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allia + kevin : spanish oaks ranch wedding

Allia + Kevin are rad. They are the kind of couple that, had I known them from before, just as friends, I would have really wanted to be invited to their wedding. When Allia described what their  wedding would be like the first time we met, I knew I wanted to photograph it too. It was the way she clearly was thinking of what...
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rebecca + justin : berkeley wedding

One thing I love about photographing weddings is that every one is different. There are no two alike, though they all have the same elements. A white dress. Anticipation. The first kiss. Joy. Though every client of mine has their own style, I think what they really have in common is a desire to see images that are not only beautiful,...
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allia + kevin : moss beach engagement session

"Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it." (Katherine Anne Porter) A few of my couples this year have been together since high school. Allia + Kevin are one of those couples. And the thing that I really cherish about these couples is that it takes a lot of commitment to see each other through...
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the day we decided to have 4 kids

These are not my kids. But I would take them in a second. Not because they are perfect. But because they are wonderful. ...and that is the thing about having 4 (or more) kids, that I am learning from this sweet family. They will never be perfect, but they can be wonderful. And with 4+ of them, you can't fake it either....
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paige + james : san francisco engagement

I can always tell right away. If we are really going to understand each other. At our first meeting, my little whiny dog sits with his sad eyes at the side door. He sits so low to the ground that you can barely make out his little face behind the door. But you can hear him whimpering and making his little bird calls to my clients who...