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Urban Setting

The fall is a busy time for family portrait photographers as we help many people get ready for their Christmas season and the cards and gifts that go along with it. Because of that, and taking care of my own four kids, I find that I don’t have a lot of bandwidth to allow for blog posts in the middle of all of that. I have been really wanting to share some photos from this session with you, though.  A few years ago when visiting a store in Redwood City, I passed this wall and old white door and knew I just had to use it in a shoot someday.  My kids were a test case a while back, but this was the first time I was able to do a client session here and it did not disappoint.  Of course, this adorable family didn’t hurt things either!


Full of Colour

From the moment I met this family, I was struck by their sweetness, genuine-ness, and love of colour.  Of course, they were the perfect family to take down to the wharf for some bright and fun shots, and the girls were patient enough to go down to the beach, too!  Turquoise hair, mustard yellow clothes, laughing girls, all kinds of curls… what’s not to love?

Celebrating 10 Years

This weekend I had the honour of spending some time with these two lovebirds at the beach in Pacific Grove as part of their 10 year anniversary weekend getaway to Carmel.  Dan and Jessie’s respect for each other and delight in each other’s company shon throughout my time with them.  May you two continue to cherish each other and laugh together for many many more years to come!


Shoreline Park

I could say a lot about these wonderful people, their open and honest hearts, their sense of style, a shared love of books and tea and people.. but I’m going to let these photos tell you a little about them, their family dynamics, love for each other, and overall cuteness.





Toro Backyard

Sometimes it is just harder to narrow down the number of photos that I give a client.  This was one of those times.  Our incredibly majestic backyard created the perfect background for our time together, and I pretty much love every single photo.  It may look like I’m sharing a gazillion photos with you all, but the fact is that this is the best I could do to give a “brief” summary of our session.  You may only be able to share a photo or two on a Christmas card but a blog allows a few more than that…  And when you look at these, you will see what I’m talking about – this gorgeous family inside and out!




marilyn wendland - February 9, 2017 - 9:56 pm

What an incredible photo shoot. Every photo fantastic. Loved the setting, the lighting, the way you capture the love and beauty of this family. Loved Jean Marie’s dress, hair and makeup by the way:)