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!

Editorial and Headshot Photographer in Petaluma. Children’s Portrait Photographer in Sonoma County.

Mill Valley Portrait Photography Session with The Cozza Family. Petaluma Portrait Photographer.

Event Photographer in Ross and Kentfield, Marin County. Side by Side Fundraiser.

Such a grand turnout at the most beautiful estate in Kentwood for Side by Side.  They are changing their branding for their school which provides education and support for under privileged children in Marin County.  Loved being a part of this fundraiser and seeing such good people who truly care.

Wedding Photography at Deer Park Villa, Fairfax in Marin County. Leah and Matthew.

Wow.  What a beautiful day this was.  I mean the love between Leah and Matthew is off the chart and their devotion to their four children is even more mind staggering.  The children were a part of every celebration and they loved it –even with a newborn attached to them most of the evening.  The venue, Deer Park Villa in Fairfax which is in the heart of Marin County near Samuel P. Taylor National Park is awe inspiring.  The redwoods tower above you giving you a peek at the star filled sky.  Such an emotional and authentic ceremony and reception gave me pause and event planner, Chiara DeJoy, made sure everything was just exquisite! I wish these two the absolute best life has to offer.

Family and Childrens Portrait Photographer in Petaluma, Sonoma County. The Campbell Family.

Love photographing these family and children’s portraits and this little girl is so darling!  We had so much fun as I photographed them at their home and so everyone was so at ease.  I love lifestyle photography and getting to be a spy for the day as I look for magical moments.  Being a family and children’s portrait photographer in Petaluma in Sonoma County is the the most incredible thing ever.  Family and children’s portraits are everything!

Belvedere Tiburon Family and Childrens Portrait Photographer. The Ivory Family.

The Ivory Family is just wonderful and all are super photogenic.  It doesn’t hurt either that Dirk’s home is over looking the San Francisco Bay and with views like that you’d be hard pressed not to get fantastic family portraits. There is a caveat though as photographing portraits on a sunny day where the backdrop is lighter than your subject you have to add fill flash.  That way the people you are photographing aren’t underexposed.  It’s a finely tuned nuance photographers have to master if you want beautifully lit subjects with backgrounds like this.  But, we did it and have gorgeous photos for life!

Wedding photographer at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, Marin County. Stacey and Matt.

The Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA, is a magical place for a wedding. Stacey and Matt made it even more magical with sparklers illuminating the air as they strolled off together into their future…I love wedding photography with sparklers!  And the gardens at MAGC are spectacular.  I particularly love the wedding couple shot of them under the massive live oak tree.  And anytime you can blow out twinkle light in an artistic way with beautiful bokeh you should!  Wedding photographs look so artistic and beautiful that way!  I like to shoot my aperture at 1.8 to make the depth of field very slim to none to give that Monet art feel in the background.  Love being a wedding photographer in Marin and wish Stacey and Matt the best life together.  BTW, Matt is quite the talented photographer himself.  I was impressed!

 

 

 

Wedding photographer at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, Marin County. Anna and Chris.

I love being a wedding photographer at The Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA in Marin County!   The rose gardens were gorgeous and the perfect setting for a wedding portrait of the couple kissing.  For the bride’s portrait Anna wanted to have some gold glitter in her photos so she blew away some gold dust and we got the sparkly wedding photos she wanted.  Such a great couple and I wish them the best!  xoxo