Author archives: Anna

  • The Kwok Family | Oakland Family Portraits

  • It was so fun to meet up with Joyce and Keven for their family portraits, especially since I've photographed Joyce and Keven for their engagement, wedding, and maternity sessions, and now the two of them have become a family of three! We walked around Lake Merritt in Oakland and caught the best gold[...]
  • The Sandhu Family | Hayward Family Portraits

  • What an joy to photograph the Sandhu family at their home in Hayward last week. I was honored when Gurkirpal contacted me wanting to capture some portraits of his family in honor of his wife and his 31st anniversary and his mother's 91st year of life. I met them at their beautiful home in Hayward, w[...]
  • Bay Area Adventures | January, 2018

  • I've had such a jam-packed first month of the year. With Justin's visit, my birthday party, a weekend retreat, and lots of gatherings with friends, it's been a wonderful start to 2018. Here's a little look at what I've been up to.We start with a sneak peek from yesterday, the last day of the mon[...]
  • Sunsets & Self Reflection | A Dillon Beach Retreat

  • What an incredibly nourishing way to start the year. Our Lean In Circle meets once a month to discuss our personal and professional goals, learning together and supporting each other. But when someone suggested that we should expand our meeting into a weekend retreat, I think we all jumped on the id[...]
  • Cindy & Jon | Grey Silk Wedding Album

  • There has been a trend of grey wedding albums this year! And we're continuing it with this lovely book I'm sharing today: Cindy and Jon's album, with a grey silk cover and their names debossed on the front. They opted for the 8x8" size, with 40 pages to show off their beautiful photographs inside. T[...]
  • Anna's Plant Party Birthday

  • Throwing creative birthday parties for myself has become something of a tradition in the last few years. And since my birthday is in January, it's also a wonderful way to kick off the new year with a little celebration. This year I was inspired by two of my newfound hobbies from 2017: plants and pai[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | December, 2017

  • I was in the Bay Area for most of December (minus a week in LA), so of course I indulged in the time at home by making things, seeing friends, and also preparing for Tiffany and Greg's New Year's Eve wedding! See some of my highlights below. And if you're curious about my full 2017 recap, go check t[...]
  • Kim & Chris | Luxe Linen & Rose Gold Wedding Album

  • I love how Kim and Chris' wedding album came together. Since the wedding was filled with neutrals accented with metallics, the beautifully textured grey linen was perfectly paired with rose gold debossing for their album cover. You can see how it catches the light below, and you can see the full fli[...]
  • Yayoi Kusama at The Broad

  • I still feel rather ambivalent about the 'instagrammable museum' phenomenon, with galleries, installations, and exhibits designed specifically with the selfie and instagram in mind. On the one hand, I love to post these cleverly crafted images just as much as the next person, but on the other, churn[...]
  • 2017 Year in Review | 365 Seconds

  •  Another year has just flown by! When I think back on 2017, it's tempting to just brush past it and conclude that it was just like the previous few years. I didn't make any obvious life changes, and in many ways my life has settled into a pattern of photography, travels, and everyday creati[...]