"I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough.  In fact, my pictures show me how much I've lost." -Nan Goldin



When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?
Friday, August 30, 2019
When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?

A newborn baby will make you question everything you ever knew.  Just when you thought you had a pretty good handle on this thing called LIFE, a little tiny person comes into the world and, BAM, you are left feeling nervous, anxious, and questioning EVERYTHING.  Is he getting enough to eat?  Is she warm enough?  Is this poop for real?  Will I ever get a good night’s rest again?  I’ve always thought it’s strange that the hospital will discharge a two day-old baby to new parents without taking some kind of class on being a parent…or at least send a manual!  But they do.  And you know why?  Because humans are made to be ...

Steps to a Relaxed Photoshoot
Friday, June 14, 2019
When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?

We’ve all been there.  It’s been a big year with many changes.  Maybe we added a fluffy new fur baby to the family.  Maybe our oldest is going to high school (or graduating high school -God help us!!!).  Perhaps you are expecting a baby or maybe the little sweetheart just arrived.  Did you buy a new house?  Did you move to a new town?  Are the grandparents visiting from across the country?  As parents, we are very sensitive to how quickly time is passing for our family and we want desperately to document the love, connections, affection, changes, and growth.  Many families hire a professional photographer once a year to keep track of ...

The Cruey Zoo : Danville, CA Family Photography
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?

I'm not going to lie.  This year has been rough (to say the least).  A trip to the emergaency room with our 26-month old in February was the beginning of our life as a cancer family.  It has been everything you would imagine: hearthache, stress, fear, depression, pain, doubt, and a whole handful of words I wouldn't dare use on this site!  But what I didn't expect was the joy, gratitude, sense of belonging, and fresh perspective.  I know that probably sounds crazy, but it's true!  It was the biggest surprise we experienced in this whole, unpredictable, terrifying year.  And it is what got us through the darkest days.  When tragedy struck, our friends ...

A Sense of Belonging - Just One More Reason to Print Your Photos!
Friday, January 12, 2018
When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?

Hello again!I have pictures of my kids all over my house (big surprise, right?!).  Some are portraits that I spent time creating and others are candid moments in time that I just don't want to forget.  When printing pictures of my kids, I always choose them for me.  I love my four crazies so much and seeing them grow brings me such pride and joy but also makes my heart ache a little.  I do miss the days that are gone forever, that exist now only in my memory and in my pictures.  I see those printed pictures every day.  They make me smile while I work, folding clothes, sweeping, or making phone calls.  They bring a little light to some days that are ...

Shy child?? No problem!!
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?

Danville, CA Family Photography I think that most parents think that a "shy" child is more difficult to photograph.  I even had a mother tell me recently that her little girl is so shy that she didn't think a session would be worthwhile!  Au contraire, friends!!  First of all, I would never recommend holding off documenting your children in beautiful photographs because they are going through a shy phase (or any other phase for that matter!).  We want to capture them as authentically as possible, after all!!  That phase may not last forever but you will want to remember it all; the good, the bad, and the ugly, so to say!  Your children are beautiful just ...