Monterey Bay Lifestyle Family Session

Monterey Bay Lifestyle Family Session

When you have family spread in four separate Bay Area locations plus Denver, getting all your grandchildren together in one place can be rare. Which is why these grandparents wanted to make sure that they captured the moment, while celebrating their wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren.

I love the beach and the sense of freedom it gives children.  Seascape Beach Resort was the perfect location for this Monterey Bay lifestyle family session. We goofed-around barefoot in the sand, ate smores and generally had a fabulous time together. My favorite images from this session are the ones of the kids running through the sand – they definitely kept me on my toes and on-the-move throughout!

Monterey Bay Lifestyle Family Reunion Session photo of grandparents on beach with grandchildren
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The littlest granddaughter was such an angel. In just a few years she’ll be running on the sand with her cousins but for now she provided warm hugs for her mom on the sand.

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This is what getting together with your cousins is all about, running barefoot, laughing and playing carefree. I love the expressions of pure joy on their faces here.

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Anna Dobrenski is a lifestyle portrait photographer serving the communities between San Jose and San Francisco.

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Sweet Saratoga In Home Family Session

This sweet Saratoga in home family session was a delight to photograph as this is the third time I’ve had the opportunity to photograph the family!

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Their son was born in October and I got to photograph his newborn photos which you can see HERE..  It was adorable to see the daughter’s happiness in being a big sister!

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The light at this family’s home is my favorite kind of light. Their backyard is filled with beautiful trees that filter the sunlight.  We had fun capturing the kids and parents together with the family dog, Bella.

family of four outside during their in home portrait session

There were smiles all around as we played and even pretended to ride this dad’s motorcycle.

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If you or someone you know you would be interested in documenting your family similar to this sweet Saratoga In Home Family Session, please contact me. I would love to help you document your family at your home!  In home family sessions are wonderful for newborns or little ones that are slow to warm up.  Giving them a familiar environment is awesome to help with comfort level.  I can be reached on my personal cell phone at 415. 518. 8880 or by email


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Joyful Family Photo Sessions

Joyful family photo sessions do not take a lot of effort or planning. When I meet with my clients for their pre-session consultation we talk about some ways to keep the session flowing. To ensure everyone is happy we keep it light and fun. I find most families play in the privacy of their homes but not necessarily in public. I encourage parents to be silly and play with their kids like no one is watching.

This family is special to me as they are my friends. I’m lucky to have known these children since they were small. They had such delight chasing each other and playing with the balloons. They even did the chicken dance in the field! Love these guys!

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This year I continue to accept a limited number of commissions each month. If you would like to schedule a joyful family photo session please contact me early to get the perfect date. I can be contacted at 415. 518. 8880 to schedule or get more information. I would love to help you tell the story of your family!


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San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer/ Cherish This Day

Featuring favorite sessions is one of my favorite parts of my job as a San Francisco Bay Area family photographer! Through the Cherish This Day project, I am able to come together with a collective of other like-minded photographers each month. For July we are sharing a new favorite image.

I am fortunate to get the opportunity to document everyday moments of the families that commission me. It’s a joy to see the bond between siblings and parents. These two boys, ages 6 and 12, were super fun to photograph. I was delighted to see them express their brotherly love in a playful way. More from this family session next week…

Visit CHERISH THIS DAY to see my friends’ favorite images.

San Francisco Bay Area Family Photographer

To document your family’s everyday moments get in touch with me to schedule a session or get more information. I can be reached at 415. 518. 8880. I would be delighted to answer any questions you have.


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