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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!

Portraits on FIlm | A Montclair Family

Portraits on Film… …an all-film session? I didn’t think I could really pull a portrait session on film given the age of the subjects… but it seemed like a given, as I was photographing a film photographer’s family. I had posted a preview from the session here. And I am quite thrilled with the results! […]

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Jody Savage - so very sweet!!!

Joyce Kang - What a beautiful family! I love family portraits on film.

Rachel May - Such a gorgeous session! The light and the colors are beautiful!

Meghan Boyer - wow, great session! I love that you did all film, and you rocked it! 🙂

Ashley Kelemen - These are so beautiful and natural!! Love!

Lindsay Madden - I have so many favorites! I always love you B&W’s though! Stunning work!

Trish McCoy - LOVE all these. Such amazing beautiful work.

Kimberly Barnes - Beautiful!I just love all the black and whites!

Jaine Kershner - such a sweet family!

Kina - Fabulous captures here!

wendy laurel - dj is the best and its great seeing his family.. especially on film. Lovely work.

Stephanie - Awesome job Alpana!

Anna-Karin - Beautiful documentation of their family. You really captured their day to day life well. I love these and I am sure their family will treasure these beautiful moments of their family documented so well!

Lina - Absolutely amazing session, love every single image. You are a true artist, love it!

Jennifer B - Stunning! I LOVE that these tell a real story. What an absolute treasure for this family.

Clarice - These are wonderful! What great memories you have captured for them!

Amy - Love the story you told with images on this family. Beautiful

A Venice Beach Family Session

Last fall, I photographed this colorful Venice Beach Family Session. I had sent out my newsletter about being in SoCal for Adventure Always, a photography conference. When mom emailed me to book a session, I was really excited. The last time I saw  the Hernandez family, they were visiting the bay area with their two and half […]

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Nicole Spangler - I love the urban vibe of this session!

Jainé Kershner - just adorable! what a great family session.

Krystle Akin - I am in love with all of these especially the black and whites!

Kristin Sweeting - super cute! I love all the fun colors!

Lindsay Madden - what a playful session this is! i especially love the ones of the girl on the swing. your work always makes me smile & wanting more!

Kelsy McCartney - What a fun, stylish little family!! Great session! I especially love the black & whites on the swing 🙂

Lisa O'Dwyer - Fun! I love your family portraits Alpana!

San Francisco Film Photographer

It is flattering to be hired by another photographer but a bit nerve racking as well. DJ is an awesome photographer and asked me to do a family portrait session. He shoots mostly film and I thought it wouldn’t be right to capture them digitally only. So I decided to challenge myself and photograph their […]

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Sera Petras - What a sweet moment with these two!

Lindsay Madden - What a beautiful moment & that light shining on them makes this image extra special. Stunning!

christina - So gentle. Beautiful Alpana!

Lisa O'Dwyer - A beautiful moment! makes me dream of summer!

Trish Barker - What a sweet moment. Beautiful.

wendy laurel - you should always shoot film. just breathtaking.

Amber Snow - Adorable! The light and color is great too.

Mirelle - Perfect shot!!!!

Carolee Beckham - such pretty light and a tender moment

Rachel May - So beautiful!! the light is amazing!

jody savage - love this tender moment!

Krystle Akin - Love this image!

Kimberly Barnes - Beautiful shot!

suzyb - I’m so glad you went all film on this Alpana, i cannot wait to see more!!! This photo is gorgeous!!

Spring is here | San Francisco Bay Area Photographer

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ― Mark Twain Spring in here in the San Francisco Bay Area! Right now, our […]

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Lindsay Madden - Such a great post. Your son is so handsome!

Kina - Such a sweet session… and those EYES!!

Lauren Guilford - I always enjoy looking at your images of your son! Love the sense of adventure in these.

Christina - Those eyes!! Your son is so handsome!!

kel ward - I love these so much!

Trish Barker - I love your eye! And his eyes!

Jenny Owens - His eyes are amazing! I have a 10 year old too and he’s the same – trouble is he’s even resisting my attempts at bribery!

Kimberly Barnes - So sweet!

suzyb - Sooo jealous, it’s definitely far from here in Chicago 🙁

Love all of these though, the brightness and the pretty flowers.. I love Spring!!

Marcie Lynn - Gotta love the mustard! Beautiful shots!