Tiwari Family – Together

This family is the definition of togetherness. They are warm, loving, and laugh often. They even all live in the same neighborhood! Not only did we find comfort in their family unit, but their traditional outfits were truly remarkable. What a treat to photograph all those beautiful colors! Below are 3 generations of Tiwari women, a special life moment for us to be able to photograph.

The newest addition to their growing family, Radha, is simply adorable. At first a bit camera shy, she blossomed as the family smiled, clapped, and laughed with her. This was Radha’s first time in a sari, and although it seemed to be new to her at first, after a few minutes of encouragement she was giggling and dancing for the cameras.

Thank you Tiwaris! We enjoyed watching you laugh, make jokes, play with Radha, and just be together.

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Active Spinal Commercial Session

We first met Jennifer and Armen (and their two beautiful sons) for a family lifestyle photo session at an old, charming vineyard in Morgan Hill, CA. It turned out that they were looking to revamp their website with some new photos of their facility and staff. Several months later we met with them again and  had a lot of fun working with the staff and volunteer models to get these cool fitness shots.

Here are some of the more office-looking shots where you can see Armen in action at work.

The staff was super friendly and we had a great time working with everyone at Active Spinal.

Thanks team!

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Parpan Family – Jump!

We knew we were going to like this family before we even met them. In our email correspondence Cherie warned us about her daughter Serena, saying that it’s hard to get a smile out of her and that she just had her 3rd birthday, but thinks she is 4. What a character Serena turned out to be! She had us laughing from the start.

Our time with Serena was spent picking up rocks, collecting them, throwing them…pretty much anything to do with rocks. The funny thing is when we asked Serena how old she was she said, “I’m 3,” which apparently was the first time she got it right!

Serena was also very sweet. She laughed and played with us. She listened to her parents and they were extremely patient with her, which we imagine is hard to do when you are 8 months pregnant.

Cherie was absolutely beautiful in her navy dress showing off her baby bump. She seemed to glow in each photo we took of her. While we were taking these loving shots of Cherie and Steve, Erik was Serena’s entertainer. He had her giggling and squealing. What about? Rocks!

The whole session Cherie and Steve were talking about how Serena liked to jump, but she wouldn’t show us! Finally, in the last two minutes of our shoot she was like a pogo stick, bounding all over the place. Congratulations on your soon to be new addition Parpan family!

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Imokawa Family – Sandals

We met the Imokawa family on a windy morning…and yes, those are actually clouds in California- shocking! We know this great family from school so it was easy to get started taking photos, not to mention perfect lighting. The girls are so sweet and were willing to do anything we asked for a picture. We walked the tracks and they just talked or played as we snapped away. (This was pretty impressive considering they all wear sandals whenever possible…calling themselves a “sandals family”.)

Sydney and Stuart were pretty funny together – play fighting and making faces, just like you should with a dad! We loved being able to capture their humor.

Samantha and Sydney were so great together! They are the kind of sisters that make you wish you had a sister to hang out with and laugh or play with.

Apparently these two don’t like taking photos, but it’s pretty hard to tell with their giant smiles and easy-going attitude. We think they warmed up to it and maybe even had fun too!

These next two really show Susan’s motherly love. She is so lovely with the girls – the emotion certainly shows.

Thank you for meeting us at the park! We had a lovely time. (Wishing Sydney good luck in middle school…congrats graduate!)

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Jing & Wayne – Flower War

Jing and Wayne are a great, young couple who have been together through school, moves, and even the experience of a long distance relationship. When we saw them together we saw the happiness they felt at finally being together, in the same city no less, and sharing time with one another.

These two were fun and silly together, but we were also happy to capture the more serious side of their relationship. They would be laughing and joking one moment and then holding hands and talking quietly the next. We love their range of emotions!

When we first handed Jing the flower to blow on Wayne she laughed, but thought it might be funny. You can see that we had to let Wayne retaliate and gave him about 10 times as many stems as Jing. We all thought it was pretty hilarious.

Jing and Wayne – we wish you much happiness as you finish school, spend time together, and enjoy exploring life together.

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