Rambunctious Portola Valley Family Session

Rambunctious Portola Valley Family Session

One of the absolute best things about being a photographer is watching a family grow and change year after year. Children start to know you and respond to you like a favorite aunt and let their guards down more and more each year. The result is even more fun and authentic images the longer we work together.

This sweet family I have been photographing for the last three years, watching them go from a family of four to a family of five.


photo of siblings playing during Portola Valley family session

A sense of humor is a must when you have three kids. This mom and dad clearly have that.

photo of mom and dad laughing outside in Portola Valley California

Little sister, just 18 months, tries so hard to keep up with her big brothers, aged 5 and 7.

Photo of little girl exploring the outdoors during a Portola Valley family session

boy playing in the redwoods during a portola valley family sessionI love this one, it displays their dynamics so well. Fun loving boys and a little sister who wants to be just like them.

rambunctious portola valley family session kids romping in the redwoods

I live in Portola Valley and this is is one of my favorite spots to shoot a family session because it showcases our area’s natural beauty so well while giving young ones lots of room to run and explore.

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Anna Dobrenski is a full-service lifestyle photographer who works with fun-loving families in the communities of Portola Valley, Atherton, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Hillsborough and beyond.

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That’s right folks, today is my birthday!  I thought I’d do a giveaway to celebrate my day!  Woodsnap, the wood printing company has generously offered to print a photograph on an 11″ x 14″ wood panel for one lucky winner, a $59.95 value!  To enter, please send an email to me at  anna@annadobrenski.com and include the following information:


Phone number

Email address

Shipping address

Photo you’d like printed on wood.  High resolution please.

Winner will be required to send a photo of them holding their Woodsnapped photo for Facebook sharing.

Giveaway winner will be selected Monday, October 8th at noon Pacific Time Zone.

Here is a sample of a photo from my Little Red session I had Woodsnapped recently.  It’s a 24″ x 36″ panel and looks amazing in person!


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