We met Alison and her parents last year on Stanford campus and had a wonderful session. As this year’s holiday season was approaching, her parents asked us for another session. They chose Santana Row, which was what we had always dreamed of. The session went smoothly. Alison was funny and adorable, as of last year. We captured a lot of nice moments.
Did you have a moment that you really wanted to have some nice photos but your children were not cooperative? Sometimes it could be quite frustrating. However, children were children. They were born to be playful. Our philosophy was to let children be themselves and capture the moment of their true self. It could be quite entertaining.
Long time followers might notice that we occasionally used a painting frame in our past sessions. It was a nice prop for cooperative children. However, it also could be difficult to use in some cases.
We got to know Carmelita and Douglas’ family from volunteer work in school. Their two daughters and our own children went to the same school, which required parent participation. Carmelita had been an active volunteer in many school activities, especially an annual talent show. She was one of the two chair women of the show for three consecutive years, which demanded a lot of work and sacrifice. It was through these shows, we had developed tremendous respect of Carmelita for her leadership, kindness, and dedication. Hence, we felt it was a great pleasure to have a session with her and her gorgeous family.
We had a wonderful session with our lovely friends Naomi and Herbert’s family. We had been friends since our older son went to kindergarten with their son. Witnessing their children’s growth in the past few years, we often cried “time flies so fast!”. Fortunately, today we had tools like camera to record these precious moments, which we will cherish long after.