immigration day, 2015 * mill valley children’s photographer

what an amazing event simulating immigrants who came to america through ellis island!  i’m in awe of this special program for our mill valley 2nd graders, sponsored by our awesome kiddo! program, and put on by teachers, students and parent volunteers… so very cool (and educational)!

*edna parents, email me if you’d like to see the complete set of images (120 of them) and/or download any of them!

9 months later * mill valley baby photographer

i first photographed baby H when she was itty-bitty brand new.  she was so stunning with her bright eyes, little button nose and this full head of amazing dark hair, just like her beautiful mama. fast-forward 9 months… i got to photograph her again and it was no surprise that she was even more stunning — full of sweet smiles and mega adorableness!  i can’t wait to see little miss H in another 9 months!

hello baby Hsleepy baby Hbelly button cutenessadorationmama lovefamily timekisses for baby Htutu cutebaby H in tutuprecious mama kissesluscious maneshello again baby Hlittle blue floweradorable familyflower in the grassflower in the grass 2flower and bootsflower in the grass 2more kisses for baby Hspunky baby Hbeauty in the woodsbaby H flying with mamagiggleshappy in sf

super baby * mill valley baby photographer

i was so torn over what to title this post — “dino-mite baby”, “cutest cookie ever”, “puppy love”, “super baby” — the options were endless, as was the love amongst these parents!  it’s so rare that i use a ton of props, but these awesome newbie parents had a complete list of creative ideas they wanted to try out.  and wow, was their little man an amazing snoozer — such a trooper (and definite super baby) as we folded him into his cute little props and poses.  these guys were so fun and sweet and utterly in love with their cutest little cookie!*  i look forward to hopefully getting to photograph them again in the future and seeing what amazing outfits they’ll have in store for sweet baby P.

(*no cookies were harmed when placed into the cookie jar.) ;-)

Farewell Sweet Family * Mill Valley Children’s Photographer

It’s been a looong time since I’ve posted any sessions, but having been inspired by this special family, I’m compelled to share this one.  Between the busy-bees of work, my three little monkeys, preschool and kindergarten, I suppose I’ve been taking what little time is leftover to make sure I’m documenting my own family.  But these guys have become part of our little preschool family, so I wanted to be sure to show them off.  Not only are they a gorgeous family, but they have captured a little piece of our hearts here in Mill Valley.  They arrived at the end of last summer from Australia, and have truly brightened our little community with their smiles, positive energy and cute little accents, “eh, mate?”  Yesterday, they departed back home in bittersweet fashion, leaving behind a trail of laughter, love, new friendships and wonderful memories of their time here.  Farewell sweet Hendos!  We miss you already and can’t wait to come visit!!Sweet FamilyFamily LoveThree Little MonkeysPlayful FamilySweet SibsHaving a MomentPeek-a-booSerious BellsTwo Heads, Better Than OneSee My FeetFour FeetStarfishBaby BluesBella BeautyToo CuteHug it OutIn the GrassWaiting on the SunsetS-a-mile!I Love the SeaNatural BeautyLoved by MamaGorgeous Family

4 months today * mill valley baby photographer

baby D is 4 months old today!  getting bigger and cuter each day… still adored by his brothers more and more.  happy baby – love, love, love!

so seriouscutenessfootsiespensivehappy babyhooraybrotherly