Category Archives: Portraits

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stef: san francisco


I am kinda in love with this gorgeous city that I live in.
So when my sister-in-law came to visit and asked to do pictures here…I was so excited!

Stefani is such a beautiful person….inside & out… Love how gorgeous she looked!
I had such a fun time darting around the city with her…


(And yes, we totally were in the middle of this busy street! Thanks for being adventurous Stef… and for watching my back for cars!)


this girl is gorgeous ….so fun to photograph!


And nothing quite like ending a session in the Presidio. Love all the beauty here!

Danielle & Brad: Tonya Joy Stylized Shoot: San Francisco

Just sharing a peek into this beautiful stylized shoot my sister put on this week when she was visiting me!
Anything that Tonya puts together is always stunning!
(Especially when you get two models like these ones!) Danielle & Brad….you two are so so so so sooooo gorgeous!





Crazy fact: Tonya made this bouquet! Yup. My sister is amazing!


Danielle was done up by Fresh Face Makeup….she looked so gorgeous!













Loved this shoot!

Thank you so so soooooo much, Tonya! You are an amazing sister (& friend!!!)….and you make everything fun! Thanks for inviting me along to shoot your beautiful work!

Ryan & Danielle: The Proposal : Palace of Fine Arts

About a week ago, I received an email from a guy named Ryan. He was looking for a photographer to capture a huge milestone in his life…that special moment that he asked the girl of his dreams to be his wife! We chatted a few times over the phone, sent some emails back and forth, and finally came up with our game plan. So, off I went to the beautiful San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts

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The day was perfect. Beautiful clear skies and some of that lovely warm sun I love to photograph…

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Ryan had set up a story…Danielle & he were going out to dinner with some close family….they were to meet up at the Palace of fine Arts…
My task was simple…I was to pretend to be a photography student working on a project…

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So when I spotted the couple…I played my part & begged them to pose for one or two snapshots for my project….

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then came Ryan’s cue…
“I need one more pose….Can you think of any?”

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…to which Ryan replied “Yes!”….
And down on one knee he went…to pop the big question…

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Danielle was truly surprised…and so so sooooo happy!
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And her answer was YES!!

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(So amazing to be there to capture the moment! These two were so happy! Congrats Ryan & Danielle!)

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After the proposal, we took a few minutes at our gorgeous location for some portraits. This couple is stunning!

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Lots of moments of laughter & smiles!
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Danielle, you are sooooooooo gorgeous!

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Ryan & Danielle! Thank you for inviting me to capture such a special moment for you two!
I wish you both the best! Congrats! xoxo Gena

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Nick & Callie: A sneak peek


Just sharing a peek into a beautiful couple’s engagement session… Be back soon with more!




Miranda & Jordan: Hitched, (last year!)


I love this couple. They are hot hot hot…and they kinda met on my blog. (long story, but it’s a rad one!) I was so happy I got to take pics of these two during their short visit in California last month! (These two just moved from Brazil…to China!)


I love my cute little train station location :)

Miranda…you are hot hot hot.

MJ & Jordan- good luck in China! We will miss you two! xoxo

Megan: Sneak Peak

Just met up with the most gorgeous girl for her senior session…to say we had fun is a total understatement!







Be back soon with much more!

Up before the sun…


Can’t wait to share this very early morning shoot with you!
Be back soon with more of this beautiful mama-to-be.


Ryan & Kandie Family


I am so happy to share this session with you! This family is simply adorable…

First, let me introduce the parents…..Meet Ryan….

and his stunning wife Kandie. (I so love Kandie’s little owl skirt!)

I think these two are just plain gorgeous…and they have two really cute babies… Their youngest is Evelyn..

yup… she’s pretty dang cute…

Next is Gray. This little fellow is so adorable! He was all smiles & fun…

Don’t you just love little Gray’s face in this one!


Kandie is such a gorgeous Mother.


Love the feeling in these two..

A little location change…and a whole lot of fun…

I love capturing families just being …them…not too much posing…just real togetherness…


Some fruit snacks to bribe the kids…worked like a charm :)

(I love the quilt they are sitting on! I actually borrowed this gorgeous handmade masterpiece from my Mom. The quilt is from ShuShay. Go check her out. She’s amazing!)
Cute little Gray…making everyone giggle…

We ended the evening with five minutes of just mom and dad. The light was magic…I love this set of photos…


These two make such a good looking couple!



NOW…onto a little surprise for this cute family! Leave them some LOVE…It they reach 30+ comments from friends & family…I will gift them 5 additional enhanced images on disk…my gift to them!

pretty girl. pretty girl.

I am so happy to share a peek into this pretty session! Meet Lindsay!

(UM, HELLO GORGEOUS!)
I was so happy when Lindsay contacted me for a session…she wanted headshots for a company that she works for…but more importantly, she just wanted to treat herself to some pictures! We had a fun time meeting up and chatting over pictures …enjoy a few sneaks!


simply gorgeous…

a series of sneaks…

I’m just back from a lovely Christmas vacation! We enjoyed the snow, each other, and lots of family & to top it off,
I had quite a few fun opportunities to photograph some beautiful people throughout all of it!

I’ve got a huge pile of laundry calling my name…so in the mean time, enjoy a few sneak peeks!

Full blog posts to follow soon…

First off, a beautiful Tonya Joy wedding I assisted with.

1. Allie & David

2. During our own little family vacation…my little Emma got a few violin lessons from Grandma.

3. Gabe & Meisha 

I got to hang out with this stunning couple in the snow… (Meisha is simply ….gorgeous.)

4. Alan & Karina

I had so much fun assisting with this beautiful Tonya Joy wedding. Alan & Karina were lovely …

 

5. Ben & Alissa 

And from my most recent session- this adorable couple who is so in love.

Be back soon with much more!

 xoxo

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