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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!

True Love in Napa Valley | San Francisco Film Photographer

Kate and Matt found each other through a chance encounter at a bar. After a few years of back and forth, and Matt battling cancer and surviving it, they were able to move toward their happily ever after. When Kate contacted me for a couples session, I was intrigued as it was not a typical […]

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Steve - Genuine smiles are the best!
Great session Alpana!

Danielle - I am always so uplifted by hearing triumphant stories of couples who encountered hardship. Love and marriage is never a promise of perfection, in fact it is typically a guarantee there will be suffering but the beauty and truth that manifests within that suffering, amidst the pain, is what makes it all worth it. Gosh these words and these images shake me to my core. So beautifully done Alpha! Bravo

Danielle - Sorry for the typo Alpana;)

Lindsay Madden - Wow. Seriously, stunning!

Kel Ward - Wow, these images are stunning!! What a gorgeous couple (and I’m obsessed with her freckles).

wendy laurel - gosh.. could that girl be any prettier?

melanie - these are so perfect!! i love the way you capture portraits!

Kelsy McCartney - Absolutely blown away by this gorgeous couple’s story and the way you captured them so beautifully!! Thank you for sharing their story, it really touched my heart! (and I LOVE her freckles too!!) <3

bobbijo - love love these!

mpmp - stunning photos, love the b&w photos especially!

A spring portrait | San Francisco Film Photographer

A spring portrait on medium format of Jamey. Makes me wish I had photographed more than one roll of film. I love that film makes me slow down and make every frame count. I can’t wait to share the gallery of images soon. Celebrate spring with a film portrait session. To do so use the […]

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meghan - oh man, that joy! Contagious. Beautiful portrait.

Jenny Owens - This is a lovely shot. I too often come away from a session wishing I’d shot more medium format film!

Rebecca Lindon - What a smile! So beautiful

Nicole Spangler - I love how happy she looks!

melanie - oh my!! what a cutie! love her hair <3

India on Film

Lately, I have been thinking of my homeland quite a bit. These are some of the film photographs that I have taken over the past years. I am not sure that I have share them together other than here and there through Facebook. My recent trip brought up some emotions following my mom’s passing and […]

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Kel Ward - You know how much I love your fine art work, Alpana! These are killer!

Nicole Spangler - awesome images!

Jaine Kershner - so beautiful! i love your double exposures and use of light so much!

Lindsay Madden - WOW! Seriously incredible. My favorite image is the second picture from the top {the sun flare one}. Just breathtaking! You rock!!

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!