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East Bay Mini Session | San Francisco Film Photographer

Here’s to an amazing summer and trying to squeeze in the very last of it before school, which for us is tomorrow. Mini Session, Anyone? Thought I would share some images of this lovely family that was referred to me by a dear client turned friend, whose family photos can be seen here. I loved […]

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rachna - Lovely photos, Alpana! I am sure Vani is over the moon with the adorable expressions you captured of her family!

vani - Alpana, you are a true artist and there is no other way to describe these pics as anything other than art – Prasad and I love the images you captured and like i said, you have to take our family pics for years from now on (at least till the kids are willing to pose). Thanks much!

Lindsay Madden - I always love your portrait sessions!

Emily Anderson - Aww! These are great! What cuties! 🙂

Kel Ward - Too cute!

wendy laurel - always so cute!!

melanie - these are adorable!!

Kelsy McCartney - what a sweet family!! adorable!

San Francisco Family Photographers | Where the Wild Things Are

San Francisco. I have lived in this beautiful city for over fifteen years. It is the city that stole my heart when I came out for a visit and told myself I would live in one day. I am still amazed by its beauty and finding places that I have never visited before. My first […]

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rachna - We love the moments you captured! We will treasure these pictures for a lifetime. Thank you!

Demese Black - Love, Love, Love these pictures. I love this beautiful family. Job well done

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Bijal - Great moments! Glad you guys are cherishing the time with Vyana! Feel free to cherish some moments at our house in San Deigo! Hope to see you soon! Bijal Reena Ayana Maliya Jivaan

Shreya - I absolutely love that Vyanas personality shines through… It’s been about a year since I last saw her and it feels like I can get a sense of the “wild child” adorable 2-year old that she is now!

Melissa - Just amazing! Gorgeous family:)

Vidya Balakrishnan - Bravo! These photos are just stunning. I would love to talk to you about doing some family photos for us in a few months when our daughter, Asha, is a bit bigger.

Anietie Ekanem - This is so beautiful. You have a great eye which captures the beauty of your amazing family in the moment. WOW!

Sandra Coan - What a fun and energetic family session! Love it!

Kel Ward - Gorgeous!!! You are so talented!

Trish Barker - So much feeling in your photos. These are so great!

Girish - Nice set of pictures 🙂 So much fun. The kid’s got beautiful eyes.

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.

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

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 🙂