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High-school Senior Portraits in Chicago | San Francisco Portrait Photographer

Since I haven’t blogged forever, I had a burst of ambition to share a recent urban session with a high-school senior while in Chicago. It is a different kind of session, one that I enjoyed with this young man against the city backdrop. When my photographer friend Dena hired me for these portraits there was […]

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dena robles - We keep coming back and looking at these! We both love them, it is all SO him. I am very partial to his smiley ones, as such a serious kid, nothing warms my heart more than his grin and laughter.

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!

San Francisco Portrait Photographer | An afternoon with Annie

The black and white images were created with a Medium Format Contax and Tri-X film. Every so often, you meet someone that you feel like you have known forever. A kindred spirit. When Annie reached out to me for portraits, and we had our first conversation, I instantly connected with her. I knew I was […]

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wendy laurel - love this — getting photos done of me was really empowering.. I felt so special and looked so much better than I normally think of myself as looking. I did it as a birthday present to myself and am really glad I did.

Trish barker - that black and white in the mirror. Absolute favorite!

Jaine - absolutely lovely!

kelsy mccartney - Beautiful!! I absolutely adore the black and whites especially

Sandra Coan - Love these!!

Kel Ward - Soooo good, Alpana!

A Twin Peaks Inspired Portrait

Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen.~ Dale Cooper When Annie hired me to take portraits of her, it was a surprise for her husband Tom. Annie is a photographer and I knew I could push the envelope a little more. She […]

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wendy laurel - love it.. very twin peaks..

Lindsay Madden - This is so good! Absolutely beautiful.

jaine - i love twin peaks – this photo is awesome!

kelsy mccartney - well i’d say you nailed it! so much thought in this single image.

Kel Ward - Way cool!!

Trish Barker - This is fantastic!

Sandra Coan - AMAZING!! Love!

Valentina - Such a gorgeous image!