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.

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 Bakers

Family and childrens portraits of the Bakers shot in Petaluma for their holiday cards.  Beautiful location at their yard with so much greenery for the background of their family photos.  Petaluma has such beautiful light at this time of year!  Holiday Portraits can be taken any time of the year!  Look at these adorable girls!

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

Look at this dashing family I photographed in Petaluma, Sonoma County for their family holiday photos.  Using natural light in an artistic back lit way I highlighted them like angels in their family portraits.  I love aligning the sun right behind my subjects when possible as it allows them to just glow!  Beautiful family in their holiday photos all shot in the country in Petaluma, CA!