Still Beloved after 70 years – Redwood City Anniversary Session

Still Beloved after 70 years – Redwood City Anniversary Session

Oh, I had so much fun photographing this wonderful couple in Redwood City recently!

The occasion was that they were celebrating their 90th birthdays and 70th wedding anniversary. Can you believe that? 70 years together! What lifetime of shared memories, experience and wisdom this couple have between them.

We spent the afternoon on their front porch, where I listened to them recounting how they met as babies and fell in love in high school. I guess some things are just meant to be.

With seniors, who are often used to a more formal/posed style of photography, getting them comfortable and relaxed is the key to eliciting those amazing, heartfelt expressions. This is a time when my Beloved Certification became really valuable, as I was able to invite them into a more authentically playful space with games and suggestions. I think the first image says it all. How amazing to still have this kind of love and connection after 70 years!


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I enjoyed looking around their home at the neatly-ordered fine china and the old pictures on the wall. I had to capture this photograph from their wedding all those years ago. What a good looking couple they were even then.

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Capturing real emotions and what it feels like to be in your life right now is always my focus in all my sessions. Using Beloved and taking a more relaxed and casual approach to photography, I am able to build a fast friendship with my clients that comes through in the final images they see.

Anna Dobrenski Photography is a boutique studio specializing in lifestyle portraits for families. ┬áIf you are looking to capture heartfelt authentic images of your family – young and old – in the San Francisco Bay Area,
please contact me at 415. 518. 8880.




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Beloved Session Giveaway!

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“A successful relationship requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Unknown

Whether you’ve been dating for a few years, married for sixty, or somewhere in between, you have long term love that should be celebrated! I’m super excited to share this Valentine Beloved session giveaway with my friends and fans!

Beloved sessions are being incorporated into all my solo, children and family sessions but I thought it would be fun to offer one up just for couples!

Beloved sessions are a unique, feel good experience that will warm your heart and touch your soul. And, I’ll just happen to be there documenting the natural play and expressions with my camera. It truly is a gift to enjoy a Beloved session with the most special person in your life. Head on over to my FACEBOOK PAGE then “like” and comment to be entered to win. The Beloved session giveaway winner will be announced after selection tomorrow, February 14th, 2014 at 5pm.

Winner will receive a complimentary Beloved session for a couple (sorry, no children) lasting 60-75 minutes at a location within 20 miles of zip code 94028. A pre-session consultation to design and plan your session is included. Within two weeks of the session completion, winner will receive an in-home Session Premiere to view and select products. A $300 product credit is included. Session must be completed prior to March 30th, 2014. A signed model release is required from winner(s).

What are you waiting for? Click on over and enter to win! You can also tag friends and family you think might want to enter also.

Please contact me if you are interested in scheduling a Beloved session for you and your loved one(s). I have limited session times available for spring and am booking through the end of 2014. I can be reached at 415.518.8880.

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