Archive for 'PORTRAITS'

November 13, 2012

Charlotte & Phillip first came to me three years ago when they did an engagement session. Since they got married in Hong Kong they wanted to have some more photos in their wedding attire that would be different from their actual wedding day. A few months ago they contacted me wanting to do a day after session, so we headed over to Napa for a quick trip to grab these stunning portraits. Napa never fails! It was also cute that strangers would congratulate the “newlyweds” although they’ve been married for a few years!

The weather was amazing and the flowers were blooming. I honestly could not have asked for better conditions. I probably could have stayed in that little field a l l  d a y  l o n g. It was just that gorgeous!

Hair & Bouquet – Stephanie Lau (

January 25, 2012

I typically don’t like to post two family sessions back to back, but I couldn’t help myself because I just wanted to share these images! I’m beginning to really  love doing family sessions. I think back at how often my own family has said “Oh! We need to take another family photo!” yet we tend to make up excuses; when I lose 5 more pounds, when I grow out my hair, when I have more time. And then years go by and now we’ve missed many opportunities, sadly sometimes even family members and we can’t help regret wishing we did take that photo. I’m realizing more how much I cherish capturing these moments for my clients.

Meet the gorgeous Curtis family! Their two daughters Meryn + Lyvia are the cutest ever! Sean is the pastor at GRX SF a church in the Mission in SF and Kerry cooks the most delicious food! I really hope you guys had as much fun being photographed as I had photographing you!


Can these two be any more precious?

I love the next set of photos. I feel like it shows their personalities so well! Meryn is totally free spirited and adventurous whereas Lyvia is a little more shy and reserved.

They were pros by the end of the shoot!

December 02, 2011

I first heard of April & Brian when some of my dearest friends started doing youth ministry at Newsong with them. When April officiated the wedding of my friends that’s when I first got to chat with her and I could see why they were so in love with her. She just has this amazing personality that grabs your attention.

It was through Newsong that I heard about their life journey. Having struggled with infertility and trying for years to start a family.  The road to starting a family can be rough for so many and can bring pain, suffering and tears . And then they had a shift in their thinking and their plan. Maybe God’s Plan A wasn’t for them to have their own biological children, but to adopt. That started another new and amazing story; the adoption of their two beautiful children from Ethiopia. I couldn’t help but follow them in their journey as I was utterly captivated.

Once they brought their kids home I knew I wanted to be part of their journey as well. I offered them a portrait session because my heart longed to be part of their story. I wanted to be able to capture their life at that moment as a new family of 4.

Well if I had blogged this session a long time ago when I took these portraits that would have been a lovely end, but now their story gets even sweeter. Just this week April announced that she is expecting!!! I couldn’t be happier for them!

If you want to be encouraged please visit their blog. I promise their story is quite amazing!
Plan A : Ethiopia

This is the bench where April came to pray monthly for 3 years as she struggled with starting a family. It was amazing to be able to place her family on this very spot and see it come full circle. 

Meet Judah!

Meet Addise!

Absolutely loved her necklace! A heart for Africa.

A photo of Addise to celebrate turning 1 in her traditional Ethiopian dress!

Last but not least, the loving parents. So happy and so excited for you guys as you become a family of 5!!!!








September 30, 2011

I love photographing baby sessions! Mix in your furry little friend and I’m in heaven!

Meet Dumbledore!

Meet sweet baby Aria!

Meet the fam!

May 23, 2011

It’s amazing to see how little ones change so fast! My niece is now 21 months!!! Only 3 more months until she turns 2! I can’t believe it, a full-fledged toddler! She’s an endless ball of energy, has her own language (but my whole family understands her), she’s fiercely opinionated, independent & social, and she makes my heart melt everyday.

We did this quick shoot of her a few months ago when she was 1.5. My sister and I literally thought “Oh man, we need to document this day.” So we took her outside our house in whatever outfit we could find and took a few photos. The light was oh so pretty! It’s actually quite difficult to get a good photo of Karly because she’s so active and she absolutely refuses to smile on command, but I think I managed to capture a few here!

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