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  • Welcome to my blog!

    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."

This family loves Oakland and hamming it up for the camera so we hit the streets exploring together on a Saturday morning that led us to four different parts of downtown Oakland, including the iconic Fox Theater, a landmark since its creation in 1928. I’ve photographed them every year since 2011 and each session is more fun than the last. You may recognize them because they’re on my business card and website homepage.

One of the things that makes their sessions so fun is that they trust me completely — they’re game for any idea I have and I’m game to any idea of theirs. A special thank you to Oaklandish and Donut Savant for letting us snap a few photos in their store. Scroll down to check out their 2014 rustic session, and their 2013 Children’s Fairyland session which are two of my faves!

If you would like images like this of your family, drop me a line at   2015 OPENINGS are listed HERE.

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  • Aubrey - August 16, 2015 - 12:46 am

    Great shot of the family with the hats! These images really bring out their personalities.

  • Angela - August 17, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    Thank you Aubrey! xo

  • Maryrose - August 17, 2015 - 7:56 pm

    I love urban sessions. The colors and textures are awesome. Such a great set.

  • Amanda - August 18, 2015 - 1:03 am

    These are wonderful! What a fun family!

  • Melissa Klein - August 18, 2015 - 4:37 am

    What a fun location, and fun family! These are awesome!

  • Robin - August 18, 2015 - 4:12 pm

    What a fun session, you really captured their personalities well!

  • Abbe - August 18, 2015 - 7:54 pm

    Awesome urban session! I love all the colorful spaces in and around Oakland. I know this family is THRILLED!

  • Maria - August 21, 2015 - 2:41 am

    Love the photographs. Loving the background views at these locations.

  • Chelsie - August 24, 2015 - 7:17 pm

    What a fabulous, FUN session!!! Great job!

  • Denise Ackerman CM - August 25, 2015 - 3:45 pm

    Very cool!

  • Heather - August 26, 2015 - 3:32 pm

    Looks like an amazingly fun family session! Nice job capturing their personalities!

  • Lisa - August 27, 2015 - 3:28 am

    everything about this session is fun!!!

  • Melissa DeVoe - August 28, 2015 - 10:05 pm

    Love all of your variety! What a gorgeous session!

Nico had me at hello. Such a dreamy little boy he was to photograph. He slept through his first session, but that didn’t stop him from almost knocking me off my chair with excitement when he smiled huge for the camera. What out world!

His adoring parents bought my Grow With Me package which started with his mommy’s maternity session with his big sister and daddy. Nico’s next session will be in early 2016 when he is sitting up.  I can’t wait to capture his big smiles again!

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

2015 OPENINGS are here

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  • Amanda - August 18, 2015 - 1:05 am

    So, so sweet!

What a joy to photograph six day old Yuri. She slept as soundly throughout the session, and even graced us with a sweet smile while nestled comfy in a prop. I enjoyed photographing her delicate details, and the love and marvel her parents have for her.

Her adoring parents bought my Grow With Me package to capture the first year in their daughter’s life. Her next session will be at six months old when she is sitting up, looking a lot like a cherub with yummy baby rolls, and maybe sporting a couple of front teeth. Her third session will be her big milestone of turning one year old and walking!

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

2015 OPENINGS are here

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  • Hope Copeland - August 11, 2015 - 4:09 am

    Beautiful session as always Angela. Those little toes at the end – love!

  • Denise Ackerman CM - August 25, 2015 - 3:29 pm

    Awesome photos, just beautiful!

  • Jina - August 26, 2015 - 2:13 am

    LOVE the last image of the father and her. Lovely!

  • Heather - August 26, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    Beautiful newborn photos! I love that first shot of her little hands. So precious.

  • Lisa - August 27, 2015 - 3:22 am

    these are so sweet…the image of mom and baby is just breathtaking…love

  • Sharleen - August 27, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    These are absolute perfection <3.

  • Melissa DeVoe - August 28, 2015 - 10:13 pm

    Gorgeous session, Angela! so adorable!

Isn’t Karissa beautiful?! What a delightful baby to photograph. This is her second of three Grow With Me sessions capturing her first year milestones. Her big milestone for this session is sitting up really well all by herself, having lots of adorable expressions, and being in her chubby cherub stage. Scroll down to see her newborn session to see how much she’s grown.

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

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  • Melissa Klein - August 11, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Oh my – how cute is she!?! Love all the big smiles.

  • Sharleen - August 13, 2015 - 6:11 pm

    I loved looking through the timeline and how adorable is she?! Love her expressions :).

  • Heather - August 15, 2015 - 3:36 am

    Nothing but adorable smiles! She’s grown so much!

  • Melissa DeVoe - August 15, 2015 - 8:14 pm

    Oh my! Those smiles! These are perfect!

  • Lisa - August 28, 2015 - 9:02 pm

    what a happy baby! just lovely :)

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