Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jo Anna & Joe's Maternity Session | San Francisco Bay Area Maternity Photographer

For Marianne and I, this maternity session meant A LOT to us.  We actually shot Jo Anna and Joe's wedding last year, and when they contacted us to take their maternity photos, we were elated!  We felt so honored and privileged to photograph this special moment in their lives, since we did their engagement session, their wedding, and now this!  As a photographer, I feel people might forget the special "job" (if you can call it that) that we have of capturing moments in time that our clients will hold dearly to their hearts for many years to come.

Here are a few photos from their maternity session...stay tuned for baby Anaia's newborn photos..:)

Jeff & Marianne

We've become friends with the Schillaces since their wedding last year.  It's been extremely gratifying to us to watch them grow not only as a couple, but now a family of three.

Can't you tell Joe was excited??

Jo Anna and Joe, thank you so much for allowing us to capture yet another special moment in your lives.  You two hold a special place in our hearts.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ariela & Zach's Wedding | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

I've met Ariela back in college, so I was honored when she contacted me to photograph her and Zach's wedding at San Francisco City Hall.  

Ariela and Zach actually live in the East Coast, but decided to hold their wedding out here since their families live close by.  Everyone was so nice and I had good time getting to know them.  It was also the first time their parents had met, so the day was definitely a special one for the newlywed couple.

Here are a few of their photos from their wedding day.  Enjoy!


Ariela looked absolutely beautiful in her vintage-styled wedding ensemble.  Her birdcage veil added the right touch of classic '20's to her style.

Ariela & Zach - thank you so much for allowing me to capture this special day for you!  Here's to many years of happiness and love in marriage for you two.  Hope to see you guys again, soon! ~Jeff

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Srey Family Session | San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

Hello, hello! Sorry for the delays with the blog, buuuuuut I am happy to announce that with school being officially done for me I have a little more time to help Jeff(erson) with the blog. =)

Ok so without further delay -- We'd like everyone to meet the SREY FAMILY!!! They wanted family photos with a different feel, as they've taken family photos in the park before. This time around they wanted a more urban feel to their photos. So we suggested Berkeley as the backdrop and this family was down to make the drive from Stockton to make it happen. We had such a great time -- from Woody's relaxed vibe, to Jackie's super mom ability, to 3 boys with the most personality ever -- it made for a fantastic afternoon. 

Enjoy the photos!

xoxo marianne & jeff

When I said the boys had personality I specifically meant these two -- Quinton and Preston  had us on our toes and we had to be ready to catch them at any given moment.

Now the youngest, Peyton is still a baby and was chillin.. Wait til he's a little older and I'm sure he'll be running with the other boys. We can't wait for what his personality will bring.

Jackie and Woody -  we give you props for keeping up with your trio. You two are awesome parents!!

Preston definitely acts like the younger brother - he wants to do what big brother does.  When Quinton wants to rock out, he'll rock out.  When Quinton wants to be silly, he'll be silly.  It's what brothers do. :)

Srey Family, we enjoyed spending the afternoon with you!   Thanks for making the drive from Stockton and giving us the privilege of capturing your lovely family. -- ♥m&j

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Leanne's Pre-cotillion Session | San Francisco Bay Area Cotillion Photographer

Leanne was referred to us by one of her closest friends, Alyssa, who's cotillion we photographed this past December.  Needless to say, we were excited about capturing Leanne's cotillion and have grown a tremendous liking to shooting debutantes and high school seniors because they are so much......wait for it...


When he had met Leanne and her parents, we grew a quick liking to her - she's very mature, possesses poise, she's intelligent, family-oriented, and loves fashion.  In fact, she's attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising this Summer in LA to pursue her dreams in the fashion world.

Here are a few of her photos from her pre-cotillion session we shot back in February. 


Jeff & Marianne

One thing about Leanne, she's a HUGE Disney fanatic (and so are we).  She described herself as being able to relate to Rapunzel from "Tangled" and wanted to show a little bit of her whimsical, colorful side.

Leanne collects a lot of fashion magazines, in particular, Teen Vogue.  She loves getting glammed up, and dreams of someday working in the big city in the fashion industry.

One of our FAVES.  Don't know if she knows this, but Leanne stopped traffic while we did this shot. lol

As we mentioned earlier, Leanne is very family-oriented.  This image is one of our favorites - it wasn't about lighting, composition, posing, etc...this one was all about FAMILY and LOVE.

Leanne, Mary Jane, and Roger - Thank you guys so much for giving us the opportunity to work with you!  Mary Jane & Roger - you two are blessed to have an awesome daughter!  We can't wait until next month to capture the cotillion.  See you guys soon!