Modern Family Photo Session in San Francisco

I have been photographing Kristina and Mike what seems like forever: the engagement, the wedding, first and second maternity, first and second newborn, etc. So I know what they like: they want to capture the love they have for each other and  they like their photos to be timeless without looking staged. Mission accomplished!  This is what Kristina wrote to me after seeing their family photos for the first time: "Thanks soooo soooo much Fimachka!!   Those are just remarkable!!! My jaw hurts from smiling non-stop when we were editing photos from our family photo session.Simply...... genius!"

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

How to bomb a family portrait! :)

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

Modern Family Photography in San Francisco

 

 

San Francisco Family Photography

I love photographing several families at the same time. Just like the photos below, where I photographed 2 families with 2 kids each and their parents/grandparents. Within total chaos when you have 4 very young children, we created beautiful photos. San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

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San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

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San Francisco Child and Family Photographer

I cannot thank enough Daphne and her daughter for being an amazing  models during their photo session in Golden Gate Park and then at the beach. The best compliment I could ever receive is when Daphne told me that her daughter said about photo session: "She loved it and you! She asked about you the other day. "I want to see Fima again". Everyone had fun during the photo session! San Francisco Child Photographer

San Francisco Child Photographer

San Francisco Child Photographer

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San Francisco Child Photographer

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San Francisco Child Photographer

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San Francisco Child Photographer

San Francisco Child Photographer

San Francisco Child Photographer

San Francisco Child Photographer

San Francisco Child Photographer

San Francisco Child Photographer

San Francisco Child Photographer

I have been photographing Stacy and Ethan's family since their child was born.  And every year after that.  Every year different location.It is such a pleasure seeing the growth of your clients children. I believe their son nailed down the "being super cute" part in the last photo session! :)

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

San Francisco professional photographer

Golden Gate Park Family Photography

I love photographing families and children in Golden Gate Park. So many beautiful places, so many beautiful backgrounds and when you find the right light- it's magic time. This is exactly what happened when I photographed Cherry, Charles and their daughter! Magic!

San Francisco Family Photography

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San Francisco Newborn Studio Photographer

What can I say? I love photographing newborns. The follow directions well! :) And there is no need to tell parents to look happy at the photo session. Their joy is contagious!

San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer
San Francisco Newborn and Infant Photographer

San Francisco Infant and Family Photography

I was very excited when  Michelle and Pat contacted me to photograph their one year old daughter. They wanted to create similar images I created 2 years ago with their other daughter. Having pets in photo session with 1 year old and 3 year old? Bring it on! We love challenges! Also the cake: I offer cake photo session for one year old clients. The clean-up is on the house. Sometimes one year old clients do not take kindly to the cake. The joy of being child photographer! :)

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San Francisco Family Photographer
San Francisco Family Photographer

A Fashion Portrait with a Tux!

I was very excited when Stacy called me. She mentioned that her son has a Tux from being a ring bearer last month and asked me if it’s OK to photograph him in upcoming family photo session wearing it? Are you kidding me? I love making creative and unusual photographs! Bring champagne and let’s get it started! And now we have proof that her son was ladies’s man even before puberty! :)

To make this work we needed a location where wearing a tux would be OK. Palace Hotel in San Francisco is such a place.  My motto is: “It is always better to ask forgiveness than permission!”

Lucky for us, hotel security intervened  just as we wrapped our “fashion photo session”!

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San Francisco Outdoor Infant Photography

This is the 4th photo session from our Baby Step Club with Dana, Jeff and their 1 year old son. We wanted to do it outdoors during sunset at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The weather could not have been any better. Warm and no wind. Everyone had fun! San Francisco fun Infant Photography

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San Francisco child and family photography

My philosophy when it comes to family and child photography is this: if someone has a "bad hair day", does not want to be photographed on that particular day or any other reasons; there is no point pressing the issue. The photographs will never look good. So when I started photographing Nicole's family and one member (let's say it was a dog) had a "bad hair day", naturally, we rescheduled the photo session. And we got much better results second time around.

San Francisco Family and Child portrait photography

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Newborn Photography in Danville

I have been photographing Renee and Mike for what it seems like forever. Their engagement, their wedding, their first pregnancy, their first newborn, etc... Renee mentioned one time to me that their house is shrine to my artwork. Naturally when Renee had her second child, I was there to photograph him. Knowing that Renee and Mike like, I was able to recreate the same studio look and feel in their home.

Newborn and family photography in Danville

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Baby Step Club #4

This was the 4th newborn portrait photo session for my client Dessiree and Brandon with their daughter for our baby step club series.  Our baby step club series is 4 photo sessions within one year. You save a lot of money when you choose this program. Some clients choose their 4 sessions (maternity, newborn, 6 month and one year). Some choose (newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and one year).  Most of our clients make beautiful "A Year in the life" of their child afterwards. We chose to do this final family portrait session in the studio, concentrating on their daughter. As you can see, she already knows how to make "cheese" smile! :) #San-Francisco-infant-photography

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A family studio portrait session

What can I say. I love photographing kids. They always give you what's on their mind. If they do not like the way photo session is going, they WILL let you know. Twins will give you double of that. On top of this add a newborn addition to the family. But I love challenges. Sometimes we add a additional level of challenges by getting family pets in the photos. Lucky for me, there were only twins and newborn with their parents to work with. No problem! :)

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San Francisco family and Newborn photography
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Baby step club part 3

This is the third session for Desiree and Brandon and their daughter for our baby step club. For this photo session we chose their house. _D9F0003 _D9F0007 _D9F0054 _D9F0078 _D9F0183