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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!


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!


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!


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 :)


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Family Session | Mountain View, CA

So, it had been two years since I had the pleasure of photographing this family but when we met up at Shoreline Park a few weeks ago it was as though we hadn't missed a beat!

The session started with a rousing game of hide & seek between the kids and Dad...

She was our seeker

Mom and Dad finally got a shot of just the two of them, which hasn't happened since their wedding! *gasp*

My aim is to always make everyone feel at ease in front of the camera.  This little guy who is normally very camera shy and always puts on the 'cheese' smile is the perfect example of what a difference feeling comfortable can make.  There's no 'cheese' here!

This session was a gift for Mom and the thing she wanted most was to replace a similar shot we did at our last session two years ago of her and the kids - see below.

Time for pizza! yay!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Newborn Session | Washington, DC

I was fortunate enough to travel to our nation's Capital last week to both meet and capture my newest niece!  She is the epitome of perfection...if I do say so myself ;)  This was my sister's first baby and so we were all very excited and waiting with baited breath for her arrival; which came just on time as anyone who knows my sister and her husband could've guessed!

I am thrilled to introduce to you my newest niece, the very sweet Ingrid!

Thanks to #loveprops for the addition of the adorable headbands that only added to Ingrid's already beautiful self!

I am missing her sweet face already and can't wait until I get to see her again this Summer!

One happy family :)

xo, m

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day Wardrobe Wednesday

Happy Earth Day Everybody!  
I had been hoping to provide you with an Earth Day themed shoot this week, but life had other plans :)  Instead I am sharing an old post of my Sister's, about making your own clothing, for yourself or your little one!  This is a great option for reinventing old fabrics or starting anew.

Hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wardrobe Wednesday Maternity Style

For you soon to be Moms out there, check out this week's Wardrobe Wednesday Maternity Style :)

This jersey tank dress is great for any summer Momma trying to stay cool, but accessorize with a chunky necklace and some bangles you are ready for your professional photo shoot!  Tighter fitting items are always when capturing the 'bump' because it provides that extra definition of shape we are looking for.

This look & so many more can be found at Nordstrom this week.


P.S.  Don't forget that we have a special going on through May 6th, book a 2015 Newborn Session and receive a FREE, that's right I said free Maternity Mini Shoot! Book today!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Engagement Session | Santa Cruz

It was so fun exploring UC Santa Cruz with this soon-to-be married couple!  We didn't let the heavy drizzle that decided to join us slow us one bit.  Can't wait for their May wedding, hopefully these showers will bring the flowers!



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Our Wedding | Kunde Winery | Sonoma, CA

I am so in love I just had to share our wedding video from Marmalade Sky Films, they did an amazing job!  I love being able to relive the best day of my life so far.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wardrobe Wednesday

Since I am jetting off this weekend to New York for my Sister's Baby Shower, I thought it only fitting to do a Wardrobe Wednesday in honor of my little niece that I can't wait to meet!  Affectionately nicknamed Dazzle until she makes her worldly debut :)

I was in Baby Gap today doing a little bit of shopping for her and I just love all the great onesies they have right now!  They all have adorable or cheeky sayings on them.  This long sleeve onesie paired with baby jogging and polka dot shoes will make a perfect outfit for her 9 month session!

Enjoy! xo Aunt Mary

Monday, March 9, 2015

Image Competition

So I am admittedly lame at submitting images for competition.  Something I am working on improving during 2015.  Starting with the image below.  I have submitted it to the NAPCP Image Competition.  Wish me luck!  It will be critiqued no matter what so I can't wait to hear what the judges think.

This image is of my 5 year old nephew Emmett (4 at the time the image was shot).  He is both a total love and a total wrecking ball at times :)  He is bigger than he knows.  I titled this image The Woodworker's Son because the focus of this shoot was actually the beautiful play house my Brother-in-Law built for my niece but she was feeling less than cooperative in the photo shoot department so her brother happily stood in.  Today my sister shared with us an assignment Emmett is working on in Kindergarten, writing non-fiction stories.  As a part of the assignment he had to list things he's an "expert" in.

His list:
  • sounding out
  • back swimming
  • loving
  • being adventurous
He is as sweet as this image illustrates.  Having great subject matter goes a long way in creating beautiful photographs and I hope that is reflected here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wardrobe Wednesday

Absolutely loving this week's looks from Crew Cuts at J.Crew.  With Spring just around the corner this look evokes the fun Summer will bring and the coordination is superb.  Multiple patterns but nothing to overwhelming because the anchor is echoed in Baby's onesie and the polka dots, well are just awesome! :)  With everything in a very similar color scheme you are able to do a bit more with accessories and patterns.

These looks and so many more are available at J.Crew right now, go check them out!  What are you waiting for?


xo m

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wardrobe Wednesday

Valentine's Day might be over but these looks are still sizzlin'!  

We enjoyed a relaxing weekend with friends up in Tahoe, where it was unseasonably warm but we still enjoyed some time on the slopes.  How did you spend your love day?  Seeing the new 50 Shades of Grey or with a romantic dinner?  Share your favorite Valentine's Day story below!

For these looks and so many more visit Target & Macy's.