Oakland Maternity Photos: Meriber & Is

Date: October 2016

Location: Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

This is going to make me sound real old, but I've known Meriber for almost 20 years! She's been a dear friend since our high school days . We've been through so much together, it's only fitting that I'll be a part of her pregnancy, capturing these beautiful moments. We first got some shots in her neighborhood with all these beautiful murals. Then we headed to Lake Merritt, where Meriber and Is got married, to finish up. I can't wait to meet their baby and see what kind of eccentric mom Meriber will become :-P

San Ramon Maternity Photos: Alvina & Shaq

Date: May 2015 Location: Bollinger Canyon, San Ramon

It was lovely shooting for Alvina and Shaq for their maternity photos. It was the last photo shoot I did before I took my "maternity leave". My baby surprised us with his early arrival just 11 days after this photo shoot.

I remember planning for the shoot later in the afternoon because I wanted the sun to be lower. Little did I know that the waterfall stops running after 7pm when the sun was still quite high. I'm thankful that Alvina and Shaq were very flexible and we were able to find other scenic spots at the park.

 

Foster City Baby Portrait: Knox

Date: May 23, 2015 Location: Leo J Ryan Memorial Park, Foster City

It was a beautiful day to shoot Knox's one-year-old birthday portrait with his mommy and daddy. Baby Knox was busy playing and posing with his adorable toys. I love being able to capture little ones and their ever-changing expressions!

Hayward Maternity Session: Rhea & Jon

Date: March 2015 Location: Hayward Japanese Garden

It was a delight taking maternity photos for Rhea and Jon. They were expecting a baby girl and were thrilled. I remember it was a very warm day but the happy couple were going around the garden, posing for me like pros. Here are the shots from that day.

My Very Own Baby/ Pregnancy Announcement Photo

This pregnancy announcement photo was taken back in February when I announced my pregnancy to family and friends. I had many ideas for the photo and ended up with one I loved. I envisioned my announcement photo to be personal and not generic and cliche. (sure you've seen the ones with the sonogram) The chucks with Mr Pichardo and Mrs Pichardo were made for our wedding back in 2011. It would have been perfect if I could have done the same to the infant shoes, but the smallest size I could get the embroidery was too big for my taste. I think the white infant size converse worked out quite well. Another difficult part was the placement of the shoes. I tried many different configurations of placing the shoes because I wanted to show the difference in size but also want it artistic and aesthetically pleasing. I was very satisfied with this final shot. Hope you like it too! :) Baby-pregnancy-announcement-converse-chucks

SF City hall Wedding: Carmen & Edwin

October 2014 Locations: SF City Hall & Mountain View, CA

It was an honor to be photographing Carmen and Edwin's intimate and fun wedding. SF City Hall is one of the most stunning buildings in the city and the ambiance and lighting there are perfect for wedding photos. The lovely couple had their ceremony in front of their families and close friends at the hall and then headed back to the south bay for a fun, intimate party. It was a great night of celebration and the newly weds were showered with much love and blessings.

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Maternity Photos: Sherry & Michael

Date: October 2014 Location: Liang's residence & The Bridges, San Ramon

Seems like it was just yesterday I officiated Sherry and Michael's wedding and pronounced them man and wife. With a blink of an eye, they are already expecting their first child in the next couple of weeks! Even though I've always known it's not easy being a mother, but watching Sherry's difficult pregnancy definitely pushed my respect for these selfless women to a whole new level. Despite all the challenges during this time, you can clearly see the happiness and hopes this couple has for their first-born in these maternity photos. I know baby Ethan will be so loved and well-cared for by his slightly anxious, but absolutely loving parents. Best wishes to Sherry and Michael! I can't wait to meet little Michael!

 

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Maternity Photos: Annettte & Matt

Date: August 2014 Location: Wise's residence, Redwood City, CA

Can't believe I've met this lovely couple for over 15 years! Annette and Matt are one of those high school sweethearts who are perfect together and have been happily married for years. It was definitely an honor to capture the excitement and intimacy of the expecting parents.

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San Mateo Newborn Photos: Justiniano

Date: July 7, 2014 Location: Karen & Ano's home in San Mateo

This baby boy was full of energy and character already at about a week old! He's definitely taken the beautiful features from his parents with his big round eyes and handsome face. It was a warm day at the house and baby Justiniano was probably too warm to fall asleep so he had his eyes wide open the entire time, even after feeding! It was so cute to see how even during his most dramatic cries, he was easily calmed and quieted by as simple a thing as his daddy's little pinky! This child is so blessed with the love and care from his family. I'm sure he will grow up to be a healthy and happy boy. Did I mention newborn photos are super difficult, but extremely rewarding? This photo session was a good example of that.

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San Francisco Maternity Photos: Pui San, Lamar & Jaxon

Date: 6-15-2014 Location: Cupid's Span & Ferry Building in San Francisco

It's exciting to be adding little new members to a lovely family. It was sweet taking these maternity photos with Pui San and Lamar. Jaxon, their cute 20-month-old son, was fast asleep when we met up on Embarcadero in SF. So we first did some shots with the soon-to-be parents for the second time, at the Cupid's Span along embarcadero and on the piers. Getting to know the family and finding out all the connections we have made us wonder why we had just finally met! It's always good to see expecting mothers as beautiful and radiant as Pui San since it's always a great fear of mine that I'd be gigantic and immobile when I'm pregnant, haha. I had a good time shooting, talking about baby names, and trying to make a woken-up-from-a-nap toddler smile for the pictures. Hope you like these maternity photos!

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San Mateo Maternity Photos: Karen & Ano

Date: June 7, 2014 Location: San Mateo, CA

Even with Karen's huge belly in front of my camera, I still can't believe Ano, my "cousin", the forever big boy who constantly cracks silly jokes, is going to be a father really soon! It was an honor to capture this wonderful chapter for them and I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of baby Justiniano!

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San Mateo Engagement Photos: Zankhana & Chris

Date: April 23, 2014 Location: San Mateo Central Park

Whoa, I have totally been slacking on posting new pictures... These engagement photos with Zankhana and Chris were definitely an enjoyable project. The fun loving couple brought Harry Potter brooms for props and used some branches as wands for some impromptu wand fights. It was also nice to hang around San Mateo Central Park and checked out the Japanese Garden there. Hope you like the photos!

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Long Beach Wedding: Patty & Dany

I still can't believe our little brother Dany is already married! The image of him as a 13-year-old boy and always the baby of the family makes it that much more difficult to see him as a grown up and a married man he is today. The wedding was small and intimate for this young couple in Long Beach, CA. Close family gathered to offer our most sincere blessings wishing Dany and Patty a lifetime of happiness. P&D_long_beach_wedding-7343 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7360 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7374 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7411 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7445 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7460 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7468 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7471 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7513 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7476 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7496 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7504 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7506 P&D_long_beach_wedding-7572

Hayward Wedding Family Portrait: Myra & Gerund

Location: Hayward Japanese garden It's always a misfortune when weather does not allow for perfect wedding photos on your wedding day. Unfortunately that's what happened to Myra and Gerund's outdoor wedding in February. It was a big regret for Myra that she didn't get to take portraits with her  family in the outdoors on her wedding day, so she sought me out for the job when she learned of her family getting together again. We had great fun at the beautiful garden and best of all, now Myra's wedding is finally completed with photos with her beloved family.

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San Francisco Engagement Photos: Ann & Wonski

Location: SF Fort Point, Warming Hut Cafe San Francisco has countless spots for great engagement photos. This time we headed to Fort Point and Torpedo Wharf area for some outdoor pictures as well as sweet scenes at the Warming Hut Cafe. The cute couple met at work in Beijing and continued their love story as Wonski left to work back in Hong Kong. On the day of the engagement shoot, the groom-to-be, also a car-lover,  rented a red convertible r as props! It must have been the fanciest prop I have used for my photo shoot! The beautiful bride-to-be was a natural with poses and expressions, while Wonski had quite a bit of difficulties with where to put his hands, haha. All in all, it was another fun-filled photo shoot with lots of laughters and awwe moments.

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Myles: Newborn Photos

3-1-2014 At exactly one week old, Myles is as cute and adorable as I've ever seen! He is a healthy baby with so many different facial expressions. He was wide awake the whole time during the photo shoot and was eagerly looking around at all these strange people and this thing in front of him that keeps making clicking noises. Myles was pretty shy, as shown by protesting furiously against posing nude. He is such a cutie regardless and mom and dad are so happy with this little bundle of joy!

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Sharon & Wilson: Maternity Photos

2-5-14 My godson is going to meet us any day now! Before his beautiful, cute little face take over the spot light, I of course have to capture some of the intimate and joyful moments of the expecting parents. Sharon and Wilson have been good friends of mine forever. I cannot be happier for them to embark on a new journey as parents. I hope Sharon has an easy breezy delivery and I can't wait to meet a healthy baby Myles!

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Vincy & Brian: SF Westin St. Francis Wedding

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It was an unforgettable day as my baby sister transformed into a beautiful, confident, and blissful bride. I was her matron of honor and also responsible for capturing some of the getting ready scenes. I only wish I could be her photographer for the whole day as it was one of the most beautiful weddings I've been in. Everyday knows how happy my sister has been since she got married. I hope her and Brian's newly wed bliss will last forever!

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Ena and Edem Engagement Photos, San Francisco

November 16, 2013 Another successful story of how a long-distance relationship turns into a life-long partnership as Ena and Edem prepare for their wedding in December. It is always an honor to get referrals from my previous clients. It was great getting to know Ena and Edem and their love story. The day did not turn out quite as planned, but the detour we took gave me the opportunity to witness the joy of a bride-to-be when she first saw her engagement ring. It was such an intimate and emotional moment. I hope you enjoy these photos we took at the ferry building, palace of fine art, and union square in San Francisco. Congrats again to the sweet couple!

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