Category Archives: Portrait

Give the gift of photography

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Do you need gift ideas? If you would like to gift someone a portrait session, I have gift certificates available. It could be a friendship session with a good friend, or a couple’s session with your partner, even a head shot. Have a look at some family sessions or friendship folios to get a sense of the possibilities. I can send you a gift certificate like the one above, and it comes with a $100 print credit.

Land’s End, Sutro Baths, and Ocean Beach Engagement Portraits

Kristyl and Max and I met on a gorgeous day at Land’s End in San Francisco for their engagement photos. It couldn’t have been more beautiful. I think there were one or two people in all of San Francisco that weren’t there, however (!).  I have never seen the place so packed. Even so, we found peace in quiet pockets here and there, and ended up having a really fun time. I look forward to your wedding!

Traditional and more Creative Head Shots

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I thought I would post a few head shots–some straight up traditional, and some a bit more creative. I don’t usually post head shots, but why not? The one with the puppet was recently used on a magazine cover (!) Here is the cover in Scout Somerville. And here is my original post with Faye and her puppets.

Portraits in Palo Alto


Karen and Ron are so much fun! We had a fun time playing around in the park, and at their place, and then they made me dinner! Yum. Thanks guys!

Faye and her puppets

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Faye is an amazing artist. She is a puppeteer like nothing I had ever imagined when I heard the word puppeteer. She conceptualizes, writes, builds, and performs theatrical shows which include puppets ranging from four inches tall to 12 feet tall (see photo of giant feet)! Absolutely amazing.

The G-R Family Photos at the Beach


This family is so much fun. They wanted family photos on the beach, so off we went on a beautiful day. Scheduling around their multiple soccer games was tricky! They are ACTIVE. I love it!

I’m looking forward to shooting the oldest daughter’s Bat Mitzvah very soon. It’s going to be great!


The Jarboe Family

I had a great time photographing Jamie, Chris, and Kimber, and Jamie’s mom in Arlington, MA. Kimber was phenomenal. She was really easy to get along with and fun to interact with. She was very clear about when she did and didn’t want to be photographed, and I understood that : ). Everyone was really with it, and we had fun! We did some shots indoors and then headed out for some outdoors nearby at a pocket park, and a municipal gas station (!!). Thanks for trusting me on that one, guys ; )

Kathy, Eric, and Gabe – Sennot Park Central Square to 1369 Coffeehouse – A Roving Family Photo Session!


I got a great workout doing this family portrait session. This is a very active family. We started out at their home, then jumped on wheels (skateboard and bike) and took off for Washington Park, in Cambridge. Fun. Then off for a coffee at 1369 Coffeehouse in Inman Square. I got in a bit of a jog. Good deal. Fun time.

Stephanie and Ryan are getting married!




I really wanted to take these engagement photos of Stephanie and Ryan. I love engagement shoots. I get to know the couple better, they get used to the camera, and we have some laughs together. I hope these photos will not only be fun now, but provide good memories fifty years from now, and a look into their world back when they were engaged.

I am really excited to be shooting Stephanie and Ryan’s wedding. They are both very creative and warm people, and their wedding plans sound so fun and personal. I love that.

P.S. I’d love to know which photos people think are their faves : )

Sneak peek K and K

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We had a wonderful time playing in the snow and just playing around in general. This family is so wonderful. I wish they weren’t returning to Europe this summer!


What a lovely afternoon we had at Adan’s house. We went from being cozy by the stove, to flying airplanes, to being magpies. The magpies had an extraordinary amount of energy. And apparently these birds are quite loud…
Much fun was had.

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Tracey and Lola

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Tracey runs Agassiz Cooperative Preschool–a really creative and engaging place. I have gotten to know many extraordinary families there. Only much later did I learn that they were olympians, rock stars, famous photographers, and earth savers. Modest folk. Love it.

Dorothea and Sean’s Engagement Shoot

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This shoot was a scream. Dorothea and Sean are very accomplished professionals…that can leave business aside and CRACK ME UP.  They are a great couple. We had fun checking out their wedding location–Habitat–and taking some photos.


Sonya is a French bookbinder, complete with two-ton, verrrry old press. Gorgeous. She uses incredible materials (ostrich skin anyone?) to hand craft book bindings. She has two styles–modern/funky, and traditional. She has been trained by some of the biggest names in book binding. Check out her work here.