Love: Nessa + Dillon

I met Nessa way back in 1998 when I started attended her church. We became instant friends and have kept in touch ever since those teenage angst years. We've had a lot of good times together (I went to New York for the first time on a trip with her!), and now that she's engaged to Dillon, I couldn't be happier for the two of them! We took some quick shots in Chinatown for their session, before Nessa and Dillon had to run to get ready for Nessa's brother's wedding! While it was a short session, I had a lot of fun with them. Dillon and Nessa are both MMA fighters, so you can see Dillon sneak in a choke hold. :) They're going to have some gorgeous babies.

Laughter: Rebekah and Andrew Maternity Session

This post is well overdue.  Rebekah and Andrew were probably the best couple I've worked with.  They had great ideas and were open to do pretty much anything... including taking pictures under an overpass!  Aren't they just the cutest?? I met Andrew and Rebekah through my sister-in-law, Alison, who works at Mixbook, an online scrapbooking company Andrew founded.  Rebekah had originally contacted me to take portraits of her and Andrew.  I was so busy with traveling and work that when we finally worked things out, they had found out they were pregnant!  We pushed back the session until she was in her 7th month.

We took pictures at their house in the South Bay, then headed to the Guadalupe River Park Conservatory for some "classy, playful, romantic" pictures, as Rebekah put it.  The Guadalupe River Park Conservatory was a hidden gem.  We took pictures on a hill, with the San Jose Airport in the background.  We even caught some airplanes in the background of some of the pictures.  There was also a garden and a large open field that we explored.  It was beautiful... and that was just one small area of the park!