San Francisco Giants Home Run Hitter | Half Moon Bay Photographer

I had the best time with this family for their beach session. Seriously, the San Francisco Giants need to take note…their future home run hitter is already hitting it out of the ball park and he’s only 22 months old!

This turned out to be a great day on the beach  for this Half Moon Bay Photographer. While other parts of the bay were struggling with high temps we were enjoying cooler weather, a slight breeze, crashing waves, and no fog! That’s the thing about living in the San Francisco Bay Area, perfect weather is rarely ever more than a 30 minute drive away.

Thank you, “A” family. You were a delight to work with. Perfect wardrobe, adorable little slugger, gorgeous mom in a perfect beach dress, and a proud dad who knows how to pick the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

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Beautiful Mama-to-be! | Livermore Maternity Photographer

I’m a little behind on blogging but now that the holidays are over I’m going to do my best to catch up. First up… An outdoor maternity shoot which took place in Livermore, CA.

Had the best time photographing my friend Tammy for her maternity photo session. I had a vision and she was up for anything I asked of her. At over 8 months pregnant she willingly hiked over a mile to a location I had spotted a few weeks prior. Then wrapped up in a bright pink fabric and walked into a pond. Now it might not sound like too big of a deal, but this didn’t happen in the summer. She went into the water on a November evening. The water was COLD and she never complained once.

We did a quick outfit change into her husbands fireman jacket and the evening reflection off the water was perfect. We were having a great time until a rustling sound in the bush spooked us. No idea what it was that was lurking near by, but glad we were in California and not Florida if you know what I’m saying. Just as we were finishing up in the water a horse was coming by to cross the pond. I just love this location.

The sun was setting fast at this point but I still wanted to get a few more shots. Tammy quick changed into a dress and sexy strappy heels and strutted down a gravel path. The trees lining both sides of the path  made a perfect canopy overhead. We’re so lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area where wading in ponds and  strolls down paths at sunset in shorts and flip-flops is comfortable.

The shoot could not have ended better. An amazing silhouette shot with a perfect red lens flare circle highlighting her baby belly. We checked it out on the back of my camera in the moment.

Since this is a catch up post I can add that Tammy’s happy and healthy newborn baby girl arrived on schedule just a little more than four weeks after these photos were taken. She’s a doll!


Maria D’Aura – Livermore Maternity Photographer

Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon

  • Areke - Beautiful model and gorgeous location. Love the variety of poses you were able to capture.ReplyCancel

  • judy - Love that first one! Just gorgeous! All of them are stunning though….
    The location looks like it was well worth the hike!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - Wow, she is stunning and all baby. Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Wow. Stunning woman and stunning location! She must be pretty tough to go through all of that! :) I love how the sunflare encircles her belly. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • teresa - Wow! What a beautiful model and great location! The images are all lovely and I adore the sunset silhouette. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Priscilla - So lovely! My favorite image is the silhouette on the bottom, I need to do those more often!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Supiot - What a pretty mommy to be!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Blake - Such a beautiful session! Brave Mama for getting int that cold water :)

    I love the location and the variety that you have. Just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

Santa’s Reindeer | Family Photographer Livermore CA

“oh the weather outside is frightful” …. I’m sure you know the lyrics to Let it Snow.

This California girl, who likes to sleep in, is not used to 37 degree weather in October. It was worth it to get this family some amazing sunrise photos. Sycamore Grove in Livermore is simply beautiful. As we were walking the from the parking lot into Sycamore Grove a deer with georgous antlers galloped past us in the fog. It was really an amazing sight. It looked just like one of Santa’s Reindeer. Amazing sight considering the location is hardly out in the country. Just over 2 miles from downtown Livermore.

Thanks Jerry, Sheli, and your adorable boys for braving the cold with me. I’m still not sure about Aidan’s question about “big cats”, but I’m glad we didn’t see any.


Family Photos Sycamore Grove Livermore, CA

Family Photos Sycamore Grove Livermore, CA

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