LOVING ON MOM AT PALACE OF FINE ARTS

I have photographed this family two years in a row and have also seen them at birthday parties. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing clients who you didn’t know were friends. I imagine it’s like seeing couples you photographed at a wedding you’re currently photographing. I loved seeing how strong this mom was also. She lifted up both boys! She is just the greatest and up for anything to get her boys to laugh and have some fun. I loved focusing this session on this sweet mom and all her boys. There’s nothing better.

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THE PETTING ZOO COMES TO THE MARINA

This was my first petting zoo party, and I was so excited to photograph it- especially when I found out that the petting zoo was coming to us! These parents were so brave to bring a whole zoo into their garage. The kids couldn’t have been more in love. It was so great to watch these kids pet and hold all types of animals. I would definitely recommend a petting zoo party at some point!

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COZY FAMILY PHOTOS AT HOME IN KENTFIELD

I love home sessions! You might think your house isn’t the best fit because it’s messy, there’s no light, it’s cramped, etc. Your home inside might not have the best light, but you can always go outside! We took a few family photos on the stairs with the front door open for extra light. Then we went outside and found a great spot to cuddle up on. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it’s your family and that’s what makes it perfect.

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FAMILY OF FOUR AT THE WHITE ROCKS IN ST GEORGE, UTAH

This was the last family session during my Bounce Like A Boss Workshop. I was so sad to see this workshop end but how insanely gorgeous are these white rocks!? I loved photographing this sweet family. They were so much fun and willing to adventure all around. This is also a great example of how to wear white at a family shoot so it doesn’t look outdated but instead classic. I hope you’ve enjoyed these sessions from the workshop as much as I loved photographing them, but I doubt that’s possible! If you’re a photographer and are looking for a workshop, I highly suggest the Bounce Like A Boss Workshop or anything where BreAnne, Alyssa or Kenny will be! They are so talented!

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IN HOME FAMILY SESSION IN ST GEORGE UTAH

The Bounce Like A Boss Workshop was so incredible! I learned so much from BreAnne, Alyssa and Kenny. They were so incredibly open with their whole process, which is so rare. We spent the morning going over everything from inquiry to delivering a gallery. This was our first session of the day. Their house was so beautiful! They most ideal house with excellent light. It was so fun seeing how BreAnne, Alyssa and Kenny posed this family all throughout the house. We started with soft indoor light and eventually went outside to work in harsh light. Being a photographer who can work in every kind of light with ease is the kind of photographer I hope to be. Thanks to this workshop, it’s getting a lot easier to be confident in all lighting situations.

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SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT AT THE RED ROCKS IN UTAH

I went to Utah for the first time in March to attend the Bounce Like A Boss Workshop. I can’t even describe how incredible it was. It was a two part workshop: one wedding day and one family day. You guys know I don’t shoot weddings, but it was so much fun to photograph something outside of my element. On this shoot at the red rocks, it was a styled engagement shoot but instead surprise! the “groom” proposed to his real life girlfriend! It was so exciting!

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INDOOR STYLED SHOOT IN ST GEORGE UTAH

I have been in love with BreAnne, Alyssa, and Kenny Dawn for so long. Their work is so insanely beautiful and emits so much emotion. I was so honored to learn from them. It’s no secret that I don’t photograph weddings, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to see how the work their wedding days. I would love to photograph Bat and Bar Mitzvahs as well as Quinceaneras and those both have the same set up as a wedding day. I also loved all the tips on how to pose adults, which is great for when I photograph just the parents. It was such an incredible experience, and I couldn’t recommend the Bounce Like A Boss Workshop more! I’m sharing my wedding photos first and will share all about my experience when I get through the family part. For now, enjoy my first styled shoot!

This beautiful styled shoot was all thanks to these incredible vendors!
White Space Studios, Forever More Events, Bloomers, Sweet Cakes by Karen, 25 Main, Bridal Closet, Domenica Domenica, Eluvia Malyurek, Lindsie Graf, Chic Gents, Seven Oaks Fine Jewelers

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DEDICATION ON THE BEACH

We celebrated the naming of Kinley at Crissey beach. It was the first name dedication I’ve been to, but it was such a sweet experience. All of their family and friends were present and each gave a wish or hope to Kinley about her future. They talked about how loved and cared for she was, which was evident by all of the people there to celebrate her. I hope this becomes a more common event! It’s really such a beautiful thing to witness.

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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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