[SAN FRANCISCO SESSIONS] Since I started my business, I have had a handful of my regular clients move away for various reasons. When they first break the news, my heart breaks a little bit… but I quickly remind myself, this does not have to be the end. I am grateful to have the most incredibly supportive husband who will hold down the fort and take care of our littles, so I can continue to document my favorite families around the country.

Thankfully, when this mama told me they were moving, and it happened to be to a city I already frequent…. the sadness quickly turned to pure excitement when we realized we would get to shoot in a new city together! Soon the planning began and months later, there we were…. in San Francisco!! If you couldn’t tell from my double exclamation point, it was SO much fun. So much fun in fact, I couldn’t narrow down the images more than this… there are simply too many good ones (if that’s even possible), this was the best I could do.

 

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[SAN FRANCISCO SESSIONS] Oh hey guys! Here are some highlights from a super fun shoot I did with this radical family while I was up north last December. Sometimes you just click with people, no pun intended… Definitely the case with this fam. We had a lovely morning running around this forest in Oakland, and then cozied up at their house after. First time home owners – that def calls for a celebration, AND a photo shoot. Naturally.

 

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[SAN FRANCISCO SESSIONS] Welcome to the world, Leander! Not only are you the sweetest, but you have been born into a pretty killer family. I kind of wish they would adopt me. Their house is beyond and their hospitality even more so. I love that I have a job where it’s okay to mix business with pleasure. My friends become clients and my clients become friends, and all is right in the world. Life is good. 

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Ahhhh, the good light. My life revolves around the good light. We can shoot in a parking lot at the right time of day and I assure you I will make it look magical. Everything slows down a little bit in the good light. Life just feels a little bit more peaceful. Add in kiddo, dad and a beautiful pregnant mama for me to photograph, and I’m in heaven. Enjoy.

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Sunrise sessions are always a little harder on everyone, but SO worth it in the end on so many levels. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some golden hour, but there is something to be said for having Santa Monica Pier all to yourself on a Saturday morning. It’s pretty magical. I know the struggle is real getting yourself AND everyone else ready for a photo shoot, but if you pick a generally crowded location — do yourself a favor and wake up early. It’s one day of your life and I promise you won’t regret it.

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