Family Photography


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Downtown Martinez not only has the perfect background for senior photos, the light hits the downtown so beautifully! Martinez is home to my studio, which makes it the perfect spot for senior photos! Your senior is able to change their outfit from the privacy and comfort of my downtown Martinez studio. The senior girls can […]

Family Photography

May 24

Senior Photos | Martinez, CA

senior photo of girl in downtown martinez smiling at the camera
100 Days baby at studio photo shoot session

Many cultures celebrate baby’s 100th day, and photo shoot to commemorate the day is such a fun add on! As Walnut Creek is such a culturally diverse area, I’ve been honored to photograph many 100 days sessions. How do you photograph a 100 days baby? I often get asked logistically how these work. 100 days […]

Family Photography, Newborn Photography, Studio Photography

May 17, 2024

100 Days Photos | Walnut Creek, CA

I feel like so often we are only seeing senior photos for the girls! In the Walnut Creek area, it’s usually in a beautiful hillside, filled with some of the East Bay wildflowers. But there are some wonderful spots for the boys also! Senior Photos for the Guys For the boys, I really love the […]

Family Photography

May 1

Senior Photos | Benicia

Senior photo in industrial area of Benicia
first birthday decorations prior to a cake smash session

While most of my cake smash sessions happen in my studio in Downtown Martinez, some families opt to have these milestone sessions in their own home. When doing this, it’s common to add this on to coverage of baby’s first birthday party. Why Choose an In Home First Birthday Cake Smash? While there are many […]

Family Photography, Studio Photography

April 30, 2024

First Birthday & Cake Smash Photos | Lafayette, CA

Cake smash photo sessions are quick, easy and tons of fun! When booking your photo session, you’ll have the choice to have them done in my studio in Downtown Martinez. There are a few things to consider for each, so I’ll go over a few details! Studio Cake Smash Photos Cake Smash Clean Up The […]

Family Photography, Newborn Photography, Studio Photography

Apr 28

Cake Smash Photos – Walnut Creek

girl in flower crown looking at camera

What ages work for portrait sessions? I have babies and children from 6 months and up in my studio for these fun portrait sessions. My passion is working one on one with children and getting them to have fun during there photoshoot! Is my kid too shy or too energetic? Absolutely not! For babies and […]

Family Photography, Studio Photography

April 12, 2024

Children’s Portraits in Martinez

If you’ve followed my journey, it’s no surprise that I’ve been busy with my new Martinez Photography Studio! I had the special honor of taking special first communion photos for a local family last week! If you are planning to use your children’s studio portrait session for first communion photos, please make sure to let […]

Family Photography, Studio Photography

Apr 2

First Communion Photos – Walnut Creek

boy in white suit holding his jacket over his shoulder
mom in salmon maternity dress stands in a field of yellow wildflowers

Spring in Walnut Creek means colorful hills speckled with wildflowers! From the yellow mustard flowers that pop up in late January / early February, to the orange poppies and blue lupine that spring up in later spring, I can’t think of many settings more perfect for a maternity photography session than wildflower fields! Scroll through […]

Family Photography, Maternity Photography

January 6, 2024

Wildflower Maternity Photos

Walnut Creek is covered in wild flowers in the spring, making it the perfect time for family or maternity photos. The hills are covered in yellow mustard flowers, orange poppies, and blue lupine! Last year mustard flower mini sessions were the incredibly popular and for a good reason! These are so unique to the Walnut […]

Family Photography, Maternity Photography

Jan 4

Mustard Flower Mini Sessions in Walnut Creek

a girl puts yellow mustard flowers in her sisters hair. they are in a huge field of wildflowers
3 siblings on a blanket. 2 sisters kiss the cheeks of their little brother.

So as a family photographer, I’m biased. Of course I think it’s a great idea to have family photos taken! You can even read about how I prepped my own family for our photos! But here, I interview a few other moms to find out why they chose to have family photos taken! “A little […]

Family Photography

November 13, 2023

Why (or why not) Get Family Photos!