San Rafael, Marin Family Portrait Photographer. Petaluma Portrait Photographer. Kabat Family.

When the backlight tips just rightly so on your family portrait session at China Camp Beach in Marin County you get this splendid halo of light.  I love how fleeting it is and if you don’t shoot fast you will miss it. We had a lot of fun exploring all the backdrops for the Kabat Family Holiday Portrait session.  Look at all that luminescent light!

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.

Family and Children’s lifestyle photographer in Petaluma. Robindira Unsworth and Family

What can be said about the brilliant designer and uber amazing Robindira Unsworth.  She is such an inspiration that I tear up when I talk about her.  Her jewelry designs are works of art and she’s the kindest and most hard working woman I know.  And Robbie is always there to manifest her vision with his steady and strong passion for his family.  And no wonder they created this little girl dynamo!  She is so gorgeous and just a love to be around.  Wishing this family fun and love forever and I hope I get to be their family portrait photographer for years to come.  It’s fun unveiling the next chapter by documenting children’s lifestyle photography and getting to see what’s going on inside other creative people’s lives.  Please go visit Robindira’s gorgeous jewelry website or her two stores located in Petaluma, CA. Robindira Unsworth Jewelry and Robindira Unsworth Home.

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 Gantenbeins

I love love love this family!  They couldn’t be cuter and it was so to photograph them with this beautiful light under the live oak trees.  We had them on the tire swing as who doesn’t like a tire swing in their family photographs?  I love being a family and children’s photographer especially when you get these adorable smile behind your lens!  All these family portraits were shot at a private home in the county in Petaluma.