Family portrait in redwood forest
Brother and sister sitting on a rock hugging during an outdoor family portrait session
Family posing for a portrait on a fallen log in a forest at the edge of a mountain meadow
Informal family portrait under a large oak tree in the Sierra Foothills
Family of three with toddler standing in tall green grass under an oak tree
Dad swings around is daughter in a golden grassy meadow with the rest of the family in the background
Family walking through a mountain meadow for a portrait session
Family poses for a family portrait on a large granite rock in the middle of a creek
young girls poses for a picture with a big smile
family poses for a portrait among large oak trees on a grassy hillside in the Sierra Foothills
Four French Bulldogs pose for a picture with their owners in the background
Two boys laughing during a family portrait session in the mountains
Family poses at the edge of a meadow in front of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park with a butterfly flying through the frame
Mother with her newborn and toddler posing at home for a portrait session
Family sits on a fallen tree for their fall portrait in the mountain forest in Yosemite National Park
Two sisters laugh during their outdoor family portrait session in the mountains
Young boy peers over rail with a cute expression during a family portrait session
Father tosses his daughter in the air in a gymnast move in a redwood forest during a family portrait session
Family poses next to a river for a family portrait session in the mountains
young girl in a blue dress poses on a granite rock among green grass and yellow wildflowers
Young family in front of an old white brick building
Mother and daughter portrait in a golden foothill hillside
Mother and father kiss in front of a water fall while their daughter rides on his shoulders
silhouette of a family on a hillside under a large oak tree
Boy laughing as he is turned upside down by his dad
Two boys pose with their dog beagle on a concrete step
Mother and father laughing and interacting with their baby on a grassy hillside foothill
Father and daughter laugh in a grassy forest
Family with three children laugh in front of a colorful mosaic wall
Mother father and daughter walk through a green grassy field holding hands
Overhead view of a mother and her sleeping newborn
Young boy in front of a wall with a geometric pattern
Mom dad and two kids sit on their front porch with 3 bulldogs
Large dog with a bow tie in a grassy field
Girl in flowery long dress sits on old tree stump in mountain meadow
family of 4 runs down a hillside with big puffy white clouds in the sky
Family with a small child walks through Cooks meadow in Yosemite with Half Dome in the background and reflected in a pool of water
Mother and father looking at their newborn son
Family of four under a large oak with mom and child dancing and dad tossing the youngest into the air
Laughing young girl in a grassy meadow
Mother and daughter embrace and cuddle among the redwoods in the forest
Family with teen kids on a golden grassy hill side under an oak tree
Bulldog licking his lips with a big pink tongue
Girl laughing and dancing next to a purple lupine bush
Family of three cuddles on a fallen log at the edge of Tenaya Lake in Yosemite National Park
family of 4 in a green meadow light by the low sun
Mother and father hold their newborn while an older child offers them a bottle for the baby
Laughing toddler sits among the green grass and yellow wildflowers on a spring foothill hillside
Family with one boy and a large golden retriever sit on a granite rock
Teen boy stands and smiles in front of an ivy covered wall
Young girl spins on a green hillside with large oak tree and dramatic clouds
Family of five piles on each other in the tall green spring time grass
Family sits on a large granite boulder next to a mountain creek in a forest
silhouette of mom and dad tossing their small boys into the air
Brother and sister holding hands in front of a textured wood door
Family in a meadow under El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
Brother and sister hug with their mom and dad and baby sibling are in the distant background
Mother and father cuddling their smiling baby in the golden glow of sunset
Family in sweaters in a golden grassy field
Multi-racial family of four cuddles and laughs on a fallen tree in a mountain meadow
Multi-racial family cuddles and laughs on a ranch fence with foothills and windmill in the background
Family of four on a river bank in Yosemite with Yosemite Falls in the background
Large golden fuzzy dog in a golden grass field
Young girl peeking through a hole in a large leaf
Mother and daughter laughing and squirming on a granite rock
boy in a suit coat and whimsical look standing in a glowing golden meadow in the mountains
Mother and father kissing their children on a granite outcropping next to a large manzanita bush with Sierra foothills in the distance.


Daily family life is full of crazy, silly, and joyful chaos, and when I’m working with a family that’s what I strive to immortalize in photographs. If you’re looking for someone to get your 3 year old to sit still and throw a perfect smile at the camera, sorry, I’m probably not your guy*, but if you’re ready for a bunch of fooling around, playing, tickling, giggling, HUGS! and generally leaving a mess of personality all over, let’s talk!. I want to see everyone’s character, quirks, and spirit shining through full blast.

*In all seriousness though, I’m going to be your 3 year old’s best friend. They’ll smile for me, but it’s going to be that real smile, that semi-crazed “I’m so happy!” smile on the edge of laugh, but never, ever, ever that “Say Cheese” smile.