Sunset in Los Angeles: A Couple's Session

When I was in LA last week, I got to meet up with my friend Abi and her boyfriend Jimmy. It was wonderful reconnecting over bowls of steaming and spicy ramen! Afterwards, Jimmy's parents graciously allowed us to use their backyard as a backdrop for our casual session. The desert garden provided beautiful shade and was the perfect starting point.

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A Celebration of Fatherhood

I set out simply to document the good I see. Yes, recognizing the good in our dads shouldn't be limited to just Father's Day, but I'm grateful for the occasion that gave us the opportunity to ponder and celebrate.

As you look through the pictures, you'll see the image where Dennis holds Marlowe's arm when the waves snuck up on them. To me, that is a perfect reflection of fatherhood: always there, ready to rescue.

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A Celebration of Motherhood

This session is a celebration of the everyday beauty of motherhood. When we think of mothers, words like nurturing and caring come to mind. These motherly qualities -- looking out for the well being of another, providing comfort and laughter, and protecting them from harm -- have been woven into the natural rhythms of our lives. They are ordinary means through which we express our love, but sacrificial love is no ordinary business. What better way to celebrate this extraordinary calling than documenting the special bond between mother and child while out on an adventure at Muir Beach.

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Point Reyes Lighthouse

Last Saturday, we finally got the opportunity to take a trip to Point Reyes Lighthouse with our friends. Before this trip, I had seen several photographs of the lighthouse, and most of them showcased the classic descending-down-the-long-and-narrow-staircase shot. They immediately drew me in and made me want to walk down those stairs myself.

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Exploring Kelly's Cove - A San Francisco Family Adventure Session

2018 started out amazingly with this beautiful family session right in my own neighborhood! Thankfully the date we picked just happened to be the only day that was sunny and warm! 

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Chasing Colors and Soul in Haight & Ashbury - A San Francisco Couple Session

I had just wrapped up my last family session for 2017 when I received an unexpected email from Gary. His fiancee Stella was coming to visit from Hong Kong, and he wanted to surprise her with a couple session, and he really wanted to do it at Haight & Ashbury for its quirkiness.

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