Family Photography


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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

Apr 12

Children’s Portraits in Martinez

girl in flower crown looking at camera
boy in white suit holding his jacket over his shoulder

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

April 2, 2024

First Communion Photos – Walnut Creek

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

Jan 6

Wildflower Maternity Photos

mom in salmon maternity dress stands in a field of yellow wildflowers
a girl puts yellow mustard flowers in her sisters hair. they are in a huge field of wildflowers

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

January 4, 2024

Mustard Flower Mini Sessions in Walnut Creek

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

Nov 13

Why (or why not) Get Family Photos!

3 siblings on a blanket. 2 sisters kiss the cheeks of their little brother.

Three great looks to consider for your fall family photoshoot outfits, and why I love them for your photography session! These looks were all put together as inspo for fall mini sessions in the redwoods in Oakland, CA, but they are really quite versatile and would look great in a meadow, surrounded by mountains, or […]

Family Photography

September 28, 2023

Fall Photoshoot Moodboards – Outfits for the Family

I’m going to share my top three tips for a great family photo session with toddlers AND how they were used in my own recent family photography session! First of all, toddlers are actually my favorite age to work with. I have a 4 year old and 2 year old of my own, so I […]

Family Photography

Sep 13

3 Tips for a Family Photo Session with Toddlers

mom and toddler in a large field of yellow wildflowers

What is a Mommy and Me mini session? Just like it sounds, a mommy and me mini session is a short and sweet session that’s celebrating motherhood in all its forms. These are short sessions where I will meet you in a beautiful East Bay location and document you and your babies just as you […]

Family Photography

March 14, 2023

Mommy and Me Mini Sessions in Walnut Creek

First Things First… Before we get into the outfit tips, there’s a few things that should be in place. First, make sure you have chosen a photographer whose style you love. There are so many factors that go into choosing a photographer – there is so much talent in the Walnut Creek area, let alone […]

Family Photography

Feb 8

5 Outfit Tips for Fall Photo Sessions

A mom and dad walking down a trail in the hills.

Walnut Creek is going to have rainy falls… Not much we can do about that! Unfortunately as Bay Area residents, we know that we get all our rain for the year in the fall and winter. It’s frustrating that rainy weather falls right when everyone wants their yearly family photos. Luckily Walnut Creek is fairly […]

Family Photography

January 5, 2023

Rainy Family Photography – Walnut Creek