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

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 Children’s Portrait Photographer. The Low Family.

I love shooting family portraiture in my hometown of Petaluma.  There are so many great backgrounds for family portraits and children’s portraits around this historic town.  The Low Family is a very artistic and theatrical group so we had fun doing different set ups in various areas around town.

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

Love love love being a Family and children’s portrait photographer in Petaluma.  I travel to Mill Valley in marin County to photograph children’s and family portraits as well and these adorable boys made the trip totally worth it.  We had so much shooting these lifestyle photos and laughed our heads off.  These photos capture so much as documenting your kids is the most wonderful thing you can do for them and for you!

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!

Family and Childrens Portrait Photographer in Petaluma. The Bisordi Family.

Ummmmmm…..vwatt???  Look into those tide pool blue eyes!  Let’s say Monica and Frank can make a cute baby!  Love here to pieces.  This was so sweet as I also photographed her mommy and Daddy’s wedding at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco a few years before.  So it was so fun to meet them and Monica’s extended family at The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to take some family and children’s portraits.  Love getting to be a family and kids portrait photographer for my clients after I’ve photographed their wedding.  I get to be a part of their journey the whole way through.  It’s quite an honor and I’m so amazed by how fast these families grow!

Maternity Portrait Photographer in Petaluma, Sonoma County. Desiree and Austin.

Getting to be a maternity photographer is one of my favorite things as there really is nothing more exciting than bringing a child into the world.  It’s such a fun creative time to get to explore ideas in your maternity portrait photography.  I love using natural light and if you can see the sun rays almost beckoning Desiree and Austin’s baby to come out and see the light, you’ll understand how magical light is.  We did their maternity session at a private ranch off D Street in Petaluma in Sonoma County and we had fun exploring the property.  We were about to wrap up when Austin says, “Wait, we need one more maternity photograph.”  Then, he goes over to his truck and grabs his hunting rifle and he says….”This is for all the boys that are gonna try to date my daughter.”  Both Desiree and I could not stop laughing.  This little one is gonna be Daddy’s little girl for sure!

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.