Category archives: families and children

  • Gardner Family | Oakland Family Portraits

  • It's been such a pleasure to photograph the Gardners year after year and watch their family grow. Sadly, they are moving down to Southern California this month, and they will be sorely missed up here in the Bay Area! But I fully plan to visit them down in Ojai to continue the annual tradition, as lo[...]
  • Hewett Family | Livermore Family Portraits

  • I will never forget when at the end of this session, Kristen turned to me and said, "Anna, thank you so much for taking the time to make our family feel special for a day."It's an absolute privilege for me to build relationships with my clients and to keep in touch with them even beyond their we[...]
  • The Imperfect Ones

  • Pristine, perfect, posed photos are nice. But to me, the imperfect ones are the real gems. I want to trap the sneaky little moments that fly by, because they are the split seconds that reveal our true spirits and remind us to celebrate life as it is, not just as we stage it to be.Above, one [...]
  • Little Sarah | San Gabriel Family Portraits

  • She might not be able to walk without wobbling all over the place, but she's smart as a whip! Little Sarah reads entire books and answers all sorts of questions, from "what sound does a monkey make?" to "who is the president?" (both answers are really adorable, by the way).It was a sunny Monday [...]
  • Deion's Birthday | San Francisco Family Photography

  • Prepare yourselves for cuteness overload! I was invited to photograph little Deion's second birthday party a couple weeks ago, and I had a great time wandering around with all the little toddlers. The birthday party was held at Joanna and Ray's downtown San Francisco home with all these amazing view[...]
  • Little Isla | Oakland Rose Garden Family Portraits

  • It's hard to believe it's already been a year! Last year, Isla was just turning two, and she was an adorable babble of words and not-words. Now, at age three, she's morphed into this beautiful little girl who has opinions and ideas about everything, seeks out ladybugs with her eagle eyes, and befrie[...]
  • Orinda Family Photography | Orinda Community Park

  • Wallis rolled ahead of me in her little tricycle, looking back at me skeptically, unsure of whether or not to trust this lady with a camera. She trailed behind her older brother Julian who was mostly disinterested in vetting me out. I would have to win them over, mostly by staying back and letting t[...]
  • Best of 2010: Portraits & Headshots

  • 2010 is coming to an end, which means it's time to reflect over the past year. We kick off the "best of"s with portraits and headshots. Here are just a few of my favorites from the year. Click on the links or any of the images to visit the full posts. Musicians Flautist Sasha Launer in San Francis[...]
  • Love Out Loud-- tafLabs 2010

  • My favorite thing about our "tafLabs" room is not the ten computers or the impressive mass of wires and hard drives everywhere. It's not even the six Canon DSLRs  with all their amazing lenses scattered on all the desks. (And you know how much I love my DSLRs!)No, it has nothing to do with the g[...]