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Anthony Chabot Regional Park

It’s time to introduce Stina! She’s my amazing assistant and friend. If you get a call from her, just know that she’s awesome and can help you with anything, like figuring out what to wear to your session or choosing an awesome location. She planned her whole session and it was perfect!

It was truly a gift to be able to meet up with Stina and her family on our road trip. This was one of the only sessions I’ve shown up to without any make-up on and my hair a mess after an 8 hour car ride. Sometimes that’s how it goes. And it didn’t change their photos one bit. I really love being able to stop anywhere to photograph families. This family is special since Stina is on my team helping make amazing art for our clients.

We met them at the Anthony Chabot Regional Park where they like to visit as a family. It was pretty busy, but we were able to find a few places with beautiful scenery and hardly any people which helped us focus on their relationships. I love that their joy and love can be seen throughout their photos. Their kids, Caleb and Leena, (oh, did you notice we both have boys named Caleb? I love it!), anywho… their kids are beautiful, full of joy and actually get along. Leena kept making Caleb smile and even gave him a piggy-back ride to get him to laugh.

It was fantastic getting to know them all more and seeing our kids play together. I can’t wait for the next hang out time!

Stina,

It was a joy meeting your family! Thank you for all you are doing for me and all the help you give me and our clients. I couldn’t do this without you and I hope gifting you some photos helps you know how much I appreciate you! I can’t wait to get to know you more and see what magic we will do together!

-Kelli

Aren’t we a cute team? And seriously, what’s up with my hair?

Bartz Family

Blended families can be complicated, but this family only showed signs of pure love and joy for each other. These twins had so much fun playing with mom and dad and big sis. I love all the fantastic fall leaves and the golden sunshine in this fall family photography session. 

Montello Family

When my photo friends asked if I would capture some family portraits of them, I had to say yes! So we did a quick family session down on the beach in Corona Del Mar. They don’t love photographers going down there for photos, but since we were super casual about it and only photographed them for about 20 minutes without any lights, flashes or even reflectors, it seemed to not be a problem. It really is a gorgeous place for photos so I’m thankful we had a chance to use the location at least once!

Is this kiddo not the cutest? I love following kids around and capturing the magic of life that they are experiencing! Oh, and sometimes I throw in Mom and Dad for a few family photos 🙂

When you must have an epic photo of your fur babies for your holiday card, you call your photographer for a special session. Are these Christmas pups just the cutest?

Baby Fischer turned 1!! Time to celebrate with a photoshoot at the park! His mommy wanted a fall session with leaves everywhere. So what do you do when you need fresh, dry leaves for a photo session but you know the park will be groomed right before you get there so you wonʼt get the leaves you want? You go collect them. Actually, my intern, Carly, collected them for us. Thank you Carly! Isnʼt Fischer so sweet?

Getting teenagers to participate in a family photo session is so hard, but these two were great in front of the camera. I tried not to direct them too much so we could capture some really beautiful images of the whole family just being with each other. I love the images of them walking near the water!

I met Alyssa through Young Life and was so excited when I found out she was having a baby! This is little Kelly (after Kelly Slater the surfer). Alyssa even met Kelly Slater out in Huntington Beach at a big surf competition and had him sign her big pregnant belly. I wish I would have been there to capture the moment! Welcome to baby Kelly, itʼs been great getting to know you so far!

Iʼve literally known Jeff my entire life. Heʼs like a brother to me and I could not be more excited for their sweet little baby to enter the world. Jeff and Carly came by the studio for some traditional maternity portraits. I had some fun with lighting and I got a gorgeous art image for them too!

When Linda and John decided to get married, they knew the first step was to join the family together. What better way to unite the family than a family photography session at the beach? The best part is that Chrisʼs girlfriend got to be part of it too! I think for my first family sessions, we got some great portraits and captured some fun family memories for them to share for a lifetime!

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