EASTER EGG HUNT WITH THE SVDSN

I love the Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network (SVDSN) so much. I was so excited to photograph their Spring party again. These kids were so excited about the Easter egg hunt and getting the chance to play a harp. When I was younger, I really wanted to play the harp. My mom looked into lessons and said it was too expensive haha so I had to stick with the viola instead. I’ve been seeing some of these kids since they were little and they’ve grown so much in just a few years. There’s nothing like the SVDSN so if you can connect with your local group, I highly recommend it!

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BEING SILLY IN SAN JOSE

It was so much fun getting out of my normal shoot locations! I loved scouting down in San Jose and seeing how I could work with these fun colored walls and the 50% chance of rain. Thankfully it didn’t rain and there were only a few tears shed (lol). If you have a younger kiddo who is happy to smile for 10 minutes before they want to do their own thing, minis are the perfect option!

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LOVERS AND THEIR BABE IN LOVER'S LANE

We had Lover’s Lane all to ourselves on this Saturday morning! It was so much fun exploring with Colton, who was unsure of me at first which is so funny since I’ve photographed him a few times this year. I also run into him and his parents all the time since we’re neighbors so hopefully he’ll give me the high five he owes me the next time I see him haha! These parents are some of my favorites and so silly. They would do anything to make their kiddo laugh which I love so much!

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FORMAL MORNING AT THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS

This fancy beautiful family spent their mini session with more of a formal portrait session. If you know you only want happy smiling at the camera photos for as long as the kids (and pup) can go, mini sessions are a great choice! If your kiddo takes a while to warm up and you’re looking for more candid and playful photos, a full session is definitely the way to go. Do what works best for your family!

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PALACE OF FINE ARTS ALL TO OURSELVES

I’ve known this family since this little guy was a few months old! It’s so much fun to celebrate such big milestones with them like his baptism and his first birthday. We got to explore the Palace of Fine Arts on a Monday morning and it was completely empty! It was so much fun, and I’m so glad I got to see them for the 3rd time this year! Clients that turn to be friends are my favorite.

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COUSINS EXPLORING LOVER'S LANDE

These two sisters booked back to back mini sessions so that they could grab some cousin pictures in between. I love that idea! Having a full session for multiple families and little ones usually ends up with a shorter session for each family, then the whole group, and then the kids. Especially with the little ones, they don’t want to be in front of the camera for hours (usually). We did this little guy first so he could explore and play, then he got a second wind when he got to see his cousins, and then we did the older kids who can get it done a little faster than little ones who have their own agenda.

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JUMPING INTO FOUR

When your kiddo is turning another year older and they have lots of energy, take them to House of Air! The perfect place to jump around with your friends, then take a pizza break, sing happy birthday and then you're all done. It's so nice that you just have to bring in some food, a few plates, napkins and drinks for kids (and adults). It's an easy way to have a really great and memorable birthday party!

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