Beautiful Atherton At-Home Family Session

Beautiful Atherton At-Home Family Session

So much color and joy in this beautiful Atherton at-home family session! I really do enjoy photographing clients in their homes because they are far more relaxed and natural. Another fantastic benefit is being just a few steps away from your wardrobe, which makes outfit changes easy and painless, especially for the little ones. We started our session with a more formal look – pretty party dresses! – and then the girls changed into more casual clothes so they could run and twirl in the grass singing the theme song to Frozen. (What else? These are little girls after all.)

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The youngest daughter is a little performer, fearless and enthusiastic and, like in the photo below, she brings her more temperate-natured sister along with her for giggles.


The soft colors of this girl’s dress mirror the soft colors of the garden. She was a quiet beauty so I like how the colors in this image match her personality.anna-dobrensk-menlo-park-family-photographer_0684

I simply adore natural, real expressions.  This photo above is a perfect example of an authentic moment with emotions to match. It’s important to me to show you and your family at your best. Natural expressions help everyone look photogenic. Plus, it’s way more fun than


Big sister is full of endearing hugs and gestures with dad.



Every time I look at this photo it makes me smile.  I can almost hear the belly laughs and giggles!anna-dobrensk-menlo-park-family-photographer_0688

The girls had beautiful henna art on their hands from an event. I love capturing small details during my sessions.  To me, it’s all about the big picture, the small details and everything in between.

Anna Dobrenski Photography is a boutique studio specializing in lifestyle portraits for modern families.  If you are looking to capture heartfelt authentic images of your family in the Atherton Area, please contact me at 415. 518. 8880.

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Children Photographer/Tee Pee Fun/

As a children photographer, I’m always trying to think of cute ways to surround children in an environment that will encourage them to play naturally. I’m not big on props or sets in general. To me, less is more. I like simple. Authentic.

That being said, since I attended the Sweetlight Collective last month with children photographer, Skye Hardwick, my wheels have been turning on how to incorporate some of what I learned into my sessions. Often I think of my own children when looking for ideas for my sessions. Sometimes I tap into my childhood memories for inspiration.

Growing up in the South definitely meant lots of outdoor play. I remember my friends and I would play until “6:30 or dark” as my mom would say. We were free to play under the supervision (or not) of neighborhood watch. We took turns swinging on neighbors’ rope swings, tromping through creeks, chasing fireflies, splashing in the pool and running in the streets. Backyards were our playgrounds.

I really adore the idea of imaginary play spaces. For some reason I’ve always had an affinity for tee pees, not exactly sure why. These two girls playing and giggling in the tee pee reminded me of the carefree play from my childhood. The intimate secrets they exchanged and belly laughs were delightful to watch!

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So, I guess you are wondering…does she have a tee pee for sessions? The answer is yes! It’s in the works. I am hoping to have my tee pee ready for summer sessions. How fun! If you are thinking of booking a children photographer, why not call one with a tee pee? I’d love to see your little ones enjoying their play in a fun space. Call me today at 415. 518. 8880 to book your session.


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October 19th I had the pleasure of photographing children and families at Webb Ranch for a Circle of Friends event to benefit Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.  Families came out to purchase pumpkins for their homes and donate pumpkins to the LPCH Pumpkin Patch.  Last week I had the honor of photographing the pumpkin patch at the hospital.  It was touching to see the joy of the patients and families decorating their pumpkins!  Thanks to all who were able to support Circle of Friends and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital!

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