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Author Archives: Alpana Aras-King

San Francisco Family Photographers | An outdoorsy family with their bikes

For their family portraits, bikes were a must. Chris and Erin are owners of Eden Bicycles, a wonderful bike shop in the East Bay. When we chatted about using bikes for their session it seemed like a no-brainer as a perfect activity for their outdoorsy family. Also, it was a great way to engage the […]

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Kim White - Great set of photos that capture the spirit of the individuals as well as the family.

Mary - Love these pics they are so spontaneous and fun capturing the true essence of the Padavanas.

Ellen G. - What a lovely slice of life.

A Twin Peaks Inspired Portrait

Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen.~ Dale Cooper When Annie hired me to take portraits of her, it was a surprise for her husband Tom. Annie is a photographer and I knew I could push the envelope a little more. She […]

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wendy laurel - love it.. very twin peaks..

Lindsay Madden - This is so good! Absolutely beautiful.

jaine - i love twin peaks – this photo is awesome!

kelsy mccartney - well i’d say you nailed it! so much thought in this single image.

Kel Ward - Way cool!!

Trish Barker - This is fantastic!

Sandra Coan - AMAZING!! Love!

Valentina - Such a gorgeous image!

A San Francisco Dive Bar Wedding

It’s not everyday that you get a call to photograph a San Francisco Dive Bar Wedding. I am always up for a challenge and to do something a little different in today’s world of highly stylized weddings. Don’t get me wrong, I love classic weddings and glamor, but the most important thing to me is […]

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Nicole Spangler - Wow! I love these images! They really tell the story of their wedding.

wendy laurel - that looks like it was a ton of fun!

Katie Brenkert - I’ll have to just say it again, you really do some stunningly beautiful work! Im so glad to have met you and now I can’t wait to be inspired by what I see from you. Just gorgeous.

Three year old twin sisters

These three year old twin sisters have been my photographic subjects since they were fourteen months old. There is a certain unpredictability documenting really young children that I adore. Their last session was when the girls were two and a half, a little over a year ago. As they say, children grow up in the […]

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Kel Ward - I always love your take on family portraits. You’re a true artist, Alpana! This session is no exception. 🙂

jaine - what a sweet family session!

Lindsay Madden - What a gorgeous set of images! I love the way you capture families.

Rebecca Lindon - What beautiful girls and captured perfectly. Loved reading Chantal’s words :0)

Trish Barker - So raw and real. Love them.

Anushree Gavas - Such lovely girls Alpana! and I am in love with the first picture up there, such great light!

wendy laurel - simply gorgeous.. love that first photo so much

Family Mini Session in the East Bay

A few from a recent short story family session in the east bay. The darling little one was just starting to sit up which is a perfect age for a photo session. Did you know that I offer Mini Sessions that range between $550-750 that include the session time and some product. The session yields […]

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Lisa Tichané - Oh wow those eyes!! This baby is adorable! I love the connections you’ve captured, too 🙂

Amy Salessi - So dreamy! I love it. Gorgeous!

wendy laurel - i just love your work!!

Cynthia - I love how you captured their bond so well! Beautifully done!

Kristin Sweeting - Oh my goodness! That baby’s eyes with that sweater! Such gorgeous images!

jaine - what a wonderful family session!

melanie - this session is just so beautiful! that sweet baby’s eyes are incredible!! so precious! <3

Kel Ward - Oh my gosh, that is the most adorable little fuzz head ever!

Beth Ann - Beautiful job capturing the connections between the family. Such an adorable baby!

Helen Bartlett - lovely, particularly the fourth one, what a fantastic shot

Central Park Engagement Photos | San Francisco Film Photographer

Central Park Engagement Photos on Film! These were taken during a photography workshop with this adorable couple. How cute are they? If you are a recently engaged couple, please take a look at my wedding portfolio and some couple portraits here. To book an engagement session, please contact Alpana at 415.580.2177 or drop me an […]

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Meghan - oh Alpana, these are awesome! I love every single one! 🙂

Jenny Owens - What a lovely engagement session. I love the way you shot the details and their portraits but them sharing the icecream is just the cutest.

Rebecca Lindon - Fabulous – this couple is just gorgeous and I love the pop of red throughout the pics.

Nicole Spangler - Ok. Can I please be them!?? Their style is amazing. The images are stunning!

Peter - Love these!

Sangeeta Roy - Fabulous ! Fantastic capture – colour, expression, contrast ! Amazing detailing ! Way to go Alpo !!

melanie - these are gorgeous!! i love their style, and i love how you captured them!! <3

A spring portrait | San Francisco Film Photographer

A spring portrait on medium format of Jamey. Makes me wish I had photographed more than one roll of film. I love that film makes me slow down and make every frame count. I can’t wait to share the gallery of images soon. Celebrate spring with a film portrait session. To do so use the […]

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meghan - oh man, that joy! Contagious. Beautiful portrait.

Jenny Owens - This is a lovely shot. I too often come away from a session wishing I’d shot more medium format film!

Rebecca Lindon - What a smile! So beautiful

Nicole Spangler - I love how happy she looks!

melanie - oh my!! what a cutie! love her hair <3