded by family and friends. I was honored to be a part of their wedding party but couldn’t help myself from snapping photos at the rehearsal and getting ready the morning of the wedding.

It was a great weekend filled with lots of laughter and great memories. Best wishes to the happy couple!

Rehearsal and Ceremony were held at Gundlach Bundschu Vineyard & Tasting Room











A future Giants fan: Bay Area Maternity shoot

I had the privilege of photographing a childhood friend in the last trimester of her pregnancy. S is one of those woman, who really does glow when pregnant. She looked radiant and was all smiles during our afternoon shoot in Belmont.

Thank you S family for a beautiful baby bump session.  I am excited to meet baby L soon!

Congratulations on this exciting time in your lives and thank you for letting me capture these memories for you!

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