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    YOU . . . YOU love fun, artistic photography that captures emotion. You want to feel comfortable with someone who puts you at ease and brings out your personality. And, you value working with an established, experienced professional.
    ME . . . Photography is my chosen career and lifelong fascination. I see beauty in everyone, and am inspired by people, light, and nature. Before opening my studio in 2000, I earned a degree in Photojournalism and worked as a Photojournalist. I love God, adore children, and am crazy about my husband!

    "I feel so blessed to have found Angela. I trust her 100% when it comes to capturing my family's history. I know I will be brought to more happy tears in the future. Thank you Angela for doing what you do. You truly are the best!" ~ Charlene."

Oh. My. Goodness. Patrick was so awesome to photograph. I was the lucky recipient of his high-fives, hugs, big smiles, and he might have even been giving me flirty eyes a few times. The camera does not lie…he is handsome, charming, and doesn’t mind having his photo taken one bit! Beyond the fun of capturing this little man, we were also treated to lush post-rain foliage, spring blossoms, and a Black-crowned Night Heron.

Patrick’s parents, who are so chill and easy to work with, bought my Grow With Me package, so we get to do this one more time in September in San Francisco with the sweeping Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop! If you’d like to see how much Patrick has changed since his first photo session click HERE.

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Such a fun photo session which had a little bit of everything — a beautiful expecting mommy, an energetic two year-old, and lots of love! This was a special mommy & child session to capture their sweet relationship before he gets promoted to big brother, and his parent’s love multiplies. They signed up for my Grow With Me package so we get to do this two more times, in a few weeks when their baby is a newborn, and again at six months old. I can’t wait!

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When it’s meant to be things fall into place beautifully. This sweet family found me through Acorn Wellness Center where a gallery of mine is on the walls. They contacted me the day before, and I was able to squeeze them in during the ideal time for newborn photography.

Beautiful Aly was seven days young for her professional photo session, and like most baby girls she wanted to be awake for some of her big debut photos. Throughout the session she was cooing, grinning, yawning, sleeping, and has the cutest little cry. What struck me most visually is her delicate, all-girl features. Aly transitioned easily between my new prop boxes, as well as letting us dress her up in adorable knit hats and wraps. She was truly a joy to photograph…I can’t stop gazing at this images and smiling.

If you would like images like this of your family, drop me a line at

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  • Chuck and Choyce Earick - February 10, 2016 - 8:28 pm

    Congratulations again! What a beautiful little girl!!

It is such an honor to document the making of a family, capturing three exciting milestones in a baby’s first year of life. Grow With Me packages include three photo sessions which may be maternity + newborn + six months old, or newborn + six months old + one year old.

Any age is great for photos, but there are certain ages that are especially visual. The best time for most maternity sessions is the beginning of the eighth month when mommy has a big enough bump, yet she’s not too uncomfortable yet. The newborn stage is the most fleeting and should be captured at 5-10 days old ideally. The reason for this is that newborns are still transitioning to earth time and are extra sleepy and flexible. In their third week they will magically wake up and also most get baby acne which can last for weeks.

The next baby stage that is a big one for babies is six to seven months old when most are sitting up unassisted, are in their chubby cherub stage, and might have a tooth or two poking out. The biggest milestone of all is when a baby starts to walk, which signifies the end of babyhood and the beginning of being a toddler.

Don’t miss any of these special moments by booking your Grow With Me session! I’ll be there every step of the way, capturing memories for you to cherish forever.

If you would like images like this of your family, drop me a line at gwm1 gwm4 gwm10 gwm6

With a new website underway, the attorneys and paralegal at Osterloh & Orta in Oakland, needed new headshots. I was happy to deliver portraits that are professional and friendly. Not only are they wonderful clients, four of them whose families I have photographed, but I’m also their client. By the way, Gigi Orta was named 2013 Northern California “SuperLawyer” in the area of estate planning for the seventh consecutive year. If you need estate planning, they’ve got you covered!

If you would like images like this of you or your place of business, drop me a line at o&o1 o&o2 o&o4 o&o3



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