My client wanted a clean and modern family photo session with with one huge request: she wanted the bottom of her shoes (red color) to be visible. This is what she wrote on Yelp about our photo session: Straight to the point, I was looking for a child photographer for my daughter and I. It was a special occasion and I had a vision in mind. Within 10 minutes of our photo shoot Fima achieved my vision. After that he was more than willing to keep going and try new and fun locations for my daughter. She is very sassy and he got great images of her personality coming through. I will definitely hire him again.
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!"
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.
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!
I love photographing families with more then one child. Another successful family photo-session!
It is always exciting to do a studio photo session with newborns and their entourage! You never know what they are going to do. This is what Vivian said after the photo session: "It was Fun and went smoothly!"
The baby cooperated big time!
I have been photographing Michelle and Pat's kids many times. So when grandma wants to have photo session with her granddaughters, here we go! Another fun photo session!
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! :)
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!
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!
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! :)
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”!
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!
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.
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.
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! :)
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! :)