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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