San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer | The Reisters

Whitney and Jeremy have been together since high school - he was the quarterback and she was the cheerleader. How do I know this? I was there too, just a couple of years older ;) I remember them both as 16 year olds and when we met again in person for their session it was like nothing had changed, but also so, so much. They are now married and the parents of a beautiful little girl. Of course I'm also married to my high school sweetheart and we have a family of our own.

We all grew up in Sacramento, a place I visit often from the Bay Area since my mom and many friends still live there. Being so close to Sacramento is one of the reasons we moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area, so that we could see everyone more often.

It was a warm spring evening when I photographed Whitney and Jeremy with their little girl. I love spring sessions because it's the only time in Northern California when the grass is green and soft! Their little one year old girl was a total doll and smiled nearly the whole time which is unheard of for that age! She was so happy to be outside running around (that's what you get when you walk at 9 months like she did!)

One of the really cool things about being a family and wedding photographer is that you get to reconnect with so many people that you might have not otherwise seen again.

San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer | The Higa Family

I had such a wonderful time photographing the Higa family in San Francisco on a windy but beautiful evening!

The Avrechs | Los Altos Hills Family Session

Many years ago when I was living in Southern California Heather hired me to photograph her maternity session while I was in town for a wedding. Well, now that I live in Silicon Valley Heather asked me to photograph their family again! They've grown just a little bit - her oldest from a giggly 2 year old into a still giggly 6 years old and that baby in her belly is now a rambunctious, joyful 3 year old! Heather is a friend of mine and often second shoots weddings with me here in the Bay Area so it was an honor to take their photos.