Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Joyce & Eric Maternity Session | San Francisco Bay Area Maternity Photographer

I had known Joyce since we were little kids - we moved into the same neighborhood around the same time and went to the same schools.  Therefore, it was an absolute honor to be able to capture this time in her life with her husband, Eric!  When deciding on locations for the session, she had really wanted to have it at UC Berkeley, the college that they both went to and met for the first time.  It was interesting to hear about the places they frequented together and where they took their classes, so this place was very fitting.

Here are a few photos from their maternity session..enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

Near the Valley Life Sciences building, where they hung out the second time they met...

Near Le Conte Hall, where Joyce took her physics classes.  If you look closely, you can see the bird silhouettes in the windows behind them.  The reason behind these is to prevent birds from flying into the windows!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Alyssa's Cotillion | San Francisco Bay Area Event Photographer

Turning 18 only happens once in a lifetime and we were honored to capture Alyssa's special day. We first introduced Alyssa back in December when we posted her pre-cotillion/senior photo session. She's an absolute doll and we can't say enough about her family and friends. She definitely surrounds herself around good people. Alyssa's debut was perfect for a princess and she looked exquisite in her gown. 

Please check out some of our favorites from that night and leave us a comment or two if you'd like! 


Getting ready with help from mom. I absolutely love mother-daughter moments like this. It makes my heart smile. :)

Alyssa was always ready for the camera. I was trying to sneak a candid past her, but didn't happen. lol

Super cute sparkly heels and tiara to match!

Here are a few of the portraits we captured before the party began --

Alyssa -- gorgeous as always!! 

Photos with the Grand Court --

Details from her party and the candy bar she had set up was so yummmm!!

If I had to pick a highlight from Alyssa's cotillion I'd have to say the father-daughter dance ranks pretty high on the moments list. Now only did it start off with lots of emotion, but then the true father-daughter personalities came out. Keep scrolling down and you'll see what I mean.

Heyyyyy!!! I told you - PERSONALITY!!! I absolutely loved it and yes they did the robot. AWESOME!!

The Grand Waltz! This is the moment these kids practice countless hours for and they did an ahh-mazing job.

Another sweet moment - Alyssa being serenaded by her mom.

Ok so another moment that topped the list that night was a special video made for Alyssa by her brother Alan. Unfortunately Alan couldn't be there that night, but he sent her a special video from overseas. Just look at those reactions!

18 Roses and 18 Candles --

A personal greeting from Alyssa's brother Adrian. His speech was very personal and touching.

Mom and dad looked so proud as they watched Alyssa give her special thanks that night.
Gigi and Cesar you've been blessed with such a wonderful daughter and we were humbled to be chosen to capture her special day. Thanks again!! m&j

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bullard Family | San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

When I met with the Bullard family, little did I know that I was going to meet one of the most adorable babies e-ver!  Madi was such a trooper that day!!  She was all for the camera despite having a double ear infection (parents didn't know until later after the session)!  She's one touuuuugh cookie.  

Here are a few photos from their family session - enjoy!


Isn't she adorable?  I would have never guessed she was sick.

Yes, little cat, you may have your photo taken as you drink water...not the first time an animal photobusted during a session! But I like the touch the cat added!

Q& J were telling me how Madi started sitting up a few days before...I love capturing milestones.  It is definitely an honor. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Engagements & Couples 2011 | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Valentine's Day love is definitely in the air!!  Marianne and I wanted to take a look back at all our engagement and couple sessions we had last year in 2011.  It makes us smile just to look at each photo and remember that particular moment, time, and feeling we shared with each one of our couples.  THANK YOU for everything.  

Here are a few of our favorites from our engagement and couple sessions from last year.  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

Karen & Kevin

Alfy & Oz

Faby & Andrew

Jen & Albert

Jo Anna & Joe

Lorelei & Larry

Marili & Keo

Mary & James (our 1st engagement session!!!)

 Norma & Lenin

Trisha & Dave...months before the proposal

Trisha & Dave...the surprise proposal..LOVE!