Mr. & Mrs. Balmer.

Mr. & Mrs. Balmer.

Chris & Mahalia are married! They tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at the Jefferson Mansion in Benicia. It's been great seeing all of their wedding details come together for their big day. One thing that really resonated with us was not only the love they had for each other but the incredible bond and love they each had for their families. We are beyond thrilled for them both and are so blessed to have been apart of their wedding day. Congrats, Mahalia & Chris we are so happy for the both of you and wish you both the best! 

Romero Family.

Romero Family.

The Romero family is always such a fun family to capture. Jenisa & Gio have grown so much over this last year and what a personality Jenisa is! Gio is always so sweet and camera ready and its always fun getting to hear about what the kids are into and what Jessica & Niko are up to. We captured their family's photos in downtown Benicia this year and despite the wind and cold the kids were still all smiles! Here are some photos from their session....

Lane Family.

Lane Family.

Its been a while since we have had the chance to catch up with the Lane family. Its crazy to believe that Julian & Ava are 10 and 12 already and that Ava is almost as tall as her mom. It's always so good to see them and I love that they are always up for trying new locations for their family sessions. This year we chose some murals in the mission district in San Francisco and it was a beautifully sunny day! Here are some photos from our time with the Lane family....

Mr. & Mrs. Francisco

Mr. & Mrs. Francisco

Stephenie & Gino tied the knot in the beautiful City Hall in San Francisco. They had an intimate wedding complete with an awesome lightsaber bouquet and style. We met Stephenie at her cousins wedding a few years back and it was great getting to see her and meet Gino. We have a particular fondness for weddings in October since we also celebrate our wedding anniversary in October and it was such a treat to get to be apart of their ceremony. Congrats, Stephenie & Gino on your big day and thank you for allowing us to be apart of it! 

Here are some photos from our time with them....

Emiliano Zion turns 1!

Emiliano Zion turns 1!

Emiliano Zio turned 1! It seems we blinked and our nephew is one already. He has one of the best smiles and has such a sweet disposition. He adores his sister and cousins and has a way of making us all feel loved when he gives us his hugs. Happy Birthday, Lio! We love you! 

Andrew.

Andrew.

Andrew was born July 28th, at 10:10 p.m. and joins his older brother, Alexander. I can't believe its been 2 years since I took Heather and Brad's first maternity session with their first child. It was fun catching up with them and seeing Alex as he embraced being a big brother. Andrew was such a delight to meet and thankfully slept for the first part of our session so we were able to capture all his newborn goodness before he woke up. Congrats, Heather and Brad on your beautiful baby boy and growing family! 

Mr. & Mrs. Jelinek.

Mr. & Mrs. Jelinek.

Josef & Yichiun are married! They had a beautiful, intimate wedding surrounded by their family and friends. It was such a lovely ceremony and reception filled with such love and admiration for each other. One of the things that stood out from this wedding was how centered they were around family and how they incorporated them into their big day. The bride's oldest brother was the officiant, the flower girls were the couple's daughter and niece, their first dance opened up to the entire family to join in, and to wrap up the evening the bride's youngest brother proposed to his girlfriend! It was such a blessing to get to be apart of their big day and we wish them many years of happiness to come. Congrats, Josef and Yichiun!

Mr. & Mrs. Green.

Mr. & Mrs. Green.

It was such beautiful day for Michelle and David's wedding day in Palm Springs, Ca. Surrounded by family and friends they exchanged beautiful vows to not only each other but their children as well. Being a blended family takes a lot of hard work, unconditional love, and patience and these two did so with such grace and admiration for each other. Their hashtag was appropriately named, "theperfectblend" and it was such a blessing to get to be apart of their big day. Congrats again, Michelle and David! We look forward to seeing what God has in store for you both and are so blessed by your special day. 

Gabriella turns 3!

Gabriella turns 3!

We aren't sure how it happened but Gabriella has turned 3! She is a fierce, dainty, feisty, caring little girl with girly poses and a tiny voice. She has the most contagious laugh and the biggest heart and we are so blessed by her life. Happy Birthday, Kitty! We love you so! 

 

Tay Family.

Tay Family.

This year the Tay family decided to take their annual family photos during the spring time and what a lovely change of pace it was! The flowers have already bloomed thanks to this abnormally wet winter making for some beautiful landscapes. We decided to capture their family photos at Kenwood Winery in Sonoma and it was a gorgeous day for some family photos. 

 

 

Merrell.

Merrell.

The Merrell family has grown! We first met the Merrell family a few years ago when she had just adopted her first son, Wes. Since then her family has grown and she wanted to capture their adoption story through pictures. Congrats, Merrell family!

Mr.  Mrs. Cadiente

Mr. Mrs. Cadiente

We kicked off the year with a family wedding in January. Chris and his lovely bride, Irish are married! It was a lovely and intimate wedding in Southern California and a great chance to catch up with our extended family. Chris and Irish exchanged vows on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in San Dimas, California with a beautiful mountain backdrop. 

Here are a few photos from their wedding.... 

Mr. & Mrs. Sacolles

Mr. & Mrs. Sacolles

Sydney & Donna tied the knot in an intimate civil ceremony in the beautiful San Francisco City Hall. It was a lovely day in the city and the Christmas decorations made for some festive touches to their ceremony. Surrounded by close family and friends they were married in front of a beautiful Christmas tree. 

 

 

 

 

Levi.

Levi.

Adam and Roanna recently welcomed their newest   addition, Levi to the family. He is the youngest of two boys and his older brother, Grayson is a very proud big brother and it was so sweet watching him interact with Levi. Congrats again, Adam & Roanna on your sweet baby boy!

Mr. & Mrs. Montemayor

Mr. & Mrs. Montemayor

Sean and Jane were married in a beautiful ceremony in San Jose. They were such a sweet couple and it was a blessing to see how God brought these two together in ministry and love. Their wonderful winter wedding was vintaged themed and the colors and guests all had fun in dressing up and being apart of it. 

Congrats, Sean & Jane! We look forward to seeing how God works in your lives as you begin this new season in your lives! 

Esplana Family.

Esplana Family.

Happy New Year! We ended 2016 with a fun session by capturing the Esplana Family. They were great to work with and their enthsiasm for the photo session was so cute. The little ones came with their brightest smiles and wonderful attitudes making it such a breeze to capture them and the love they have for each other. We chose the industrial part of Benicia to capture their family's photos and it was a beautiful day indeed! Here are some photos from our session with the Esplana family....  

Mr. & Mrs. Jones

Mr. & Mrs. Jones

Ryan and Kim tied the knot at a beautiful mansion on a warm sunny day. Their wedding day was filled with fun, laughs, and love as they were surrounded by family and friends. We first met Ryan and Kim over a year ago when we were introduced through their sister, Queenie whom we've come to know through our home church. It's been great getting to know them and be apart of their big day. The flowers, setting, and attire were very elegant and had a romantic tone throughout the day. Congrats Ryan & Kim! We are so happy for you both and were truly blessed to get to be apart of your big day!

Here are some photos from their beautiful wedding….