This afternoon was just right. We met at Blair and Jason's home and strolled the neighborhood where they spend so much time together and with their dog Bella. We then went up to a very foggy Bernal Hill. You'll just have to come back for those tomorrow.
Spent a lovely morning relaxing in the Foster family home and documenting their newest little boy Harrison. I always love the togetherness a newborn session brings. An hour or two pausing to the hold and admire what a miracle new life is. Harrison was quite the gem that morning and having us all fall under his newborn spell.
Here is one frame from my Bernal Hill engagement session last night. Oh, the delicious fog...
This is Shannon's lovely family. We wandered around their home and ended our session making pancakes in their kitchen. It blessed me to watch how each one was connected to each other. Sessions in family's homes are my favorite. It is where everyday is spent together doing homework, making meals, relaxing, playing and loving one another. Of course I love beautiful landscapes and epic backgrounds, but a family at home together is far more beautiful and wins every single time.
This is Shannon. She has recently waged war on breast cancer. When I asked her why she wanted a few portraits, she said " I want to remember a year from now, what I looked like fighting." I can't wait to take photos next year.
My heart has been stirring awhile, still is. I want my photography to help, to heal, to bring something of importance to those that sit in front of my lens. I am starting a new series of personal work of "Portraits of Real Women". If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat further. Next up, Shannon and her family!
Weddings at family homes are so special. Haley and Riley tied the knot in her Mother's back yard and it added so much to this already incredible event. The day included romantic blooms everywhere, a poolside ceremony, and the most unbelievable sunset over looking Mt Tamalpais. These two were so relaxed and HAD FUN. It was so lovely to be a part of the family for the day and celebrate these two from behind the lens.