Sunday, September 12, 2010

Holiday Mini Sessions!

You asked for got it!  The Holiday Mini-Sessions are back and better than ever!  This year there will be three dates in the East Bay - Sunday October 10, Sunday October 17, and Saturday, November 6.  And...for one day only I will be holding Mini Sessions in Pacific Palisades (LA, Baby!) - on Saturday, October 2 (only two spots left!).   The package includes 3 digital negatives chosen from your gallery of 5-10 images, $250.00.

Last year, spots sold out quickly...reserve your spot today!

Friday, July 30, 2010

....This Just In....

I'm heading to L.A. to do a day of Holiday Card Mini Sessions! I will be in Pacific Palisades on Sunday, August 8 and have a few slots left in the morning contact me soon for details and to book your spot!
Some random happiness to share - the first few are with my new Canon 35 mm 1.4L lens...dang I love me an amazing prime! This lens is amazingly sharp and the bokeh is dreamy creamy...check it out!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Isn't She Lovely...

12 day old Little Missy here had me wrapped around her finger at first goo! So alert from the start, she was more than ready and willing to participate in her first modelling (!) session with me. A breeze to photograph, and her gorgeous mama was too! (Man I wish I looked that good just after my first child was born!). Congrats on your beautiful daughter, B & C, she's a dream!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Poetry in Motion

I think about this quote by Emerson when shooting--esp. shooting women:
"Beauty without expression is boring."

And aim to photograph with my own corollary:
"Beauty with poetic expression is photographer's nirvana."

As always, big shout out to my friend and mentor, Christa Meola (

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Just Random Happiness....

Maybe because it's finally summer here in the Bay Area. We can put our boots and umbrellas away, and bask in the sun! A few of my recent favorites, a collection from a few different shoots these past few weeks...

And the last one makes me happy, because, well, she's my girl and I love everything about that image, including the fact that her beloved Wilbur is on her lap. She loves him so much that we have an extra one, just in case one disappears....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

1st Birthday!

One of my favorite things about children's photography is following the youngster's life. I love seeing how they grow and change, from sleepy newborn perfection to swinging the world by the tail a short 12 months later! I first shot this little man as a bump in his mama's tummy, then as a 5 day old, and now, on his first birthday!
Congrats on your beautiful family, my friends. Thanks for letting me capture the love!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Mornings

are the best. especially when we have no plans for the day. Mommy gets to sleep in. I get to make challah french toast. it's 8:45 and Hannah is swinging on the swing - one of her favorite pasttimes. Ben is shooting me with his nerf gun - one of his most prized possessions from his bday. life is good.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4 Beauties, 1 Marathon

Is this even a job? I could do this all day long. Although maybe next time I won't join the ladies in a glass of champagne at noon....I was toast by the time we were done! I have to thank the gorgeous girls for being game to some of my more unusual ideas, but I think it worked out! You'll notice differing processing on some of these, intended to highlight the different personalities. Big shout out to my mentor and friend, Christa Meola (, for her generous tutelage and unending patience.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Charming Hostess!

OK, so first there were babies. And babies are good.

And then there was boudoir. And well, Boudoir, is boudoir is boudoir ;0

And now - the amazing musical ensemble Charming Hostess entrusted me with shooting images for their upcoming multi-national project at The Yerba Buena Gardens. It's called The Bowls Project---and it's an interactive sound installation that is opening July 8! You can find out more on their site:

I'm honored - I've been a fan for so long and wow, you guys are so talented! I'm just floored every time you sing. I honestly almost dropped my camera when you started singing this afternoon....

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Little Sack of Sugar

...I could just eat him up! Mr. M set the bar sky-high with his super chill attitude! Honestly, newborns just aren't supposed to be this easy to shoot....what a trooper!
Congrats, my friend - he is just divine. I can't wait to get my lens on him again!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oh, Spring!

One of my favorite days of the year is spring forward! The promise of longer days, the weather turning warmer, the end of all the rain (!!) what better way to try and capture that feeling than with an image! I think little Miss S on the swing pretty much sums it up for me.
Thanks for being so patient and wonderful, LW Family! I had a blast!