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A couple weeks ago, Vika suggested we go cherry picking. Cherries are in season right now and she didn’t want to miss the small window of opportunity to pick them while they were ripe and delicious. So this past weekend we drove from our apartment in San Francisco to Bloomfield Cherries in Brentwood, CA. Her friend Danielle and family were there the weekend before and said they picked some amazing cherries. I was especially excited because it was an opportunity to do a fun and casual maternity session for her. And at 36 weeks, it’s practically baby season in our household!

When we arrived, we grabbed our bucket and headed in. There were a lot of people there but the farm was so big it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The rows of cherry trees seemed to go on forever. Vika was dressed super cute with a pink long sleeve top, blue jeans and black shell-toes. She insisted on wearing her little straw hat and I wasn’t about to win any battle over it, so I just went along. In the end, her hat was a fun addition to her wardrobe.

The cherry farm was like a photographers gold mine with beautiful rows of trees, blue skies, a warm sun and insta-props I could incorporate in the images. Actually it was like the sun was playing hide and seek with us, dipping behind the clouds and popping it’s head out. Time felt like it stood still while we were there and I loved photographing Vika just doing her thing. She even took hold of the camera and captured a few fun portraits of me!

I’m super pleased with Vika’s images and I learned something valuable that I will try and incorporate into all my future sessions. I’m going to allow myself to play more and let moments unfold naturally like this did with Vika.

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First Annual Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Special

HOW IT WORKS

Purchase a Gift Certificate for any dollar amount. I will add 20% and email you a certificate for the full retail value. Save it and redeem it any time. Use it for any session, product, package, including digitals and anything I sell. Give it as a gift to someone you love.

This offer expires Saturday May 7th.
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Once purchased you can use it ANYTIME. Use it now or save it for next year!

Spend $100 and receive a certificate for $120. Spend $500 and get a certificate for $600. Buy it now, use it later. There is no limit to how much you can purchase and it does not expire.

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Can be kept or given as a gift.

There is no limit to the amount purchased.

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Cota Family Maternity | Santa Clara University, CA

The Cota’s decided that Santa Clara University would be the perfect place for their maternity session. After all, that is where Germaine and Tony met. Little Oliver’s energy and comfort around us in such a big place was a blessing. He remembered us from a family session we did with them last year and I was honored to make “Uncle” Danny status with him! Vika was “That Girl” and I think there may have been a little crush there. The sun was bright in the sky just behind a thin layer of clouds making the light a beautiful even tone all around. The cherry blossoms had bloomed in just one week since Vika and I visited the site for our pre-session site visit. We captured so many sweet moments, we couldn’t stop smiling at each image as we edited them in post Production. What I loved most about the experience was something new that we’re doing this year. I got a chance to go to their home and play them a slideshow to music of all their images. I printed each image in proof size at 4×6 and we picked their favorite 15 images for print. I can’t wait to go back and deliver their finished images.

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Surprise Maternity for Olga & Dean | China Basin, San Francisco

Olga & Dean asked us to photograph their baby shower at their home in China Basin, San Francisco. They were surrounded by loving friends and it was a beautiful time for everyone to be together. We captured some great moments during the party but the real fun was had when we whisked them away from their friends for an impromptu Maternity Session. The courtyard and surrounding landscape around their condo was a beautiful backdrop for fun, love and baby bump-age. It was a beautiful day with gorgeous light, and the scent of cherry blossoms with the laughter from Olga & Dean was like aroma therapy for the soul!031415_OD_Maternity_blog-2

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From the time we scheduled to photograph Yana and Dennis for a maternity photo session, we knew we were going to have a great time. The chemistry between these love birds is uncanny and the two are wacky just like us and fun to be around.  We couldn’t wait to welcome a new little one into their family but before we did, a maternity milestone session at the Legion of Honor was to be recorded first. Yana and Dennis are always a hoot to work with, we did our best to contain them but at some moments it was just no use.  The next time you see these two on our blog is when we welcome their newest edition, baby Leah Rose. So see you soon!

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Joy_Drobnick_Maternity-75Joy and her family were a delight to photograph. We met at the historic Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park which is a fabulous location. Little Mason was a big ball of energy and he was full of hugs and kisses, which made it a smooth session for Mom, Dad, and the photographers. Congratulations Joy an Tim on your new baby girl, Viktoriya and I are looking forward to our newborn session!

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