My Family photo session with Amy

This is the second time I was photographing Amy and her family. The weather was not ideal, but it did not matter. The photo session was in China Beach in San Francisco. We got great photos from this child photo session. On top of this, Amy’s daughter is a climber, just like her parents. What fun!

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

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

 

 

 

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

Modern San Francisco Family Photography

I have been photographing Kristina and Mike what seems like forever: their engagement, their wedding, a model for a day photo session, their newborn daughter photo session, their daughter's one year portrait session and now their daughter's 2 year anniversary. Love it when my clients trust me with their milestones! San Francisco modern family photography

San Francisco modern family photography

San Francisco modern family photography

San Francisco modern family photography

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San Francisco modern family photography

San Francisco modern family photography

San Francisco modern family photography

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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 Family Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Family Photography

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San Francisco Family Photography

San Francisco Family Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

San Francisco Child Photography

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

A modern San Francisco Family Photographer

I love it when my clients choose their home for family photography: kids are very comfortable in their own environment. This is what we did with Bethanne and her family. After photographing in their home, off to a near-by park. Kids are happy again! Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern San Francisco family photographer.

Modern 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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A family photography

When I met Marina for consultation, she expressed interest in creating classical studio family portraits. At the same time, she really liked my outdoor photography. Well, in that case, let's do both. We can start in the studio and then move to the beach, which is only 5 minute car drive from the studio.  We accomplished both goals! :) San Francisco Family Photography

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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 Family Photography

It was my privilege to photograph Lyna and her family in their Nob Hill home in San Francisco. The views from their roof were spectacular. And so were the family photos.  We planned to do a family photo session in their home and then move to Crissy Fields. Unfortunately, the wind was not cooperating. As with all my photography, I guarantee the results, regardless of circumstances. Including weather.  So we rescheduled the session for next day. Next day, while driving to the photo session at Palace of Fine Arts, Lyna called me and told me that her 4 year old fell asleep in the car. In my experience as a child photographer, waking kids up is never a good idea. My guarantee still in place we rescheduled again. Everyone was in great spirits the following day and we got what was our goal. A modern San Francisco Family photography

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Display at Mama Lounge in San Francisco

I was thrilled when Amy, who is the owner of Mama Lounge in San Francisco asked me to display my work in her office. Mama Lounge San Francisco clinic in Laurel Village specialties are natural medicine for Fertility, Prenatal and Postpartum. Since my specialties are Maternity Photography and Newborn photography, it is a perfect location to display my work!

Newborn and Maternity 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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Homage to the Stars Photography

There was a great article in last Sundays Chronicle of my clients Frank, Sonny and their daughter Ava about their costume skills, especially for Halloween. To see the article Click Here

I had the privilege to photograph them and their spectacular outfits for the last several years. Each outfit is hand made! Each photograph was designed to look and feel like original poster or photograph from the movies.

Elizabeth Taylor, Lisa Minnelli, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gabor, Cher, etc... It does not matter. Ava can play the part of all of them.

Here is a compilation of my favorite photographs from our portrait photography sessions:

 

Scarlett

Scarlett

Rita Hayworth

 

Scarlett O"Hara

Scarlett O"Hara

Scarlett O"Hara

Scarlet O"Hara  with  Rhett Butler

Ava Gabor

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gabor

Rita Hayworth with Rita

Cher

Sonny and Cher

Sonny and Cher

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra with Mark Anthony and Julius Cesar

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra

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Lisa Minelli

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra

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Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra

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An Executive Portrait Photo Session with help! :)

I was hired by Amy Gordon from Mama Lounge to photograph her staff for her website. As usual, I told her to bring anything she and her staff needs to be more relaxed during session. Well, the kids are always helpful when it comes the time to relax! Since the kids were present and I am a child photographer, the kids were part of our executive portrait photo-session.

Executive portraits
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A Family portrait session

I love photography challenges.  In this photo session with Kelly, her family and her pets, we could not overcome cat's reluctance to go to the beach! :) So we had to photograph cat at home and then go to the beach with the dog. Who said that fog ruins photography! We had great time and photos to prove it!