Archive for 'Holiday Family Session'

January 01, 2018

San Francisco

Baker Beach

Legion of Honor 

Palace of Fine Arts


S.F Skyline

Embarcadero area & Pier


East Bay

Old Borges, Ranch, Walnut Creek

Heather Farm, Walnut Creek

Foothill Regional Park – Walnut Creek

Central Park, San Ramon

Markham Nature Park, Concord – Fall


South Bay

Vasona Park, Los Gatos

Stanford University, Stanford

Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto

Sharon Park, Menlo Park



Studio in Walnut Creek

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Spring, Fall, Holiday Family Session at Legion of Honor, Palace of Fine Arts, Presidio, San Francisco, Vasona Park, Los Gatos, Stanford University, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek, Heather Farm, Walnut Creek.

January 01, 2018


They’re HERE!  I am finally ready to announce my most anticipated sessions of the year.  My Fall & Holiday mini sessions sell out fast, so this year I’ve opened up more dates, including weekends because I adore my new and repeat clients who wait all year for this. These shorter sessions are perfect for busy families who are ready to update their family portraits or create stunning 2018 Holiday Cards.

Holiday Family Mini Sessions will be held here in beautiful East Bay, South Bay and  San Francisco, we have so much to choose from that there is surely something that fits your family style, urban, woods, garden, fall leaves, etc!    Please Check out my location guide for sample photos from each locations and reserve your session from the calendar below!

It is very important to me that clients have a printed memory on their wall to enjoy and cherish for many years, therefore, my holiday mini includes professional prints!  Professional prints make a great gift for grandparents and family members as well!


2018 Fall Holiday Mini Session – only $175

  • Welcome Email with wardrobe advice and session preparation
  • 25 Minute Outdoor Session – up to 5 immediate family members
  • Private Online Ordering Gallery to choose from
  • 2 professional prints – size 8×10
  • 1 Digital Holiday Card **  – so popular!! ( included with the purchase of digital file package, perfect to share on social media)
  • Custom Mobile App ** – my clients love this!! ( included with the purchase of digital file package)
  • Online Holiday Card Ordering Gallery through **

Due to time constraints, mini-sessions are not available for babies under 4 months old or familiy larger than 5.  Please schedule a regular family session for newborn and large family/ extended family portraits.  If you would like to do an outfit change, studio ” modern & classic” session, customized session, Napa, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Skyline, session at your home, etc, please schedule a regular Family Session!  Please E-mail at for availability. ** items are included with a purchase of digital file package.  Additional professional prints and digital files are available for purchase.

At Holiday Mini session, I prioritize getting traditional, everyone looking at the camera and smiling shots, as well as each combination of family members.  If everyone is in a good mood and we get those all right away, we move onto candids and more natural moments, which is what I am known for!  If your child is slow to warm, or has a hard time staying still for the traditional shots, since those are the priority, we may not get a chance to get candid shots. Mini is only 25 minute long, if your child is super camera shy, if you have multiple children under 3 years old, please consider scheduling a regular session for longer session time and flexibility!

Schedule your Holiday mini session today!  Looking forward to creating your holiday memories!!






September 30th,  Sunday– Palace of Fine Arts  SOLD OUT

1:30pm, 2:10pm, 2:50pm

September 30th, Sunday – Presidio SOLD OUT

4:15pm, 4:50pm, 5:30pm

October 21st, Sunday – Legion of Honor  SOLD OUT

10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am

October 21st, Sunday – Palace of Fine Arts  SOLD OUT

1:00pm, 1:40pm, 2:20pm

October 21st, Sunday– Presidio SOLD OUT

3:45pm, 4:20pm, 5:pm



September 28th, Friday – Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT

4:15pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm

October 12th, Friday – Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT

3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm

October 13th, Saturday – Foothill Regional Park, Walnut Creek SOLD OUT

3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm

October 19th, Friday – Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek  SOLD OUT

3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm

November 10th, Saturday  – Foothill Regional Park, Walnut Creek SOLD OUT

2:00pm, 2:3opm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm

November 11th, Sunday  – Foothill Regional Park, Walnut Creek

2:00pm, 2:3opm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm

November 16th, Friday – Markham Natural Park, Concord – Fall colors 

2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm

November 17th, Saturday – Markham Natural Park, Concord – Fall colors  SOLD OUT

2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm



September 22nd, Saturday – Stanford University, Stanford  SOLD OUT

1:40pm, 2:20pm, 3:00pm

September 22nd, Saturday – Sharon Park, Menlo Park  SOLD OUT

4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm

October 28th, Sunday – Vasona Park, Los Gatos  SOLD OUT

9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am

October 28th, Sunday – Stanford University, Stanford  

1:00pm, 1:40pm, 2:20pm

October 28th, Sunday – Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto SOLD OUT

4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm


If the available time doesn’t show up in drop-down list on the date of the session below, it means it’s already taken.  Please E-mail me to get on the waiting list!  Please consider baby & toddler nap time when you select a time.  We want happy smile!



Turn around time & Products

You will receive your private online gallery in 1-2 weeks, an online gallery is hosted for 2 weeks and you will receive your prints order in 1-2 weeks.  Purchased Digital files will be available to download in 1-2 business days after the order is received.

**Digital Holiday Card is a web-sized digital card (not recommended for printing) for you to share on Christmas  by email / social media. I will customize your card with your favorite image from purchased digital files with below overlay (I will have new ones, too!). Aren’t they super cute?  This digital holiday card has been SO POPULAR and I see them posted all over on social media on Christmas day! Your customized digital card will be e-mailed to you in the first week of December for you to share !

**Custom Mobile App is a digital photo album that you can take with you on the go and easily let you share your beautiful photos with your friends and family!  Purchased digital files will be added to the mobile app. You can download your Mobile App to your phone and tablet!  It’s really cute and my clients LOVE it!

**Online card ordering gallery through is an online card printing site and offers beautiful and high-quality holiday cards. Your purchased digital files will be uploaded to website by me for your convenience! All you have to do is pick your favorite design and your holiday cards are done. How easy is that??

*Professional Prints starts from $45 ~. Digital file Package starts from $325~. ( 10 for $325, 15 for $375~). All digital files are high resolution, individually retouched and ready to share with friends and family!

Repeat Clients : ( THANK  YOU!!!! ) 

Repeat family clients will receive additional 2 digital files with purchase of digital package!


Payment of session fee is due upon booking to secure your spot.  Deposit is non-refundable should you cancel but is it transferable to another date you wish to amend your booking.  $25 fee will apply for rescheduling within 10 days of session date.  In the event of adverse weather, sessions will be rescheduled to nearest available date.  You will receive an email with exact meeting location 3 days before your session date. Please add my email address, to your address book/ contact list so that my email will go to your inbox not junk/ spam folder. If you didn’t receive email confirmation after booking is completed, please check your junk/spam folder.

*Please use non- AOL Email address when you schedule a session.  Somehow, my server doesn’t communicate well with AOL Email address and I won’t be able to reply to AOL Email.

No substitution of products in mini session package and all prodcuts and package prices are non negotiable.  Mini Session is a special promotion and you can not combine with any other offer, gift cards, coupon, etc.



Featured on Minted!  My client’s photos are featured in 2017 Holiday Card Collections!  I LOVE the quality of the products and designs Minted. offer!

My Portrait studio is located in downtown Walnut Creek!  Studio session is perfect for headshot, newborn, baby and family portraits!

Holiday Fall Mini Session at Old Borges Ranch, Heather Farm, Markham Nature Park, Foothill Regional Park,  Pace of Fine Arts, Legion of honor, Stanford University, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Vasona Park in Walnut Creek, Concord, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Menlo Park, San Jose, Hillsborough, Redwood City, San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton, Dublin, Alamo, Lafayette, Oakland, Piedmont, San Francisco.