You might remember Mia, Jillian’s friend from preschool. Today I got Mia and her mom all to myself for a whirlwind photo session through Castro Valley! I met them at the community center after Mia’s dance class and we took advantage of some of the huge trees outside…not to mention the gorgeous sunny day.
From there we headed over to an empty parking lot. Vanessa shares my love for urban grunge, so I was in heaven! Mia changed into an adorable little cupcake outfit for this part of the session.
I love the shadow play in this shot…you can even see her pigtails!
To end our session we went by the Rite Aid parking lot for a little jump in the puddles. It wasn’t raining today, but we did find a residual puddle!
I’m loving the reflections on this one…
And finally into the loading dock for some more grunge… (I think Mia’s still eyeing the puddle!)
And lastly a little love from mommy…
Vanessa and Mia- it was so much fun hanging out with you guys this morning! These are just a FEW of my favorites…I can’t wait to show you the rest!! -Kristin
This cutie’s mom and dad have lived in New York, Los Angeles and London…just to name a few! They are hoping to make the San Francisco Bay their home…and I am too. I could take Chayse’s picture all day long!
Gabrielle had several outfits and hats picked out that made our session so much fun! She even let me re-arrange her furniture to go with my "vision!"
This tutu was to die for cute! Chayse didn’t like it much, but thankfully she put up with it for a bit.
This rug was one of the things I stole from Chayse’s room…I love the texture!
Chayse is almost sitting, so she got a little help from her boppy pillow!
There are so many great family shots I could share, but this one so different…I just love it! Another great family shot!
One of our last shots was on the bed and I had Gabrielle and Collin wedge Chayse between their knees so she would be sitting.
Then she fell over and got very distracted by her mommy’s foot.
Chayse is such a special little girl. She just has that twinkle in her eye that tells you she’s going places! -Kristin
I know Christmas feels like just yesterday, but 2008 is escaping us as we speak! And Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!! This year, I’m going to offer mini-sessions for those that would like a little something special to give out this year. Here are the details: January 26 from 10:00am-12noon I’ll be at Hap Magee Ranch Park in Danville. This park has a wide variety of scenery, which will be an excellent background for your valentine cuties! The sessions will last for 15 minutes and will include 5-10 pictures in a private online gallery. I have several valentine templates to choose from, so I’m offering 2 packages. $49 PACKAGE includes the mini-session, 8 valentine wallets and one 5×7 of your choice. $69 PACKAGE includes the mini-session, five 5×7 photo cards and one 8×10. If you’d like more prints than what’s included in the package, they can be ordered a la carte. The package is geared toward, but not limited to kids. This would be fun for couples or pretty much anyone that wants to do something fun this Valentine’s Day! The mini-session is available for up to 3 people. Any more than 3, will need to book 2 slots to ensure enough time. AND to make things FUN…the first person to email me to book a Valentine mini-session will get theirs for FREE! So, email me right away and include your name, contact number, the time slot you’d like and how many people are in your party.
Here are the wallets I’m offering. These are great for grandparents, teachers and friends. Punch a hold in the corner and they make nice gift tags for Valentine goodies.
And here are the choices for the 5×7 photo cards…
I’ve alloted 8 slots, so this will be on a first come-first serve basis. Can’t wait to hear from you! Kristin
I’ve spent all day today getting all the necessary evils done for my business. It’s yucky work. Boring…tedious. So, I decided to end the evening with a post about a few of my favorite pictures from before I started doing portrait work. This is going the be the "Jillian Show" because she was my able and willing model. Some of these outfits were made by me and others were made by the designer nzbug. Email me if you want more info.
This one was shot in front of Loard’s…the famously pink ice cream shop.
We are off to Hume Lake tomorrow and there’s supposed to be a huge snowstorm. So I’ll have lots of snowy white pictures to share over the weekend! -Kristin
Happy New Year everyone! As we head into January I can be sure there will be lots of rainy days. Usually clients think that they need to cancel their session if it’s raining. That’s not necessarily the case. Last weekend was raining off and on, so I took Jillian out to splash in the puddles with her galoshes and umbrella. She had SO much fun and I got some great expressions. We had so much fun incorporating rain (not down-pour…just a little drizzle!) into the pictures! For you local people, I was driving down Castro Valley Boulevard looking for a big puddle for her to jump in. This one is in the side parking lot of Rite-Aid. A cool place in a not-so-cool location!
When it got a little too rainy, we ducked under the shelter of the loading dock for some more pictures:
So as a client, think about how much fun your kids will have splashing in the rain…that is if you’re lucky enough to book a rainy day. -Kristin