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Category Archives: SHORT-STORY MINI SESSIONS

Holiday Portraits 2017

  Holiday Mini’s are here! I’ll be offering limited portrait sessions to create updated family portraits, maternity photos, images for couples wanting to be captured together or anyone wanting a professional portrait! These are a great way to get some amazing images for less than what it costs for a regular session investment. $150 non-refundable […]

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Angie - This is Angie just spoke to u Regarding this weekend , I’m very hopping I can find someone to photo us this weekend.
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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!

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

Holiday Mini Session

Had to share these fun Holiday Mini Session favorites with a new family I photographed recently. It was a short and sweet thirty minute session and usually just enough time to capture a “posed” family photo. However, to be true to my style, I try to sneak in some real moments when I can. And […]

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Marcie Lynn - Cute family! I love how you captured their kids personalities.

Danielle Defiore - These are stunning!! I love the composition and color.

wendy laurel - super cute and fun!!! love your minis!

Lisa O'Dwyer - So sweet! My favorite is the last B&W

Lindsay Madden - I love the light & the feel in these photos. Absolutely beautiful…as always. 🙂

Pop-up Portraits

A few images from my 10 minute pop-up sessions from last November that I can finally share on my new blog. I set out to see what I could capture in ten minutes per child (person). I learned a lot from the exercise. In some cases, I spent a little more time to accommodate siblings […]

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Trish Barker - I shoot school photos for my son’s school and have about 2 minutes per child to create a relationship, create trust and snap a genuine expression. It is SO HARD. But so rewarding. These are FANTASTIC! Especially considering how little time that is. Well done!

Marcie Lynn - Look at those beautiful kiddos! And, all that lovely light. Great work!

Lisa O'Dwyer - Gorgeous work! They are so cute!

sandra coan - I’m always such a fan of your work! These are fantastic!!

Krystle Akin - Oh my word! How stinking cute are all of these??!??

Mirelle Carmichael - Wonderful captures in just ten minutes!

Lindsay Madden - You have such a wonderful eye! I truly love the sun flare images!

Summer - really good…and an awesome concept..most kids are done after 10 minutes anyways. Love you and your work Alpana!

Kristin Sweeting - SO fun love! These are so cute!

Gorete - Oh.. I love every single one~ gorgeous!

Nancy - Love these so much! I totally want to try this in the spring!!

kristen - Such cute kiddos, wonderful work!

stefanie kapra - These are the most refreshing photographs I have seen in a long time. Raw, simple and so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

wendy laurel - love how you used the light! im a a fan!

Kina - Sweet little bugs! It only takes a few minutes when you have all that cuteness in front of you, huh?! So cute.

suzyb - What a great idea, the photos are awesome! And such an awesome personal exercise to brush up on getting to know kiddos in a short period of time. Love your candid/documentary work and a nice refreshing change of pace to see some lovely portraits too, great job Alpana!!

Amber Snow - Super fun! You rock the wide angle.

Joyce Kang - what a fun collection!! Great way for mini sessions. I can’t believe you got each of these just under 10 mins!

Kristin - These are fantastic! I always adore your work, no exception here.

Blenda Montoro Miller - These kids are just so cute!!!

Jen O. - Cute cute cute. SO sweet!

Kati Decker - Some seriously amazing moments you’ve captured here! I love all that flare!

Nicole - What a fun idea! Great images!

kel ward - Cuties! oh my gosh!

Lauren Guilford - I love the challenge of 10 mins each…you did a fabulous job!

Jodi - Really fun natural images.

Rachel May - LOVE the idea!! Gorgeous images!!

melanie - how cute are these?! oh my gosh, i love this!!

Brian Wasem - You continue to produce amazing work!

2012 Holiday Minis are here!

What’s included: 30 minute on-location session in east bay Up to 4 people ($25/ each additional person) 10-12 edited images in a private online proofing gallery 25 beautiful Holiday Cards for $495 Session Fee with $300 credit towards prints When: Sunday, October 21st Also offered: Weekday afternoon full session with $100 off session fee. Suitable […]

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Sheety - Hi Kristin, I am interested in your Holiday Mini Sessions. Do you still have a sesoisn time available, and if so, could you please include pricing? I am specifically interested in knowing pricing on 100 Christmas cards, if we are able to purchase the digital prints and 8 x 8, 5 x 7 and possible 8 x 10 photos. Thank you!Robin