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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

San Francisco Maternity Photographer | Waiting

Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be. ~ Carrie Fisher From a recent Maternity session with this lovely mama. I am in the process of designing an album from these lovely images. Please […]

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Christine Sargologos - Ethereal and lovely. What a gorgeous take on maternity portraits.

Tara Haney - Beautiful looking images!

Lindsay Madden - Wow, these are so beautiful!

Jaine Kershner - a mother to be’s beauty at it’s finest. such a treasure to have these moments captured forever. xo

Lisa O'Dwyer - So beautiful Alpana!

Kel Ward - Gasp! These are gorgeous! So artistic.

Blenda Montoro Miller - Amazing!!! so perfect in black and white 🙂

Valentina - I love the one of her standing by the window. Beautifully captured!

Nicole Spangler - These are stunning!

San Francisco Family Photographer | Around the Hood with Vyana.

When mama contacted me to do a San Francisco Family Session, I was both excited and nervous as she is a photographer. We met a few years back at a mutual friend’s home in San Francisco and she mentioned following my work since. We talked about what she wanted from the session and one of […]

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Rachel - Gorgeous photos of a beautiful family! I love what you’ve captured here.

Julie - Simply beautiful! You really captured the spirit and love of the family!

Dana - I can’t decide which one is my favorite! So lovely!!

rachna - Love the photos you captured of us!!

rachna - Love the photos!

Jennifer - I love this family. These photos are so gorgeous and reflect the beauty of my favorite mama, and her family. I’m positive these will be cherished forever.

Arun - Alpana – what a wonderful session, thank you so much!!

jyoti - I love the beautiful pictures you took of my precious granddaughter Vyana with her mommy and daddy.

Anita - Beautiful pics which your photog captured of you!

Jamie - Beautiful family and amazing pictures!!!

Ashish - Is this when Shreya and I were in SF?? Awesome pics and lump-a-gus looks adorable! Can’t wait to see you guys soon!

Kunal - Beautiful family pics. nice artwork.

Shreya - I love all the pics and the fact that they are at home or in the hood… Makes it all so personal. 🙂

Shreya - Love the photos, esp the ones at home… Makes it so personal and endearing 🙂

Winona - WONDERFUL session! Blown away again by your talent. This family is gorgeous, too!

Chas - Gorgeous. Captures your family’s moment perfectly

Mina patel - Beautiful pictures and gorgeous family.

Anna - Not only mommy in the pictures, but Mommy AND Daddy at the same time! Unheard of! Patel’s Ramayana is also great for the older kids.

Dilan - I love my baby cousin Vyana!

daxa - we like all the pics. we love vyana.

Patel - All these pictures are so cute. Vyana, Mom and Dad will have very good memory of the time. The photographer has done a great job capturing these moments.

Akhil - beautiful pictures. They seem like a truly amazing family

Shilpa - Gorgeous family! Loved all the wonderful images!

Golda - Rachna, these pictures are sooooo beautiful. You have a gorgeous family. 🙂

dulu - great pictures of my grand-daughter!

Christina - These photographs do a great job capturing the essence of the couple’s love for V. I’m not a photographer myself but one of the main things I look for in family photos is the story behind them. Knowing the couple, these photographs do just that!

Michele - I love it! Beautiful work and posting!

Alpana - Beautiful family pictures and just purchased a copy of Ganesha’s Sweet tooth for my daughter.

Alpana - Great lighting of all the pictures, sure pure and gorgeous! Love the story book Ganesha’s Sweet tooth. Just purchased for my daughter. Great art in the house too!

Friends at Lake Tahoe

As luck would have it, these two friends got to spend a warm afternoon at the Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe. This year for Spring Break, we decided to go up to Lake Tahoe. Neither my husband or I ski or snowboard so we were thankful to have friend’s that are avid snow people. […]

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Lisa O'Dwyer - Fun! Love your use of Ektar here!

Kel Ward - These are great! It looks like so much fun.

Sandra Coan - Fantastic!

Rachel May - The colors are absolutely gorgeous and it looks like it was a blast!

Marcie Lynn - How fun! Tahoe is one of my favorite places ever.

christina - magic!!

Ten year old portrait

Nikon D700 // freelense My beautiful boy. Almost eleven. Where did time go? We took this portrait after getting back from track. A day of mixed emotions. Your relay team got disqualified after one of the team mates dropped the baton. This means your gold-medal winning team won’t make it to the regionals next week. […]

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Carolee - oh my goodness! what an amazing portrait!!!

Blenda Montoro Miller - Love, love, love!!! What a precious son you have! XOXO

kel ward - You have the most beautiful muse! I love your work and this is no exception. You have some mad free lensing skills, lady!

Lindsay Madden - This portrait is fantastic! And I agree with Kel, you really do have the most beautiful muse.

Lisa O'Dwyer - So stunning! You are a real poet and artist Alpana!

Marcie Lynn - Amazing. I love your portraits of your son!

Krystle Akin - WOW! He has the best eyes!! Such a muse

Jaine Kershner - what a wonderful portrait of your son. the bokeh is amazing!

wendy laurel - you have such great portraits of that kid! another perfect one. I have to pay mine to sit still now 🙂

Mirelle - Portrait perfection! He really does have the best eyes!