Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beasley Holiday Portraits

I really love doing Holiday Portraits. Something about this time of year makes me all warm and fuzzy inside and I love the idea of sending out a family photo Holiday card as a wonderful tradition (even though I never have the time to do it myself πŸ™‚ Here are a couple of shots from The Beasley’s holiday session and my last photo session of 2011!

Larry and Anke-Hakone Gardens, Saratoga-10.8.11

Larry and Anke were married in October at the beautiful Hakone Gardens in Saratoga. The wedding was a bit different from most weddings that I’ve photographed, Anke is German and her family is in Germany and Larry is from the bay area originally, so they had already had a ceremony back in August in Germany, so this was actually just a reception and celebration for the family and friends that couldn’t make it to Germany. It was small and intimate and in a beautiful setting. Hakone Gardens is a photographers playland with lush green everywhere and water surrounding beautiful gardens. We had a really wonderful and relaxed time and I thank larry, Anke and there families for letting me capture their beautiful day and best of luck to the happy couple!


Johnson-O’Malley Holiday Portraits

I met up with Katey, Brett and Ethan a couple of weeks ago for a Holiday Portrait Shoot/18 mos. shoot for Ethan. We decided to shoot at Putah Creek in our hometown of Davis. I had never shot there but was asking my sister for suggestions and she mentioned Putah Creek, I did a location visit and it was beautiful. It worked really well because last year around the same time we did a family shoot at The Arboretum in Davis and they have ver similar looks, so it felt like a good place to be πŸ™‚ We managed to get some good shots in between chasing Ethan around! Luckily I have my own about this age so I knew what I was in for πŸ™‚ Thank you Katey, Ethan and Brett for a great shoot..and Happy Holidays!