Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Introducing Baby Julian! - San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

We took Regina and Harold's maternity/family photos back in July, so we definitely felt privileged and honored to be able to take a few photos of the newest addition to their family, Julian!  

We LOVE the fact that we're able to grow with our clients.  Just hearing news from our clients about getting pregnant after shooting their wedding, or to do repeat sessions with past clients to realize how much their kids have grown since the last shoot, it's one of the biggest reasons why we LOVE to do what we do.  Life is a gift, and these milestones we experience are once-in-a-lifetime blessings.

Here are some of Julian's photos with Regina.  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Alyssa Pre-Cotillion Session - San Francisco Bay Area Event Photographer

Alyssa was one of those people, that upon meeting her, you want to be her friend.  When we met her and her parents during the initial consultation, we just knew we wanted to work with her and her family!  Really good people and a good vibe makes for great images.  

Some of you have noticed that we've already done a few pre-cotillion sessions, and if you've just stumbled upon our blog, a cotillion, in relation to Filipino culture, is where the birthday girl is presented to the community as a woman upon her 18th birthday.  

Here are a few photos from her pre-cotillion/Senior photo session with us.

Happy Birthday, Alyssa!!!  Can't wait to capture your cotillion this Saturday!


Jeff & Marianne

Friday, December 9, 2011

Trina & Juan Maternity Session Preview | San Francisco Bay Area Maternity Photographer

It was a beautiful day out in San Francisco in late October.  It was warm, the ocean air was fresh, and the sun was out at the Sutro Baths.

Here are a few of the photos from Trina and Juan's maternity session.  They just had their baby a few weeks ago.  Congratulations you two!!  We can't wait to meet baby Georgia!


Jeff & Marianne

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Patacsil Family Previews | San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

Maria was referred to us by her sister Gigi, who actually was on our blog two days ago.  We did their family session at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, which offered many different backdrops, complete with a theme from a particular country (you'd have one section called "Australia" and another one called "Switzerland a couple of yards away).  Needless to say, Marianne and I were pretty excited to do their shoot here, as we love new locations we never shot before.

Here are a few previews from their family session!  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

I just love Jess' facial expression here....grrrrrrrrrrr!

Who doesn't love taking photos of their kids?  Maynard is no exception - he loves to take photos of his family everywhere they go.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Villanueva Family Preview | San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

This year has definitely been a year of change and growth!  A lot of friends having babies for the first time, getting married, or adding another addition to the family.

We had the opportunity to capture the Villanueva family again this year.  Gigi and Randy are good friends of mine, and it's a joy to watch those two grow as a couple and as a family.  Last year, we did their family session when it was just the 3 of them.  With the welcomed addition of Lucas, Cruz is now a kuya, Gigi and Randy have two little troublemakers, I mean boys, to raise, and life is good in the Villanueva household!

Enjoy the previews!

Jeff & Marianne

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jenn & Chris Plus 6 Preview | San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

We love it when we're able to watch our clients grow!  Back in July, we did Jenn's maternity session just a few days before baby Maddie came into the world.  Now, we had the opportunity to capture the entire family with the newest addition to the family.

Here's a preview of their family session we did back in October.  You'll see in the next few photos, the kids had their Halloween costumes on!

Jeff & Marianne

Introducing Maddie....as a cupcake.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kirsten - Pre-Cotillion Session | San Francisco Bay Area Event Photographer

Marianne and I have been very fortunate to be referred to other debutantes ever since we captured Jaymee's cotillion back in August!

With that said, we'd like to introduce Kirsten!  For those of you that know her, we know her cotillion had already passed, and yes, we will be posting previews of that soon, but, we are so behind in our blog that we're just posting this now, so there!!!

Here are a few photos from her pre-cotillion session....enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jen & Albert - now featured on Magnetstreet Weddings blog!!!!!

We are VERY happy to announce that one of our couples was featured on Magnetstreet.com's wedding blog!!!  And of course, images by yours truly!!!! Congratulations to Jen & Albert and thank you all for your support!!  This is our FIRST time being published in a wedding blog!!!!!! We feel truly blessed!!!

To view this blog, click on the image below.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Jeff & Marianne

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jen + Albert Wedding Previews | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

When I think of Jen & Albert's wedding, I think about fate and how particular turn of events happens for a reason.  It's my belief that people come and go into your life to serve a purpose - sometimes its a friend, other times, its your future husband or wife.  The timing couldn't be more perfect for these two, and it shows in their love for each other and the love that surrounds them by family and friends.  

I know we haven't posted a blog for AWHILE, but trust me when I say this - we've been crazy busy, not just with our photography, but in our personal lives as well.  With things settling down and now that we're a bit caught up, we are now ready to carry on with our blog, which means we have a TON of blogs that we are going to be putting out in the next few weeks. =)

Without further delay, here are previews from Jen & Albert's wedding!  Enjoy!

Jeff & Marianne

St. Vincent's in Vallejo.  I remember coming here as a kid during special occasions with my grandma.  They've really renovated the church and it looks absolutely amazing; much different from what it used to look like.


Every wedding has its moments...for Marianne and I, we really had to fight back our tears as we watched Albert dance with his mom.  It was sweet, intimate, and joyful; if those words could even describe the moment.

We love being in on surprises!  Jen had told us that she wanted to do a surprise wedding hula dance for Albert.  She hadn't done hula for awhile, but she pulled it off beautifully.  Go Jen!!!!!!