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Chicago Family in San Francisco

I may be a twin but I’m one of a kind. ~Author Unknown A recent favorite real life moment with a Chicago family of twin girls. This family was visiting the Bay Area from Chicago and had booked a professional portrait session. Originally, we had planned on a session in Chicago during my recent trip […]

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E. M. Anderson - So cute and I agree with you about candid moments being the best. 🙂

Lindsay Madden - Love this! Candid moments are the best even if they come with tears. Beautiful!

Jody Savage - I just love love love this image!!! I love how real it is and it will always take them back whenever they look at it!

Valentina - That is such a cute and real image. I love it! I am sure the parents do too!

Jaine Kershner - this photo make me smile. so stinkin’ cute!!

Kina - Real temper tantrum crying moments have always been my very favorite! Maybe it’s weird but I feel like it encapsulates this moment in life when you can wear your emotions on your sleeve and just let it all. hang. out. I love this.

Kelsy McCartney - SO cute!! 🙂 And your words couldn’t be more perfect – this will surely be part of a laughter-filled conversation in years to come!

Fotogrupa - I love kids pics – they are always natural and this is it what I see here. Very very nice 🙂

Central Park Family Session

Central Park in the summer! It was a lot busier than what I remembered or expected but we somehow got through the session with an active toddler and thousands of people to dodge out of the frame. Recently, I visited NYC with my son, and managed to pack quite a bit in. You can see […]

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kristen - I love the black and white photos! Wonderful:)

Lindsay Madden - I love seeing Central Park captured through a fresh pair of eyes! Absolutely beautiful.

Lisa O'Dwyer - Sweet! Love the little girl twirling her dress!

Valentina - That little girl has gorgeous eyes!! And I love the motion blur

Kel Ward - I’m such a big fan of your work, Alpana. You somehow manage to make a family session totally artistic. These are fantastic and I can’t enough of those big, beautiful eyes!

Trish Barker - All about the eyes. Such beautiful and unique work!

Carolee - Such beautiful portraits!!!!!!!!

wendy laurel - always love you

stefani wedl - alpana, this one of the little girl looking up reminds me of the one of Will you took last year. remember?
so adorable.

New York, New York

A few weeks back, my son and I spent a few days in New York. I was a bit apprehensive about our trip since our interests can be different. I love walking the streets and exploring and him not so much. He loves going to kid stores and me not so much. However, we ended […]

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Stefanie Kapra - “I’m in a New York State of Mind…” – Great photograph and one of the very few double exposures I truly enjoy!! This is an amazing piece of art!

Jaine Kershner - wow! this photo is amazing. I want to buy a print for my home!!

wendy laurel - oh.. so I have to go to new york and washington d.c. next month for a school trip with my daughter hannah and her class…. i have been wondering what cameras to bring (need ease and simplicity) and this is very inspiring. a holga!

Jen O. - LOVE this double exposure. So perfectly New York!

Lindsay Madden - How can I buy a print of this?? I’m not even kidding. I love this image so much!!

Marcie Lynn - You nailed it! Love this shot! Sounds like a fun NYC experience.

connie chang - this shot is amazing. i can’t stop looking at it.

A winery wedding

Documented this lovely wedding day as a second shooter with the fabulous Lisa Maksoudian in wine country!

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Lindsay Madden - What a lovely wedding! I especially loved the bridesmaids’ dresses. So chic & stylish! Gorgeous work!

Jaine Kershner - what a wonderful wedding & couple!!

wendy laurel - that was a fancy gorgeous wedding! and I love that I still see your amazing style of photography. such a fan.

Krystle Akin - Simply stunning captures!

Kel Ward - BEAUTIFUL photos, Alpana! The shot with the little dude crying is SO perfect. It’s just so real and happens all the time. I love that you documented it.

Clary - That first shot got me!! Such a beautiful set of images for this couple. Gorgeous job!

Sandra Coan - Beautiful photos! Love the black and whites!

Kelsy McCartney - Such a beautiful wedding!! You captured it beautifully – i Love all of the black & whites too!

Nicole Spangler - What a lovely wedding!

Spiced Indian Green Beans

Green Beans Photo: Contax + Kodak Portra India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country. ~Anita Desai I have been asked many times about the recipe for this simple vegetarian Indian dish. Thought I would […]

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Mirelle - YUM! I’m going to need to try this recipe soon!

Jody Savage - What a lovely post and history! Thank you so much for sharing – and cannot wait to try out this delicous recipe!!

Trish Barker - My bean plants are going off right now… I’ll have to try this recipe!!

Lisa M - This looks amazing! But since I don’t cook, how about you come down an make it for me….;)

Alpana Aras-King - Lisa, Come visit me and I will make it for you!!

Kristin Sweeting - oh my! That looks so good!!

kelsy mccartney - well THIS looks delicious!! i’ll have to give it a shot next time we have my parents over – dad loves green beans 😉 thanks for sharing!

Jen O. - Wow, those look good!!

Sera Petras - YUMMY! Love this!

Almost eleven | san francisco film photographer

“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald To celebrate my new toy, he obliged and let me shoot a roll of film over the course of a couple days. I had been eyeing […]

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Mirelle - I love this shot. Perfection as always!

Rebecca Lindon - What a beautifully dramatic backdrop! Perfect :0)

wendy laurel - love… love new toys..

Jaine Kershner - what a perfectly composed shot & saying. no one wants to grow up!!

Nicole Spangler - I love this shot!!

Kelsy McCartney - Such an awesome photo! What a location. Love!

Kina - What a wall!! I would love to shoot there:)

Kel Ward - This is crazy-awesome!

Maternity Album

“The wait is long, my dream of you does not end.” ― Nuala O’Faolain, My Dream of You A surprise gift in the form of a fine art maternity album for her husband. If you would like to book a maternity session please contact me through the website.

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Shyanne Dougherty - Hello,
I would like to have my maternity pictures taken sometime late October/ early November. Do you have any open times during then? What is your pricing? Does it include prints or are those separate cost? Do you shoot outdoors as well as indoors? Thank you for your time.

Shyanne