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Abby and her family

Abby’s mom had contacted me about a session over a year back. Finally, the stars aligned and we did their session on an overcast day back in November. Prior to our session, mom had told me a bit about Abby and her two sisters and I was excited to meet them. I was a bit […]

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meggan - What a beautiful gift you were able to give this family!

Renee Giugliano - Whidbey Island Child Photographer - Beautiful images! LOve that last one on the bottom right! 🙂

PamN - THIS is what it’s all about – this family makes the extra effort needed to capture their beautiful children and their relationship in these gorgeous images that they will love forever! There are many families that don’t have these extra challenges and don’t make the time to do something so meaningful and important.

Sophie Crew - Ohhh sweet Abby…. my own daughter suffered a traumatic brain injury two years ago as well, and spent nearly 2 months in the hospital – 19 days in a coma, 5 surgeries, and a new prosthetic skull later, we are blessed to have our daughter still in our lives. These images are SO important and beautiful. Remember how lucky Abby is to have such a loving and strong family. She is beautiful and this family makes me smile 🙂

Anna-Karin - What a beautiful family and adorable little girl.
Love the happy joyous moments you were able to capture in this session.

TaraMc - Beautiful work Alpana. I love the connection you have captured here. Such great memories created.

alpana - Thanks all for your comments! Sophie, I am sorry to hear about your daughter and amazing to hear her story of pulling through.

katie duda - these are just beautiful. i love the processing and the emotion you’ve captured. I especially love the last image. <3

Christy Johnson - Beautiful work for a beautiful family!

Julie - what a lovely lovely family! Your images are a beautiful gift to them and I can feel how much they love being together. Perfect!

allie - this brought tears to my eyes because of the LOVE you can see in that family. so beautiful in every way, they all have such gorgeous eyes- you captured this family beautifully.

Lisa Kelly - What a lovely family session. Their love and connection really shine through every image.

Jenny Ruddle - What lovely images, I love how you have captured the emotion of this family.

once upon a time in a meadow

A few impromptu photos of the cousins with my little man during our recent visit to the Marin Headlands after a stop at Muir Woods. The kids spent a little time being silly, laughing, and letting me take a few photos in this lovely meadow. These photos are a mix of digital and film that […]

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PamN - Oh WOW! You got an early present! What fantastic happy captures, every mom’s dream!

family photos on a overcast day

There was a lot of anticipation for this family photo session that mama booked months back scheduled to work around my New York trip in late September. Murphy’s law prevailed and it turned out to be a wet, cold week in the duration of my stay out there. I don’t think I have ever checked […]

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Sarah Duckworth - What a gorgeous family – you did a wonderful job capturing their personalities!

Julie - These are fantastic! Really beautiful set of photographs for a lovely family!

PamN - So FUN! Love the color and the natural feel to these, but with the clarity and depth of professional portraiture. Beautiful!

Jenny Ruddle - I love the naturalness of these and how you have captured the interaction as a family, great job!

Swapna - I love the way you have created the story board. You are too good at what you do.

Lisa Kelly - You would never know that it wasn’t perfect weather because these family images are gorgeous. You have definitely captured some precious moments here.

Christy Johnson - I absolutely love this session! The love and connection you captred is just perfect.

family of three

I was really excited to work with this family for their signature album session. They booked a family portrait session that would result in the fabulous Manhattan Album keepsake for their family starring their almost one year old baby boy. Little Ko-chan was able to stand assisted which made for a wonderful milestone and perfect […]

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Lisa - Beautiful family, and gorgeous photographs! Love the light & all the great details.

Aseel - Beautiful images and gorgeous family. Great work, Alpana!

Christy Johnson - Beautiful images! I love the story they tell of this moment in their lives. Just lovely!

Julie - These are seriously gorgeous! I love this session – beautiful family, super cute babe and lots of variety. I love it!

PamN - So fun and modern! Love every image from this session. This just shows how much better custom photography is, and this gorgeous family certainly deserves it!

Sarah Duckworth - I love how your images tell a story – these are just wonderful!

Lisa Kelly - This is a gorgeous family session. Those first few family images are just so stunning. Bub is a little cutie and I love all of the different expressions you captured.

Tara McGlinchey - What a great session! Love all the variety here and all the fun and energy you’ve captured. Great work!

claire - I ADORE these! Fabulous work.

david - very nice! love that last expression!!

the milk and cookies show

Two adorable brothers with their cookies and milk. That’s how we rolled for this end of the day session. A few laughs, a few tears and lots of mommy hugs. I photographed big brother a few years back and it was wonderful to see how much he had grown. Such a treat to see him […]

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Sindea Horste - Gorgeous! And what adorable outfits for the kiddos.

TaraMc - Oh my goodness, these are so cute! Love the tones. Beautiful boys too!

Anna-Karin - Gorgeous boys!
Love the feel of this whole session, the colors and the theme. All of it makes for beautiful portraits of these sweet brothers!

Hazel B - Thank you so much! I really love the whole feel of these photos and the colors were captured so gorgeously. We had so much fun! Hope to see you again soon!

claire - Gorgeous work! I love the feeling in these.

PamN - Wow – what every mom dreams of!

Lisa Kelly - I am so in love with this. The styling and location are awesome. The boys are the cutest ever. Well done.

Jodie Greck - Oh my gosh, these are just gorgeous…. & that HAT!!!!!!

allie - Precious! Love the look, the little faces, gorgeous images!

Julie - How adorable are those boys! Love these! so fun and beautifully photographed

what’s in the cards?

Have had a sluggish run blogging recently so I thought it was time for a share as I head out soon to the east coast. Love this family I photographed about a month ago. Our shoot was quite the adventure hiking out to a spot in Walnut Creek. The interesting thing is that you never […]

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Paula - LOVE this session! The Pokemon cards are hilarious ( have 3 boys myself and totally get those trading card looks 🙂 ) Those moments you captured of all of them are just beautiful!

Kristin - I love these! I can completely relate to the Pokemon cards having 2 boys myself! These are so full of love and energy. Love them. Seriously adore the last shot – it is perfect! Nearly a mirror image and I had to look closely….:)

alej keigan - beautiful, beautiful images! love the light and location!

Anna-Karin - Really enjoyed the joy in the eyes of these children in the photographs. You can totally tell that the pokemon cards were the trick to get their little guy excited. To sweet and as a mom of boys I can very much relate to that excitement!

Lisa Kelly - This is such an awesome session. So much connection and love coming from each image. The light is perfection and so are these images.

Christy Johnson - Such a beautiful session, so real! I love them all!

Sophie Crew - I love how you capture families and kids just doin’ their thing and looking awesome at it. Your work is amazing!

claire - stunning work & beautiful family!

Gen - What a fun, gorgeous session! Great job!

meant to be

Can’t believe I haven’t shared this session yet! Have been a bit slow with updates on the blog. I got to photograph little Jude and his family a few weeks back on a gorgeous warm evening. Remember him? I have been photographing him since he was a wee one and have grown to be rather […]

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lauri - Alpana, you are really talented at capturing families! Wow! This really is a beautiful family, but I so love your photography.