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happy new year!

Happy New Year! Who is ready for 2015? This year has gone by so quickly! So much has happened and so much hasn’t… that was on my mental list of to-do’s! I am hoping for a better 2015 and motivation to get started on some personal projects that have been on the back burner for […]

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Lindsay Madden - Incredible shots as always! Happy 2015!!

wendy laurel - you know how much I love this..

Lauren Guilford - Love this! And that is exciting news for the coming year, congrats!

Meghan Boyer - LOVE! As always, these are amazing.

Lisa O'Dwyer - Wonderful! You have a great talent for telling stories!

Jaine Kershner - love the motion in these images!!

Valentina - Such lovely images!! Happy new year!

Nicole Spangler - I love the urban movement in these images!

melanie - love these!! the motion is amazing…so fun! happy new year!!

Kel Ward - Very cool!

connie chang - happy new year! i also love the movement!

Holiday Mini Session

Had to share these fun Holiday Mini Session favorites with a new family I photographed recently. It was a short and sweet thirty minute session and usually just enough time to capture a “posed” family photo. However, to be true to my style, I try to sneak in some real moments when I can. And […]

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Marcie Lynn - Cute family! I love how you captured their kids personalities.

Danielle Defiore - These are stunning!! I love the composition and color.

wendy laurel - super cute and fun!!! love your minis!

Lisa O'Dwyer - So sweet! My favorite is the last B&W

Lindsay Madden - I love the light & the feel in these photos. Absolutely beautiful…as always. 🙂

India on Film

Lately, I have been thinking of my homeland quite a bit. These are some of the film photographs that I have taken over the past years. I am not sure that I have share them together other than here and there through Facebook. My recent trip brought up some emotions following my mom’s passing and […]

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Kel Ward - You know how much I love your fine art work, Alpana! These are killer!

Nicole Spangler - awesome images!

Jaine Kershner - so beautiful! i love your double exposures and use of light so much!

Lindsay Madden - WOW! Seriously incredible. My favorite image is the second picture from the top {the sun flare one}. Just breathtaking! You rock!!

San Francisco Family Album

One of my favorite things is to create tangible art for families. Here is a recent album from this lovely San Francisco Family Session with their newest addition. I had previously photographed the family with their first born a few years back. Now it was fun to see her as a grown toddler and big […]

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Carmen Pampeyan - Stunning album! Beautiful photographs!

Kelsy McCartney - Such a beautiful album!! A true treasure 🙂

Lisa O'Dwyer - So beautiful! What a fantastic heirloom!

wendy laurel - i am a big fan. you just kill me… so good! im hiring you next for our family photos. you are amazing.

Jenny Owens - I love albums too! I’m sure this family will treasure this one.

Lindsay Madden - Gorgeous. Everything looks better in print. 🙂

Kel Ward - Wow, beautiful work and gorgeous album! Every family should have albums like this!

Toddler 411 | Family Portraits in San Francisco

“It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame.” ~ Unknown Author 724 What are you doing in my castle? ~ Gabby, Age Two What do you get when you mix a two year old and a newborn? A pretty unpredictable session. Here is what it looks like frame by frame […]

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Lindsay Madden - What a great session! The B&W’s with the girl and her pup are my favorites!

Kristin Sweeting - What a sweet family! Love how laid back and fun this session is!

connie chang - so sweet!

Corey - These are absolutely perfect family portraits! What a great story they tell!

Kel Ward - Looooove!!!

Kina - I love sweet silly moments like these

Valentina - Beautiful session and such a sweet family!

Kelsy McCartney - So cute!! Love the ones with their cute pup 🙂

Model film portraits at Sutro Bath

A few film portraits from a film shooters meetup and shoot with this lovely model at Sutro Baths in San Francisco. F100 + Kodak Portra 160 // Little Film Lab

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Jaine Kershner - love the black dress on the beach!!

Amber Snow - Super gorgeous!!

Lindsay Madden - Wow! So pretty & what a tattoo. Gorgeous images.

Ashley Kelemen - Well this is absolutely beyond gorgeous!!!

Emily Anderson - Wow! She is fierce and these are rad!! <3

Kristin Sweeting - Beautiful! Love the movement in her dress and the color & grain!

Nicole Spangler - What stunning images! I love the black dress!

Lisa O'Dwyer - How gorgeous! Love the flowing dress!

Meghan Boyer - Wow, Alpana. These are gorgeous!

Kelsy McCartney - Such a gorgeous dress, model, and set of images!! Truly stunning work.

Black and White Film Portraits

A few Black and White Film Portraits of my boy finishing up a roll of film from a family session. I wanted to challenge myself and play with difficult life using film and was pleasantly happy with the results. It did cost me some $$ to get the model to be ready to walk the […]

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Five minutes of light play. | 5 Minute Project - […] I decided to challenge myself using dramatic light to finish off a roll of black and white film. […]

Kel Ward - Wow, Alpana! These are seriously awesome!

Amber Snow - The grain is so perfect, super shots!

Rachel May - SO SO gorgeous, Alpana!!

Kina - You are so lucky to have such a sweet handsome little model! 🙂

Jaine Kershner - absolutely love b+w – so amazing alpana!

Joyce Kang - Alpana! I love your black and white work. This is sooo good!

Wendy - Always fantastic. That kids lucky

Trish Barker - Every time I come to your blog I expect to see amazing shots and amazing eyes. You do not disappoint!!

Nicole Spangler - Love these!

Kelsy McCartney - WOW! Love them all – especially that last shot. Just killer!