Fairfax and Marin family and children’s portrait photographer. The Brook Family in Marin County.

Who doesn’t love secrets?  They are that ephemeral thing like a butterfly you want to hold onto forever, but alas…..the journey is short.  I loved shooting this family’s portraits in Fairfax in the redwoods.  It’s all about the little moments.

Family and Childrens Portrait photographer in Petaluma, Lifestyle and documentary. Sonoma, Sebastopol, Marin, Healdsburg. Cover Family Photography Session

The Covers family portraits were shot in the mustard fields of Petaluma in Sonoma County.  I photographed them in an artistic style for a photo session in a local magazine called Historic Life of Petaluma.  These photographs were shot photo journalistically and  laid out in an editorial style with a write up of this beautiful family and the Foundry Wharf which is a warehouse district the Cover family owns down by the Petaluma River.  The Foundry Wharf houses Aqus Cafe and many other business and boutique shops. Photographing the children was a delight as I let them run around their parents properties and shoot them in true photo journalism style which is how I think kids convey their true selves.

 

Petaluma Family and Childrens Portrait Photographer in Sonoma County. The Battaglino Family.

Nothing beats Marin and Sonoma County in the Fall for family and children’s portrait photography.  The leaves scream bold colors which are perfect backdrop for your kids portrait session and their photos will embolden you to do it every year.  Each backdrop is like a impressionistic painting when you shoot a shallow depth of field which I love to do so children and the family shine in their family photos.  I love Steve Battaglino whom is the best chiropractor in Petaluma should you find yourself in need of one.  His website is Battaglino Family Chiropractic in case you should find you need one.  Best to his family!

Petaluma Family and Childrens Portrait Photographer in Sonoma County. The Aime Family.

Is there anything more inviting than a door?  I love framing children and families in doors in their family portrait photography.  It’s like a welcoming in of sorts and natural light is usually also at it’s best in the frame of a doorway.  It’s not unusual for me to take a jaunt around a family’s neighborhood looking for great backdrops for family and children’s portraits in Sonoma and Marin County.   These little spitfire girls were bursting with personality and I had a ton of fun photographing them in this lifestyle shoot.

Petaluma Family and Childrens Portrait Photographer, Sonoma County. The Ribeiro Children.

Children’s and Family Portraiture is all about making it fun and comfortable for everyone.  Because deep down we all want to be seen and heard and shine!  Natural lighting for family and children’s portraits is also key as you want it be dynamic but I like to shoot with the most shallow depth of field so you have beautiful bokeh.  That way the children or family you are shooting is the star of the photograph and the background enhances it by looking like a gorgeous Monet painting. And voila!  Look at these two sisters whom I just adore to pieces and in fact so does my son, Hudson.  So stinking cute are Lucia and Mila.  xoxo

Children’s portrait photographer in Tiburon, Marin County. Brynn Birthday Party.

I am oh so lucky to have been the birthday photographer for this lovely lady since she turned one.  This is  her 3rd birthday and I cherish every second. I love being a children’s portrait photographer and Tiburon delivers spectacular backdrops.  Marin birthday parties for children are a blast and I love that I get to be the photographer documenting all these perfect little moments that make up a family.

Family and Childrens Portrait photographer in Petaluma, Lifestyle and documentary. Sonoma, Sebastopol, Marin, Healdsburg. The Willis Family

Look at these super fun kids!  They were hamming it up and laughing so hard while I photographed their family portraits, shot in Petaluma, CA. Their mom said she wanted to have children’s and family photographs that represented them the way they are so we let them run around the property and just be them.  She also used the silliest photo for their holiday card!  Nice move Mom!

 

Family and Childrens Portrait photographer in Petaluma, Lifestyle and documentary. Sonoma, Sebastopol, Marin, Healdsburg. The Smith Family

I was so excited to shoot The Smiths’s family portraits and in their grandparents gorgeous gardens.  The photos look so clean and crisp with a touch of Monet.  Perfect for Springtime.  I love the kids portraits here as they are so sweet with their siblings and mothers. And why not throw your family dog into the photo shoot as well?  In this photo shoot, we decided to keep it in Petaluma as that is where all the families are based.  Such a happy and adorable family to photograph for spring portraits