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Monday, February 29, 2016

Baby Session | Atlanta, GA

It was such a treat to get to hang out with our little buddy Jax, last month when I was in Atlanta for the NAPCP Retreat!  He is one exuberant, fun loving little 1.5 year old.

Can't wait until the next time I get to see this little sweetheart and see how he's grown!

xo,
m











Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tips for Beautiful Fall or Winter Photos

So, who says you can only take photos before the holidays? There is a special kind of magic that comes with outdoor, winter photo sessions.  Here are some tips to make your winter or fall photo sessions go smoothly.

1.     Dress warmly. You will be surprised at how often this is overlooked. Since you’ll be standing outside for a long period of time, short sleeves, thin fabrics, and open toe shoes will not be comfortable for very long. Shivering makes it hard to look happy and pose properly.

2.     Wear sunscreen. Protecting your skin should be a priority throughout the year, not just in summer. Use a good moisturizer to protect your skin from chilly winds.

3.     Watch the weather. Warmer days may seem more pleasant but melting snow can change the entire look of your backdrop. If you are looking for light snow flurries, try and keep an eye on the weather forecast to make sure that you don’t end up with melting or heavy snow.

4.     Be flexible. If the weather isn't exactly what you had hoped for, see if you can still make the photo session work. If you are however scheduling this session in advance, you may just have to work with the weather on that particular day.

5.     Incorporate color. Even though fall and winter have some amazing colors to work with, why not wear a splash of color to really stand out in your photos? For example, vibrant shades of blues and greens look amazing amongst crunchy brown leaves.

6.     Plan your day. Taking your photos just after the sun rises or just before it sets will provide you with amazing lighting so try and plan your session around those times.


Take some hot tea or coffee along to make your photo session even more enjoyable and get ready for some beautiful results.

Check out these gorgeous snaps all captured during the Fall or Winter!






Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Family Session | Burlingame, CA

So much love in these photos, I don't even have words!


Would you guess this happy boy was in the midst of a nasty 'bout with a stomach virus?!




Truly my favorite!










Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!

I don't know about you but for the New Year is a time to reorganize!  Try as I might organization is not something that comes naturally to me, I have to work for it.  Beautiful calendars are one thing that helps me do that.  If you are anything like me, you will love these gorgeous printables brought to us by NAPCP (The National Associate of Professional Photographers).

Make sure you've got enough ink in your printer and print away!

http://bit.ly/1RclBSt

I bet you can guess my favorite ;) - what's yours?  Comment below to let me know!

Happy 2016 all, let's make it the best year yet!

xo,
M

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Newborn Session | San Jose, CA











There is nothing more precious than this newly established family of four.  Noe & Corey waited patiently for their perfect little boy & girl to arrive precisely on schedule.  A few weeks later now they are settling into the new routine of being first time parents with not one but two babies!  They seem to be totally comfortable assuming their new roles as Dads to these sweet little babies.  With their personalities already shining through I can't wait for future sessions with this adorable family!

enjoy,
m

Monday, November 30, 2015

Maternity Session | Los Gatos, CA


With the holidays coming up just around the corner it was a wonderful evening to capture the golden Fall light along with all the amazing foliage Vasona Park has to offer.

We all enjoyed ourselves walking and exploring the beautiful scenery together.



With twins due in February, one boy and one girl, this sweet couple has a lot to prepare for :)




ATG (pup) is not so sure about this!



Perfect announcement!





Enjoy,
M


Monday, August 31, 2015

What to Wear this Fall?

It is important to remember simple is better for photos.  You don't want too much craziness going on, while simultaneously looking fabulous!

Color:  Pick one or two solid colors to build off and then use a fun pop of color of pattern to accent the whole look.
Layers:  This is California and it is Fall, so yes yes yes!  Not only will it add dimensionality and a change in look, it will keep you warm!
Accessories: Another important way to add excitement to your look - scarves, suspenders, sunglasses can all be great ways to just add that little extra spark to make your photos shine!

All these looks and more can be found at Gap with great deals ending tomorrow!

Fall sessions are booking up quickly so contact us today!

Hope to see you soon!

xo,
m

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Senior Session | Palo Alto, CA

We had so much fun at the first Senior Session of the Fall!  We couldn't have asked for a better subject or weather, it was a beautiful Friday afternoon and we enjoyed walking around the beautiful Elizabeth Gamble Gardens of Palo Alto.  Good luck at Santa Clara next year Michelle!

There are a few spots left to please don't wait! Contact us today!






It's always good to end on a silly note :)

xo,
m