Monthly Archives: August 2013

Jeff, Nicole and Natalia – San Jose Adopting Family Photography

I am excited to share the photos from this family session.  Jeff and Nicole are a lovely couple who are in the process of adopting a child and I felt so honored to take photos for their adoption portfolio.

As a mom, this session really resonated with me and I wanted these portraits to really reflect Jeff and Nicole’s sweet family.   Luckily, my work was made easy by the fact that Jeff and Nicole are a naturally wonderful couple…

… with the cutest daughter and adorablest (that means most adorable) dogs.

The expressions on the dogs crack me up.

You can tell that Bacall and Honey adore Natalia.  And Natalia adores them as well; she spent most of our session, running around, feeding them and getting them water.  She is definitely prepared to be a big sister.

Nicole calls Natalia her miracle child.

After taking the portraits we needed for the portfolio, we were able to squeeze in some extra photos for good measure.  Nicole read Natalia a book…

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… while Jeff threw her in the air.

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Nicole and Jeff, thank you so much for allowing me this opportunity to be a part of your adoption journey!  I am looking forward to see where it will lead your family!

Natalie and Carleton – Los Altos Maternity Photography

Natalie and Carleton are one of the coolest couples you will ever meet.  I first met Natalie and Carleton through friends a few years ago and everytime we have been able to hang out, it’s always a fun time.  If you are ever lucky to meet them, make sure to ask to see the bicycle video.  Trust me on this one.

A few months ago, I received a mysterious email from a Mrs. D asking about scheduling a maternity shoot.  It was from Natalie and I was so excited to find out that they were expecting!

So early one Saturday morning… okay, REALLY early one Saturday morning, Natalie, Carleton and I met up for their maternity session!

It is always kind of a personal challenge for me to photograph friends because I so want them to love the results… which is the same reason it’s always a special treat as well!  Also, I get to ask if they’ll meet me at the crack of dawn on a dark hiking trail.

Carleton kept us laughing throughout the session with his wit and humor.  Natalie was a great sport, hiking up and down hills at my direction.  She’s a runner so I suppose a little walk wasn’t a big deal for her.

They are going to be such awesome and fun parents!

Natalie and Carleton, thank you for allowing me to take these photos for you!  Despite the time mixup, glitter mess, and extra long session of hiking, I hope you like these first photos of your little one!  I can’t wait to meet your little guy!