I had the honor of photographing my uncle and aunt Ali and Aesha earlier this year, along with my cousins, Nasir, Hamza, Lena, and the newest addition, Ibrahim.
If you combine sugar, spice, and a tornado together, the ending result will be the Stein girls, Avery (Pink dress) and Emma (Blue dress). I met the girls during my time as an Early Childhood Educator in San Francisco where I learned that these two feisty cuties pride themselves on being expert rock-skippers, skilled tightrope-walkers, and "super amazing" at everything. Luckily their mom, Kristina, is professional tornado-tamer.
From the moment I met the Drakulich family, I knew that Ricki and Nicholas's energetic 4-year old, Nick, was the star of the show. The funniest parts of the session were where Nicholas copied their dog by sticking out his tongue. Nicholas also liked sitting in the large lawn chairs in front of the Cavallo Point Lodge.
I had such a great time with The Hammock Family at the Japanese Gardens in Hayward, CA. Not only are they one of the most well-dressed families I know, but also a great source of inspiration and guidance. Darnell and Jennifer are the Pastor and 1st Lady of New Life Community Church of Oakland, and their sons, Jaylen and Darius, and are most hilarious, curious, and vibrant boys I know.